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Search continues for Anchorage mother, missing for more than a week

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AFD responds to early morning fire

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Parnell has closed meeting at JBER with Guard members

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Fraternal organization covers the doctor's bill for children in Alaska

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Thanksgiving Blessing in Mountain View needs contributions now

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    Search continues for Anchorage mother, missing for more than a week

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 20, 7:31

    Lisa Lake is sounding the call to action, asking volunteers to help bring 20-year-old Jael Hamblen home. Hamblen has been missing for more than a week after vanishing from her South Anchorage apartment last Saturday. Lake hopes pictures of Hamblen sparks someone’s memory. “Just trying to get the community out and get the word out […]

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    AFD responds to early morning fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 20, 7:01

    A fire sparked Monday morning at a South Anchorage town home unit — the second blaze there this year. According to the Anchorage Fire Department, 13 units responded to the fire on the 600 block of East 79th Avenue. A neighbor who was coming home said he heard the smoke alarms while walking up his […]

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    Parnell has closed meeting at JBER with Guard members

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 19, 15:49

    Gov. Sean Parnell met with Alaska National Guard members today. Parnell, who is commander-in-chief of the Alaska National Guard, held the meeting to addressing changes that are being implemented within the Guard. This comes after the Guard’s administration has withstood harsh criticism for allegations of sexual assault, fraud and other misconduct. An investigation into the Guard resulted […]

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    Fraternal organization covers the doctor’s bill for children in Alaska

    by Sierra Starks on Oct 19, 12:00

    Free, state-of-the-art healthcare can be hard to come by for any family. But a local fraternal organization has made it a mission that Alaskan children get the treatment they need, no matter the cost. This weekend, dozens of children were flown into Anchorage from all over the state. Some of the families came from places […]

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    Thanksgiving Blessing in Mountain View needs contributions now

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 19, 10:46

    Those who organize one of Anchorage’s biggest food drives for the holidays are gearing up to feed more needy families than ever. At the Thanksgiving Blessing project on Nov. 24, families can pick out food at six different sites to make their own meals on Thanksgiving Day. Organizers are asking for the public’s help to […]

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    Police investigate woman’s death after crash in midtown Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 18, 19:11

    Police are investigating the cause of death of an adult female who was involved in a midtown car collision Friday night. The driver of a white SUV ran a stop sign and collided with a sedan taxi near the intersection of E. 40th Avenue and Denali Street just after 7:30 p.m. Friday, according to Anchorage Police Department […]

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    Anchorage police locate missing 6-year-old boy

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 18, 17:09

    Updated: Gage Macgregor has been found safe. Original story The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating 6-year-old Gage Macgregor. Gage was last seen Saturday afternoon in the Abbott Loop area of Anchorage. According to APD, Gage was last seen leaving his residence on foot, near E. 84th Avenue and Elmore Road, just […]

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    Battalion transfer at JBER brings new capabilities

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 17, 20:29

    Soldiers at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson said goodbye to one battalion and welcomed another. Today, the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion’s inactivation was followed by the activation of the 6th Brigade Engineer Battalion. The switch is part of the U.S. Army’s restructuring plan. The battalion will now be able to better support the infantry by bringing more […]

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    Police seek answers in missing Anchorage woman’s death

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 17, 19:42

    Police are looking for information from the public as they investigate the death of an Anchorage woman whose body was discovered near a Mountain View park. They want to speak with anyone who had contact with Mountain View resident Irma Williams within the last month. The 54-year-old mother was reported missing by her family on […]

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    Anchorage Assembly tackles Uber issues

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 17, 17:31

    The Anchorage Assembly has formed a subcommittee to dig into the legal issues surrounding Uber; the ride-sharing company currently blocked from charging customers for business within the municipality. Subcommittee members held a work session on the subject Friday afternoon. They heard from a municipal attorney, Uber’s Alaska manager and a lawyer representing Anchorage taxi companies. […]

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    Anchorage schools face substitute teacher shortfall

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 16, 22:31

    First grade teacher Jaclyn Robertson didn’t plan on playing math football with her class on Thursday. With five extra students added at the last minute, though, she had to change to lesson plan on the fly. “We try to create a welcoming environment for those students to come in and feel comfortable to learn,” Robertson […]

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    Are Anchorage drivers ready for the tow plow?

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 16, 21:26

    Anchorage drivers should prepare to see something a little different on the roads this winter: a new type of snow plow called a tow plow. Randy Vanderwood, with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, said drivers who see the tow plow for the first time may be alarmed at the way the plow […]

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    Friends, family continue search for missing Anchorage mother

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 15, 19:08

    A 20 year-old woman remains missing tonight, and friends and family are worried for her safety. Jael Hamblen was last seen in her Trailside Loop apartment in South Anchorage Saturday night. Kendra Vincent is Hamblen’s roommate. On Tuesday, Vincent spent the day handing out fliers in their apartment complex, asking if anyone had seen her […]

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    Miscommunication causes major traffic headaches on Glenn Highway

    by Dave Leval on Oct 15, 18:19

    Roughly 52,000 cars and trucks use the Glenn Highway daily. Construction is taking place between the Eagle River Bridge and the Highland/Eagle River Loop Road overpass to expand the northbound lanes to three, which means temporary closures to a southbound lane. “I’m sorry for the inconvenience drivers experienced this morning,” apologized Shannon McCarthy, spokesperson for the Alaska Department […]

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    Driver identified in Glenn Highway pedestrian-truck accident

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 15, 12:13

    Updated Oct. 16.  A 31-year-old Palmer man has died after he was struck by a truck on the Glenn Highway Tuesday night, police say. David T. Beard was found in the grass near the Glenn Highway at the Alaska State Fair grounds, “along with evidence consistent with his having been struck by a vehicle,” according […]

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    Police, medics respond to bus-sedan accident

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 15, 11:23

    Part of Northern Lights Boulevard was shut down Wednesday after a sedan rear-ended a school bus near UAA Drive. A little before 11 a.m., Anchorage police starting receiving reports of the collision. The driver of the Ford Mustang was wedged underneath the school bus. The driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries, said Anita Shell with the Anchorage Police […]

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    40 years later, King Career Center continues to inspire students

    by Alexis Fernandez on Oct 14, 21:10

    For 40 years, King Career Center has been helping students across Anchorage find their passion after high school. Catie Quinn, 17, says she’s one of those students who doesn’t expect to have her life figured out, but she’s on the right path thanks to KCC. “I’ve never been happier to come to school,” said Quinn. […]

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    Police seek help locating Anchorage woman, mother of 1

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 14, 20:47

    The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating 20-year-old Jael Hamblen. Hamblen was last seen Oct. 11 in the Trailside Loop area of South Anchorage. According to APD, no one has seen or heard from the mother since she left her 7-month-old son in the care of her roommate for the weekend. […]

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    Anchorage man celebrates 100th birthday with concert

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 14, 18:50

    An Anchorage man is ringing in a big birthday with the help of some local musicians. Marlowe Thomas is used to picking up his violin bow, setting the stage for a performance. But today, he’s in the audience, attending a special concert for a very special milestone. Thomas is celebrating his 100th birthday. “You know how […]

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    Anchorage police investigate ‘Twitter Ebola hoax’

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 14, 16:31

    Anchorage police are investigating what they are calling a “Twitter Ebola hoax” after someone tweeted a fake press release from what appears to be the Anchorage School District website. A tweet from 10:08 a.m. this morning reveals a screenshot that reads: EBOLA FOUND IN WEST HIGH SCHOOL IN THE SCHOOL LUNCHES AND WATER FOUNTAINS A […]