5 arrested in shots-fired standoff in Russian Jack

5 arrested in shots-fired standoff in Russian Jack

Extended standoff Saturday ends in five arrests.

Chris Klint
Troopers: Mountain Village VPO tampered with murder evidence

Troopers: Mountain Village VPO tampered with murder evidence

A law enforcement official in the community of Mountain Village is charged with felony counts of evidence tampering, after what Alaska State Troopers have described as an “execution style” murder during a teen’s burglary gone bad.

Chris Klint
Wasilla man indicted on fraudulent furniture charges

Wasilla man indicted on fraudulent furniture charges

An Alaska grand jury has indicted a 32-year-old Wasilla man suspected of fraudulently selling furniture.

Associated Press
Almandinger's father testifies at murder trial

Almandinger's father testifies at murder trial

Part of Rodney Almandinger’s testimony centered around a series of 40 unanswered messages to his son Erick the night David Grunwald went missing.

Heather Hintze
Charges: Army veteran shot 2 in downtown encounter

Charges: Army veteran shot 2 in downtown encounter

Police say an Army veteran, accused of shooting and wounding two people in Anchorage Wednesday, claimed that he opened fire when one of them approached him with a hammer in an ongoing dispute.

Chris Klint
Two injured in Downtown shooting; suspect in custody

Two injured in Downtown shooting; suspect in custody

Anchorage Police say they have a suspect in custody following a shooting that left two people injured Downtown Wednesday night. 

Liz Thomas
How newly passed HB312 affects bail decisions

How newly passed HB312 affects bail decisions

According to its Department of Law, Alaska is the only state to adopt a pretrial mandatory release mechanism in statute, but the new and controversial concept could soon become a thing of the past. 

Daniella Rivera
Evidence from trailer plays key role in murder trial

Evidence from trailer plays key role in murder trial

Investigators say Erick Almandinger and three other suspects pistol-whipped David Grunwald in Almandinger’s trailer before murdering the teen in the woods in 2016.

Heather Hintze
APD: Dimond High student threatened to 'shoot up school'

APD: Dimond High student threatened to 'shoot up school'

A Dimond High school student was arrested Wednesday after making a threat to "shoot up" the school, authorities say. 

Mary Simton
Nikolaevsk man blocked wildfire crew's response, troopers say

Nikolaevsk man blocked wildfire crew's response, troopers say

Derek Jokay-Szilagyi, 45, was arrested at about 5:30 p.m. Monday according to a trooper dispatch.

Chris Klint
David Grunwald’s parents testify in suspect’s murder trial

David Grunwald’s parents testify in suspect’s murder trial

Both Ben and Edie Grunwald say it’s difficult to put into words what it’s like to be in the courtroom with their son’s accused murderer Erick Almandinger every day.

Heather Hintze
Wasilla man sentenced to serve 95 years for kidnapping, attempted murder

Wasilla man sentenced to serve 95 years for kidnapping, attempted murder

The Wasilla man sentenced to 95 years for assaulting and kidnapping the same woman, on two separate occasions.

Mary Simton
Anchorage man guilty of fatal hit-and-run

Anchorage man guilty of fatal hit-and-run

The man accused of a fatal hit and run last summer in east Anchorage will spend three and a half years in prison after he was found guilty for multiple charges. 

Mary Simton
Murder trial begins more than a year after Grunwald’s death

Murder trial begins more than a year after Grunwald’s death

Erick Almandinger is one of four people accused of shooting and killing Grunwald in November 2016.

Heather Hintze
Accused airport shooter to plead guilty: report

Accused airport shooter to plead guilty: report

Esteban Santiago, the Alaska man accused of a mass shooting after flying to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is expected to plead guilty.

KTVA Web Staff
Teen connected to Grunwald case pleads guilty in federal court

Teen connected to Grunwald case pleads guilty in federal court

On the same day the first jury trial began for one of the suspects charged in Palmer teenager David Grunwald's death, another case closed for a teen who admits to hiding the murder weapons. 

Daniella Rivera
1 tased, 4 arrested in bar break at Brown Bag

1 tased, 4 arrested in bar break at Brown Bag

Tension between members of a Downtown crowd and Anchorage Police officers resulted in one person being tased and four arrests early Sunday morning.

Daniella Rivera
2 kids found safe in stolen South Anchorage vehicle

2 kids found safe in stolen South Anchorage vehicle

Police are seeking a suspect who stole a vehicle containing two children from a South Anchorage gas station Friday afternoon, saying he remains at large after the kids were found safe.

Chris Klint
Alaska jury convicts ex-Arizona lawmaker in shooting death

Alaska jury convicts ex-Arizona lawmaker in shooting death

An Alaska jury has convicted a former Arizona lawmaker of first-degree murder in the death of a man on a hunting and fishing trip.

Friday, May 11th 2018, 9:51 am AKDT
House offers overwhelming support to crime bill

House offers overwhelming support to crime bill

The House on Friday cast the deciding vote to a sweeping crime bill that significantly alters the state’s current pretrial system.

Steve Quinn
Another victim accuses Loggins in Wasilla child sex case

Another victim accuses Loggins in Wasilla child sex case

A Wasilla man is facing another count of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor after troopers say another victim came forward. 

Liz Thomas
5 accused of harboring Mountain View murder suspects

5 accused of harboring Mountain View murder suspects

Anchorage Police said Wednesday they've charged five people in connection with the harboring and aiding of two murder suspects. 

Liz Thomas
Cuts lead to charges in Fireweed pawn shop robbery

Cuts lead to charges in Fireweed pawn shop robbery

Two men arrested in a traffic stop stand accused of robbing a Midtown pawn shop late last month – with one recovering from injuries matching those suffered by the suspects.

Chris Klint
Trial of ex-Arizona lawmaker charged in Alaska death to jury

Trial of ex-Arizona lawmaker charged in Alaska death to jury

The attorney for a former Arizona legislator charged with killing a man on an Alaska hunting and fishing trip in 2016 says the shooting was an accident, not murder.

Associated Press
Suspect at large in Ketchikan drug case

Suspect at large in Ketchikan drug case

Alaska State Troopers and Ketchikan police are looking for a man facing drug charges who failed to appear in court last week, asking residents of the Southeast Alaska town to call 911 if they see him.

Chris Klint
JBER soldier takes plea deal in August assault on airman

JBER soldier takes plea deal in August assault on airman

A Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldier accused of severely injuring a fellow airman in an assault at a downtown bar last summer has agreed to plead guilty in the case.

Chris Klint
Wasilla man secretly recorded kids in bathroom

Wasilla man secretly recorded kids in bathroom

A Wasilla man will serve more than a decade behind bars for secretly filming children using the bathroom inside his own home. 

Liz Thomas
Docs: Anchorage rape suspect met victim at his Dave & Buster's job

Docs: Anchorage rape suspect met victim at his Dave & Buster's job

New details emerged Tuesday in the case against 21-year-old Kayshawn Dyett, arrested last week in two April rapes.

Chris Klint
Local business owner camps out every night to protect his investment

Local business owner camps out every night to protect his investment

"This isn't the Alaska I grew up in." Local business owner says he's forced to camp on his property every night to prevent thieves from stealing his tools.

Scott Gross
Suspect rejects counsel in bear-spraying case

Suspect rejects counsel in bear-spraying case

Bret Maness, 53, successfully asked Tuesday to serve as his own counsel in an April 26 attack near the Church of Love.

Chris Klint
Former hockey association treasurer enters plea deal

Former hockey association treasurer enters plea deal

The former treasurer of an Anchorage youth hockey association accused of stealing more than $150,000 from the league has entered into a plea agreement.

Mary Simton
Washington man charged in Cantwell Lodge fire

Washington man charged in Cantwell Lodge fire

A Washington man has been charged with arson following a fire that destroyed a portion of the Cantwell Lodge over the weekend, according to authorities.

Mary Simton
Man shot, wounded near Centennial Park

Man shot, wounded near Centennial Park

A man was shot and wounded near Anchorage’s Centennial Park Saturday afternoon, with police describing the encounter as “isolated and not random.”

Chris Klint
Victim recalls Anchorage gunpoint carjacking

Victim recalls Anchorage gunpoint carjacking

A suspect accused of carjacking a vehicle early Friday morning, leading to a crash and closure on Boniface Parkway, is now in custody.

Chris Klint
'Credible threat' prompts closure of Colony Middle

'Credible threat' prompts closure of Colony Middle

A 13-year-old student was arrested and charged Thursday after a "credible threat" was made against the school. 

Liz Thomas
Sexual assault suspect charged; more victims sought

Sexual assault suspect charged; more victims sought

A man is behind bars, accused of sexually assaulting two women in the same night, and now, Anchorage Police say they believe the man has more victims. 

Liz Thomas
Tour-bus driver arraigned on charges related to fatal 2015 crash

Tour-bus driver arraigned on charges related to fatal 2015 crash

Almost three years after a fatal crash on the Seward Highway, 63-year-old Charles Curtis was arraigned Thursday on a charge of criminally negligent homicide and 11 counts of assault.

Daniella Rivera
Mt. View murder suspects in custody

Mt. View murder suspects in custody

Thompson allegedly used to date the victim's girlfriend, and the shots rang out after an argument ensued at the girlfriend's home.

Liz Thomas
Boyfriend's charges dismissed in child's malnutrition death

Boyfriend's charges dismissed in child's malnutrition death

An Anchorage judge has dismissed felony charges against a mother's live-in boyfriend in the malnutrition death of her 2-year-old daughter.

Daniella Rivera
7 accused in violent Sitka drug trafficking conspiracy

7 accused in violent Sitka drug trafficking conspiracy

Three suspects in a Sitka shooting in March are among the seven people who have been indicted on federal drug trafficking and firearms charges. 

Liz Thomas
APD locates suspect vehicle in afternoon shooting

APD locates suspect vehicle in afternoon shooting

Anchorage Police say they have located a vehicle that was involved in a shooting Thursday afternoon. 

Mary Simton
'Gang-related' photos allowed in Almandinger trial

'Gang-related' photos allowed in Almandinger trial

Pictures depicting murder suspect Erick Almandinger doing “gang-related” activity will be shown to jurors during his trial.

Heather Hintze
2 held, others sought in 5-vehicle Mountain View crash

2 held, others sought in 5-vehicle Mountain View crash

The driver and one passenger of a stolen SUV were arrested Wednesday evening after a Mountain View search by Anchorage police.

Chris Klint
Man injured in downtown shooting

Man injured in downtown shooting

Anchorage Police are investigating a shooting in downtown Anchorage Wednesday evening. 

Liz Thomas
Father sentenced on gun charge in 5-year-old son’s death

Father sentenced on gun charge in 5-year-old son’s death

Anthony L. Johnson, 30, changed his plea in February on a federal gun charge in the December death of his son Christan.

Chris Klint
Former prosecutor tried to warn state about Peronto

Former prosecutor tried to warn state about Peronto

After an Alaska State Trooper is charged with trying to sexually abuse a minor, at least one woman says she saw the charges coming, and tried to warn troopers.

Liz Raines
Reduced bail denied for accused child sex abuse suspect

Reduced bail denied for accused child sex abuse suspect

A reduced bail was denied for 27-year-old Seth Loggins, of Wasilla, who's accused of sexually abusing several children.

Daniella Rivera
Docs: Driver who dragged man 'too drunk' to talk to APD

Docs: Driver who dragged man 'too drunk' to talk to APD

Anchorage Police say a drunk driver who dragged and injured a man last weekend became disagreeable with officers, refusing to undergo sobriety tests.

Mary Simton
Alaska expected to get federal help in fighting drugs

Alaska expected to get federal help in fighting drugs

Alaska is expected to receive federal help in combatting drug trafficking.

Associated Press
Mountain Village teen held in 'execution style' murder

Mountain Village teen held in 'execution style' murder

A 16-year-old charged with murdering a Mountain Village man last week shot him to death with one of his own stolen guns according to Alaska State Troopers, who have arrested the teen in what they describe as an “execution style” slaying.

Mary Simton
Manager held up at gunpoint in Red Robin robbery

Manager held up at gunpoint in Red Robin robbery

A South Anchorage restaurant manager is hoping to warn other late-shift workers after she was the victim of an armed robbery just outside her workplace.

Chris Klint
E. Anchorage Wells Fargo easy target, accused robber says

E. Anchorage Wells Fargo easy target, accused robber says

A man accused of robbing it says one bank in east Anchorage is particularly susceptible to bank robberies, according to an affidavit filed related to his case. 

Liz Thomas
Popular Homer Spit business burglarized

Popular Homer Spit business burglarized

Someone broke into the renowned Salty Dawg Saloon over the weekend. 

Liz Thomas
Wells Fargo offers reward in Debarr robbery

Wells Fargo offers reward in Debarr robbery

Wells Fargo Bank is ponying up $5000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the two men who robbed the Debarr branch earlier this month. 

Liz Thomas
Trooper arrested for attempted sexual abuse of minor

Trooper arrested for attempted sexual abuse of minor

Trooper who attempted inappropriate relations with 16-year-old arrested and charged.

Mary Simton
'He's done this before': Parent of alleged Loggins victim believes there are more

'He's done this before': Parent of alleged Loggins victim believes there are more

A woman who says she trusted accused child predator Seth Loggins is speaking out with a message for other parents.

Daniella Rivera
Troopers nab suspect in animal shelter dognapping

Troopers nab suspect in animal shelter dognapping

A Wasilla woman is facing theft charges after she allegedly stole a dog from an animal shelter in Palmer, authorities say.

Mary Simton
'That’s balls!:' Bear-spray suspect belligerent at arraignment

'That’s balls!:' Bear-spray suspect belligerent at arraignment

The man accused of a brazen bear-spray attack on a protest group meeting last weekend had a lot to say during his arraignment Friday.

Daniella Rivera
Judge allows Grunwald body photos in murder trial

Judge allows Grunwald body photos in murder trial

Judge Gregory Heath ruled state prosecutors will be able to show pictures of David Grunwald's body at the crime scene and the autopsy to jurors during Erick Almandinger's murder trial.

Heather Hintze
Victim count in Wasilla child-sex case rises to 8

Victim count in Wasilla child-sex case rises to 8

Alaska State Troopers now say at least eight children were victimized by a man initially charged with sexually abusing four of them, as troopers continue to ask anyone harmed by him to step forward.

Chris Klint
Former Eagle River man arrested in child sex case

Former Eagle River man arrested in child sex case

Thomas Dale Morrical, 43, was arrested Friday afternoon in Eagle River, police said.

Liz Thomas
Feds detail 500-victim Anchorage mail fraud scheme

Feds detail 500-victim Anchorage mail fraud scheme

Three people are charged in a scheme involving fraudulent checks and possession of stolen mail from hundreds of Alaskans. 

Liz Thomas
APD: Stolen van's driver stole man's identity

APD: Stolen van's driver stole man's identity

A man arrested in a stolen vehicle containing stolen checks and debit cards now faces additional charges, after police say he stole another man's identity.

Liz Thomas
Man with four oustanding warrants wanted by police

Man with four oustanding warrants wanted by police

Anchorage Police are again turning to the public for help tracking down a man with four outstanding warrants connected to separate charges of domestic violence, drugs and burglary.  

Joe Vigil
Hit-and-run crash deaths reach all-time high

Hit-and-run crash deaths reach all-time high

New numbers released by AAA show a record rise in the number of deaths from hit-and-run crashes.

CBS News
Man arrested in Spenard spraying has prior history with APD

Man arrested in Spenard spraying has prior history with APD

Anchorage police have arrested the suspect believed to have bear-sprayed a Spenard gathering last weekend, more than a decade after he was shot and wounded by APD in a separate incident.

Chris Klint
120-mph Glenn Highway driver held after suicide threat

120-mph Glenn Highway driver held after suicide threat

An Anchorage man who hit triple-digit speeds on the Glenn and Parks highways early Thursday is being mentally evaluated according to Alaska State Troopers.

Chris Klint
Jerry Active, 7 others indicted in prison drug conspiracy

Jerry Active, 7 others indicted in prison drug conspiracy

Eight people-- including a notorious killer-- were indicted by a grand jury related to a conspiracy to bring drugs into the Lemon Creek Correctional Facility in Juneau. 

Liz Thomas
1 held, 2 wanted in Spenard smoke shop robbery

1 held, 2 wanted in Spenard smoke shop robbery

Anchorage Police have named the man arrested in Turnagain Tuesday evening after an armed robbery at a smoke shop.

Liz Thomas
Attempted murder charge for suspect in Sitka stabbing

Attempted murder charge for suspect in Sitka stabbing

Sitka Police have put a man behind bars, accused of attempted murder. 

Liz Thomas
'Redneck' wanted in Wasilla road rage incident

'Redneck' wanted in Wasilla road rage incident

Alaska State Troopers are investigating a road rage incident Wednesday morning in which a gun was pulled on a driver. 

Liz Thomas
Stabbed ADN carrier keeps delivering papers

Stabbed ADN carrier keeps delivering papers

An Anchorage man repeatedly stabbed early Tuesday as he was delivering copies of Alaska’s largest newspaper continued on his route according to police.

Chris Klint
Shot fired in smash-and-grab robbery on Fireweed

Shot fired in smash-and-grab robbery on Fireweed

Armed robbers struck a second business Tuesday evening in Anchorage.

Liz Thomas
Suspect sought in pepper-spraying of Spenard protest group

Suspect sought in pepper-spraying of Spenard protest group

Several members of a left-leaning political group meeting in Spenard were sickened and temporarily blinded Saturday afternoon, after police say a man filled the room with pepper spray.

Chris Klint
Troopers seek info on North Pole thefts after arrest

Troopers seek info on North Pole thefts after arrest

Alaska State Troopers are asking North Pole residents to report any recent thefts or other property crimes, after a man was taken into custody on more than a dozen counts of theft early Saturday. Troopers responded to North Pole just before 1 a.m. Saturda

Chris Klint
Feds prosecuting cases that fall into pretrial loophole

Feds prosecuting cases that fall into pretrial loophole

Alaska's algorithm-based pretrial risk assessment tool mandates that certain people who receive a low score be released without bail before trial but doesn't take into account out-of-state criminal history.

Daniella Rivera
Anchorage stolen-vehicle sleuths face greater dangers

Anchorage stolen-vehicle sleuths face greater dangers

The main reasons vehicles are stolen are because they are left unlocked, the keys are inside or something of value is left inside the vehicle.

Scott Gross
New details emerge in 'crazy' murder-incest case

New details emerge in 'crazy' murder-incest case

A young woman named Katie married her birth father, had a baby with him and, after she decided to leave him, lost her life to him along with that of their child and her adoptive father.

CBS News
Domestic violence suspect wanted in roommate's assault

Domestic violence suspect wanted in roommate's assault

A search is underway for a man with outstanding warrants dating back to 2015. 

Liz Thomas
APD renews call for wanted homicide suspects

APD renews call for wanted homicide suspects

Two suspects in a homicide in Mountain View remain at-large, and Anchorage Police have renewed calls for the public's help in locating the two men they say should be considered armed and dangerous. 

Liz Thomas
Man led high-speed pursuit, assaulted trooper: AST

Man led high-speed pursuit, assaulted trooper: AST

A Fairbanks man is behind bars for allegedly fleeing troopers while drunk and assaulting an officer. 

Liz Thomas
Alleged Nashville Waffle House shooter in custody

Alleged Nashville Waffle House shooter in custody

An intense manhunt has ended for the suspect in a Waffle House restaurant shooting that killed four people early Sunday. Police say the suspect, Travis Reinking, is in custody.

CBS News
Thief nabs safe from Chugiak bar

Thief nabs safe from Chugiak bar

Cash money-- that's what a bar and grill in Chugiak is offering for the apprehension of the parties responsible for breaking in and stealing a safe from the business over the weekend. Subsequently, that's also what was taken from them.

Liz Thomas
Gold Suburban sought in Glenn hit-and-run

Gold Suburban sought in Glenn hit-and-run

Alaska State Troopers are searching for the driver who side-swiped a woman on the Glenn Saturday evening and fled the area. 

Liz Thomas
Arrest made in deadly Fairbanks shooting

Arrest made in deadly Fairbanks shooting

Fairbanks police investigating a fatal shooting overnight Thursday are asking residents to report any suspicious activity in the downtown area.

Chris Klint
10 APD officers rise in rank at promotion ceremony

10 APD officers rise in rank at promotion ceremony

Nearly a dozen Anchorage police officers ascended to leadership positions in the department Friday, as they were promoted to higher ranks within the muni’s expanding force. APD Chief Justin Doll and Mayor Ethan Berkowitz both attended Friday’s

Chris Klint
Ohio killings' investigators remain focused on Alaska family

Ohio killings' investigators remain focused on Alaska family

A prosecutor says the investigation of the unsolved killings of eight Ohio family members nearly two years ago remains focused on a family of four that left the state for Alaska.

Associated Press
Charges: Wasilla man sexually abused boy at church

Charges: Wasilla man sexually abused boy at church

The Wasilla man accused of sexually abusing at least four children, with additional victims in the case possible, was ordered held on more than a quarter-million dollars in bail Thursday.

Chris Klint
Romaine warning expanded after Alaska E. coli outbreak

Romaine warning expanded after Alaska E. coli outbreak

A nationwide outbreak of E. coli bacteria, tracked to romaine lettuce from Arizona, has sickened its first Alaska victims – all eight of them at the state prison in Nome.

Chris Klint
Tour-bus driver charged in fatal 2015 Seward Highway wreck

Tour-bus driver charged in fatal 2015 Seward Highway wreck

The driver of a tour bus carrying 42 people involved in a massive crash on the Seward Highway, which left one person dead, has been indicted on charges of criminally negligent homicide.

Chris Klint
SUV used in crime spree was stolen from church parking lot

SUV used in crime spree was stolen from church parking lot

"I'm not sure what to do now:" Parishioners say crime and vandalism are on the rise at their south Anchorage church.

Scott Gross
Woman struck by truck, badly hurt outside Wasilla bar

Woman struck by truck, badly hurt outside Wasilla bar

Wasilla police are seeking a Dodge pickup truck and the man who was driving it, after the vehicle struck and severely injured a woman during an encounter at a local bar early Friday.

Chris Klint
Anchorage DUI suspect tracked from hit-and-run by driver

Anchorage DUI suspect tracked from hit-and-run by driver

Anchorage police say an alert citizen helped police monitor a 49-year-old drunk driver who crashed into another vehicle and sped off early Friday morning.

Chris Klint
‘You need to step out!:’ Drivers stop woman in Parks Highway DUI

‘You need to step out!:’ Drivers stop woman in Parks Highway DUI

Laura Phillips, 49, was stopped Wednesday night by fellow drivers on the Parks, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Chris Klint
Jury selection date set in Almandinger murder case

Jury selection date set in Almandinger murder case

Family of murdered teen David Grunwald say they've been on an emotional roller coaster. A Palmer judge on Wednesday set the date for jury selection in the murder trial for Erick Almandinger.

Scott Gross
Police believe robbers' SUV struck van carrying toddler

Police believe robbers' SUV struck van carrying toddler

"When I got out of the car, I paused at the back door. Just to prepare myself and saying okay, she's going to be bleeding and there is going to be glass on her." Destinee McClung recalls the moments just after being involved in a hit and run.

Scott Gross
Troopers: Woman drained dead Palmer man’s bank account

Troopers: Woman drained dead Palmer man’s bank account

An Anchorage woman has been charged with stealing a dead man’s life savings from his bank account, after a Mat-Su search for him led to his wrecked car.

Chris Klint
AST: Wasilla man sexually abused at least 4 children

AST: Wasilla man sexually abused at least 4 children

A Wasilla man arrested Wednesday is charged with nearly a dozen counts of sexually abusing four different children, after an investigation which began earlier this week but may involve additional victims.

Chris Klint
Manhunt subject charged, witness sought in March gunfire

Manhunt subject charged, witness sought in March gunfire

The man tracked down and arrested in an Anchorage trailer park earlier this month has been charged with attempted murder.

Chris Klint
APD seeking shotgun-wielding gas station robbers

APD seeking shotgun-wielding gas station robbers

Anchorage police say armed robbers who hit two stores just hours apart Tuesday evening, were carrying a shotgun before leaving in an SUV which may have been burned Wednesday.

Liz Thomas

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