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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    1 dead, 7 hospitalized from carbon monoxide at south Anchorage home

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 20, 10:59

    The source of carbon monoxide exposure in a south Anchorage home, where one person was found dead, is under investigation, according to Anchorage Fire Department deputy chief Jodi Hettrick. Few details were immediately available, but Hettrick said someone in the house woke up, realized another person wasn’t breathing, and called police. Around 8:20 a.m. Monday, AFD responded […]

  • US/World

    Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

    by Associated Press on Feb 20, 6:46

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) – State and federal authorities have told Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters at an encampment in North Dakota to leave. But many in the camp say they’re not going. The deadline is Wednesday. It comes amid concerns that spring flooding could wash tons of trash into nearby rivers. State officials are […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Grassroots effort asks for help after being overwhelmed with donations for fire victims

    by Eric Ruble on Feb 19, 20:33

    Since two people were killed and dozens were displaced by the Royal Suite Lodge fire, clothes, children’s toys and other donations have poured into McClain’s Car Doctor in South Anchorage. The garage has become a distribution point for a donation effort that originated on social media. The garage’s former owner, Dan McClain, is the former […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Fire truck damaged in Glenn Highway collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 19, 19:38

    Traffic was delayed for hours on the Glenn Highway Sunday as weather conditions led to a number of collisions, including a crash between a Chugiak Volunteer Fire and Rescue vehicle and an SUV. Assistant chief of operations Virginia McMichael said a large SUV slid and hit the left side of the fire engine, which was parked […]

  • Military

    Alaska military personnel honored at ASYMCA banquet

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 19, 15:02

    A dozen outstanding Alaska military members were honored Saturday night at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in an annual event. The annual Armed Services YMCA Salute to the Military recognizes 12 enlisted service members representing each branch of the military in Alaska, including active duty personnel, the National Guard and the reserves. Among this year’s […]

  • Alaska News

    City of Bethel will provide free water deliveries to the Winter House through March

    by Adrian Wagner/KYUK on Feb 19, 12:07

    The Bethel City Council agreed Tuesday to provide free water deliveries to Bethel Winter House, Bethel’s homeless shelter, for the remainder of their season, according to a story published by KYUK Public Media. Bethel Winter House director Eva Malvich had made the request at the last council meeting, saying the shelter had run out of water several times and […]

  • US/World

    Pothole mosaics: Street art that fills a need

    by CBS News on Feb 19, 12:05

    Potholes are the bane of many a driver’s existence this time of year, except for a Chicago man who’s turned them into a ROAD SHOW. Here’s Lee Cowan: The light at the end of our long winter tunnel is ahead. But so are the calling cards winter leaves behind: the black holes of the asphalt […]

  • US/World

    Commission: ‘Systemic racism’ at root of Flint water crisis

    by Associated Press on Feb 19, 11:11

    Michigan civil rights officials say “systemic racism” going back decades is at the core of problems that caused a lead-contaminated water crisis in the majority black city of Flint. The Michigan Civil Rights Commission issued a 130-page report Friday following three public hearings and other meetings to determine whether residents faced discrimination or racial bias. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    2 people transported for treatment, 15 displaced following apartment fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 18, 14:40

    Last updated at 6:33 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 Anchorage Deputy Fire Chief Jodie Hettrick says two people were transported to a hospital after they were rescued from a two-alarm fire in an apartment building Saturday afternoon. Fire officials were first notified of the fire at 1:01 p.m., according to Hettrick. She said more than 30 […]

  • US/World

    Executive order that incarcerated Japanese Americans is 75

    by Associated Press on Feb 18, 12:17

    Satsuki Ina was born behind barbed wire in a prison camp during World War II, the daughter of U.S. citizens forced from their home and locked up for years following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. Roughly 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans were sent to camps across the West because the government claimed they might plot […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Fire victim’s husband remembers her as smart, caring woman at vigil

    by Eric Ruble on Feb 18, 12:08

    Teuaililo “Teu” Nua’s friends and family hung pictures and posters on a fence next to Royal Suite Lodge Friday evening. The 38-year-old died while trying to escape from the fire that killed one other person and sent 16 to the hospital. Friday night’s candlelight vigil was organized to honor Nua and others affected by the […]

  • Military

    Inside the Gates: Black History Month at JBER

    by Bonney Bowman on Feb 18, 11:30

    In honor of Black History Month, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson held an observance Thursday. U.S. Army chaplain Lt. Col. Dr. Khallid Shabazz attended from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state. As the guest speaker, he discussed the crisis of education in the black community and the importance of standing up for what you believe in, regardless […]

  • Alaska News

    Criminal justice commissioner resigns

    by Associated Press on Feb 18, 11:12

    A supporter of Alaska’s sweeping criminal justice legislation is no longer a member of a commission that has recommended changes to the law. The Juneau Empire reports Juneau Police Department Lt. Kris Sell declined to comment after she resigned from the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission. Commissioners provided input for a law that focused on punishments […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    After Royal Suite fire, AFD stresses importance of emergency preparedness

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 17, 18:37

    As flames tore through the Royal Suite Lodge apartment complex, family members of Tre and Teuaililo Nua say the parents’ first reaction was to get their girls to safety. As the fire quickly grew, Tre tossed the girls from the third floor unit onto a snow bank, then tried to lower his wife down to […]

  • Marijuana News

    Alaska State Troopers seize $600,000 in marijuana at grow near Tok

    by Associated Press on Feb 17, 14:49

    Alaska State Trooper investigators have seized marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $600,000 from an illegal grow operation near Tok. Acting on a tip, Fairbanks troopers in the Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit on Wednesday contacted the occupants of a home at Mile 1316 Alaska Highway. Troopers say a suspected grow operation was […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska’s Bogoslof Volcano erupts, sends up ash cloud

    by Associated Press on Feb 17, 11:47

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska volcano that’s been active since mid-December has erupted again. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says Bogoslof Volcano in the Aleutian Islands erupted just before 10 a.m. and sent an ash cloud to 25,000 feet. Ash can harm and stop jet engines. Ash from southwest Alaska volcanos is a threat airliners […]

  • News

    AST: Angoon man charged after assaulting woman, VPSO

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 17, 11:22

    A 32-year-old Angoon man was taken into custody earlier this week for assaulting a woman and a village public safety officer (VPSO). Few details were immediately available, but in a dispatch from Alaska State Troopers the agency said a woman reported Irl Fredrickson, 32, was drunk and hit her. When the VPSO contacted Fredrickson, troopers said, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Royal Suite Lodge fire victim reunited with lost pet

    by Daniella Rivera on Feb 17, 9:04

    Still unable to get into the burned Royal Suite Lodge apartment building to look for any belongings that might have survived the flames of Wednesday’s blaze, residents like Debbi Erickson spent Thursday trying to get back on their feet. She went and got a new ID and then went to work. “I went to work […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers kill Big Lake man allegedly threatening to kill small child

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 17, 7:52

    Last updated at 6:58 a.m. on Feb. 20 Alaska State Troopers have released the identity of the agency’s Special Emergency Reaction Team officer who fired the fatal shot as Lt. James Helgoe. He has worked for the Alaska Department of Public Safety for 17 years. Original story posted at 8:32 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 Alaska State Troopers […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Residents say they didn’t feel safe at Royal Suites Lodge

    by Lauren Maxwell on Feb 16, 21:32

    The Royal Suites Lodge was not a safe place to live, even before Wednesday’s deadly fire, according to some residents. Anchorage police Cpt. Bill Miller said patrol officers were well acquainted with the location. Data from the LexisNexis Community Crime Map, show there have been at least seven police reports from in and around the Royal Suites […]