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Mat-Su ferry to become floating hospital for Philippine Red Cross

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Assembly committee debates how pot shops should fit into Anchorage land

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FOUND: Missing 12-year-old located

Anchorage/Mat-Su

Trooper vehicle stolen with suspect in backseat, dumped in Big Lake

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Man recently rescued from sinking canoe reported missing by family

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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mat-Su ferry to become floating hospital for Philippine Red Cross

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 02, 19:26

    The Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s failed ferry project may soon be over. After years of dead end offers, the borough has finally found a buyer for the M/V Susitna. If all goes as planned, it will leave Alaska in spring of 2016 with the Philippine Red Cross. The ferry will be used to deliver food and supplies to islands […]

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    Assembly committee debates how pot shops should fit into Anchorage land

    by Liz Raines on Sep 02, 17:11

    The municipality’s Community and Economic Development Committee, known as Title 21, explored regulations on marijuana land use on Tuesday afternoon. The meeting was centered around a draft order, created by Erika McConnell of the Anchorage Planning Division. The document focused on nine main questions: 1. Should there be commercial grows in residential neighborhoods? 2. Should […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    FOUND: Missing 12-year-old located

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 02, 16:47

    Update on Sept. 2, 6:58 p.m. The Anchorage Police Department says 12-year-old Jacob Noden has been located. Original Story The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 12-year-old. Jacob Noden was last seen Tuesday evening in the Lancelot Circle area near Wonder Park Elementary School, police said in a […]

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    Trooper vehicle stolen with suspect in backseat, dumped in Big Lake

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 02, 16:17

    An Alaska State Trooper vehicle was stolen while a suspect sat in the backseat, troopers confirmed. The vehicle was stolen around 2:45 p.m., according to AST spokeswoman Megan Peters. “We had a suspect detained in the back and another suspect was able to enter the vehicle and drive away,” Peters said. The vehicle was located […]

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    Man recently rescued from sinking canoe reported missing by family

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 23:27

    A 55-year-old man who was recently rescued from his sinking canoe has been reported missing by his family, U.S. Coast Guard officials say. Bruce Gronewald was last seen by his family as he departed on a kayaking trip on Monday night around 9 p.m. When he did not return, a family member contacted authorities to report his […]

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    Mall at Sears Carrs to close

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

    The Carrs in the midtown Mall at Sears will close this month, a spokesperson says. The last day of operations will be Sept. 12, according to spokesperson Tairsa Worman. The grocery store is closing because it is underperforming, she says. Worman says she does not know what, if anything, will move into the space. An email […]

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    1st day of school in brand new building for Anchorage’s Rilke Schule students

    by Liz Raines on Sep 01, 19:58

    Tuesday, Sept. 1, was the first day of school for students at Rilke Schule German School of Arts and Sciences – and also their first classes in the school’s brand new building. The German immersion school’s founders say they’ve grown to have a student body of nearly 500 students and simply didn’t have enough space. Last year, […]

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    Anchorage mayor announces rollout of energy-efficient LED streetlights

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 18:49

    At Monday’s Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER), Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced his plans to install LED lighting along the municipality’s streets in an effort to make Anchorage more energy efficient. Berkowitz has already tasked the muni’s Municipal Maintenance and Operations Department with compiling an inventory of Anchorage’s lighting […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Lone entry in Alaska State Fair pumpkin weigh-off destroyed in mishap

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 01, 16:38

    Alaska is home to some freakishly huge vegetables, and farmers have tended to them for months in hopes of winning big at this year’s Alaska State Fair. Dale Marshall’s goal was to grow the state’s largest pumpkin. At last year’s weigh-off he was just four pounds short of the 1,287-pound record. “The pumpkin has to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Disability awareness at the Alaska State Fair

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 31, 20:26

      PALMER — Whether you go for the food, rides or exhibits, most everyone at the fair wants to have a good time. But simply getting around can be a challenge for some. This year, Access Alaska is hosting an awareness event at the fair to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act […]

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    Canoeist, dogs rescued from Cook Inlet

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 31, 11:04

    Updated Monday, Aug. 31 at 1:43 p.m. ANCHORAGE – A boater and his two dogs were plucked from Cook Inlet Monday morning after his canoe sunk, authorities say. Around 8:45 a.m. Monday, 55-year-old Bruce Gronewald called Anchorage Fire Department dispatch saying he needed immediate aid because his canoe was sinking near where Peters Creek connects to Cook […]

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    UPDATE: Horseshoe Lake Fire reaches 52 acres

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 30, 15:51

    Update on Aug 31, 6:24 p.m. More crews were expected to arrive Monday to assist firefighting efforts at the Horseshoe Lake fire, which has grown to 52 acres, according to Mat-Su Borough officials. A bulldozer line was completed around the fire at 8 p.m. Sunday, a statement from officials said. The fire did not appear […]

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    Eating Alaskan at the Alaska State Fair

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 28, 22:06

    It’s not hard to find people who like to eat their way through the Alaska State Fair. Beth Foglesong is one of them. Every year she stops at the Pristine Products booth to slurp some fresh oysters from Prince William Sound. “The people that like them come every year,” said oyster farmer Dave Sczawiaski. Sczawiaski’s oysters […]

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    Firefighters battle blaze on Parks Highway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 28, 15:42

    The Parks Highway is partially closed while firefighters battle a fire at a business near Mile 51, Alaska State Troopers report. The fire was called in at Motor Rage Auto Sales just after 3 p.m., according to Mat-Su Borough Fire Deputy Director Ken Barkley. He says the main building was engulfed in flames and several […]

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    Bicyclist injured in Seward Highway collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 28, 14:52

    A bicyclist was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a truck on the Seward Highway Friday afternoon. At 12:47 p.m., the Anchorage Police Department was called to the scene of the collision near the intersection of the Seward Highway and Benson Boulevard, police said in a statement. An adult male […]

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    Preparing for disaster: Alaska, international troops train together in humanitarian aid simulations

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 27, 21:46

    When a natural disaster happens anywhere in the world, Alaskan troops are ready to help. This week during the Pacific Airlift Rally, they’re simulating a humanitarian aid response to a cyclone, during which they dropped humvees and supplies at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. “It’s good for them to know we’re here in case things do happen,” […]

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    Power outage affects thousands in downtown Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 17:49

    ANCHORAGE — Roughly 5,000 people in the Anchorage downtown area were without power Thursday afternoon, according to Municipal Power and Light officials. The outage occurred at roughly 4:40 p.m., a ML&P dispatcher confirmed. Power was lost between Eighth Avenue and Westchester Lagoon over to Gambell Street. ML&P officials say the outage was caused by a […]

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    UPDATE: Police ‘quash’ warrant for man named as shooting suspect

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 17:27

    Update on Friday, Aug. 28 at 4:36 p.m. The Anchorage Police Department has “quashed” a warrant issued for the arrest of 18-year-old Dawayne Wilson, who was named as the suspect in a shooting Thursday. In a statement, police announced they are no longer looking for Wilson in relation to the crime. APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad […]

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    Proposed ordinance could ban smoking and vaping in Town Square Park

    by Daniella Rivera on Aug 27, 14:43

    Anchorage leaders are on a mission to take back the heart of the city’s Downtown, Town Square Park. But some who frequent the park say a proposed ordinance to ban smoking there is going a little too far. The park area connects to the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, where Lance Bush works. He […]

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    Anchorage leaders bury centennial time capsule

    by Alexis Fernandez on Aug 27, 7:57

    Anchorage is celebrating its centennial birthday with the help of a time capsule. Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz hosted a ceremony at Delaney Park Strip Wednesday to make sure future generations get a glimpse of what life is like today. The Anchorage Park Foundation collected items like posters, statements and artwork from the community that celebrate achievements […]