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  • Alaska

    Alaska firefighters get extra help from Lower 48

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 23, 20:17

    Due to high fire danger around the state, extra firefighting resources from the Lower 48 are now joining the forces in Alaska. Sixteen smoke jumpers from Boise, Idaho are now going through orientation before being assigned to a suppression effort. Jet-propelled tankers — which can carry 3,000 gallons of retardant — arrived Friday to bolster […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    FOUND: Anchorage police seeking missing 84 year old woman

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

    Updated 10:54 p.m., May 22 Anchorage police say Joyce Scott has been found safe and returned home to her family. Earlier Anchorage police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing woman diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Joyce Scott, 84, was last seen at 8 p.m. Friday in the DeArmoun Road and New Seward Highway […]

  • Alaska

    Gov. signs second disaster declaration as flooding keeps Dalton Highway closed

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 22, 15:42

    After declaring a state disaster in April over unprecedented flooding on the Dalton Highway, Gov. Bill Walker signed a second disaster proclamation Friday in Deadhorse for the entire North Slope Borough. In a statement issued Friday by the Governor’s Office, Walker elaborates on why the second declaration is needed: “I issued my first disaster declaration […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Investigation underway after Anchorage inmate dies

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 22, 12:15

    Alaska State Troopers are investigating an Anchorage inmate’s death. Alexis Hathaway, 26, was pronounced dead Thursday at 10:42 p.m., according to Sherrie Daigle, spokesperson for the Alaska Department of Corrections. Two nearby inmates told corrections officers Hathaway was having difficulty breathing about an hour before his death, Daigle said. Medics responded and Hathaway was taken to […]

  • Crime

    More charges handed down for kidnapping, sexual assault suspect

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

    A man indicted for sexually assaulting a woman and kidnapping her and her children last month has received more charges. Dustin Badillo, 20, was previously indicted on robbery, burglary, kidnapping and theft charges — 18 in all — after he approached a woman and her two children in their garage April 22. He then sexually assaulted […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AWAIC director speaks out on speaking up

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 21, 21:40

    Police say the four deaths that rocked a South Anchorage neighborhood appear to be murder-suicide. Police believe Curtis Young III shot and killed his girlfriend, Desiree Leandra Gonzalez, and their two children, Zaiden and Zarielle, after he completed a court ordered intervention program following domestic violence assault charges. Melissa Emmal, director of Abused Women Aid In Crisis (AWAIC), […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage School District announces new principals for 2015-2016 school year

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 21, 20:06

    Several principal positions at Anchorage-area schools will see new faces in the coming school year, according to school district officials. The Anchorage School Board and Anchorage School District administration recently approved the appointments of 14 former principals and assistant principals, ASD spokeswoman Heidi Embley says. Appointments for Alaska Native Cultural Charter School, Goldenview Middle School […]

  • Alaska

    Goose Creek correctional officers injured in assaults by 2 inmates

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 21, 16:25

    Two inmates have been charged with assaulting correctional officers at the Goose Creek Correctional Center, according to troopers. Alaska State Troopers were notified at 6:13 a.m. Wednesday of two separate incidents involving three correctional officers. Two of the officers sustained “some injuries from the incidents” on Wednesday, according to an online trooper dispatch. AST has […]

  • Crime

    3 Anchorage men arrested in Fairview shooting case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 21, 15:51

    The Anchorage Police Department announced the arrests of three men in connection with a shooting that took place Monday in Fairview. Isaiah Holloway, 25, and Lamont Moore, 35, were both arrested Tuesday during a high-risk traffic stop near the intersection of Fourth Avenue and A Street after the APD Street Crimes Task Force identified them […]

  • Alaska

    UPDATE: Alaska Highway fire swells to 338 acres

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 21, 13:39

    Updated at 2:39 p.m., May 22 More than 120 firefighters were on scene to battle a blaze near Tok Friday afternoon, according to Alaska Division of Forestry officials. “The plan is to continue the present strategy of dozer lines on the north of the highway and hand crews on the south side to contain and […]

  • Crime

    One person shot in Russian Jack home invasion; none in custody

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 21, 10:40

    One man was shot late Wednesday night during an East Anchorage home invasion that appears to be drug-related, police say. Responding officers say the 34-year-old man sustained “grazing” wounds to his upper arm and the front of his mouth, which resulted “in the loss of some teeth and soft tissue damage to his lips,” according […]

  • Crime

    Police: Evidence supports murder-suicide theory for Anchorage family

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 21, 8:57

    A little over a week after a family of four was found dead in a South Anchorage home, police say evidence supports the theory that the boyfriend killed his girlfriend and their two children before ending his own life. On May 13, the Anchorage Police Department discovered 24-year-old Curtis Young, III; 27-year-old Desiree Leandra Gonzalez; 4-year-old […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage man arrested for armed robbery at midtown area liquor store

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 20, 13:38

    The Anchorage Police Department has arrested a man accused of robbing the Lake Otis Parkway Party Time Liquors store at gunpoint early Wednesday morning. Police responded to the robbery at 12:44 a.m. An employee inside the store had been approached by a male suspect, armed with a rifle and demanding cash. Another employee reportedly arrived […]

  • Crime

    2 arrested, $31K worth of heroin seized in Alaska-California drug bust

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 19, 15:44

    Updated Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. Two men have been arrested in connection with a heroin drug ring between California and Alaska. The Mat-Su Drug Enforcement Unit, with the help of other agencies, concluded an investigation Monday, after legwork led them to 26-year-old Macario Jose Lopez, who was found in an Anchorage hotel with approximately 105.5 grams of heroin, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Berkowitz announces transition team, looks to future of Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 19, 12:57

    At a press conference Tuesday morning, Anchorage’s mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz announced the team that will help his administration transition into the next three years of office. The lead co-chairs of the transition team include the former state legislator and recent mayoral candidate Andrew Halcro, Director of Operations for the Alaska AFL-CIO Joelle Hall and Ethan Schutt, […]

  • Alaska

    Two injured, trooper vehicle totaled in crash near Soldotna

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 19, 10:59

    An Alaska State Trooper patrol car was totaled Monday evening after it was struck by a Soldotna driver’s SUV in a crash that left two drivers with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities say. Edmond Mallette, Jr. of Soldotna was driving his Oldmobile SUV southbound near mile 99 of the Sterling Highway when he missed his turn, according […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police: Man shot in arm in Fairview parking lot

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 18, 18:27

    A 32-year-old man was shot in the arm while he sat in his vehicle in a Fairview parking lot. Shortly after noon on Monday, the Anchorage Police Department received a call that a man fired several shots at another man in the lot of an apartment complex, located on the 800 block of Karluk Street. […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage ‘drug kingpin’ sentenced to 3 life terms in prison

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 18, 17:53

    A 40-year-old Anchorage man, who committed crimes a U.S. District Court judge described as “inhumane,” was sentenced to spend the rest of his natural life in prison on Friday. Stuart T. Seugasala, aka “Tone,” was arrested in June 2013 and convicted in January 2015 for a string of crimes that included drug trafficking, kidnapping, firearms and […]

  • Crime

    UPDATE: 15-year-old arrested in Chester Creek trail assault on cyclist

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 18, 16:17

    Updated Tuesday, May 19, 3 p.m. Police have arrested a 15-year-old male suspected of assaulting a cyclist with a tree branch Monday morning. The Anchorage Police Department says the victim — identified by his girlfriend as Tim Kirk – was biking to work Monday at about 8:45 a.m., traveling eastbound on the Chester Creek bike trail. He […]

  • Alaska

    AST: Driver killed after plowing into home off Sterling Highway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 18, 13:18

    A 76-year-old South Carolina man has died after he reportedly drove into a home off the Sterling Highway near Anchor Point and became entrapped Sunday morning, authorities say. Sunday around 10:30 a.m., a complainant called dispatchers in Soldotna and said they had found a blue 2006 Chevrolet truck that had smashed through a home near […]