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  • Crime

    Man gets 4 years in Anchorage bank robbery

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 24, 21:25

    An Anchorage man has been sentenced to serve four years behind bars following a conviction for a 2016 bank robbery. Scott Hartvig McDowell, 49, was sentenced to four years in prison and three years of supervised release in connection with the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union robbery that occurred on August 2, 2016. McDowell presented […]

  • Crime

    2 young teens charged for Juneau playground fire

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 24, 20:52

    Last updated at 7:10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25 Two 13-year-old boys were taken into custody and charged with second-degree arson, as well as criminal mischief, in connection to the blaze, the Juneau Police Department said. After they were interviewed, police said they were taken to the Johnson Youth Center. Original story A fire broke […]

  • Alaska Aces

    BLM seeks public input on proposed Red Devil Mine cleanup

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 23, 17:17

    The Red Devil Mine is located on the Kuskokwim near the Red Devil Creek between Crooked Creek and Sleetmute. It started mining in the ’30s, picked up steam in the ’50s and ’60s but has not operated since the 1970s. The problem is that there’s mercury, arsenic and antimony in the soils left behind by […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police arrest teenager involved in Carrs-Safeway shooting

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 23, 15:46

    Last updated at 11:45 a.m. on Monday, April 24 Anchorage police took one of the persons responsible for a shooting inside a grocery store over the weekend into custody Sunday. Anchorage police Lt. John McKinnon said 18-year-old Devon Maurice Brown was been arrested in connection to the trashing of the Carrs Safeway on Northern Lights Boulevard, as well […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Fire damages Sand Lake duplex

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 23, 14:55

    Crews were dispatched to a house fire early Sunday afternoon in Sand Lake. Just after noon, 13 Anchorage Fire units were called to a duplex in the 7800 block of Fenn Street. Homeowner told me everyone got out of the building OK. She does not know what caused the fire. @ktva pic.twitter.com/9SfbGD1aCA — Eric Ruble […]

  • Crime

    Girl, 4, missing from Palmer area for a month

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 23, 14:45

    Alaska State Troopers are asking for the public’s help in locating a 4-year-old girl who’s believed to have been taken by her father. Troopers in Palmer says 4-year-old Charlie hasn’t been seen since March 21, and the girl was with her father, 57-year-old Raymond Martin, of Wasilla. Authorities say Martin failed to relinquish custody of […]

  • Photo Gallery

    Photos: Alaskans march for science on Earth Day

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 22, 15:45

    Over 1,000 participants cheered and waved signs under clear, blue skies Saturday at the March for Science in Downtown Anchorage. The march was part of the larger worldwide event organized on Earth Day to recognize and bring awareness to scientific, fact-based decision making, which many feel has been under threat since the election of President Donald Trump. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Seward Highway reopens with fire under control

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 20, 19:33

      Updated at 8:27 a.m. on Friday, April 21 The Seward Highway reopened Thursday evening. Original story Anchorage Fire has closed the Seward Highway near milepost 105, south of Anchorage, due to a wildfire near the roadway. The road is closed near Falls Creek, to all non-emergency traffic, the Fire Department says. Anchorage 511 reports […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police locate missing man

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 17, 20:58

    Last updated at 3:31 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 18 Anchorage Police located a man Tuesday who had been missing since Saturday night. Dale Perry, 49, was last seen leaving his home in the area of Golden Berry Avenue and the Old Seward Highway Saturday night around 9:30 and hadn’t been seen or heard from since. Anchorage […]

  • Crime

    Robbery suspects apprehended after Fairbanks standoff

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 17, 18:01

    At least six people are behind bars in Fairbanks after police say they robbed and beat up a man before ending up in a standoff with officers. The incident began after 12 a.m. Monday when two people broke into a business. When confronted by the store owner, the suspects tied up the man and beat him […]

  • Crime

    Mat-Su school employee arraigned in child porn case

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 17, 17:48

    A Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District employee accused of possessing and distributing child pornography has returned to Alaska after being arrested in Florida. A Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District employee accused of possessing and distributing child pornography has returned to Alaska after being arrested in Florida. Treyvon Johnson, 30, was charged in March by the Palmer District Attorney’s Office with […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Plane strikes power lines, crashes near Talkeetna

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 16, 13:03

    Saturday afternoon, a small plane crashed near Talkeetna after striking power lines over the Parks Highway. According to Alaska State Patrol, a 1962 Cessna 182E crashed near milepost 89 on the Parks Highway. ASP says the pilot, 51-year-old Ronald Scott Hernandez, of King Salmon, was attempting to make an emergency landing when he struck power […]

  • Crime

    Man accused of sexually assaulting 10 young women in Anchorage

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 13, 10:02

    Last updated at 11:24 a.m. on Thursday, April 13 ANCHORAGE — A 19-year-old man was indicted for sexually assaulting 10 teenage girls and young women, in Anchorage, from 2014 to 2016, according to the district attorney’s office. Jim Persey was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on 24 counts, 13 of which are first-degree sexual […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AK Air Guardsmen rescue pilot after plane crash

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 12, 15:12

    Airmen on a training mission rescued a pilot who crashed his plane northwest of Anchorage on Tuesday. Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons were on a training mission in a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter when they heard an audible emergency locator transmitter about 40 nautical miles, roughly 46 miles, […]

  • Education

    Chancellor Tom Case retiring from UAA

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 12, 13:15

    University of Alaska Anchorage chancellor Tom Case is retiring this summer, according to an announcement from university Wednesday. “Tom has served the university with integrity, good humor and dedication,” University of Alaska president Jim Johnsen said. “I have long admired his commitment to student success, campus safety, and the opportunities he created to advocate for […]

  • Crime

    HS student killed in shooting was ‘innocent bystander’

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 11, 10:24

    A high school student who was shot and killed last week was an innocent bystander, according to the latest information from Anchorage Police. Last Friday afternoon, 17-year-old Leroy Lawrence, an East High School student, was shot in the head in the 400 block of Irwin Street; he was taken to the hospital where he later died […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Body found near shore at Beluga Point identified

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 10, 16:43

    Last updated at 2:39 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11 Alaska State Troopers say a man’s body was found near the shore at Beluga Point Monday afternoon. They later announced it had been positively identified as 36-year-old Kevin Thibodeau, a suspect in a two recent cases. The Anchorage Fire Department responded to the area after troopers forwarded […]

  • Crime

    Man seriously injured in hammer attack

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 10, 13:32

    Anchorage Police are investigating an assault with a hammer that occurred early Monday morning near downtown. Police were called to the 800 block of Karluk Street around 2:30 Monday morning on reports of someone bleeding from the head. Officers found that several people were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated into physical violence; one […]

  • Crime

    Prison for man who gave booze to teens before fatal crash

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 07, 17:05

    A 32-year-old man will serve one year in prison for providing alcohol to minors, ultimately leading to a single-vehicle crash that killed one minor and left two injured. Robert Green was 29-years-old when he provided three minors alcohol back in February 2014. Anchorage Police responded to a car crash on O’Malley Road around 3:25 a.m. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Share your thoughts on Town Square Park

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 06, 15:17

    Anchorage Parks and Rec wants your input on their plan for redeveloping Town Square Park as they work to develop a master plan to show a 20-year vision for the park. Park officials want to know of any issues or concerns the public may have so they can clearly identify strategies to make sure the […]