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Nobody was hurt after powerful winds tore off part of the roof of an Eagle River restaurant Wednesday night.

The Matanuska Brewing Company posted dramatic video of the damage, which took place as a massive storm brought rain and wind gusts of more than 110 MPH to some parts of Anchorage Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday morning.

A Chugiak convenience store was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night.

According to Anchorage Police Department spokesperson, a man with a gun walked into the Vitus gas station on the Old Glenn Highway at around 9 p.m. and demanded money. Thim said the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police searched the area with a K9 unit until around midnight but were unable to locate a suspect, Thim said.

“Detectives are reviewing surveillance video from the area,” Thim wrote.

Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Police and volunteer firefighters responded to a Friday, Nov. 22 car crash that resulted in a trip to the hospital for a vehicle’s passenger and a trip to jail for its driver.

A feud has formed in Chugiak-Eagle River over whether to combine the area’s two public high schools.

At stake in the small-town spat are tens of millions of municipal dollars and the future of thousands of children in the famously quarrelsome twin towns where the only thing people might currently be more irritated with than outsiders is each other.

A woman said she was beaten in Thunderbird Falls after being picked up by a man in Anchorage on Thursday, Nov. 21.

According to police, dispatchers received a call at around 10:21 p.m. from a man who told them a woman showed up at the door of his home with visible injuries.

When police arrived, the woman reportedly told them she was walking in Anchorage near the intersection of Benson Boulevard and the Seward Highway when an unknown man in a red, full-size Ford pickup offered her a ride.

More than a dozen local musicians have earned spots in the 2019 ASAA/First National Bank Alaska All-State Music Festival Nov. 22-23 in Anchorage.

Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Damage to Eagle River parks from last year’s earthquake remains, but without sure funding there’s little hope some needed projects will be completed any time soon.

Eagle River-Chugiak Parks and Recreation Director Karen Richards said Monday the process for receiving federal funds is slow and complicated with little guarantee any money will ever come.

“There’s nothing up front, there’s no guarantee,” Richards told Parks and Recreation Board of Supervisors Monday night at its monthly meeting in Eagle River.

Birchwood residents are in favor of a plan by the local road board to spend $1.2 million to replace the one-lane Starner Bridge across Peters Creek.

The Birchwood Community Council voted last week to support a resolution by the Chugiak-Birchwood-Eagle River Rural Road Service Area (CBERRRSA) Board of Supervisors to reallocate funds left over from the Yosemite Drive upgrade project for the bridge.

“We’re trying to make our capital improvements go as far as we can,” said Matt Cruickshank, Birchwood’s representative on the CBERRRSA board.

Icy roads have forced the cancellation of Anchorage School District after-school activities for Thursday, Nov. 14.

The decision was announced Thursday afternoon on the district’s website, which cited deterorating weather conditions. It does not affect the state volleyball tournament, which began today at the Alaska Airlines Center.

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