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Turkey fryer blamed for Colony Loop house fire

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‘Profound sadness’: Board chair, athlete react to Dome collapse

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Thousands participate in Women's March on Alaska

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APD urges public to be aware of winter conditions following 2 possible cold exposure cases

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Taxi industry pushes effort to repeal ordinance adding new permits

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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Turkey fryer blamed for Colony Loop house fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 21, 18:13

    Slick, snowy roads made it difficult for emergency personnel to respond to a house fire Saturday. Shortly before 2 p.m., the Anchorage Fire Department issued a statement that 15 units had been dispatched to a home on the 2400 block of Colony Loop, where the fire was reported. According to firefighters at the scene, the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    ‘Profound sadness’: Board chair, athlete react to Dome collapse

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 21, 17:02

    Last updated at 4:50 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22. Events at The Dome have been postponed indefinitely after heavy snowfall caused the roof to collapse Saturday evening. The popular indoor sports facility was evacuated around 4 p.m. after the roof began to sag under the weight of the snow, according to Mike Martin, chairman of The […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Thousands participate in Women’s March on Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 21, 16:01

    While thousands of men and women attended the Women’s March on Washington, thousands more took to the streets in sister marches across Alaska. With a new president in the White House, many have wondered what new laws will be enacted and what laws would be repealed, such as the Affordable Care Act. The marches were a way […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD urges public to be aware of winter conditions following 2 possible cold exposure cases

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 21, 15:13

    Last updated at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 The Anchorage Police Department says one person’s death Saturday may likely be the result of exposure. A second person was later found with similar symptoms, and has also died. The first victim’s death was reported Saturday morning after a male’s body was found outside near the intersection […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Taxi industry pushes effort to repeal ordinance adding new permits

    by Eric Ruble on Jan 21, 11:13

    There will soon be more taxicabs on Anchorage streets. That is, unless the taxicab industry gets its way. The president and treasurer of the Anchorage Taxicab Permit Owners Association (ATPOA) filed a petition with the municipality in the first step to get a referendum on the April ballot. The referendum would repeal a new ordinance that […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    New passing lanes, bridges part of Seward Highway improvement project

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 20, 20:35

    The Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT) is working to make major safety improvements to a busy section of the Seward Highway prone to crashes. The Milepost 75-90 Rehabilitation Project will upgrade the road from Girdwood to beyond the Portage curve toward Turnagain Pass. DOT spokesperson Shannon McCarthy said the project will cost up to $250 million. […]

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    Nearly 20 Alaska communities plan to hold women’s marches Saturday

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jan 20, 19:24

    Organizers of Anchorage’s version of the Women’s March on Washington say more than 1,000 people are expected to attend the event on Saturday at the Delaney Park Strip downtown. Alaska’s largest city is one of at least 18 communities around the state holding its own version of the national march, according to local organizer Celeste Godfrey. One of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Trailer destroyed in Friday morning fire, 3 people displaced

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 20, 12:33

    The Anchorage Fire Department said there were no injuries as a result of a fire that decimated a trailer in Midtown Friday morning. A text message alert sent at 8:43 a.m. Friday stated AFD was responding to the blaze at 3007 Arctic Boulevard, advising people to be aware of first responders in the area. AFD Capt. […]

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    Crashes involving school busses on the rise in Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jan 19, 20:22

    The Anchorage School District is reporting an unusually high number of crashes involving school buses over the past few weeks. Chuck Moore, head of pupil transportation for ASD, said there have been eight crashes since mid December. In every case it was a driver that hit a school bus, almost all with students on board. No […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Maintenance crews dig out thousands of hydrants after snowstorm

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 18, 19:08

    Maintenance crews are digging out thousands of fire hydrants after the weekend snowstorm. Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility (AWWU) is responsible for clearing about 7,400 hydrants around the Anchorage Bowl. Journeyman Marshall Kennon said he can shovel out up to 50 hydrants a day. That involves clearing a 6-foot diameter around the hydrant, then checking […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage Fire Department seeks new firefighters

    by Eric Ruble on Jan 17, 19:14

    The Anchorage Fire Department is hoping to hire between 18 and 25 new firefighters. The department said it wants to hire a diverse group of individuals who have a passion for helping their neighbors. “The best part about the job, I would say, would be working with a body of people who genuinely care about […]

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    Anchorage drivers weigh in on proposed red light camera ballot initiative

    by Daniella Rivera on Jan 17, 7:46

    What can be done about red light runners in Anchorage? Vice Chairman of the Anchorage Assembly Dick Traini says it’s a question he frequently hears from constituents. That’s why he and Anchorage Assembly Chair Elvi Gray-Jackson have submitted an ordinance that would let voters decide whether to allow the municipality to use cameras to ticket […]

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    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 remembered by family member

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

    Last updated at 1:08 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17 Family members have identified the woman killed in Saturday’s hit-and-run collision as Anchorage resident Ida Jackson. Anchorage police have confirmed the victim’s identity. They said in a Nixle alert that Jackson was walking in the roadway along Elmore Road early Saturday morning when a Chevrolet Sonic struck her. […]

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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 […]