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

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

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Fire truck damaged in Glenn Highway collision

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2 people transported for treatment, 15 displaced following apartment fire

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

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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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    ‘She was always smiling’: Coworkers remember mother of 2 killed in apartment fire

    by Shannon Ballard on Feb 16, 20:32

    Last updated at 11:06 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 The day after the fatal Royal Suite Fire, many people who call the apartments home stopped by to look at the damage left behind. Resident Joe Mireles said it’s difficult to know that he won’t see the familiar faces again. “You’d see their faces every time you […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Update: Second victim in fatal apartment fire identified

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 15, 22:10

    The second person killed in Wednesday’s fatal fire at the Royal Suite Lodge apartment building has been identified as 63-year-old Vivian Hall, according to a Friday release from Anchorage police. The Anchorage Police Department says it has been unable to reach Hall’s family and is requesting assistance from the public. “If anyone knows or has […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Cat, snake and other pets found alive at Royal Suite Lodge fire

    by Shannon Riddle on Feb 15, 20:47

    Last updated at 12:34 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 At least a handful of pets were rescued from a large, fatal fire on Minnesota Boulevard Wednesday, Anchorage Fire Department spokeswoman Jodie Hettrick confirmed. She said fire crews found a cat, a few goldfish and a boa constrictor at the Royal Suite Lodge and called the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Victims of fatal Royal Suite Lodge fire thought it was ‘another’ false alarm

    by Shannon Ballard on Feb 15, 19:05

    The American Red Cross of Alaska says it’s helping 50 people displaced by the fatal Royal Suite Lodge fire. Many of the victims will stay the night at the Spenard Community Recreation Center, where the nonprofit has set up a temporary shelter. Volunteers with the Red Cross have been working since around 3 a.m. to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Woman killed in Tudor Road car crash identified

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 15, 16:00

    Last updated at 4:08 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 A woman was killed in a late-Thursday morning car crash on Tudor Road, according to the Anchorage Police Department. She has been identified as 74-year-old Lynn E. Lewis, of Anchorage. Police said they were called to East Tudor Road and Shelikof Street at 11:18 a.m. In a release […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage Assembly adopts ordinance banning active duty military pot discounts

    by Daniella Rivera on Feb 14, 22:15

    Anchorage Assembly members were divided Tuesday evening on whether to approve an ordinance that would prohibit marijuana businesses from offering military discounts. Because military members are not allowed to use marijuana, some Assembly members feel the ordinance is redundant, unnecessary and even offensive to soldiers. “The men and women who serve in uniform, they know […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Wasilla husky competes in prestigious national dog show

    by Shannon Ballard on Feb 14, 19:57

    Riot, a Siberian husky from Wasilla, went nose-to-nose with some tough competition in the Big Apple. The 3-year-old spent months preparing for his big debut at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. He took the floor on Tuesday. Riot’s owner, Stevie Collins, snapped a couple photos before the event. She says Riot […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Valentine’s Day keeps local shops busy

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 14, 19:22

    Valentine’s Day is the first major, gift-giving holiday of the new year. The National Retail Federation expects Americans to spend about $18 billion, which means big business for local stores. At Modern Dwellers Chocolate Lounge, chocolatier Rebecca Reed spent Feb. 14 hand-dipping hundreds of chocolate-covered strawberries. She said the company would do two weeks’ worth […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Transportation fair offers a chance to weigh in on road construction projects

    by Eric Ruble on Feb 14, 19:17

    If you have complaints about an ongoing or planned road construction project, Wednesday is a good opportunity to voice your concerns. The Municipality of Anchorage and Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT) will host a transportation fair alongside a number of other agencies. Attendees will be able to visit dozens of booths, many of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage Assemblyman introduces privacy from drones ordinance

    by Lauren Maxwell on Feb 14, 18:57

    An ordinance designed to protect the public from the spying eyes of drones will be introduced at the Anchorage Assembly Monday night. Sponsor Patrick Flynn said the ordinance is meant to discourage some very specific behavior. “This is the neighbor bugging you while you are trying to enjoy the privacy of your back yard or […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Some Mat-Su schools closed due to weather, icy roads

    by KTVA 11 News on Feb 14, 5:42

    Some students in the Mat-Su Valley have Valentine’s Day off. According to an email from the Mat-Su Borough School District, the following schools are closed today due to weather and icy roads: Trapper Creek Elementary School Talkeetna Elementary School Su-Valley Jr/Sr High School Willow Elementary School All other Mat-Su schools are open, the district says. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police find missing teenage girl

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 13, 22:16

    Last updated at 2:37 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14 Anchorage police said Tuesday afternoon that Kristiana Stacy had been located. Original story The Anchorage Police Department is looking for a missing Anchorage teenager, and is hopeful the public has information on her whereabouts. Kristiana Stacy, 13, was last seen around 2 p.m. on Monday, Anchorage […]