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  • Alaska News

    USCG crew medevacs 70-year-old man who fell from cliff

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 24, 21:45

    The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 70-year-old man to Juneau after he fell of a 30-foot cliff Tuesday. The Juneau Police Department contacted the USCG reporting the man’s head was injured when he fell from the cliff near Funter Bay, “approximately 200 yards from the state dock,” according to a Coast Guard statement. A MH-60 […]

  • Alaska News

    Anchorage woman found dead near Shungnak

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 24, 16:14

    An Anchorage woman was found dead Sunday between the villages of Shungnak and Kobuk. Alaska State Troopers were told 31-year-old Nichael Snell was overdue from a trip between villages on Saturday. At 4:41 p.m., troopers and the Northwest Arctic Borough Search and Rescue Volunteers conducted a search for her, according to an online trooper dispatch. […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers: Avalanche blocks road in Hatcher Pass area

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 24, 11:42

    Updated on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 12:23 p.m. ANCHORAGE – An avalanche has blocked a road in the Hatcher Pass area, authorities say, which is hindering efforts to find a missing skier last heard from Sunday. The Tuesday morning avalanche occurred about a half mile from the Archangel Road Trailhead and has blocked Hatcher Pass […]

  • Alaska News

    Dani Crosby appointed to Anchorage Superior Court

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 24, 11:04

    Gov. Bill Walker has appointed Dani Crosby to the Anchorage Superior Court. Crosby — who has practiced law for almost 20 years — will replace outgoing Judge Michael Spaan, who is retiring at the end of the month. Crosby’s law experience has centered on employment issues, business disputes and family law. For the past two […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Spenard-area shooting victim dies; suspect in custody

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 23, 18:21

    Update on Tuesday, Nov. 24 One of the victims in Monday’s Spenard-area shooting has died, police say. The victim was declared dead at a hospital, said Anchorage Police Department spokesperson Jennifer Castro in a statement. The second victim is still in critical condition. No one has yet been charged, Castro said. An investigation is ongoing. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Utility room fire displaces duplex residents in East Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 23, 16:02

    The Red Cross says two families were displaced after a duplex fire Monday morning spread into the interior walls that separated the two units. The fire was first reported at 10:18 a.m. and appears to have started in the utility room of the building, according to the Anchorage Fire Department. The fire spread into the […]

  • Crime

    Western Alaska woman arrested for attempted murder in connection with shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 23, 8:12

    A 23-year-old woman is accused of attempted murder for allegedly shooting a man in the Western Alaska community of Lower Kalskag last week. Raven Levi, 23, was arrested for first-degree attempted murder after allegedly shooting the 39-year-old man in the abdomen, according to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers. The shooting victim — who troopers […]

  • Alaska News

    Kotzebue fire damages warehouse owned by Iditarod champ John Baker

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 22, 10:05

    One person is recovering after a warehouse fire in Kotzebue. At around 7 p.m. Friday, an explosion at the warehouse, owned by Iditarod champion John Baker, resulted in a fire. According to the Kotzebue Fire Department, the only person inside at the time of the incident was rushed to a local hospital by a bystander […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police: Man injured after gunshots fired at vehicle in midtown

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 22, 9:48

    Anchorage police are investigating a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning in midtown. Just after 4 a.m., the Anchorage Police Department received a call that a male had shown up to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. Further investigation revealed the victim was the front passenger in a vehicle traveling in […]

  • Weather News

    Backcountry avalanche warning issued for Hatcher Pass

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 21, 12:57

    A backcountry avalanche warning has been issued for Hatcher Pass in the Talkeetna Mountains. The warning went into effect at 6 a.m. Saturday and expires Sunday at 6 a.m., according to a special weather statement from the National Weather Service in Anchorage. “Recent heavy snow combined with wind will likely create widespread areas of unstable […]

  • Health

    Medicare health care enrollment questions answered as deadline looms

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 20, 22:40

    With the deadline to sign up for health coverage through Medicare less than two weeks away, Judith Bendersky with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services answered some of the common questions Alaskans have about enrollment. For more information on enrolling under Medicare, call the DHSS at 907-269-3680.

  • Alaska News

    UPDATE: Search suspended for missing 74-year-old Unalakleet woman

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 20, 22:40

    Updated Nov. 23 at 5 p.m. The official search for missing Unalakleet resident Vivian Foote has been suspended, according to Alaska State Troopers. The village of Unalakleet conducted a preliminary search for Foote before calling troopers on Nov. 18. The community searched an area two to three miles south of the village, which included nearby […]

  • Alaska News

    New phone scam uses fake warrants, outstanding fines as scare tactics

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 20, 22:02

    The Anchorage Police Department says they’ve received complaints of a new phone scam threatening arrest if a “fine” isn’t paid. The callers have claimed to be Alaska State Troopers and demanded payment in lieu of arrest for supposed warrants and missed court appearances. At least four such phone calls have been reported, police said in […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage officials looking for missing 31-year-old woman

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 20, 21:00

    ANCHORAGE – The Anchorage Police Department is trying to find 31-year-old Sophia George, last seen downtown Friday evening. She was reportedly walking near the area of East Fourth Avenue and Post Road around 5:45 p.m., according to a statement from police. She was last seen wearing a puffy light gray jacket, blue jeans and tennis shoes. […]

  • Crime

    Man sentenced to 7 years in prison for burglary spree, stabbing

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 20, 18:32

    An Anchorage man was sentenced to seven years in prison on Friday for invading three homes in April and terrorizing the residents, including one man who was stabbed. Superior Court Judge Michael Spaan handed down the sentence to 24-year-old Shane Mike, who in June pleaded guilty to two consolidated charges of first-degree burglary and first-degree […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska National Guard seeks to update decades-old military code

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 20, 10:49

    The Alaska National Guard wants lawmakers to pass a new state military code of justice in hopes of changing the culture within the ranks after a sexual assault scandal and a report that found failures in leadership. The current code is more than 60 years old and many say it lacks teeth. The new proposed […]

  • Crime

    UPDATE: Shuyak Island shooting death victim ID’d

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 19, 16:22

    Update on Tuesday, Nov. 24 The shooting victim has been identified as 56-year-old Steven McCaulley of Kodiak, according to an update from Alaska State Troopers. His next of kin have been notified. No charges have been filed, troopers say, and an investigation is ongoing. Earlier story ANCHORAGE – An unidentified suspect has been arrested in the […]

  • Alaska News

    16-year-old dies after Selawik man allegedly gives teen alcohol, rapes her while unconscious

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 19, 12:39

    A 29-year-old northwest Alaska man is accused of sexual assault and furnishing alcohol to teens — one of whom died, authorities say. Brent Norton, of Selawik, is charged with two counts of felony furnishing alcohol to a minor and second-degree sexual assault. Early Wednesday morning, Alaska State Troopers in Kotzebue were notified that a 16-year-old female […]

  • Alaska News

    UPDATE: Driver killed in Parks Highway collision ID’d

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 19, 10:26

    Updated Nov. 19 at 10:30 p.m. ANCHORAGE – One person was killed and another was injured in a crash along the Parks Highway in the Mat-Su Borough, authorities say. The wreck — located at Mile 48 near Wasilla — was reported around 9:30 a.m. and involved a Chevy pickup truck and a Dodge Intrepid, according […]

  • Alaska News

    Searchers look for Huslia man who did not return from wood-gathering trip

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 19, 8:50

    A search continues for a 64-year-old Huslia man who never returned from a snowmachine trip to gather wood. At some point on Monday, Alvin W. Dayton left Huslia on a snowmachine, towing a sled to gather wood. He was reported missing to Alaska State Troopers in Galena that same day, according to an online dispatch. […]