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  • Crime

    Woman wanted on felony warrant following early morning fight involving multiple people

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 24, 14:53

    The Anchorage Police Department is actively searching for a woman for whom they’ve obtained a felony warrant following a fight involving multiple suspects on Russian Jack Drive. Multiple people called APD around 4:19 a.m. to report a fight on the 1600 block of Russian Jack Drive. When police arrived, they spoke with a woman who […]

  • Alaska News

    Search underway for California man missing in Denali National Park

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 24, 14:44

    About 40 people are helping the search for Mukunda Egen, a 42-year-old California man who was last seen on Friday night while hiking in Denali National Park and Preserve. Egen and a friend set up a campsite at the Teklanika Campground and decided to hike from that area Friday afternoon, according to a statement from […]

  • Crime

    Police search for halfway house inmate charged with assault

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 24, 11:28

    ANCHORAGE — The Anchorage Police Department is looking for 33-year-old Webster Leavitt, who escaped from the Cordova Center Saturday night. According to a statement from police, Leavitt kicked out his window at the halfway house and ran away. Leavitt was last seen wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans, police said. He is 5-feet-10-inches tall, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Police: Bicyclist injured in crash with vehicle

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 23, 13:35

    Updated at 3:25 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 A bicyclist was injured and transported to a nearby hospital after a collision with a vehicle Saturday afternoon. The incident was reported to police at the intersection of Eagle Street and 23rd Avenue around 12:48 p.m., according to an Anchorage dispatcher. The driver remained at the scene of the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    McHugh Fire Updates: Fire now at 778 acres, 30 percent contained

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 23, 11:23

    [RELATED: Updates: McHugh Creek Fire 7 percent contained at 815 acres] Last updated at 11:20 a.m. on Sunday, July 24 McHugh Fire incident commander Tom Kurth said the fire was roughly 778 acres in size as of Sunday morning and 30 percent contained. Kurth said the new acreage comes from more accurate mapping of the fire, […]

  • Alaska News

    Silver Alert: Missing Kenai man found safe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 23, 10:17

    Last updated at 2:29 p.m. on Sunday, July 24 ANCHORAGE — The Kenai Police Department says Oscar Rookard has been found and is safe. The Silver Alert has been cancelled. There are currently no Silver Alerts active in Alaska. Original story The Alaska Department of Public Safety and the Alaska Division of Homeland Security have […]

  • Alaska News

    Man tests positive for Zika virus in Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 22, 12:58

    Updated at 1:15 p.m. on Friday, July 22 A Midwest man tested positive for Zika virus while in Alaska, according to local health officials. The Alaska Division of Public Health (DPH) stressed there is no risk of local mosquitoes infecting Alaskans. “This case is not a concern in terms of the virus spreading through Alaska mosquitoes, but […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police looking for thieves who stole guns from Mountain View Sports

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 22, 11:48

    Updated at 1:25 p.m. on Friday, July 22 The Anchorage Police Department is seeking information from the public following an overnight robbery at an Anchorage sporting goods store. APD said in a Thursday release that officers responded to an alarm at Mountain View Sports on the Old Seward Highway at about 3:45 a.m. on July […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Updates: McHugh Creek Fire 7 percent contained at 815 acres

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 22, 9:00

    Last updated at 9:17 p.m. on Friday, July 22 The McHugh Creek Fire is now at 815 acres, according to Alaska type-2 incident management team spokesperson Celeste Prescott. She said the fire hasn’t necessarily shrunk, but the fire size has been adjusted with updated information. “Once the smoke cleared, they were able to get more […]

  • Crime

    Authorities investigating early morning home invasion, attempted murder in Palmer

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 21, 10:52

    Multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating a home invasion that turned into an assault and attempted murder, leaving a homeowner in the hospital, according to a release from Alaska State Troopers. Around 1:15 a.m. Thursday morning, troopers responded to a report of a home invasion on Plumley Road in Palmer. A dispatch from AST states […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage man sentenced on child pornography charges

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 20, 17:23

    An Anchorage man pleaded guilty and was sentenced Wednesday for a consolidated charge of child pornography distribution, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. Anchorage Superior Court Judge Paul Olson sentenced 46-year-old Bernard Irrigoo Jr to 10 years in jail with two suspended, plus five years of probation, the release said. He will […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AFD rescues dog from house fire Wednesday morning

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 20, 12:20

    Last updated at 3:52 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20 The Anchorage Fire Department saved a dog from a burning home Wednesday morning. The fire on Linden Drive off of Raspberry Road was discovered shortly before 10 a.m. when a smoke alarm went off, alerting the homeowner, according to AFD Capt. Mark Stephens. The owner safely escaped […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Officials outline firefighting efforts, evacuation plans for McHugh Creek Fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 20, 10:00

    Click here to read the latest updates to this story.   ANCHORAGE — Latest Update: 9:45 p.m., Wednesday, July 20 At a community meeting Wednesday evening, officials emphasized the importance of being ready for an evacuation, even if one is never put in place. Representatives for the Anchorage Police Department, Division of Forestry, Alaska Type […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Small earthquake shakes Mat-Su early Wednesday

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 20, 7:56

    An initial 3.5 magnitude earthquake shook parts of Alaska early Wednesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The event took place about nine miles east of Sutton at 6:04 a.m. The event was recorded as a 3.5 magnitude quake at a depth of 11.5 miles by the Alaska Earthquake Center in Fairbanks. Did you feel it? […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Seward Highway open Wednesday morning as crews fight McHugh Creek Fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 20, 6:42

    View the latest updates on the McHugh Creek Fire Updated at 8:21 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20 A five-mile stretch of the Seward Highway was reopened Tuesday just after 9 p.m. and both lanes remain open Wednesday morning, as crews continue to fight the McHugh Creek Fire that burned overnight. Follow the latest updates A […]

  • Alaska News

    1,000 pounds of donated food stolen from storage shed

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 19, 16:48

    More than 1,000 pounds of donated food was stolen from a storage shed on Lake Otis Parkway. The theft was discovered by volunteer staff members working with Alaska Youth Advocates (AYA) when they arrived at the shed to pick up the food. AYA spokeswoman Jennifer Smerud said the donations were likely stolen between July 5 and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Air quality advisory issued for Anchorage, Turnagain Arm communities

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 19, 15:22

    As fire crews continue to battle the growing McHugh Creek Fire, Anchorage and state officials have issued an air quality advisory for parts of Anchorage and communities along the Turnagain Arm. The fire was estimated to be about 500 to 600 acres at 3 p.m., but the smoke generated by the fire was farther reaching, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    FOUND: Police say missing man has been located

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 19, 13:46

    Last updated at 3:55 p.m. pm Tuesday, July 19 Police say 69-year-old Steven Schumacher has been found and is safe. Original story: Police are asking for the public’s help finding Steven Schumacher, 69, who was last seen Tuesday morning on the 2600 block of Bryant Circle in South Anchorage, according to a release from the Anchorage […]

  • Alaska News

    Haines Airport briefly closed after plane damaged during landing

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 19, 12:48

    The Haines Airport was closed for about an hour and a half Monday afternoon when a plane was damaged while landing, an Alaska State Troopers dispatch said. No one was injured when the small plane’s landing gear buckled and caused a wing and prop strike, according to the dispatch. The private N343C aircraft was flown […]

  • National

    Chugiak High graduate to represent US rugby team at Rio Olympics

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 18, 20:09

    On Monday, the U.S. Olympic Team announced its roster for the women’s rugby team heading to the 2016 games at Rio de Janeiro. Among the athletes is Alev Kelter, a graduate of Chugiak High School. Kelter played hockey and soccer at the University of Wisconsin, with a dream of one day making it to the Olympics. […]