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  • Crime

    Police: Fairbanks mother killed by ex-boyfriend in apparent murder-suicide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 23, 15:13

    Fairbanks police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that took place in a residence sometime Wednesday afternoon, according to a press release issued Thursday. The victim, 24-year-old Vanessa Reese, and her estranged boyfriend, 26-year-old Thien Tran, were found dead from gunshot wounds inside Tran’s home. “The preliminary investigation indicates that Tran shot Reese then killed himself,” Fairbanks Police […]

  • Health

    State notes increase in newborns suffering from mothers’ opioid use during pregnancy

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 23, 10:33

    A new report from the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) says the rate of newborns exposed to opiates during pregnancy is on the rise. Symptoms of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) typically begin manifesting within 24 hours of birth, according to the DHSS report, although it may take as long as a week. “NAS […]

  • Alaska News

    AST: Deaths of 2 Soldotna people found dead in Bronco an accident

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 22, 13:31

    The deaths of two people, found dead in a burned Bronco last year, have been ruled accidental, according to Alaska State Troopers. In an online dispatch, the agency wrote that impairment and carbon monoxide inhalation were factors in Daniel Duck and Joni Pearcy’s deaths. On Nov. 20, Soldotna troopers received a missing persons for Duck […]

  • Alaska News

    Attorney: Some victims, witnesses of crimes may not feel safe coming forward under immigration changes

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 21, 21:33

    Robin Bronen is an Anchorage attorney and the executive director of the Alaska Institute for Justice, which works to protect human rights, refugees and immigrants, among other things. She sat down with Joe Vigil to discuss recently released guidelines from the Department of Homeland Security regarding immigration and deportation. Bronen said one concern with the new […]

  • Iditarod

    Meet the KTVA Iditarod team

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

    While mushers finish preparing their dog teams to take on the Iditarod, a KTVA team is gathering their gear and packing their bags to take on the trail, too. The KTVA crew won’t be traveling by sled, but by plane, helicopter and snowmachine. They’ll be documenting the historic race from the sky and by foot. […]

  • Crime

    Suspect arraigned on new charges related to deadly shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 21, 21:06

    A man accused of killing an Anchorage 19-year-old appeared in court Tuesday on two new charges in the case. Christopher Birotte, 23, was arraigned for first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder in connection to a Jan. 24 shooting that resulted in the death of Tiwan Johnson. Birotte was previously arraigned on other charges of second-degree […]

  • Health

    Recalled cheeses sold in Alaska, state officials say

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 21, 17:33

    The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Facebook Tuesday that recently recalled cheese products have been sold in Alaska. The Biery Cheese Co. voluntarily recalled its specialty Longhorn Colby cheese products because of a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to a notice on the Food and Drug Administration’s website. The company was notified of the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    South Anchorage High students wear green to honor classmate who died

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 21, 16:55

    Students at an Anchorage high school went to class in green on Tuesday in memory of a classmate who died Monday. Trevor Noble, 18, died in his south Anchorage home Monday morning. Police say he and his family were overcome by carbon monoxide in the home, likely caused by a boiler in the garage below where Noble […]

  • Crime

    Juneau teen charged in connection with BB gun damage to 6 businesses

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 20, 21:50

    A Juneau teenager was jailed in connection to broken windows and doors at multiple businesses, which amounted to roughly $8,700 in damage. A Juneau police officer was flagged down around 8 a.m. on Saturday to investigate a broken window at the Alaskan Fudge Company, which is located on Franklin Street. “A glass pane from the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    March in support of Planned Parenthood ends at offices of Alaska’s US senators

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 20, 19:09

    Monday, protesters rallied together in downtown Anchorage in fear of losing what they call a vital service in our state. About 200 Planned Parenthood supporters marched from the Delany Park Strip to the offices of our two U.S. senators, Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan. Protesters said they are worried that the lawmakers will defund the organization. […]

  • Military

    Alaska House passes bill protecting reemployment rights for some National Guardsmen

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 20, 15:17

    The Alaska House of Representatives passed a bill Monday that would protect reemployment rights for Alaskans serving with National Guard units from other states. A statement from Rep. Chris Tuck’s office explained that current federal law protects reemployment rights for Guardsmen called away for federal duty and Alaska law covers Alaskans called into federal service […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Fatal carbon monoxide event likely caused by heating system in garage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 20, 10:59

    Last updated at 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 One person was killed and seven others hospitalized after a dangerously high level of carbon monoxide built up in the garage of a south Anchorage home Monday. The buildup appears to be caused by a boiler in the garage, according to Anchorage Police Department (APD) spokesperson Renee […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers kill Big Lake man allegedly threatening to kill small child

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 20, 7:52

    Last updated at 6:58 a.m. on Feb. 20 Alaska State Troopers have released the identity of the agency’s Special Emergency Reaction Team officer who fired the fatal shot as Lt. James Helgoe. He has worked for the Alaska Department of Public Safety for 17 years. Original story posted at 8:32 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 Alaska State Troopers […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Fire truck damaged in Glenn Highway collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 19, 19:38

    Traffic was delayed for hours on the Glenn Highway Sunday as weather conditions led to a number of collisions, including a crash between a Chugiak Volunteer Fire and Rescue vehicle and an SUV. Assistant chief of operations Virginia McMichael said a large SUV slid and hit the left side of the fire engine, which was parked […]

  • Military

    Alaska military personnel honored at ASYMCA banquet

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 19, 15:02

    A dozen outstanding Alaska military members were honored Saturday night at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in an annual event. The annual Armed Services YMCA Salute to the Military recognizes 12 enlisted service members representing each branch of the military in Alaska, including active duty personnel, the National Guard and the reserves. Among this year’s […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    2 people transported for treatment, 15 displaced following apartment fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 18, 14:40

    Last updated at 6:33 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 Anchorage Deputy Fire Chief Jodie Hettrick says two people were transported to a hospital after they were rescued from a two-alarm fire in an apartment building Saturday afternoon. Fire officials were first notified of the fire at 1:01 p.m., according to Hettrick. She said more than 30 […]

  • Iditarod

    Brent Sass drops out of Iditarod 2017 lineup

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 18, 12:48

    The Iditarod Trail Committee announced late Friday night that a well-known name in the mushing community would not be hitting the trail for this year’s race. Without further explanation, the ITC made the announcement of 35-year-old Brent Sass’ voluntary withdrawal from the 2017 lineup on Facebook. Sass scratched from the 2017 Yukon Quest in Central on […]

  • Crime

    Troopers investigate Fairbanks shooting, robbery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 17, 14:44

    Early Friday morning, a 22-year-old man showed up at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Although his injury was serious, Alaska State Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters said, he was lucky — it was non-life threatening. The investigation is still in its early stages, but a trooper dispatch said they responded to […]

  • News

    AST: Angoon man charged after assaulting woman, VPSO

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 17, 11:22

    A 32-year-old Angoon man was taken into custody earlier this week for assaulting a woman and a village public safety officer (VPSO). Few details were immediately available, but in a dispatch from Alaska State Troopers the agency said a woman reported Irl Fredrickson, 32, was drunk and hit her. When the VPSO contacted Fredrickson, troopers said, […]

  • Crime

    FBI searching for man who robbed a Midtown bank Thursday morning

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 16, 19:07

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation in Anchorage is looking for a man who robbed a Midtown bank in broad daylight Thursday. The man, pictured above, walked into the First National Bank location at 201 W. 36th Avenue at around 11:30 a.m. and demanded money from the clerk, according to an email from Staci Feger-Pellessier, FBI […]