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Bear suspected in fatal Bird Ridge mauling killed

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UAA cancels warning of subject with knife on campus

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APD dispatch center to get new technology

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Bird Ridge Race organizers to discuss fatal bear mauling

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Sales tax for Mat-Su?

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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bear suspected in fatal Bird Ridge mauling killed

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 21, 16:35

    The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has killed the bear they suspect in the mauling death of a 16-year-old boy who had competed in a race on Bird Ridge Sunday. The bear had a recent wound to its lower jaw, which authorities believe identifies it as the bear involved, as the bear responsible for […]

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    UAA cancels warning of subject with knife on campus

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 21, 14:48

    Wednesday afternoon, The University of Alaska Anchorage tweeted a warning to students indicating there may be a threat on campus. UAA tweeted at 2:32 that campus police were searching for a subject with a knife last seen near the area of Rasmusson Hall. UAA Alert: The area has been searched by UPD and the subject […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD dispatch center to get new technology

    by KTVA 11 News on Jun 20, 18:46

    The last time the Anchorage Police Department’s Dispatch Center got new furniture and launched its computer systems was about two decades ago, according to Emergency Communications Center Manager Amy Foraker. Foraker says there will soon be two projects taking place: one to expand the center and one to upgrade the communications systems. “We’re going to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bird Ridge Race organizers to discuss fatal bear mauling

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 20, 18:41

    Alaska’s mountain running community is still reeling from the death of a 16-year-old boy who was killed by a black bear following the Bird Ridge Race on Sunday. The death is also raising questions about the type of safety precautions that might be necessary going forward. The death is also raising questions about the type […]

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    Sales tax for Mat-Su?

    by KTVA 11 News on Jun 19, 19:06

    People living in the Mat-Su Borough will likely be hearing about a proposed sales tax to help fund education. The Mat-Su Borough School Board voted for the resolution in March and the proposal will be introduced at Tuesday evening’s Assembly meeting. Assembly Member Jim Sykes says there will be a public hearing scheduled for sometime […]

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    Regular visitors surprised at new fee at Independence Mine

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 19, 18:57

    Hatcher Pass visitors now have to shell out more money to visit the Independence Mine State Historical Park. Beginning this year, Alaska State Parks implemented a $3 fee to see the site. Mat-Su Parks Superintendent Wayne Biessel said preserving the past comes at a price. It takes thousands of dollars to keep up with the […]

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    Anchorage memorial remembers attack on gay community

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 19, 8:44

    For 44 years, people in Anchorage have come together to commemorate a horrific attack on the gay community. The Pride Memorial remembers 32 people killed when a fire ripped through the upstairs of a New Orleans’ French Quarter lounge. At the time it was the largest killing of gay people in history. Today, a small […]

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    Humble beginnings to eatery empire: Humpy’s celebrates 23 years

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 18, 20:24

    Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse celebrates 23 years in business in downtown Anchorage this month. From humble beginnings to an eatery empire, it’s come a long way since the restaurant first opened in 1994. Marketing director Cyndi Ramirez was one of Humpy’s first employees. She said they initially set out to be a small burger joint; […]

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    16-year-old dead from bear mauling in Bird Creek ID’d

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 18, 17:29

    A 16-year-old male runner is dead after being mauled by a black bear during a race in Bird Creek Sunday. The teen, identified Monday as 16-year-old Patrick Cooper, was running the Bird Ridge Junior Divison race when he got lost and veered off the trail, according to Park Ranger Tom Crockett with Chugach State Park. Shortly […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Celebrating the longest weekend of the year

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 18, 14:06

    Thousands of people went downtown Saturday to soak up the longest weekend of the year. The annual Summer Solstice Festival shut down part of Fourth Avenue for much of the day. The festival included plenty of fair food, live music and family-friendly games and activities. Those who enjoyed the festivities say the sunshine and energy […]

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    Juneteenth celebration back in Anchorage

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 18, 13:55

    The Fairview Lions Park hosted Juneteenth in Anchorage Saturday. The name and date recognize when slaves in Texas discovered they were free in June of 1865, a month after the Civil War ended and more than two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Event organizer Jasmin Smith said she remembers attending Juneteenth in […]

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    New plans for Royal Suite apartment complex

    by KTVA 11 News on Jun 17, 10:32

    Construction crews spent most of Friday hauling large sheets of plywood and boarding up windows at the Royal Suite Apartments on Minnesota Drive. The apartments were damaged in February, leaving three people dead and much more injured. Michael Karmun, a resident who has lived there for about a year, says it’s an added layer of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Missing boy, 8, in Eagle River found

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 16, 18:29

    Alaska State Troopers and FBI say the missing 8-year-old boy from Eagle River has been found. Missing child in Eagle River has been found https://t.co/OmlD2xbLuP — APD Public Info. (@APDInfo) June 17, 2017 The boy’s mother says her son was wandering around for at least eight hours before he was found in a house about a […]

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    These kitties are looking for the purr-fect new home!

    by Makayla Clark on Jun 16, 18:05

    June is National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month, and the goal is to raise awareness for shelter cats. At Anchorage Animal Care & Control (AACC), 27 cats were looking for homes as of Friday morning. “There’s a lot of different personalities, lots of different looks,” Laura Atwood with AACC said. “Tabbys to tuxedos. Playful to just mellow and […]

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    Alaska Picker works to salvage historic Palmer building

    by Shannon Ballard on Jun 16, 17:49

    In the heart of downtown Palmer, some people saw an old abandoned building; but, two local antique enthusiasts saw a chance to salvage history. Alaska Picker co-owners Kelly Turney and Becky Green travels all over the state searching for items to repurpose and resell. They have uncovered some pretty cool stuff, but the new building their […]

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    New Butte summit signs to be relocated after community concern

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 15, 19:41

    Bodenburg Butte hikers will notice new signage at the summit, but not everyone is happy about where the plaques are placed. “The signs are placed at the prow of the summit that faces the glacier and kind of in people’s iconic photo shot,” said Kim Sollien, the Mat-Su program director for Great Land Trust (GLT). […]

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    F&G calls off hunt for bear that mauled three

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 15, 17:50

    Fish and Game spokesman Ken Marsh says they are no longer looking for a bear with two cubs that mauled three young people Wednesday on a trail near the Eagle River Campground. The trail was closed after the incident and remained so Thursday evening. Marsh said biologists spent several hours looking for the bear Wednesday […]

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    Missing teen girl sought by police

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 15, 9:09

    Anchorage Police are searching for a young teenage girl who is missing. Tyleah Maddox-Livengood, 13, was last seen in the area of Debarr Road and Boniface Parkway around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon. Tyleah is described as a black female standing 5-foot-8 and weighing about 160 pounds; she was last seen wearing pigtails, a black sweatsuit, white Adidas […]

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    Birth certificates, opioid response potentially impacted by looming government shutdown

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 14, 18:58

    The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is working to determine the impact of a potential government shutdown if the legislature doesn’t pass a budget before July 1. Commissioner Valerie Davidson said programs that will stay open are those that “affect life, health and safety,” and ones that are “constitutional mandates under the […]

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    Police work to clean up sidewalk campers not using the shelter

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 14, 18:56

    Anchorage Police are still looking for a stabbing suspect who murdered a man on the sidewalk near the Brother Francis Shelter last Thursday. But, in the days since it happened, officers have made a big difference in cleaning up sidewalks in the area. Officer Gordon Korell of the Community Action Policing Team (CAP) said the […]