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City says public can help snow-plowing operation go more smoothly

Anchorage/Mat-Su

Woman killed in hit-and-run identified by family members

Anchorage/Mat-Su

'Positive and happy': Friend describes woman found dead in her vehicle

Anchorage/Mat-Su

Feds award Anchorage coalition $1.5 million to help homeless teens

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Chugach Electric Association says power is restored to Campbell Lake area customers

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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    City says public can help snow-plowing operation go more smoothly

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jan 16, 18:58

    City crews will be working around the clock to get the latest snow plowed. Anchorage street maintenance director Alan Czajkowski said the plan is to continue to work to clear main roads and then get into local neighborhoods, possibly as early as Monday evening. Czajkowski said there are several things Anchorage residents can do to […]

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    Woman killed in hit-and-run identified by family members

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 16, 18:37

    Family members have identified the woman killed in Saturday’s hit-and-run collision as Anchorage resident Ida Jackson. Anchorage police have not publicly confirmed the victim’s identity. They said in a Nixle alert that she was walking in the roadway along Elmore Road early Saturday morning when a Chevrolet Sonic struck her. She had died from her injuries […]

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    ‘Positive and happy’: Friend describes woman found dead in her vehicle

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 15, 16:28

    Two communities are mourning the loss of a young woman from Nome, who, after being reported missing, was found dead in an Anchorage parking lot. Martina Painter, 25, was found inside her car Thursday afternoon near University Lake, according to police. Police said a family member reported her missing in Anchorage Wednesday night when she didn’t […]

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    Feds award Anchorage coalition $1.5 million to help homeless teens

    by Eric Ruble on Jan 14, 22:59

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) $1.5 million as part of a national grant competition. Anchorage was one of roughly 150 communities to apply for the grant, also known as the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project. Competition was stiff; only 10 cities were awarded the […]

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    Chugach Electric Association says power is restored to Campbell Lake area customers

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 14, 12:25

    Last updated at 12:55 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 Chugach Electric Company issued a statement on social media saying that power should be back on for its customers in the Campbell Lake area, where more than 750 were without power briefly. “Snow and wind can be a challenge with powerlines,” the company wrote on Twitter. […]

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    Vehicle owners band together on social media, say Anchorage towing company illegally towed cars

    by Eric Ruble on Jan 14, 12:12

    In many cities, it is illegal to park a car against the flow of traffic. However, except for in Downtown and on one-way roads, Anchorage is not one of those places. That is why Daniel Lee was surprised to find his GMC Yukon Denali towed from near his South Anchorage home last week. “I’m not […]

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    City inspectors show what’s inside of the ‘vacant’ Northern Lights Hotel

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jan 13, 20:47

    A midtown Anchorage hotel that’s sat vacant for more than 12 years hasn’t been vacant at all, according to the Anchorage Fire Department. Fire inspector James Gray said he inspected the Northern Lights Hotel in late-September and found signs that people had been living there recently. This week the municipality released video from the inspection that […]

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    Anchorage police investigate death near University Lake Park

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 13, 12:33

    Last updated at 4:23 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15 The Anchorage Police Department is actively investigating the death of a 25-year-old woman reported missing earlier this week, according to the Anchorage Police Department. Police were notified that Martina Painter was missing at 11:17 p.m. Wednesday. The following day, at 3 p.m., investigators discovered Painter’s car in […]

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    Prominent Anchorage businessman, Dale Tran, dies unexpectedly

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 12, 21:33

    The chief financial officer of Kaladi Brothers Coffee, Dale Tran, died unexpectedly Wednesday night, Kaladi Brothers confirmed Thursday. Kaladi Brothers Coffee president and co-owner Tim Gravel said Tran “inspired people to be better.” Gravel called Tran the “best dad” and said seeing him with his kids was amazing. According to Gravel, Tran began working for the […]

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    Palmer police push for more neighborhood watch programs

    by Shannon Ballard on Jan 12, 19:41

    In wake of several high profile crimes and drug related thefts in the Mat-Su Borough, Palmer police are pushing people to get involved in neighborhood watch programs. They say right now the Cedar Hills subdivision is the only neighborhood in Palmer that’s actively participating. “I think its something every neighborhood should have because a lot of […]

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    Alaska Seeds for Change growing opportunity for homeless teens

    by Rhonda McBride on Jan 12, 12:12

    Inside what was once a cabinet-making business in Spenard, people can find warm, moist air, purple-tinted lights and rows of lettuce, kale, basil and chervil. But there’s another thing growing there — hope. As the name for the program suggests, Alaska Seeds for Change is about more than just crops. The youth employment project has been […]

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    ANTHC opens new patient housing facility

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 11, 20:01

    Patients and their families coming into Anchorage from rural Alaska now have a new place to stay. The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) celebrated the opening of its patient housing area on Wednesday. Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson joined dozens of people at the open house. She spoke about her experience […]

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    Family fights to end heroin use one year after daughter’s death

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 10, 18:19

    For Kathi Green, Jan. 10, 2017 marks one year since the worst day of her life. She learned early that morning an inmate had died in custody. “I watched the 6 o’clock news and they talked about an inmate dying in the Anchorage Jail but they didn’t have a name,” she recalled. “8:30 at night, my […]

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    Troopers: Driver, passenger killed in 3-vehicle collision in Wasilla

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 08, 16:17

    Alaska State Troopers have identified two people killed in a Wasilla collision Friday. Troopers responded to the crash at the intersection of Knik Goose Bay Road and Compass Drive just before 3 p.m., trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters wrote in an online dispatch. One vehicle had crashed into the back of a Saturn SL sedan that was […]

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    Early morning trailer fire under investigation

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 08, 12:48

    The Anchorage Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire at a home in Mayflower Circle Park on Boniface Parkway. The fire was reported at 3:09 a.m. and more than a dozen units responded. The fire was under control at 3:34 a.m., according to fire officials at the scene. AFD spokeswoman Jodie Hettrick confirmed no […]

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    Anti-fluoride group hopes to collect enough signatures for April ballot initiative

    by Daniella Rivera on Jan 07, 9:21

    If you’re wondering whether fluoride in your drinking water is safe, the answer you get will depend on who you ask. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognize fluoridation of water as a cost-effective way to prevent tooth decay, but a group of Anchorage […]

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    Crafting friends start project for hospitalized children

    by Shannon Ballard on Jan 06, 20:37

    An unlikely friendship sparked at American Legion Post 35 in Wasilla. Jennifer Hudson, 25, works there as a bar tender and when she met 71-year-old Pat Buchanan they hit it off. “We found out we feel pretty much the same thing about everything. She’s kind of like a little clone, a little mini-me clone,” Buchanan […]

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    AFD: Cause of Alpine Apartments fire under investigation

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 06, 19:58

    Last updated at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6 Nineteen units with the Anchorage Fire Department responded to a blaze at the Alpine Apartments Friday evening, according to AFD’s deputy chief Jodi Hettrick. The active fire was reported at 7:18 p.m. According to Hettrick, the fire was on the third floor of one of the […]

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    Wasilla remembers 100 years, works to preserve history

    by Shannon Ballard on Jan 06, 12:00

    Wasilla turns 100 years old this year. The Southcentral community of more than 8,000 people has come a long way from its days of dirt roads and a single general store. Wasilla Mayor Bert Cottle has deep roots in the city, which sits in the middle of the Matanuska and Susitna Valleys. “That’s where we used […]

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    Bond proposal would pay for improvements at U-Med park

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jan 05, 21:06

    People who live near a neighborhood park in the U-Med district are hoping the city can help make it a safer place. Folker Park, on East 42nd Street, was created in the mid-1990s, but resident Barbara Garner, who was instrumental in getting the park started, said things have changed a lot since then. “We didn’t […]