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  • Crime

    Ketchikan resident comes home to find man with gun

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 22, 6:53

    A home invasion resulted in a standoff between an Alabama man and troopers in Ketchikan early Sunday morning. At around 4:45 a.m., the Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan responded to a report of a burglary and assault at a residence near Mile 6 of the South Tongass Highway, according to an online AST dispatch posted […]

  • Crime

    Soldotna woman with 3 kids in car arrested for DUI

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 21, 18:13

    A woman is in custody after she was pulled over Saturday night on the Kenai Spur Highway for driving impaired with children in the vehicle. At about 9 p.m., the Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol responded to a REDDI report of “an intoxicated motorist with children in the car,” according to an online AST dispatch posted […]

  • Crime

    1 injured in downtown Anchorage shooting near PlayHouse bar

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 21, 13:49

    One person was injured in a shooting in downtown Anchorage early Sunday morning. At about 2:15 a.m., officers were called to a shooting in the area of 420 W. Third Ave., according to a statement from the Anchorage Police Department. The incident occurred near the PlayHouse bar, APD spokeswoman Anita Shell said in an email. At […]

  • Crime

    2 arrested in connection with $30K stolen from Alaska fish hatchery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 20, 18:39

    Two Palmer men are in custody in connection with a burglary that occurred at an Alaskan fish hatchery last month. On Nov. 8, Alaska State Troopers were notified that $30,000 worth of steel, aluminum and copper had been stolen from the Eklutna Tailrace fish hatchery. The suspects also caused approximately $30,000 worth of damage by “cutting through walls […]

  • Local

    Man fatally struck, trapped under vehicle near downtown Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 20, 14:58

    Updated Sunday, Dec. 21 A man is dead after a pedestrian-involved crash near downtown Anchorage early Saturday morning. At around 2:30 a.m., police and medics responded to the collision near the 1400 block of 12th Avenue. The 911 caller stated that a man delivering newspapers had struck a pedestrian, according to a statement from the Anchorage […]

  • Local

    ‘Shop with a Cop, Shop with a Firefighter’ brings Christmas cheer

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 19, 21:28

    For many of Anchorage’s homeless kids, interactions with police officers or firefighters happen during less-than-happy times. A local program called “Shop with a Cop, Shop with a Firefighter” aims to change that. Now in its fifteenth year, the Friday event gave 50 kids the opportunity to go Christmas shopping with a partner in uniform. Everything […]

  • State

    Willow fire displaces Iditarod musher, dogs

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 19, 17:39

    An Iditarod musher, her husband and dogs were temporarily left out in the cold after a fire destroyed their Willow home Friday. Neither Jaimee nor Justin High were home when the blaze broke out, and the 24 sled dogs kept at the property were unharmed by the fire. For now, the couple is staying with […]

  • Local

    Bomb threat delays T-Bird Classic

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 19, 15:06

    East High School was briefly placed on lockdown — then evacuated — following a bomb threat Friday afternoon, according to the Anchorage School District. School was not in session Friday, but the T-Bird Classic basketball tournament drew dozens of high school athletes and spectators to the high school gym. Heidi Embley, a spokeswoman for the […]

  • Crime

    Man sentenced in 2013 DUI death

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 19, 12:24

    A 24-year-old man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Friday for killing a 20-year-old woman while driving drunk in 2013. While driving north on Boniface Parkway near DeBarr Road in June 2013, Lane Douglas Wyatt ran a red light and slammed into a car driven by Citari Townes-Sweatt. Townes-Sweatt, the driver, was killed in the collision. […]

  • State

    Laptop drive collects computers for foster kids

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 18, 18:38

    This holiday season, an Alaska group is stepping forward to help give local foster kids a leg up on their education. Facing Foster Care in Alaska — an organization comprised of youth and alumni of the state’s foster care system — recently launched its “Laptops 4 Foster Youth” drive, which aims to provide donated laptops […]

  • Crime

    Mat-Su heroin trafficking investigation leads to arrests, drug seizures

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 18, 11:40

    Two people are in custody and $400,000 worth of heroin was seized after authorities launched an investigation into heroin trafficking in the Mat-Su Valley, authorities say. Tuesday, a federal grand jury indicted 37-year-old Seneca Neal of Anchorage and 40-year-old Lamon Washington of Fairbanks for heroin distribution and conspiracy to distribute more than a kilogram of the […]

  • Local

    Police: 13-year-old runaway located

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 17, 15:03

    Update: Thursday, Dec. 18 Kayleas Gray was located and is safe, police say. Original story Anchorage police are seeking the public’s help finding a 13-year-old runaway. Kayleas Gray was last seen at her Chugach Way residence Tuesday night. She was reported missing Wednesday morning around 8 a.m., according to a statement from the Anchorage Police […]

  • US/World

    Wasilla pilot killed in Montana plane crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 17, 13:01

    A 33-year-old Wasilla man was killed in a small plane crash in northwest Montana, authorities say. Brett Thoft, the pilot of the Piper aircraft, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said in a release. His passenger, Lake County resident Tim Schauss, was flown to a hospital where he was listed in critical […]

  • Local

    Police identify homeless woman found unconscious in tent near Bean’s Cafe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 17, 12:15

    Last Updated Dec 17, 2014 12:15 PM Anchorage Police have identified the homeless woman who was found unconscious inside a tent near Bean’s Cafe Saturday as 46-year-old Dorothy Marie Noel. An initial investigation revealed no signs of ‘foul play’ in Noel’s death, according to a statement released Wednesday by APD spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. Next of kin […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Anchorage wins $25,000 concert grant

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 17, 8:35

    The Anchorage Downtown Partnership’s Live After Five summer concert series is getting a big financial boost. The organization won the Levitt AMP Grant Award, which is worth $25,000. Anchorage is one of 10 small to mid-sized cities across the country to receive the money. Anchorage Downtown Partnership staff had to put together a proposal highlighting […]

  • Local

    Assembly votes against ordinance to ban marijuana sales in Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 16, 22:54

    Tuesday evening, the Anchorage Assembly voted against an ordinance that would ban commercial marijuana sales in the municipality. Alaskans approved Ballot Measure 2 in the Nov. 4 election. But local governments — like the Anchorage Assembly — have the ability to opt out of the new state law to legalize marijuana, which is how the ordinance […]

  • Crime

    Ex-boyfriend indicted for murder of Anchorage resident Irma Williams

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 16, 18:15

    Last Updated Dec. 17, 2014 3:20 PM Michael Memeo, charged for murder in connection with the death of Anchorage resident Irma Williams, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday. Memeo’s bail was set at $500,000 cash, plus a third-party custodian. His trial is set for Mar. 9. Original story After weeks of investigation, police have […]

  • State

    Obama says Bristol Bay is off limits from future drilling

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 16, 15:30

    President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that Bristol Bay is off limits to consideration for oil and gas leasing. Under the federal Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the ruling indefinitely extends Obama’s 2010 decision, which temporarily withdrew the Bristol Bay area from oil and gas development. That decision was set to expire in 2017. In a YouTube video […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Google announces Anchorage’s top searches for this year

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 16, 14:52

    What do Jennifer Lawrence, the Iditarod and Ebola all have in common? They’re all among Anchorage’s top Google searches for 2014. As part of the corporation’s Year in Search, Google compiled hundreds of top-10 lists from dozens of countries. Globally, top searches included Robin Williams, the World Cup, Ebola, Malaysia Airlines and the ALS Ice Bucket […]

  • Local

    SUV rams into East Anchorage restaurant

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 16, 8:58

    The driver of a sport utility vehicle crashed into an East Anchorage restaurant Monday afternoon. No one was hurt — even the driver refused medical assistance — after the Lexus smashed through the front of the Tropical Latin Food Restaurant, located on Boniface Parkway near the Glenn Highway. A building inspector was called to assess […]