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Despite burn ban, fire department OKs holiday weekend grilling

Anchorage/Mat-Su

Anchorage police to crack down on fireworks with special patrols

Anchorage/Mat-Su

Vehicle strikes power lines, leaves thousands without power

Anchorage/Mat-Su

Mat-Su Borough slashes M/V Susitna price tag

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Valley company offers free towing for Sockeye Fire victims

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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Despite burn ban, fire department OKs holiday weekend grilling

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 02, 11:13

    While a burn ban remains in effect throughout the Municipality of Anchorage Thursday, don’t put your Fourth of July grilling plans on hold just yet. Fully enclosed electric, charcoal and propane barbecues are still allowed, according to the Anchorage Fire Department. Fish smokers are permissible, too. Not allowed: All open fires, portable fireplaces and fireworks. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police to crack down on fireworks with special patrols

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 01, 20:03

    The Anchorage Police Department is getting serious when it comes to enforcing the fireworks ban this Fourth of July holiday weekend. Police chief Mark Mew said the risk of a wildfire is just too great. For the first time ever, APD officers will be assigned to look specifically for residents using fireworks. Mew said residents […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Vehicle strikes power lines, leaves thousands without power

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 01, 11:20

    Authorities received multiple calls Wednesday morning after a vehicle struck electric wires in Wasilla, causing a power outage for nearly 6,000 Matanuska Electric Association members. Witnesses said three people fled before Alaska State Troopers arrived at the crash scene at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine roads. The female passenger in the vehicle — 61-year-old […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mat-Su Borough slashes M/V Susitna price tag

    by Shannon Ballard on Jun 30, 21:49

    The M/V Susitna has been on the market for years with no buyer, so Mat-Su Borough officials are trying a new strategy. They hope knocking a couple million dollars off the price tag will be the answer. Borough manager John Moosey says the Borough is doing whatever it can to sell the M/V Susitna, which they […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Valley company offers free towing for Sockeye Fire victims

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 30, 21:39

    A towing company in the Mat-Su Valley is helping Willow residents affected by the Sockeye Fire start the long road to recovery by offering their services for free. Metal in Motion Towing is offering to pick up metal that is leftover from the fire. “If they lost anything in the fire that’s metal of any […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Department underscores hazard elimination after Anchorage construction death

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 30, 7:56

    A stark reminder of the dangers associated with construction — that’s what state officials are saying of a worksite death earlier this month. Samuel Morgan, who was working for Hartman Construction, was killed June 16 near 91st Avenue and King Street in South Anchorage after a trench caved in on him, according to the Anchorage Police […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    ANSEP students test towers for earthquakes

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 29, 19:28

    High schoolers from around Alaska are shaking up their summer vacation with some hands-on math and science work. During the last week of their Acceleration Academy, Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) students tested their PVC pipe buildings to see if they were seismically sound. “My favorite part is just building it and seeing […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Busy construction season at Anchorage schools this summer

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 29, 16:18

    The Anchorage School District is having one of its busiest summer construction seasons in almost a decade, according to Edie Knapp, construction manager for the district. Knapp said $170 million worth of projects are taking place this summer. They range from things like parking lot improvements to major renovations. At $28 million, Airport Heights Elementary […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage mayor-elect celebrates diversity

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 10:52

    Ethan Berkowitz will be sworn in as Anchorage mayor Wednesday, but he’s already busy putting a stamp on his new administration. More than 500 people gathered at the Northway Mall Sunday to celebrate the city’s diversity. Along with food and entertainment, there were booths representing more than 20 ethnic groups in Anchorage – a reminder […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Pedestrian hospitalized after Glenn Highway vehicle collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 8:45

    Updated 10:40 a.m. ANCHORAGE – A 54-year-old pedestrian was hospitalized with head injuries after colliding with a vehicle on the Glenn Highway near the Muldoon overpass Sunday evening. Shortly before 8 p.m., the Anchorage Police Department responded to the collision just west of the Muldoon overpass. A preliminary investigation indicated the pedestrian — identified as […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Operation Doghouse: Rebuilding homes for mushers’ dogs after Sockeye Fire

    by Jacquie Slater on Jun 28, 11:00

    They’re calling it Operation Doghouse, created by Megan Ashe, who said she felt compelled to help out after hundreds of dogs were displaced after the Sockeye Fire. “I needed to make a foundation to show that we really care about the mushing community,” said Ashe. Several mushers lost their homes or kennels after the fire […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    No injuries after plane skids off runway at Merrill Field

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 16:47

    No injuries have been reported after a small plane crashed at Merrill Field, police say. A small commercial plane from Lake and Pen Air was coming in for a landing at the airport on Saturday afternoon when it hit the runway and bounced, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. “The pilot attempted to […]

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    Berkowitz announces more Anchorage Municipal staff changes

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 26, 23:37

    Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz has announced new staff to serve the Municipality of Anchorage starting July 1. Karen Turner Williams was hired to take over as the director for Employee Relations Department, which handles employment law compliance and union agreements. She recently held the position of Senior Human Resources Strategic Partner with Providence Health & Services Alaska, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Invasive, quick-spreading weed found in Lake Hood

    by Shannon Ballard on Jun 25, 21:47

    Elodea is the only known invasive aquatic plant in Alaska. It’s aggressive and on Wednesday researcher Heather Stewart pulled the first samples out of Lake Hood. “Every dot is where we found Elodea,” Stewart said pointing to a map of the lake. “Half these airplanes are a 10-minute flight out of there to Finger Lake, Big Lake, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage Assembly reconsiders decision to change municipal election dates

    by Jacquie Slater on Jun 25, 19:13

    The Municipality of Anchorage is once again considering changing the date of its local election. Back in February of 2014, the Anchorage Assembly voted to change municipal elections from April to November to increase voter turnout. But some Assembly members say the change is too complicated and may have consequences they should reconsider. Assembly members […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Alaska troopers seek information on Big Lake homicide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 25, 17:04

    Update: Friday, June 26 Alaska State Troopers are asking for the public’s help in piecing together the last hours of a Palmer man who was found dead in his car in Big Lake Tuesday evening. Troopers are hoping someone may have information on 23-year-old Christopher Seaman’s activities or who he was with between Monday afternoon […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage burger restaurant damaged in fire, labeled ‘accident’

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 25, 7:34

    Updated 6:21 p.m. ANCHORAGE – A fire broke out at a midtown area burger shop early Thursday morning, causing major damage. Around 4:30 a.m., the Anchorage Fire Department responded to Burger Town, located at a strip mall on Fireweed Lane, after reports of the restaurant engulfed in flames. Burger Town sustained significant damage, while Han’s […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Sockeye Fire 92 percent contained; 55 homes destroyed

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 24, 13:30

    Originally posted: Sunday June 14, 2015 at 1:14 p.m. Update: Wednesday, June 24 at 8:20 p.m. The Sockeye Fire is 92 percent contained, as of Wednesday evening, officials say. A team of three damage assessors working with the Matanuska-Susitna Borough found the Sockeye Fire destroyed 55 homes. An additional 44 properties had “major damage” to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    JBER families will see drop in pay for adjusted cost of living

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 23, 22:37

    Hundreds of military families will soon see a cut in their paycheck, some as much as nearly $200 a month. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson officials say it’s because of a simple coding error — that living allowances for Anchorage-based employees, or COLAs, were miscalculated. Anchorage military members received a higher amount normally authorized for Kodiak, where prices for […]

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    Anchorage man dies on Flattop despite lifesaving efforts

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 23, 21:49

    An Anchorage man hiking with his wife on Flattop Tuesday evening has died despite lifesaving efforts by other hikers and medical personnel. Gregory Grebe, 64, was halfway to the top of the Glen Alps Flattop Trail when he collapsed, according to Alaska State Trooper Tim Lewis. A 911 call was placed at 5:10 p.m. and […]