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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Anchorage teen missing for more than a month found safe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 06, 7:58

    Police in Anchorage announced early Tuesday morning that 14-year-old Mary Rotzler was located by the Alaska State Troopers in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and is safe. The East High School freshman ran away from home on Nov. 1. Her mother told KTVA that Rotzler has a drug and alcohol addiction and was about to begin treatment — part of the […]

  • Crime

    UPDATE: 3 wounded in Spenard shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 05, 20:03

    Last updated at 8:56 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5 The Anchorage Police Department is investigating a shooting that left at least one person injured. The shooting was reported at 7:30 p.m. on West 30th Avenue, according to APD spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. She said a male victim was transported to the hospital for emergency surgery following the […]

  • US/World

    M/V Susitna arrives in the Philippines

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 05, 16:53

    The Alaska ferry M/V Susitna arrived safely at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone in the Philippines on Friday, according to local news sources. The vessel was sold by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in June. PRC paid $1.75 million for the M/V Susitna, which cost around $80 million to build. According […]

  • Alaska News

    Juneau police investigate student’s alleged threats of school shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 05, 16:51

    The Juneau Police Department says a threat was made against a local high school over the weekend, prompting the department to dispatch officers to area schools on Monday as a reassurance to the community. While no arrests have been made, Juneau police say they have identified and interviewed a 17-year-old Thunder Mountain High School student for […]

  • Crime

    Police find stolen truck abandoned after owner shot at alleged thieves

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 05, 15:42

    Updated at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 Police in Anchorage have located a stolen truck that was damaged during a shooting involving its owner and two alleged thieves. The Anchorage Police Department issued a statement Tuesday morning that a maroon 1999 GMC pickup, reported stolen on Dec. 2, was found by police last night near East 20th […]

  • Crime

    Court documents detail disappearance, slaying of Palmer teen

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 05, 14:46

    Sixteen-year-old David Grunwald was beaten, kidnapped and forcefully walked into the woods before he was shot and killed by a single bullet from a 9 mm gun, according to a criminal complaint filed Saturday. Accused of his death in the court documents is another teen, 16-year-old Erick Almandinger. Grunwald was missing for nearly a month before […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Popular Anchorage hot dog vendor dead in apparent suicide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 05, 12:18

    A well-known Anchorage hot dog vendor was found dead in an apparent suicide, Anchorage police confirmed Monday morning. Michael Roy Anderson was scheduled to begin trial for sexual assault, and related crimes, against a female employee on Monday. Anchorage Police Department spokesperson Anita Shell said a neighbor of Anderson’s called police at 4:52 p.m. Sunday. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Public invited to speak at People Mover meetings

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 04, 21:53

    Anchorage municipal transit officials plan to overhaul the People Mover bus system. A series of meetings were held in November to allow the public to voice their thoughts on the proposed changes, and anyone who wasn’t able to to attend will be able to do so at additional meetings scheduled throughout December. The proposals include cutting […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Found: Police say ‘vulnerable’ Anchorage woman is safe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 04, 11:05

    Updated at 11:33 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 5 A woman being sought by police was found Sunday afternoon and is safe, according to the Anchorage Police Department (APD). The Anchorage Police Department asked for the public’s help in locating Mary Mortenson, 27, whom police described as a vulnerable adult. Before being found, she was last […]

  • Alaska News

    Bethel fire investigation reveals 2 bodies, police say

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 03, 14:42

    Last updated at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 Two Bethel residents were found dead inside their home after a fire early Saturday morning. Bethel police and fire personnel responded to the fire in the area of Trailer Court just after 1 a.m. and quickly extinguished it, according to a statement from Bethel Police Department […]

  • Weather News

    Sitka airport closed after storm forced rocks, debris onto runway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 03, 14:13

    The Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport was closed for several hours Friday when a storm forced rocks and other debris onto the runway. High winds and heavy seas were blamed for the debris, which stretched across the runway for much of the day, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. “The airport is […]

  • Crime

    Troopers discover remains believed to be those of missing Palmer teen, David Grunwald

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 03, 11:55

    Last updated at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 Alaska State Troopers say it is likely the remains of missing 16-year-old David Grunwald have been found. Additionally, at least one teenager now faces charges of kidnapping and murder in connection to the case. Human remains were found in the Knik River Road area near Palmer around […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Electrical fire displaces 3 from Debarr Road home

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 03, 11:20

    A fire displaced three people in East Anchorage early Saturday morning, according to the Anchorage Fire Department. At least a dozen units responded to the fire at the Glacier Terrace Trailer Park, located near 4110 Debarr Road, just after 3 a.m., according to assistant fire Chief Erich Scheunemann. The fire was under control within half […]

  • Crime

    UPDATE: Stabbing victim went to Brother Francis Shelter after attack near 5th and Gamble

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 03, 11:14

    Last updated at 2:46 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 The Anchorage Police Department says new information shows a stabbing that was believed to have occurred at the Brother Francis Shelter early Saturday morning may have actually taken place in the area of Fifth Avenue and Gamble Street. The stabbing was reported just before 1 a.m., […]

  • Fairbanks

    Silver Alert: Troopers seek whereabouts of 89-year-old Fairbanks man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 03, 10:45

    Last updated at 1:38 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 An 89-year-old man’s disappearance has prompted a Silver Alert from the Alaska Department of Safety. R “Andy” O’Grady was last seen near the area of Phillips Field Road and Peger Road in Fairbanks, according to the alert, which was issued around 2 a.m. on Saturday. In […]

  • Alaska News

    New details in Juneau officer-involved shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 03, 10:11

    Last updated at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 The Juneau Police Department has provided new details into the shooting involving two of its officers and a local man. The man was transported to Seattle for treatment after one of the officers shot him, according to police. Juneau police issued a statement about the incident […]

  • Crime

    Man who stabbed Fred Meyer employee indicted on assault, robbery charges

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 02, 12:20

    A 31-year-old Anchorage man who stabbed a security guard at the Midtown Fred Meyer was indicted by a grand jury on assault and robbery charges Thursday, according to a Friday release from the District Attorney’s Office. The criminal complaint states Steven Treadway was approached by a Fred Meyer loss prevention officer on Nov. 20 because the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Pedestrians struck by taxi downtown expected to survive, no citations issued

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 01, 16:51

    Three pedestrians struck by a taxi cab near Bean’s Cafe remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon, but were expected to survive, according to the Anchorage Police Department (APD). In an updated release issued Thursday, APD said two males and one female began to move across a crosswalk on Third Avenue, near Karluk Street, around 6 […]

  • Crime

    Police looking for suspect accused of robbing Anchorage Walgreens

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 01, 13:08

    The Anchorage Police Department (APD) sent out an alert Thursday asking for the public’s assistance in finding a young man charged with robbing a Walgreens store. Police have issued an arrest warrant for Jamal Hall, 21. He faces charges of first-degree felony robbery third-degree assault for an incident that took place last Saturday at the Walgreens store […]

  • Weather News

    Snow falls in Anchorage with more on the way

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 01, 8:35

    Updated at 10:37 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 Just hours into December, Anchorage has already picked up more snow this month than October and November combined, with 5.1 inches recorded since midnight. This is also about twice as much as the December 2015 total of 2.6 inches. This brings the 2016-2017 snow season total to […]