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  • Military

    Coast Guard says icebreaker funding will enable Arctic mission

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 10, 20:43

    The United States Coast Guard says funding proposed by President Barack Obama is important to their mission in Alaska. Obama has proposed allocating $150 million towards planning and designing new Arctic icebreakers. Coast Guard representatives say as the climate changes, the northern passage is opening, increasing the likelihood of a human or environmental disaster. There […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police arrest man in connection with 3 recent robberies

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 10, 16:53

    A 24-year-old man originally arrested on January 29 for attempting to rob a woman in a Sam’s Club parking lot was charged in connection with two additional robberies, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. Original Arrest On Jan. 29, Gaythel Graves, allegedly held a woman at gunpoint in an Anchorage Sam’s Club parking […]

  • Alaska News

    Police-involved shooting ends in death of Barrow fire chief

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 10, 12:35

    A North Slope Borough police officer was involved in a shooting early Wednesday morning resulting in the death of a 36-year-old Barrow man. Just after 3:30 a.m., the officer responded to a call for assistance on the 7400 block of North Star Street in Barrow. While responding, a shooting occurred that resulted in the death […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Mail carrier alerts sleeping homeowner to fire, calls 911

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 10, 10:14

    Updated at 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10 An Anchorage mail carrier is to thank for calling 911 and alerting a homeowner to a fire Wednesday morning, potentially saving his life. Kermit Arroyo told KTVA that he heard three explosions and saw flames shooting from the residence. He called 911 and ran to the house […]

  • Anchorage/MatSu Politics

    Anchorage Assembly sets rules for marijuana businesses

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 10, 9:27

      ANCHORAGE — Anchorage Assembly members outlined a map of the proposed marijuana industry Tuesday evening, voting to keep marijuana businesses at least 500 feet away from schools and playgrounds. The Assembly previously proposed that pot retail stores would need to operate at least 1,000 feet from schools and playgrounds. By a 6-5 vote, Assembly members lessened […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Troopers: Teen pushed friend out of the way before truck hit him

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 09, 19:13

      WASILLA — A Wasilla teen who was hit and killed by a truck on Pittman Road Monday pushed his friend out of the way before being struck, according to Alaska State Troopers. In an email Tuesday, AST spokeswoman Megan Peters confirmed that Austin Edenfield was walking along the shoulder of the road with another […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage correctional officer assaulted by inmate

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 09, 16:47

    A correctional officer working at the Anchorage Correctional Complex was assaulted by an inmate Tuesday, according to Alaska State Troopers. Troopers were notified of the attack just before noon, an online dispatch explained. The Alaska Bureau of Investigation’s Major Crimes Unit was also notified. The officer received minor injuries and was taken to a nearby […]

  • Crime

    2 suspects on the run following Jewel Lake sandwich shop robbery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 09, 11:04

    Police are searching for two suspects following a robbery Tuesday morning at an Anchorage Subway restaurant. Just after 7 a.m. Tuesday two men wearing hooded sweatshirts and bandannas entered the sandwich shop on Jewel Lake Road near the intersection of Dimond Boulevard, according to Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. Castro said one suspect appeared to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    15-year-old killed in Wasilla collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 08, 20:19

    A 15-year-old has died after being struck by a vehicle while he was out walking. The teen, identified as Austin Edenfield, was walking on the shoulder of Pittman Road Monday afternoon when a southbound vehicle struck him, according to Alaska State Troopers. Troopers were notified of the collision just after 3 p.m. When they arrived […]

  • Web Exclusives

    Update on Joe Vigil

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 08, 18:59

    As many of you have noticed, Joe Vigil has been absent from our newscasts since November. Joe underwent surgery for colorectal cancer last year and it was successful in removing the cancer. But there have been complications from surgery that were not anticipated by either Joe or his doctors. As a result he needs a […]

  • Alaska News

    MSU student from Anchorage dies on skiing trip

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 07, 15:56

    The body of 20-year-old Nathaniel “Alex” Wright was found in Hyalite Canyon in Montana after he was reported overdue from a skiing trip. Wright’s girlfriend notified authorities of his absence on Feb. 4 just before 11 p.m., according to Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office. Wright, who was from Anchorage, was studying at Montana State University. He […]

  • Crime

    Big Lake man arrested for burglary and assault

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 07, 15:30

    A man has been arrested for robbing some Big Lake residents and then assaulting them, according to an online Alaska State Trooper dispatch. Troopers responded to the couple’s Ronnie Court residence around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday to investigate a report of a disturbance. Their investigation revealed 25-year-old Jeremiah DeSilva broke into the home, stole some […]

  • Crime

    UPDATE: Defendant in homicide case claims self defense

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 07, 14:59

    Last updated Mon. Feb. 7, 4:45 p.m. The Washington man accused of killing his coworker in Kodiak told police he shot him in self defense. Kodiak police received a 911 call shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday from a friend of the victim, 25-year-old Welton Daniel Albers, of Texas, saying he’d been shot several times on the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AST: Snowmobile crash seriously injures Houston man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 07, 10:32

    A 29-year-old Houston resident was seriously injured in a snowmobile crash on Saturday night, Alaska State Troopers say. Troopers responded to Backhaus Street in Houston at 11:38 p.m. after being notified of a collision, according to an online dispatch. They found Nickolas Eull, who had been riding his Ski Doo snowmobile when it struck an […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    40 years later: AFD officials honor the memory of fireman killed in fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 06, 17:38

      ANCHORAGE — On Feb. 6, 1976, a fire broke out at the Bi-Lo Supermarket on Muldoon Road just after midnight. Anchorage Fire Department Engine 6 was the first unit to arrive at the scene and included 23-year-old firefighter Charles “Chuck” Whitethorn, according to AFD. The fire was upgraded and other fire teams from AFD […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Man killed in Eagle River fire identified

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 05, 19:54

    Last Updated: Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at 08:15 p.m. One person is dead following a house fire in Eagle River Friday evening, authorities confirm. The Anchorage Fire Department received the call at 6:47 p.m., according to AFD spokesperson John See. The caller stated that they thought a person was trapped inside the house. According to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Man accused of using local minor to make child porn pleads not guilty to all charges

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 05, 17:21

    New details have emerged from an Anchorage Police Department investigation that lead to the arrest of Christopher Olson, the 31-year-old Anchorage man charged with 27 counts relating to child porn and sexual abuse of a local minor. Since his arrest, police learned Olson was his victim’s babysitter, according to court documents. Authorities discovered 14 videos on his […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD sweetens incentives for certified law enforcement willing to transfer

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 05, 14:43

      ANCHORAGE – The Anchorage Police Department has a new tool to boost its numbers. On Friday, Chief Chris Tolley announced via video that one of the three training academies hosted by APD this year will be exclusively open to people with Alaskan law enforcement experience. Otherwise known as lateral recruiting, the training will last about […]

  • Alaska News

    AST looking for missing North Pole woman

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 05, 12:22

    NORTH POLE — Alaska State Troopers are searching for a 31-year-old woman missing from North Pole. AST received a report of a missing person just before 3 a.m. Friday morning. A release identified the woman as Samantha Bergman, who went missing from her home around 5 p.m. Thursday. Troopers believe that Bergman is still in the […]

  • Fairbanks

    Man escapes from Fairbanks halfway house

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 05, 11:51

    Troopers say a man escaped from a Fairbanks halfway house Thursday night — by simply walking away. According to a release, Northstar Center contacted the Alaska State Troopers to report that 24-year-old Byron Toovak had “walked away from the facility.” AST’s investigation found that Byron left the facility sometime between 8:45 and 11:15 Thursday night. […]