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  • Crime

    APD: Male bicyclist sought for pepper spraying people near downtown Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 28, 19:23

    Last updated at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28 A male on a bicycle has been riding around Anchorage pepper-spraying people, the Anchorage Police Department said Sunday. Police stated they started receiving calls just before 6 p.m. from at least four people saying they’d been pepper-sprayed by the bicyclist. The first reports came from people […]

  • Crime

    Convict missing from halfway house since Friday, police say

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 28, 12:22

    A man convicted on a drug charge has been missing from a halfway house since Friday, according to the Anchorage Police Department. Online court records show 44-year-old Arnold Romero was convicted in 2014 of manufacturing and delivering controlled substances and was serving at least part of his sentence at the Glenwood Center on D Street. […]

  • Crime

    APD: 2 homicide victims found in Valley of the Moon Park

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 28, 10:50

    The Anchorage Police Department is investigating two homicides that were discovered early Sunday morning in Valley of the Moon Park. Someone called police just before 2 a.m. to report they had found a body on the bike path in the park, according to a statement from APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad. When police arrived, they began […]

  • Aviation

    Anchorage pilot dies in Oregon air show crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 22:16

    Marcus Paine, a pilot based out of Anchorage, died in a plane crash at an airshow in Madras, Oregon on Saturday. The Airshow of the Cascades website stated Marcus Paine died during his Saturday afternoon performance. “The Paine family and the airshow community appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time,” an air show […]

  • Alaska News

    AST: Army, wildlife troopers help rescue injured pilot following crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 17:42

    Last updated at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28 A U.S. Army helicopter and crew, along with Alaska Wildlife Troopers, helped find and rescue a Fairbanks pilot after his plane crashed Saturday. An online Alaska State Troopers dispatch stated 69-year-old William Larry was alone when his Piper Super Cub plane crashed seven miles northeast of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AFD: At least one unit in Reka Drive building damaged by fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 15:39

    At least one home on Reka Drive was damaged by fire Saturday. The Anchorage Fire Department responded and was able to put the fire out. Multiple people called to report the fire at 2:03 p.m., according to a fire dispatcher. She said 14 AFD units were sent to the fire, which caused visible damage to […]

  • Outdoors

    Governor’s daughter-in-law among runners in race to benefit cystic fibrosis patients

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 12:46

    ANCHORAGE — Gov. Bill Walker was one of many Alaskans cheering on runners in this year’s Lost Lake Run, which benefits patients living with cystic fibrosis. Walker was supporting his daughter-in-law, Sabrina Walker, who has cystic fibrosis. She was a participant in the race Saturday and with her team has helped raise more than $11,000 […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Suspect in custody following hours-long standoff at Anchorage apartment

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 25, 20:35

      Last updated at 6:32 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 A man who barricaded himself inside a Spenard apartment is in custody following an over 7-hour-long standoff with police and SWAT Thursday evening. Police were originally called to an apartment complex on the 3900 block of Northwood Drive around 5 p.m. where a man and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Update: Multiple crashes cause morning headaches on Glenn Highway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 25, 7:34

    Last updated at 10:32 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25 Motorists heading into Anchorage on the inbound Glenn Highway Thursday morning were met with delays and stopped traffic following multiple disabled vehicles. The first incident occurred around 5:20 a.m. when a truck spun out into the ditch near Hiland Road, according to Anita Shell, spokesperson with […]

  • Crime

    Charging documents: Guns, bullets found in and around vehicle in fatal crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 24, 18:44

    Charging documents released at the arraignment of 19-year-old Kuach C. Kuach Wednesday revealed new details about a crash he was involved in that claimed the life of another man. In the early morning hours of Aug. 5, police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Fifth Avenue. Kuach, who’d suffered a gunshot wound, was found at […]

  • Crime

    Retired APD officer explains gang investigations in Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 24, 6:25

    The victim of a recent kidnapping has claimed that her abductors have gang affiliations and may even have been involved in a handful of Anchorage homicides this summer. The Anchorage Police Department has stated they have not been able to prove any of the homicides are connected or are related to gang activity. Retired APD […]

  • Alaska News

    Wasilla man dies in crash near Chickaloon

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 23, 21:21

    A Wasilla man died Monday afternoon after his vehicle collided with another vehicle on the Glenn Highway. Alaska State Troopers arrived at the scene of the crash at mile 94 near Chickaloon around 4 p.m. Matanuska-Susitna Borough EMS also responded, and pronounced one of the drivers involved, 31-year-old Joshua Campbell, dead at the scene, according […]

  • Crime

    Charging documents reveal possible gang affiliations in recent kidnapping case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 23, 17:29

    When the third suspect in a kidnapping and assault case was arraigned Tuesday afternoon, the charging documents against him and other suspects were unsealed and made public. Within the pages, the victim says her alleged kidnappers have gang affiliations and may be involved in recent Anchorage homicides. Serge Azede II, 24, turned himself in to […]

  • Outdoors

    Orphaned bear cub finds permanent home at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 23, 13:58

    Last updated at 2:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 A black bear cub orphaned in Valdez has been permanently adopted by the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC), according to an email sent Tuesday by the center’s founder, Mike Miller. The cub, named Kobuk, was orphaned in June after its mother was chased off by two […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Crash causes major damage when truck hits multiple cars at dealership

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

    The driver in an early morning crash Tuesday caused damage to more than just their own vehicle, hitting multiple cars at the Alaska Sales and Service car dealership on Fifth Avenue. The collision occurred just after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Anchorage Police Department is investigating the crash. APD spokeswoman Anita Shell said the driver left in […]

  • Crime

    APD: All 3 men facing charges for alleged kidnapping, assault in custody

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 23, 9:30

    Last updated at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 The last of three men on the run from police on charges of kidnapping and assault is now in police custody. Serge Azede II turned himself in late Monday night, according to a Tuesday morning release from the Anchorage Police Department (APD). Azede was originally charged with kidnapping. On […]

  • Crime

    Police arrive at home during alleged burglary, arrest both suspects

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 22, 20:13

    Anchorage police responded quickly to a woman’s call for help during a home invasion, reaching her house while two suspects were allegedly still inside. The woman called 911 at 5:11 p.m., stating she was hiding upstairs in her home because she heard someone break in through her glass back door. She said “she could still […]

  • Crime

    APD: 6 vehicles, including police cars, rammed by fleeing suspect

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 22, 20:03

    A 25-year-old Anchorage man already wanted on an outstanding warrant faces additional charges after he rammed three police vehicles and three civilian vehicles while attempting to avoid arrest Monday evening. An off-duty Anchorage police officer spotted Trevon Allridge at the A Street Walmart at 5:47 p.m., according to police spokeswoman Renee Oistad. She said the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mat-Su Borough mayor declares disaster for Matanuska River erosion, governor issues similar declaration

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 22, 16:09

    Last updated at 9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22 Matanuska-Susitna Borough Mayor Vern Halter issued a disaster declaration on Monday following extensive erosion along the Matanuska River near homes on the Old Glenn Highway. Within hours, Gov. Bill Walker issued his own disaster declaration supporting the borough’s request for state assistance.  With Walker’s declaration, the […]

  • Crime

    Man accused of family violence escaped Cordova Center, police say

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 22, 15:33

    A man charged with domestic violence in front of a child escaped from the Cordova Center Monday, according to the Anchorage Police Department. APD has obtained a $5,000 warrant for his arrest. Cody Tibbe left the Cordova Center around 8:15 a.m., APD said in a statement. He was being held under charges of assault, family […]