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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AFD calls Div. of Forestry, JBER for assistance with wildfire near East Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 29, 18:01

    The Anchorage Fire Department is responding to a wildfire just less than a mile from an East Anchorage neighborhood. The fire was first reported at 5:25 p.m., according to fire dispatchers. AFD Fire Chief Denis LeBlanc said the fire was located on military land and was difficult to reach, so the department has reached out […]

  • Alaska News

    Dead whale found stuck on cruise ship docking in Seward

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 29, 17:26

    A dead humpback whale was found on the bow of a Holland America cruise ship Sunday morning in Seward. The Seward City News reported the Zaandam arrived at the Alaska Railroad terminal with what was initially believed to be juvenile humpback whale on the bulbous, lower bow. The whale has since been tentatively identified as […]

  • Alaska News

    DOF battles two wildfires near McGrath, one covers roughly 100 acres

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 29, 17:05

    The Alaska Division of Forestry is battling two wildfires near McGrath, including one that has grown to nearly 100 acres. The larger fire, known as the Medfra fire, was reported at 10:25 a.m. and “started in an old burn area and spread into an unburned area with fresh fuel.” The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center reports […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Firefighter: Grass fire at Glenn Highway ramp may have been started by cigarette

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 29, 15:20

    An Anchorage firefighter at the scene of a small grass fire near the Glenn Highway Sunday told KTVA it may have been started by a cigarette butt thrown out of a passing vehicle. The fire was first reported to the fire department at 2:25 p.m., according to fire dispatchers. The fire was out less than […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Missing girl may be with her mother, who has no legal custody

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 29, 14:53

    The Anchorage Police Department is searching for an 8-year-old girl whose mother has warrants for her arrest and doesn’t have legal custody of the girl. Nayla Demings was last seen at her father’s house on E Fifth Avenue around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday. Her father has full legal custody of Nayla and police said in […]

  • Alaska News

    Czech Republic man dies on Denali after 1,500-foot fall

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 29, 12:02

    A Czech Republic man died Saturday evening while skiing on Denali, according to the National Park Service. Pavel Michut, 45, “fell roughly 1,500 feet from an elevation of 17,000 feet” on the Messner Couloir route, NPS spokeswoman Maureen Gualtieri said in a statement Sunday. “The event was witnessed by multiple parties at the 14,200-foot camp […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police identify body found at Ship Creek

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 27, 8:30

    Updated at 8:32 a.m. on Friday, May 27 Police have identified the body of a man found last week on an island in the middle of Ship Creek as 45-year-old Dennis Haroldsen. In a release from the Anchorage Police Department on Friday morning, they reiterated statements that there were no immediate signs of foul play. […]

  • Crime

    Drunk man steals front end loader, smashes it into liquor store and runs from police

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 27, 7:45

    An intoxicated man led Anchorage police on a chase early Thursday morning after stealing a front end loader from a construction site, then crashing it into a liquor store and stealing booze. Police were called to the Brown Jug Liquor store at 2200 Northern Lights Blvd. around 3:20 a.m. Thursday after a citizen reported someone […]

  • Crime

    Two men arrested in connection with East Anchorage shootings

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 26, 12:25

    The Anchorage Police Department has arrested and charged two men in connection with two East Anchorage shootings Thursday. According to a release from APD, both shootings happened just after 11 a.m. Thursday. Police said they were first notified of an incident involving a gun at the 4300 block of E. 9th Avenue. Police were told […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    After large outage, MEA restores power to all customers

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 25, 22:35

    Last updated at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 26 Just before 9 a.m. Thursday, the Matanuska Electric Association shared on Twitter that all customers affected by a large outage had their power restored. All power has been restored. Damage to a major transmission line sure caused problems! Thank you for your patience over the past […]

  • Crime

    Shooting at South Anchorage gas station leaves 1 dead

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 25, 21:25

    Last updated at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 26 Anchorage police have charged 23-year-old Andrew Robertson-Goughnour for the shooting death of 19-year-old Brandon Merritt near the gas pumps at the Holiday on Abbott Road Wednesday evening. He’s been charged with murder in the first and second degree. [View complete update] Original Story The Anchorage Police […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Town Square Park fountain will be removed to address public safety concerns

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 25, 14:49

    Anchorage’s Town Square Park fountain will soon be taken down in an effort by the municipality to combat public safety concerns, according to Mayor Ethan Berkowitz. “This fountain is a way of camouflaging criminal activity that I don’t think we just need to tolerate,” Berkowitz said. The mayor made the announcement late-Wednesday morning inside of […]

  • Crime

    Goose Creek DOC officer charged with drug distribution conspiracy

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 24, 21:41

    A Department of Corrections officer assigned to Goose Creek Correctional Complex in Wasilla was charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession of a controlled substance. DOC officials contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation earlier this month when they began to suspect one of their officers, 32-year-old Adam Spindler, was distributing drugs to inmates at GCCC, […]

  • Crime

    Hydaburg VPSO saves family from ax attack

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 24, 16:33

    Alaska State Troopers say a Village Public Safety Officer single handedly stopped an ax attack in Hydaburg and took the suspect into custody early Monday morning. The VPSO responded to a home around 6:30 a.m. after receiving a report that an intoxicated 51-year-old Richard Carle had used an ax to break down the front door […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AST suspends Eklutna Lake search for missing kayaker

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

    After shutting down the pump for the Municipality of Anchorage water supply intake, Alaska State Troopers stated Tuesday they were not able to find any evidence of a kayaker that went missing in Eklutna Lake on May 16, leading to a suspension of the search. The kayaker, 20-year-old Robert Brown of Texas, was reported missing near the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    BP plans to sell Midtown Anchorage office building

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 23, 17:56

    A BP spokesperson says the company has decided to sell its property on the corner of Benson Boulevard and Seward Highway and lease office space from the new owner. “This is a real estate transaction under which we become tenants rather than owners of the office building,” the spokesperson said, explaining the company would remain […]

  • Crime

    2 indicted in check fraud scheme, 1 still at large

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 23, 16:22

    One of two suspects in a fraud case is in custody, while the whereabouts of the other is unknown, according to the U.S. Attorney of Alaska. A grand jury indicted 24-year-old Victoria Kosetatino and 31-year-old Jeremy Tamapola on 22 counts related to the misuse of stolen bank checks between December 2015 and April, according to […]

  • Crime

    Jury convicts man accused of 2014 sexual assault in elevator

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 23, 15:25

    An Anchorage man is awaiting sentencing after a jury convicted him of second-degree assault against a woman suffering from injuries sustained in a crash. The case against 30-year-old John Robert Douglas started nearly 2 years ago on May 30, 2014. He attacked a woman in an elevator in a building on Fifth Avenue, groping her […]

  • Alaska News

    Body found in Costa Rica may be missing Alaska man Cody Dial

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 23, 7:55

    A body found deep in the jungles of Costa Rica may be an Anchorage man who went missing nearly two years ago, according to officials. Cody Roman Dial, 27, set off to explore Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica in mid-2014 and was never heard from again. His father, Dr. Roman Dial, […]

  • Only in Alaska

    VIDEO: Bear munches on bird feeder

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 22, 20:00

    Video by Scott Reul A hungry black bear was caught on camera eating a bird feeder in an Eagle River neighborhood. “I heard knocking noises coming from the front door so I checked it out and saw him on the porch,” said Scott Reul, who shot the video. “After he got into the feeder, he […]