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Good Samaritan cleans graffiti from park strip train

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Mat-Su Borough Assembly takes 2 parks off trapping ban list

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Anchorage police locate missing 14-year-old

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Anchorage police do not suspect foul play in homeless camp death

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Anchorage nonprofit needs diapers, clothing to help families in need

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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Good Samaritan cleans graffiti from park strip train

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 24, 17:55

    ANCHORAGE — A good Samaritan has helped to remove the graffiti from the train that sits on the Delaney Park Strip, and it wasn’t the person who first volunteered to do the job in the first place. The graffiti was discovered Wednesday morning. Anchorage park planner Maeve Lavtar said she had instructed city maintenance crews […]

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    Mat-Su Borough Assembly takes 2 parks off trapping ban list

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 22, 20:33

    The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly voted Tuesday night to change an ordinance on trapping in the borough that was passed recently. The Assembly had approved a measure to ban trapping near school grounds and trails in eight local parks, but Assembly member Randall Kowalke requested a reconsideration of the ordinance less than 24 hours later. He […]

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    Anchorage police locate missing 14-year-old

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 22, 11:52

    Last updated at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22 Anchorage police said Sally Oktollik has been located and is safe. The announcement came Wednesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after her disappearance. Original story An Anchorage 14-year-old girl has been missing since Tuesday, according to the Anchorage Police Department. Now, the agency is asking for the […]

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    Anchorage police do not suspect foul play in homeless camp death

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 21, 23:10

    Last updated at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22 Tuesday night, the Anchorage Police Department responded to a parking lot off in the area of 26th Avenue and Barrow Street to investigate a body found in a homeless camp. APD spokeswoman said in an email that a female’s body had been found in the camp by her […]

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    Anchorage nonprofit needs diapers, clothing to help families in need

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 21, 20:08

    When Pam Johnson, her partner, Josh Yates, and their two kids moved from Juneau to Anchorage so she could go to school, she didn’t count on another mouth to feed. “I didn’t know I was pregnant until I moved here, so I didn’t budget it into my budget to have a baby,” Johnson said. Her […]

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    Assembly proposal would ban RVs from camping in store parking lots

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 21, 20:01

    The Anchorage Assembly is taking a look at a proposal to ban RVs from spending the night in store parking lots. Assemblyman Eric Croft planned to introduce the ordinance to ban overnight camping in commercial lots at Tuesday night’s Assembly meeting. It’s not the first time the issue has come up. Assembly member Elvi Gray-Jackson […]

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    Park crew finds historic Anchorage landmark covered in graffiti

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 21, 18:56

    Police are investigating graffiti discovered on the train located on the Delaney Park Strip in downtown Anchorage. Known by the municipality as the Delaney Park 556 Engine, it was given to the city by the U.S. Army in 1959 and has been a mainstay in the park since. On Tuesday morning, a park maintenance crew discovered that someone […]

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    School board considers plan to expand private health clinics in Anchorage schools

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 20, 19:05

    The Anchorage School Board is considering a proposal to expand private health clinics in public schools. Right now, the only schools in the district that house the clinics are Begich Middle School and Clark Middle School. Superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop said she supports the idea of expanding the services to more schools. The clinics are […]

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    After Anchorage family loses everything in fire, a neighbor helps them start over

    by Eric Ruble on Mar 19, 18:59

    The inside of Brenda Rainey’s apartment at Chester Creek Estates is charred. A fire on Feb. 18 started in her kitchen while she was cooking and quickly spread, destroying her unit and damaging others. Rainey fell and was unable to get out of the apartment. Her teenage granddaughter dragged her outside to safety. Rainey was […]

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    AFD equipped to help animals and humans alike during fire responses

    by Shannon Riddle on Mar 18, 16:12

    Four pets were treated for smoke inhalation following a residential fire Friday night, according to the Anchorage Fire Department. AFD dispatch personnel confirmed that the fire was reported at 8:52 p.m. on the 2000 block of East 73rd Avenue. A dozen fire units responded within a few minutes and had the fire under control at […]

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    Next phase of Seward Highway improvements to last 2 years

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 17, 19:01

    Drivers along the Seward Highway may see big changes soon. Starting at the end of March, Homer Drive and Brayton Drive, the highway frontage roads between Dimond and Dowling, will be closed to regular traffic. Alaska Department of Transportation spokeswoman Shannon McCarthy said it’s part of the latest phase of highway improvements that’s expected to […]

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    Police locate ‘missing’ vehicle with unharmed child inside

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 17, 14:50

    Last updated at 1:19 p.m. on Saturday, March 18 The Anchorage Police Department says the car and child were found unharmed. The girl was with her mother at Tikahtnu Commons. According to APD Capt. Bill Miller, the man was supposed to take a taxicab to a medical appointment, but instead ended up at Moose’s Tooth, a place […]

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    Director of Anchorage animal rescue organization fined for sanitation violation

    by Bonney Bowman on Mar 16, 9:00

    The executive director of a local dog rescue is once again facing a fine from Anchorage Animal Care and Control. Animal control received a complaint, which raised the concern that dogs were being kept at a warehouse on Mike Street, according to spokesperson Laura Atwood. Atwood said when officers went to investigate, they learned Beverly […]

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    Workers at Bean’s Cafe say spice never went away

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 15, 19:14

    Two years ago, the drug Anchorage residents heard the most about was spice; now it’s heroin. But it turns out spice never went away. Bean’s Cafe assistant director Kim Kovol said they’ve seen a recent rise in its use. “It’s rampant and we don’t see it going away any time soon,” Kovol said. In the […]

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    Spring breakers take advantage of deep snow at Campbell Creek Science Center

    by Melissa Frey on Mar 15, 10:44

    Temperatures dropped to 10 degrees below zero early Tuesday morning, hardly spring-like, but that didn’t slow down the Trailside Discovery spring break campers at the Campbell Creek Science Center. The counselors took advantage of the deep powdery snow to teach the students about winter survival. Part of the lesson was building snow shelters. “So it’s like […]

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    Future of law enforcement coverage on Seward Highway uncertain

    by Daniella Rivera on Mar 14, 22:21

    Budget cuts to Alaska State Troopers are creating a big question for Alaskans: Who will patrol the Seward Highway from McHugh Creek to mile 75 this summer? Col. Jim Cockrell, the director of Alaska State Troopers, says on May 1, they won’t be providing any regular patrols on the 36-mile stretch of one of Alaska’s deadliest […]

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    Woman makes blankets of love for youngest Royal Suite Lodge fire victims

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 14, 19:51

    A blanket may not seem like a big deal, but one Anchorage woman says it can be a good thing to hold on to when someone experiences a trauma. Denise Skonieczki is making several dozen personalized fleece blankets for the children who were left homeless by last month’s Royal Suite Lodge apartment fire. “It’s to give […]

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    AFD to give away 500 donated carbon monoxide detectors

    by Shannon Ballard on Mar 13, 18:40

    Every year, Anchorage firefighters respond to nearly 500 carbon monoxide calls, according to Anchorage Fire Department Battalion Chief James Dennis. He says it’s a common problem in Alaska. Just a week ago, nine people in Houston were hospitalized from the gas, and the month before that, Hillside teen Trevor Noble lost his life from exposure […]

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    APD’s small vice unit key part of new plan to fight drugs

    by Eric Ruble on Mar 13, 18:24

    Detectives in the vice unit at the Anchorage Police Department often go unnoticed, as their work necessitates going undercover to track down people involved in prostitution, illegal gambling and drugs. The latter is now a more important part of their mission, as APD recently announced it would refocus the vice unit’s long-term drug investigative efforts […]

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    Troopers: Wasilla pedestrian killed in vehicle collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 12, 10:48

    A 26-year-old Wasilla woman died Saturday night after a vehicle struck her on Bogard Road, according to Alaska State Troopers. The crash was reported around 9:13 p.m., troopers wrote in a dispatch. According to troopers, a 45-year-old man was driving eastbound on Bogard Road near Merciful Circle when Marissa Atoruk “walked into his lane of […]