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  • Alaska News

    Is trick-or-treating a danger to pets? Tips to keep animals safe on Halloween

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 27, 7:07

    Halloween is a fun holiday for many families — dressing up, trick-or-treating, scary thrills. For some of our furry family members, however, the holiday can provide a number of opportunities for danger. “From decorations to holiday treats, many of the things that make Halloween fun for people can be scary and even deadly to pets,” […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Neighborhood app highlights trick-or-treating hot spots

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 26, 21:14

    Alaskans can find the best spots to trick or treat this Halloween, thanks to the online “neighborhood” Nextdoor. Nextdoor is a social media site and app that connects neighbors for things like events, yard sales, missing pets and even local crime. For Halloween, it’s promoting a treat map showing other Nextdoor users who have indicated they […]

  • Crime

    Troopers: Wasilla man set bedroom on fire, assaulted family members

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 26, 15:42

    Alaska State Troopers say a man set a bedroom on fire in a Wasilla home Tuesday night. Troopers arrested the man, 20-year-old Mose Falaniko, at the home on W. Hoot Hollow Circle. They first responded to the home when someone reported a disturbance at 10:19 p.m., according to an online dispatch. Falaniko allegedly assaulted family […]

  • Crime

    Police: Eagle River resident robbed at gunpoint helps find thieves using ‘Find My iPhone’ feature

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 26, 14:39

    ANCHORAGE — Two people were found and arrested by Anchorage police Tuesday evening after a robbery victim tracked his stolen smartphone to their location. In a release Wednesday, police said they received a call around 8 p.m. from an Eagle River resident who had been robbed at gunpoint after taking money from a gas station ATM. After […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage Assembly opens the floor for commentary on Berkowitz’ 2017 budget

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 23:06

    The Anchorage Assembly held the first public discussion on the municipality’s budget for 2017 on Tuesday night. The big question — how to fill the “$40 million hole” left by a large decrease in funding from the state, which is battling through its own budget deficit. In the mayor’s proposed budget, a number of cuts […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Large fire damages trailer on A Street

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 22:34

    ANCHORAGE — A detached trailer in midtown Anchorage was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene Tuesday night. The fire, which was visible for several blocks, was reported at 9:09 p.m., according to a statement from the Anchorage Fire Department. A dozen units responded to the fire on the 2600 block of A […]

  • Fairbanks

    Fairbanks police chief put back on administrative leave by new mayor

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 17:45

    In one of his first official acts as the new mayor of Fairbanks, Mayor Jim Matherly placed Police Chief Randall Aragon back on paid administrative leave, effective immediately. The Fairbanks Police Department issued a statement Tuesday announcing the move. Aragon was originally placed on administrative leave in September while the city investigated claims of conflict […]

  • Crime

    Man accused of murder extradited to Alaska to face trial

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 17:34

    Riek Gat made his first appearance in Alaska court on Tuesday for his alleged role in an August murder. Gat was extradited from West Virginia, where he fled soon after 22-year-old Michael Mitchell’s murder. Mitchell was shot multiple times in the head and chest and left to die on Campbell Airstrip Road. He was found […]

  • Alaska News

    DOT: Whittier tunnel closed due to rockfall

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 17:19

    Updated at 7:07 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26 A rockfall inside the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, which provides access to Whittier, forced the tunnel’s closure Tuesday, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said at least one large rock fell overnight and was discovered in the tunnel Tuesday morning. […]

  • Alaska News

    Olympian Alev Kelter to speak at Alaska Women’s Summit

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 15:31

    Olympian Alev Kelter is back home in Alaska. She competed in the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Brazil on the women’s rugby team. Emily Carlson sat down with her to discuss her experience in Rio de Janeiro and what’s next for the Alaska athlete. Both Carlson and Kelter will be speaking at the 2016 Alaska […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police respond to vehicle versus pedestrian hit-and-run

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 9:13

    The Anchorage Police Department (APD) is asking for help locating the driver of a sedan involved in a midtown Anchorage hit-and-run. According to APD, the collision was reported at 8:53 a.m., at A Street and Benson Boulevard. The vehicle ran a red light and struck the pedestrian, who had the right of way, police said. […]

  • Crime

    APD: Robbers hit 2 Holiday Gas Stations

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 7:50

    Two early morning robberies at Anchorage Holiday Gas Stations are under investigation. The first robbery took place a 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at a gas station on Huffman Road, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department (APD). Police were told two armed males, wearing black clothing and masks, entered the store with guns and demanded money, […]

  • Crime

    Police identify man killed in Government Hill homicide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 0:25

    Last updated at 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25 The Anchorage Police Department (APD) has released the identity of a 29-year-old man who was shot and killed in Government Hill, late-Monday night, as Ian Alex Bobich. As of Tuesday evening, police said no arrests had been made. Just before 11 p.m., Monday police dispatch received […]

  • Crime

    APD: Man remains in critical condition after late-night Holiday shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 24, 23:23

    Last updated at 8:11 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25 The Anchorage Police Department has interviewed the man who shot and critically injured another man outside of a Holiday Gas Station on Lake Otis Parkway, near East 68th Avenue, but police have not pressed charges, the department said. In an update from the department Tuesday morning, they […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska Republican Party claims Joe Miller violated election laws

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 24, 20:05

    Last updated at 10:20 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24 The Alaska Republican Party chairman announced a complaint Monday against former party member Joe Miller, saying he violated election laws while running for U.S. Senate as a Libertarian. Chairman Tuckerman Babcock’s complaint to the Office of General Counsel lists a number of alleged violations, including Miller’s use of […]

  • Crime

    Troopers: Tribal police officer arrested for evidence theft and assault

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 24, 18:59

    Alaska State Troopers say they arrested a tribal police officer (TPO) after he stole alcohol being held as evidence, drank it and then fought a man, putting him in the hospital. Troopers were first called to the village of Kongiganak around 5 p.m. on Thursday to investigate a fight, according to an online dispatch. One of […]

  • US/World

    Investigators say Jane Doe found in Wisconsin may have lived in Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 24, 15:51

    “In the early morning of July 21, 1999 a man walking his dog along a rural road in Racine County, Wisconsin was the first person to find a young female, dead, left alone, along the edge of a cornfield.” –National Center for Missing & Exploited Children This is the scene described in a plea from the National Center […]

  • U.S. Politics

    2016 November election: When, where and how to cast your ballot

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 23, 18:54

    The 2016 November election is right around the corner. Early voting kicks off on Monday, Oct. 24 — just over two weeks before Election Day on Nov. 8. Who am I voting for? This is a big election year. Voters will have a number of candidates to choose from for their district’s state legislative representatives, […]

  • Crime

    Police seek surveillance footage of early morning shooting near Spenard

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 23, 18:36

    No one was injured in a Sunday morning shooting near Spenard, but Anchorage police say a parked vehicle was damaged by at least one bullet. In a statement about the incident, police said they are hoping residents in the area of Eureka Street and W 32nd Avenue will be able to provide surveillance footage or information […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers: Kasilof man killed in late-night crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 23, 14:15

    A Kasilof man died in a single-vehicle wreck late Saturday night, Alaska State Troopers report. Someone reported the wreck on Kalifornsky Beach Road to troopers around 11:40 p.m. and did not know where the driver of the vehicle was, according to an online dispatch. When troopers arrived less than 20 minutes later, they found the […]