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State fire investigator takes stand on Day 5 of Sockeye Fire trial

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Anchorage municipality shows residents options for fixing Chester Creek flooding

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Anchorage homeowners to see property tax increase

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Bear-resistant trash cans now available in Anchorage

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Melting snow uncovers Anchorage's major pet waste problem

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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    State fire investigator takes stand on Day 5 of Sockeye Fire trial

    by Shannon Ballard on Apr 27, 19:15

    Memories of the 2015 Sockeye Fire were reignited Thursday, five days into the state’s case against the Anchorage couple accused of starting the destructive blaze — Greg Imig and Amy DeWitt. In recorded interviews, Imig repeatedly told fire investigators there was no way the more than 7,000 acre wildfire could have started on his property, but state […]

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    Anchorage municipality shows residents options for fixing Chester Creek flooding

    by Daniella Rivera on Apr 27, 8:43

    The Municipality of Anchorage is one step closer to solving a flooding problem that residents who live in the Chester Creek area have been dealing with for years. Periodically, often in winter, Chester Creek floods at Arctic Boulevard near 18th Avenue, which affects the bike path and nearby homes. Flooding events also impact part of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage homeowners to see property tax increase

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 26, 19:26

    Anchorage homeowners will have to budget a little more to pay their property taxes. The municipal assembly voted 9 to 2 to increase the mill levy at Tuesday night’s meeting. The mill levy is used to calculate the amount a person owes in taxes. Amy Demboski and Fred Dyson were the two assembly members who […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bear-resistant trash cans now available in Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on Apr 26, 18:27

    The Government Hill neighborhood that’s had a long history with problem bears is finally getting something residents say they’ve wanted: bear-resistant trash cans. The trash cans weren’t available two summers ago when a black bear with three cubs made regular visits to the neighborhood, attracting huge crowds in the process. The bears were eventually put […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Melting snow uncovers Anchorage’s major pet waste problem

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 25, 17:37

    The signs of spring are evident at Taku Lake in Anchorage: birds chirping in the trees, a thin layer of ice melting on the lake and dog waste everywhere. “Right on the edge of the water. That’s where kids are going to be swimming,” David Jensen said. He volunteers his time picking up after other […]

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    APD asks for public’s help finding missing man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 25, 11:31

    Have you seen 27-year-old Seth Q. Harrison? The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating him. The agency said there are concerns for his well-being. According to a release from APD, Harrison was last seen at his home in the Lake Otis Parkway and Dowling Road area at 8 p.m. Monday. Police […]

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    Crowd packs 4th Avenue Theater meeting

    by Lauren Maxwell on Apr 24, 17:49

    Meetings of the State’s Historic Preservation Commission don’t always draw big crowds, but on Monday morning, the room was packed. People came to testify before the Commission as to why they believed Anchorage’s 4th Avenue Theater should be designated a historic monument by the state. Judy Bittner, chair of the commission, said the hearing was […]

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    Anchorage Police Chief Chris Tolley to retire in June

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 24, 14:04

    After less than two years on the job, Anchorage Police Chief Chris Tolley is retiring. The announcement was made Monday afternoon during a press conference at Anchorage Police Department (APD) headquarters. Tolley was sworn in as chief in October 2015, replacing Mark Mew, a 30-year veteran of APD who spent over five years as chief of police. […]

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    Fire damages Sand Lake duplex

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 23, 14:55

    Crews were dispatched to a house fire early Sunday afternoon in Sand Lake. Just after noon, 13 Anchorage Fire units were called to a duplex in the 7800 block of Fenn Street. Homeowner told me everyone got out of the building OK. She does not know what caused the fire. @ktva pic.twitter.com/9SfbGD1aCA — Eric Ruble […]

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    UAA opens on-campus center to address sexual violence

    by Lauren Maxwell on Apr 21, 18:51

    One in ten, that’s the number of University of Alaska Anchorage students who responded that they had recently experienced sexual misconduct or assault on a campus climate survey last year. The incidents didn’t necessarily happen on campus, but a new resource located on university grounds could help. Friday, officials cut the ribbon on the Center […]

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    Former employee alleges neglect, abuse at Anchorage assisted living home

    by Sierra Starks on Apr 21, 17:46

    Elana Drager spends most of her time as a hair stylist, but a deeper passion was revealed almost 15 years ago when her grandfather needed help. “He was living in a care home, and I witnessed just some things where he was neglected and abused, essentially just not cared for properly,” said Drager. “And it […]

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    Hotshots prepare for wildfire season

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 20, 21:21

    Firefighters in the Mat-Su Valley are in the middle of an intensive two-week training. Member of the Pioneer Peak Interagency Hotshot Crew learn the basics in the classroom before trying out their skills in the field. On Thursday afternoon, the crew put its newest firefighters to the test with the “rookie run.” It’s an eight- […]

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    Seward Highway reopens with fire under control

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 20, 19:33

      Updated at 8:27 a.m. on Friday, April 21 The Seward Highway reopened Thursday evening. Original story Anchorage Fire has closed the Seward Highway near milepost 105, south of Anchorage, due to a wildfire near the roadway. The road is closed near Falls Creek, to all non-emergency traffic, the Fire Department says. Anchorage 511 reports […]

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    Airport considers plans for hotel connected to the terminal

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 20, 10:34

    A new hotel may soon be within walking distance of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Tom Hubble, the airport’s leasing and concessions business manager, said the airport considered putting a hotel on its property in 2005. Plans were put on the back burner when the recession hit. Hubble said now seems to be the perfect […]

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    Survey seeks to improve services for senior citizens

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 19, 20:22

    The Municipality of Anchorage wants to know how it can better serve senior citizens. For the first time, the Anchorage Senior Citizens Advisory Commission put out a survey to see what services could be improved to help seniors in Anchorage and the surrounding areas. At the Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center, folks said they were happy […]

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    Animal shelter sees uptick in loose pets

    by Lauren Maxwell on Apr 19, 18:12

    People enjoy getting out in the spring, but apparently, animals do, too. Laura Atwood, Information Officer for Anchorage Animal Care and Control said the shelter took in 84 stray dogs in March and even more cats, a figure that is likely to go higher throughout the summer. Laura Atwood, information officer for Anchorage Animal Care and […]

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    Foamy airport runoff subject of DEC investigation

    by Lauren Maxwell on Apr 18, 18:01

    The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is looking into the make-up of a foamy substance that is being discharged from a pipe that runs into Cook Inlet at Airport Park along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. The water is runoff from Ted Stevens International Airport, according to airport Environmental Manager Scott Lytle. He said it’s a mixture […]

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    Veteran shares life lessons from WWII before boarding Honor Flight

    by Sierra Starks on Apr 18, 17:48

    Nearly everyone who met Bob Smay on the way to his flight Tuesday morning was greeted with “God bless you.” Smay was one of 22 veterans aboard Tuesday’s Honor Flight departure. The men and women, who served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, are headed to Washington, D.C. where they will […]

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    Southbound New Seward Highway closed due to car fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 18, 16:52

    The southbound lanes of the New Seward Highway are currently closed at De Armoun Road as emergency crews respond to a car fire. The Anchorage Police Department sent out an alert at 4:42 p.m. Tuesday. No further details were made available.

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    Device to help with heroin withdrawal undergoes trial

    by Lauren Maxwell on Apr 17, 21:58

    A group in the Mat-Su is trying a new approach to helping people get off drugs like heroin and other opioids. The device is called the Bridge, and it’s designed to help curb the pain that addicts feel when they are going through withdrawal. The Mat-Su Health Foundation is funding a study to see how […]