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Suspect in custody following hours-long standoff at Anchorage apartment

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Wasilla Library moves to new, multimillion-dollar facility

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Update: Multiple crashes cause morning headaches on Glenn Highway

Anchorage/Mat-Su

Smashburger adds to South Anchorage development

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State considers whether to privatize Alaska Psychiatric Institute

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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Suspect in custody following hours-long standoff at Anchorage apartment

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 25, 20:35

      Last updated at 6:32 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 A man who barricaded himself inside a Spenard apartment is in custody following an over 7-hour-long standoff with police and SWAT Thursday evening. Police were originally called to an apartment complex on the 3900 block of Northwood Drive around 5 p.m. where a man and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Wasilla Library moves to new, multimillion-dollar facility

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 25, 19:01

    The Wasilla Public Library is on the move. The Main Street location will be closed for the next month while staff get settled into their new building on Crusey Street. With the help of AAA Moving and Storage they’re packing up all 55,000 books and loading them onto carts in a systematic order. “It’s a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Update: Multiple crashes cause morning headaches on Glenn Highway

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

    Last updated at 10:32 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25 Motorists heading into Anchorage on the inbound Glenn Highway Thursday morning were met with delays and stopped traffic following multiple disabled vehicles. The first incident occurred around 5:20 a.m. when a truck spun out into the ditch near Hiland Road, according to Anita Shell, spokesperson with […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Smashburger adds to South Anchorage development

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 23, 21:10

    Not one, but two new burger joints opened in Anchorage in just one week. BurgerFi expanded to a second location in East Anchorage on Monday. Alaska’s first Smashburger will host its grand opening on Wednesday. Owner Mark Larson said he chose the location across from Cabela’s on 100th Avenue and C Street because he wants […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    State considers whether to privatize Alaska Psychiatric Institute

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 23, 20:52

    It’s no secret that the State of Alaska is looking to save money any way it can. One question legislators are asking is whether it would be cheaper for a private company to run the Alaska Psychiatric Institute (API), the state’s only public psychiatric hospital. Randall Burns, the director of behavioral health for the Alaska Department […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Disaster mitigation begins along Matanuska River

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 23, 19:54

    Last updated at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24 Disaster mitigation work began on Tuesday for a stretch of the Matanuska River facing a severe, ongoing erosion problem. Truckloads of rock came between the rushing river’s eroding bank and the busy Old Glenn Highway. When Gov. Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration on Monday night, the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Crash causes major damage when truck hits multiple cars at dealership

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 23, 10:21

    The driver in an early morning crash Tuesday caused damage to more than just their own vehicle, hitting multiple cars at the Alaska Sales and Service car dealership on Fifth Avenue. The collision occurred just after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Anchorage Police Department is investigating the crash. APD spokeswoman Anita Shell said the driver left in […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Berkowitz uses state of the city address to talk about public safety, homelessness and development

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 22, 17:55

    Mayor Ethan Berkowitz used his annual state of the city address to talk about public safety, homelessness and the positive changes he says are happening under his watch. The theme of his address was, “Anchorage: A City on the Move.” While the mayor listed many accomplishments, he also talked about areas he said need attention. First […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mat-Su Borough mayor declares disaster for Matanuska River erosion, governor issues similar declaration

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 22, 16:09

    Last updated at 9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22 Matanuska-Susitna Borough Mayor Vern Halter issued a disaster declaration on Monday following extensive erosion along the Matanuska River near homes on the Old Glenn Highway. Within hours, Gov. Bill Walker issued his own disaster declaration supporting the borough’s request for state assistance.  With Walker’s declaration, the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Update: Anchorage police ID Campbell Airstrip Road homicide victim

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 22, 9:21

    Last updated at 10:25 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 Anchorage police have identified the man found dead in the area of Campbell Airstrip Road Monday as 22-year-old Michael Miquann Mitchell. Next of kin have been notified and his death is actively being investigated as a homicide, police wrote in an updated release. No arrests have been […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Alaskans break world record, seize opportunity to help the homeless

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 20, 17:10

    Three hundred Alaskans can now call themselves world-record holders. The group broke the Guinness world record for most people participating in a fist bumping chain Saturday. The event was organized by the United Way of Anchorage as a way to raise awareness for the city’s homelessness problem. “The Guinness World Record is a way to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Matanuska River erosion alert issued for some Old Glenn Highway residents

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 20, 12:25

    ANCHORAGE — On Saturday, residents along a two-mile stretch of the Old Glenn Highway near Butte were told to be prepared to evacuate due to erosion along the banks of the Matanuska River. Matanuska-Susitna Borough officials said riverbank erosion had occurred between Mile 13 and Mile 15 of the Old Glenn Highway, leading them to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bartlett students face back-to-school road construction on Glenn Highway and Muldoon Road interchange

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 19, 18:06

    Students heading back to class at Bartlett High School will have to battle the road construction at the Glenn Highway and Muldoon Road interchange Monday. “Crews are working double shifts to try to get this done,” said Department of Transportation (DOT) spokesperson Shannon McCarthy. “The first couple days, no matter what it’s going to be […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Men accused of robbing downtown bank arrested at Anchorage airport

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 19, 11:40

    Two men were found and arrested at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport overnight in connection to an armed bank robbery Thursday morning, according to a release from the FBI. [READ MORE: Anchorage police, FBI investigating armed robbery of downtown bank] The men, who are accused of robbing a downtown Anchorage Wells Fargo at gunpoint, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Apartments evacuated after early morning fire in Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 19, 8:09

    An early morning fire forced residents in a three-story apartment complex on the 400 block of North Lane Street to evacuate their homes Friday. According to a Donna Joseph, who lives in the complex, the Anchorage Fire Department (AFD) arrived and began evacuations around 3:15 a.m. “We were asleep and we heard banging next door. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Wasps, yellowjackets keep exterminators busy

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 18, 21:56

    Updated at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, August 19 An influx of insects is keeping exterminators busy this summer. “The volume is incredible,” said Randy Beuter, owner of Eagle Pest Control. “During the peak of the season we were probably getting 60 phone calls a day.” Palmer resident Gary Jones went out to mow the lawn […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visits Anchorage during Alaska vacation

    by Daniella Rivera on Aug 17, 23:02

    A member of the highest court in America visited Anchorage Wednesday while on vacation in Alaska. U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the third justice to ever visit Anchorage. Her actions at her speaking event at the Dena’ina Center made it clear she came to meet Alaskans. “I’m gonna get off the stage and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Odom Corporation plans new $40 million beverage distribution center in Anchorage

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 16, 19:37

    The Odom Corporation plans to build a new $40 million beverage distribution facility off International Airport Road. Executive Vice President Bill Odom announced the plans on Tuesday. The 240,000-square-foot building will be constructed at the Odom Corporation’s land across from the Chugach Power Plant. “This shows people who have guts to move forward, who have the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Floatplane pilot recounts Monday’s rescue near Point Woronzof

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 16, 19:10

    A floatplane pilot’s quick action helped save the life of a woman stranded in Cook Inlet, according to the Anchorage Fire Department Emergency responders were headed to Point Woronzoff Monday evening after receiving a call of a person in the water, but pilot Adam Redman was able to respond sooner. “I was out on a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Some Anchorage students will start school in a construction zone

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 16, 19:09

    School starts on Monday in Anchorage, but some returning students may find their school looks nothing like it did when they left it at the start of summer. That’s the case for Gladys Wood Elementary School. The West Anchorage school is undergoing a major remodel and most of the classrooms have been turned into a […]