After finding out she could come home early from an eight-month deployment to Korea, Air Force Staff Sgt. Ashley Hubbard wanted to surprise her three sons, Caylem, 3, Gage, 7 and Ethan, 9, in a big way.
Sometimes Assignment Alaska involves crews bringing back more than a story. Channel 2's Garrett Turner, Abby Hancock and Cail Hubert -- as well as Garrett's dog, Kenai -- shared their experience visiting the Chugach National Forest to harvest a Christmas tree for the station.
Much like new movies, Anchorage restaurants sometimes seem to arrive in sudden large groups with a common focus, reminiscent of 2013’s pizza-parlor rush. This winter, however, may see 2014 go down as the year of the hamburger.