Walker, Lindemuth seek to close sexual offense loophole

Walker, Lindemuth seek to close sexual offense loophole

The Department of Law says it “heard from a number of concerned citizens that the sentence imposed was too lenient,” prompting Criminal Division Director John Skidmore to review the case and sentence.

Steve Quinn
Businessman charged with pouring toxic chemicals in homeless hangout

Businessman charged with pouring toxic chemicals in homeless hangout

Ron Alleva, who is accused of spreading a toxic pool cleaner along part of Karluk Street where homeless people camp, faces three Class A misdemeanors from the June incident.

Shannon Ballard
Kotzebue man pleads 'not guilty' on single charge of lying to feds

Kotzebue man pleads 'not guilty' on single charge of lying to feds

Peter Wilson, 41, pleaded not guilty to a single charge of lying to a federal agent.

Steve Quinn
Armed robbery prompts safety tips from APD

Armed robbery prompts safety tips from APD

Anchorage police are offering safety tips to keep in mind when privately buying and selling items following an attempted armed robbery.

Angela Krenzien
By the numbers: A look at the state's pretrial electronic monitoring

By the numbers: A look at the state's pretrial electronic monitoring

After working with DOC for more than a month, KTVA was able to obtain seven months worth of data on its pretrial electronic monitoring, through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Daniella Rivera
No jail time for man who pleaded guilty in strangling assault

No jail time for man who pleaded guilty in strangling assault

An Anchorage man walked out of court a free man Wednesday after changing his plea in the case of a brazen midday assault.

Daniella Rivera
State will 'attempt' to help assault victim file for restitution

State will 'attempt' to help assault victim file for restitution

While the victim was not present in court to advocate for herself and did not have a voice in the deal Schneider struck with the state, she has one more chance to exercise a legal right against Schneider.

Daniella Rivera
Sitka man sentenced for decades worth of child porn

Sitka man sentenced for decades worth of child porn

A Sitka man with a collection of child pornography spanning over 30 years was sentenced in federal court on Thursday, authorities say. 

Mary Simton
Man sentenced to 62 years in co-worker's death at lodge

Man sentenced to 62 years in co-worker's death at lodge

An Alaska man has been sentenced to 62 years in prison for the first-degree murder of a co-worker at a wilderness lodge. 

Associated Press
Trial moved for Washington state man charged in death

Trial moved for Washington state man charged in death

The trial of a Washington state man charged in the death of an Alaska surgeon will be held in Juneau. 

Associated Press
Suspect in Anchorage teen’s murder arrested in Israel

Suspect in Anchorage teen’s murder arrested in Israel

Haitim Taha, 21, was taken into custody Sunday by Israeli police after the 2017 Anchorage death of Leroy Lawrence.

Chris Klint
APD: Truck hit motorcycle in wrong-way DUI crash

APD: Truck hit motorcycle in wrong-way DUI crash

Anchorage police arrested a man they say was driving drunk early Sunday, when he hit and hurt a motorcyclist in a Minnesota Drive wrong-way crash.

Chris Klint
Police catch domestic violence suspect; search for another

Police catch domestic violence suspect; search for another

One wanted domestic violence suspect caught while police search for another.

Joe Vigil
Mustang Hockey Association embezzler gets 14 months

Mustang Hockey Association embezzler gets 14 months

A federal fraud case against a woman who embezzled a six-figure sum from an Anchorage youth hockey group ended quietly in a local courtroom Tuesday.

Chris Klint
Turnagain apartment visitors bring bear spray to gun fight

Turnagain apartment visitors bring bear spray to gun fight

Anchorage police arrested a man in Turnagain early Tuesday, after a dispute that filled a apartment building with bear spray and ended in gunfire.

Chris Klint
Feds: Kotzebue girl’s death 'appears to be a homicide'

Feds: Kotzebue girl’s death 'appears to be a homicide'

Kotzebue's 41-year-old Peter Wilson has been charged with making false statements to a federal agent.

Chris Klint
Charges: Man killed Palmer roommate during drunken gunplay

Charges: Man killed Palmer roommate during drunken gunplay

The man who killed his roommate in Palmer early Saturday told police he had been drinking and hadn’t checked the chamber of the handgun he fired at her, according to charging documents in the case.

Chris Klint
Feds: Repeat Anchorage robber left his license number

Feds: Repeat Anchorage robber left his license number

A 35-year-old man has been arrested after two robberies at the same Anchorage credit union branch this year – in a crime federal agents said was easily linked to him.

Chris Klint
Man charged with murder in Palmer woman’s shooting

Man charged with murder in Palmer woman’s shooting

A Palmer man faces murder charges in what was initially reported as the accidental shooting of a woman living with him early Saturday.

Chris Klint
APD: 'Armed and dangerous' suspect sought in January homicide

APD: 'Armed and dangerous' suspect sought in January homicide

Anchorage police are looking for Linda Richards, 49, who they're saying is a suspect in a January homicide investigation.

Mary Simton
2 arrested after 1 strikes officer, house in stolen vehicle

2 arrested after 1 strikes officer, house in stolen vehicle

Two Anchorage men were arrested after one of them struck an officer with a stolen vehicle and then proceeded to slam into a house Wednesday night, authorities say. 

Mary Simton
Triple murder suspect's bail reduced by $550K

Triple murder suspect's bail reduced by $550K

A man accused of killing three men within five minutes in September of 2017 received a reduction in bail Thursday, after the Alaska Court of Appeals ordered an Anchorage Superior Court judge to reconsider his latest bail order.  

Daniella Rivera
Suspect tells friend fatal shooting an accident

Suspect tells friend fatal shooting an accident

An Anchorage man arrested Tuesday in connection with a fatal Mountain View shooting told a friend his gun accidentally discharged while cleaning it, according to court documents filed Wednesday.

Mary Simton
Suspect vehicle found in Black Angus Inn shooting

Suspect vehicle found in Black Angus Inn shooting

APD has found a suspect vehicle in Monday afternoon's shooting outside Black Angus Inn.

Mary Simton
1 wounded in overnight C Street shooting

1 wounded in overnight C Street shooting

One person was shot and wounded overnight Tuesday near an intersection on C Street, Anchorage police said.

Chris Klint
APD nabs manslaughter suspect in July Mountain View shooting

APD nabs manslaughter suspect in July Mountain View shooting

Anchorage police say a man who faces charges connected to a fatal Mountain View shooting nearly two months ago is now in custody.

Chris Klint
Immigrant receives $50K settlement for Palmer arrest

Immigrant receives $50K settlement for Palmer arrest

A man who was held by Palmer police and handed over to customs officials last year has received a $50,000 settlement from the city, as well as promises to change police policies.

Chris Klint
3 arrested, 1 at large after traffic stop leads to fight

3 arrested, 1 at large after traffic stop leads to fight

A Muldoon traffic stop led to a vehicle driving away from officers, who caught up to the vehicle after an East Anchorage search.

Scott Gross
2 wounded in Mountain View shooting

2 wounded in Mountain View shooting

A Mountain View shooting Monday evening left two people wounded, Anchorage police said, with no description of the suspect immediately available.

KTVA Web Staff
Murder suspect back in custody, charged with violating house arrest

Murder suspect back in custody, charged with violating house arrest

A man accused in the execution-style shooting death of a Wasilla man violated his conditions of release by contacting witnesses in the case against him, telling one of them house arrest was, “pretty relaxing”, according to court documents.

Daniella Rivera
FBI looking for Alaska USA robbery suspect

FBI looking for Alaska USA robbery suspect

The FBI is looking for a man who they say robbed a credit union in Fairview Monday afternoon. 

Mary Simton
Charlo Greene pleads guilty to drug charge

Charlo Greene pleads guilty to drug charge

Charlo Greene has pled guilty to one felony count of delivering a controlled substance and won't be charged with the 13 other drug charges she was accused of.

Angela Krenzien
Police: Man wanted for punching woman in the face

Police: Man wanted for punching woman in the face

Police looking for domestic violence suspect who punched a woman in the face so hard she fell to the ground.

Joe Vigil
Teen charged in stolen vehicle investigation

Teen charged in stolen vehicle investigation

A teen faces criminal charges after Anchorage police say he was caught driving a vehicle that was reported stolen a day before.

Mary Simton
Kasuun Elementary attempted kidnapping unfounded, APD says

Kasuun Elementary attempted kidnapping unfounded, APD says

Anchorage police now say a report of a girl's attempted kidnapping from a South Anchorage school’s playground, which prompted an alert from APD, was unfounded.

Chris Klint
Surveillance video shows former JBER soldier's assault on airman

Surveillance video shows former JBER soldier's assault on airman

A former Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldier has been sentenced in a brutal assault on a fellow service member at the popular downtown bar F Street Station last year.

Daniella Rivera
‘Mastermind’ behind deadly robbery arrested by APD

‘Mastermind’ behind deadly robbery arrested by APD

Anchorage police have arrested the man believed to be responsible for a June armed robbery that ended with one of the perpetrators shot dead by a homeowner.

Chris Klint
Preschool prowler leaves doubts about APD response time

Preschool prowler leaves doubts about APD response time

Some residents of a neighborhood near Lake Hood are questioning the response time of Anchorage police, after a prowler ran into an area preschool Thursday afternoon.

Shannon Ballard
Almandinger's murder sentencing pushed to early 2019

Almandinger's murder sentencing pushed to early 2019

In May, Erick Almandinger was convicted of murdering David Grunwald. The Palmer Assistant District Attorney said it could be March before both sides are ready for sentencing.

Heather Hintze
Sex assault suspect to remain out of jail

Sex assault suspect to remain out of jail

A member of Alaska's Army National Guard who is indicted on charges connected to the sexual assaults of several women will remain out of custody for now.

Mary Simton
Hit-and-run suspect pleads guilty in child porn case

Hit-and-run suspect pleads guilty in child porn case

An Anchorage man changed his plea Thursday, but not in the case that drew the public's attention. 

Daniella Rivera
Man convicted in Anchorage murder arrested in chase

Man convicted in Anchorage murder arrested in chase

A man on probation after serving time for an Anchorage murder more than a decade ago was arrested this week on several charges, after a chase stemming from an attempted traffic stop by Anchorage police.

Chris Klint
Man arrested minutes after Midtown bank robbery

Man arrested minutes after Midtown bank robbery

A male suspect’s getaway from a Thursday afternoon bank robbery in Midtown was short-lived, according to investigators.

Chris Klint
Juneau man cited for snares in 2nd bear’s death

Juneau man cited for snares in 2nd bear’s death

A second bear has been found dead near Juneau this summer, after Alaska Wildlife Troopers say it was caught in wolf snares set by the same man charged in a black bear cub’s death earlier this year.

Chris Klint
ASD student arrested over threat against schools

ASD student arrested over threat against schools

An Anchorage School District student has been arrested after police say he posted a threat against going to school on social media.

Chris Klint
Woman charged with DUI in wreck that injured a child

Woman charged with DUI in wreck that injured a child

An Anchorage woman has been charged with DUI in a Lake Otis Parkway crash which injured a child and killed a dog Tuesday evening, police said.

Chris Klint
APD: Man pepper-sprayed by would-be robber

APD: Man pepper-sprayed by would-be robber

A man who tried to rob a Tudor Road smoke shop pepper-sprayed its owner as he left Tuesday afternoon, police said, but was soon taken into custody.

Chris Klint
Drug report tracks Alaska heroin, meth, cocaine

Drug report tracks Alaska heroin, meth, cocaine

Alaska’s supply of illicit drugs is changing in type and flow as it reaches the Last Frontier, based on a new report from state authorities offering a glimpse into the drug trade.

Chris Klint
Soldier awaiting sentencing in assault case faces civil suit

Soldier awaiting sentencing in assault case faces civil suit

A Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldier who pleaded guilty in an attack on a fellow airman is now facing a civil lawsuit filed just two weeks before his scheduled sentencing in the assault case. 

Daniella Rivera
Utqiagvik man charged with stabbing girlfriend

Utqiagvik man charged with stabbing girlfriend

Kyrus Texiera, 21, was arrested on attempted-murder charges in the Thursday assault, according to North Slope Borough officials.

Chris Klint
Statements, cell phone evidence allowed at Johnson's murder trial

Statements, cell phone evidence allowed at Johnson's murder trial

Dominic Johnson is one of four people accused of murdering 16-year-old David Grunwald. A judge ruled statements he made to troopers and data from his cell phone's location can be used during his trial.

Heather Hintze
Charges: Drugged driver led 110 mph wrong-way chase

Charges: Drugged driver led 110 mph wrong-way chase

The driver in a Friday wrong-way chase on the Glenn Highway hit triple-digit speeds and was suspected of using heroin, according to charges filed against him over the weekend.

Chris Klint
Man wounded in Fairview shooting

Man wounded in Fairview shooting

Anchorage police are responding to an injury shooting in Fairview Tuesday morning.

Chris Klint
State offers new look at felony sex offenses

State offers new look at felony sex offenses

A new report offers a demographic overview of Alaska’s ongoing scourge of sex crimes, including a breakdown of last year’s felony cases statewide.

Chris Klint
Man kept in custody after Alaska Airlines sex assault

Man kept in custody after Alaska Airlines sex assault

The Anchorage man accused of sexually assaulting a woman on an Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle was ordered to remain behind bars Friday.

Chris Klint
Detained man dies after ‘erratic behavior’

Detained man dies after ‘erratic behavior’

A man’s death Wednesday night after running into traffic at an intersection, possibly under the influence of drugs, and being detained by Anchorage police is under investigation.

Chris Klint
Fairbanks police: Mom murdered 2 girls 2 years apart

Fairbanks police: Mom murdered 2 girls 2 years apart

A Fairbanks woman has been charged with murdering her two young girls in two separate incidents in 2015 and 2017, based on evidence discovered after the second child’s death.

Chris Klint
Charges: Slain Willow woman's body was 'severely burned'

Charges: Slain Willow woman's body was 'severely burned'

Troopers found Hattie Labuff-Kilgo's body in a fire pit in a remote campsite, along with a hatchet and survive knife. Her husband, Michael Kilgo, is charged with first-degree murder in her death.

Heather Hintze
Jury convicts mom in felony child abuse case

Jury convicts mom in felony child abuse case

The woman an Anchorage jury convicted for starving and abusing her adopted children on Tuesday now faces up to three decades in prison.

Mary Simton
1 hurt in early morning shooting downtown

1 hurt in early morning shooting downtown

Police are investigating an early morning shooting in downtown that sent one person to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Megan Mazurek
Willow man accused of murdering his wife

Willow man accused of murdering his wife

Alaska State Troopers have arrested a man charged with murdering his wife, a missing Willow woman found dead this week.

Chris Klint
Landlady questions strength of state's Pretrial supervision

Landlady questions strength of state's Pretrial supervision

An Anchorage property owner is calling into question the quality of the State Pretrial Enforcement Division's (PED) supervision after she says a man out on Pretrial release has been living in her condo without authorization.  

Daniella Rivera
Motorcyclists attacked with bear spray at Midtown stop light

Motorcyclists attacked with bear spray at Midtown stop light

A group of Anchorage motorcyclists say they were attacked with bear spray while at a stop light on the Seward Highway.

Shannon Ballard
Walker, troopers agree to 7.5 percent pay raise

Walker, troopers agree to 7.5 percent pay raise

Gov. Bill Walker announced the initial 7.5 percent increase for state and wildlife troopers Wednesday

Chris Klint
Man charged with animal cruelty in dog's Nikiski death

Man charged with animal cruelty in dog's Nikiski death

Alaska State Troopers say a Nikiski man arrested overnight Tuesday shot a dog to death, then mutilated its corpse.

Chris Klint
Suspect in dog kennel beating turns himself in

Suspect in dog kennel beating turns himself in

Attempted murder suspect turns himself into police on Tuesday.

Daniella Rivera
Person of interest found in fatal bicycle shooting

Person of interest found in fatal bicycle shooting

Anchorage police have located a person of interest following a fatal summertime Midtown shooting over bicycle ownership.

Bryan Dunagan
Multiple arrests made in connection with car thefts

Multiple arrests made in connection with car thefts

Seven people were arrested in Anchorage over the weekend in connection with stolen cars.

Jennifer Summers
ASD teacher accused of abusing autistic student

ASD teacher accused of abusing autistic student

An Anchorage School District teacher is accused of abusing an autistic child at Ptarmigan Elementary School in May. 

Daniella Rivera
Undercover operation leads to attempted child porn conviction

Undercover operation leads to attempted child porn conviction

An undercover operation led to the conviction of a Big Lake man who attempted multiple child pornography crimes, authorities say. 

Angela Krenzien
Feds sentence California man for drug trafficking, money laundering

Feds sentence California man for drug trafficking, money laundering

A California man who admitted to distributing drugs in Alaska and laundered the money received a 10-year prison sentence.

Mary Simton
Victim ID'd in fatal Jewel Lake shooting

Victim ID'd in fatal Jewel Lake shooting

Anchorage police say they've identified the man who was shot and killed in the Jewel Lake area early Saturday morning. 

Chris Klint
Multiple dead in mass shooting in Jacksonville, Florida

Multiple dead in mass shooting in Jacksonville, Florida

Florida authorities are reporting multiple people dead and "many transported" to hospitals after a mass shooting at a riverfront mall in Jacksonville.

CBS News
2 men shot, wounded at party near UAA

2 men shot, wounded at party near UAA

Two men were gravely wounded during a shooting early Saturday which remains under investigation, according to Anchorage police.

Chris Klint
Suspect netted in $85K seafood burglary

Suspect netted in $85K seafood burglary

A burglary suspect managed to take a five-figure sum of seafood products from a firm in Ninilchik this week, but Alaska State Troopers were soon able to snag a suspect in the fishy business.

Chris Klint
Troopers: Wasilla man's child sex abuse spans decade

Troopers: Wasilla man's child sex abuse spans decade

A man has been arrested on charges of child sexual abuse, after Alaska State Troopers say he admitted to repeatedly abusing a child in Wasilla.

Chris Klint
Homeless man accused of beating woman with 2x4 arrested

Homeless man accused of beating woman with 2x4 arrested

A wanted domestic violence suspect who's accused of hitting his girlfriend with a two-by-four and threatening to kill her has been arrested.

Joe Vigil
Rape suspect remains on house arrest for now

Rape suspect remains on house arrest for now

A man accused of multiple violent sexual assaults won't be going back to jail immediately, and may not have to at all before trial. 

Daniella Rivera
APD: Man who tried to rob pizzeria arrested stealing car

APD: Man who tried to rob pizzeria arrested stealing car

John A. Wolf Jr., 24, was taken into custody near West 88th Avenue and Cordell Circle just before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Chris Klint
2 accused of attempted murder at Anchorage Jail

2 accused of attempted murder at Anchorage Jail

Two men have been charged with attempted murder in an inmate-on-inmate assault last winter at the Anchorage Jail, which left the victim severely wounded.

Chris Klint
Teen indicted for 'accidental' shooting of his girlfriend

Teen indicted for 'accidental' shooting of his girlfriend

Four months after an Anchorage teenager allegedly shot his girlfriend in the shoulder in a Sand Lake home, a grand jury has indicted 18-year-old Dharma Waldron. 

Daniella Rivera
Suspect sought after break-in at Russian Jack greenhouse

Suspect sought after break-in at Russian Jack greenhouse

Staff at the Mann Leiser Memorial Greenhouses were still assessing the damage Thursday morning.

Chris Klint
'He needs help': Stabbing victim hopes assailant will receive treatment

'He needs help': Stabbing victim hopes assailant will receive treatment

Three weeks, a visit to ICU and a surgery later, a gas station clerk stabbed on the job is on the road to recovery.

Daniella Rivera
1 of 3 sought after Wasilla stabbing in custody

1 of 3 sought after Wasilla stabbing in custody

Alaska State Troopers have arrested one of the three men sought in apparently separate encounters after a stabbing in Wasilla late Sunday, but are still trying to find the other two – including the stabbing suspect.

Chris Klint
'Guardians of the 49th:' Troopers gain new logo, slogan

'Guardians of the 49th:' Troopers gain new logo, slogan

The Alaska State Troopers have a new logo and a new slogan, as part of an effort to reposition the force for recruiting efforts.

Chris Klint
Repeat vehicle theft suspect back in custody

Repeat vehicle theft suspect back in custody

Anchorage police say a repeat vehicle theft suspect is back in custody after she was caught passed out inside a stolen truck that smashed through someone's fence early Tuesday morning. 

Mary Simton
Alleged sexual abuse shocks Dimond High football

Alleged sexual abuse shocks Dimond High football

Anchorage police and school officials are investigating an incident of sexual abuse involving members of Dimond High School’s football team, which reportedly occurred during a trip to Fairbanks.

Chris Klint
APD: Half-naked break-in suspect ‘high on meth’

APD: Half-naked break-in suspect ‘high on meth’

Anchorage police say a woman was forced to leave her home early Monday, after a man who committed a drug-fueled break-in did nearly $1,000 in damage.

Chris Klint
APD officer missed gun during suspect search

APD officer missed gun during suspect search

A newly minted Anchorage police officer made a dangerous mistake last week, after charging documents say an initial search of a routine criminal suspect missed a hidden gun he was carrying.

Chris Klint
Armed man attempts to rob Milano's Pizzeria

Armed man attempts to rob Milano's Pizzeria

Anchorage police say shots were fired during an attempted armed robbery at a Spenard pizzeria over the weekend.

Mary Simton
Bail set for 2 charged in Royal Suite Lodge fire

Bail set for 2 charged in Royal Suite Lodge fire

A judge set a half a million dollar bail for two suspects accused of setting fire to a west Anchorage apartment building and leaving three people dead more than a year ago.

Chris Klint
Devin Peterson sentenced to 6 years for role in Grunwald murder

Devin Peterson sentenced to 6 years for role in Grunwald murder

Devin Peterson will spend six years in jail for his role in covering up the murder of David Grunwald.

Heather Hintze
Shooting suspect arrested after fleeing police

Shooting suspect arrested after fleeing police

A man named as a suspect in a June shooting was taken into custody Monday morning following a police chase. 

KTVA Web Staff
Man charged in crash involving stolen truck

Man charged in crash involving stolen truck

A crash between a stolen truck and a vehicle with children inside is the latest display of the consequences of Anchorage's car theft problem. 

Daniella Rivera
Motorcyclist dies in Knik-Goose Bay Road collision

Motorcyclist dies in Knik-Goose Bay Road collision

The crash, which also involved an SUV, was first reported at about 2:45 p.m. near KGB’s intersection with Settlers Bay Drive.

Chris Klint
Alaska man gets life in Florida airport shooting

Alaska man gets life in Florida airport shooting

Esteban Santiago, 28, was sentenced Friday to five life terms, plus 120 years, in the shooting last year that left five people dead.

Associated Press
Federal, state and local officials meeting to talk crime

Federal, state and local officials meeting to talk crime

A White House drug czar, a Coast Guard commandant and a U.S. attorney headline a panel of public safety officials invited by U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan to sit on a panel addressing crime and the opioid crisis Friday.

Steve Quinn
Natural Pantry employees assaulted during robbery attempt

Natural Pantry employees assaulted during robbery attempt

An Anchorage man is facing a slew of charges after a run-in with two grocery store employees who confronted him for concealed merchandise. 

Liz Thomas
Troopers seek help to solve illegal caribou kills

Troopers seek help to solve illegal caribou kills

Alaska Wildlife Troopers are asking for help to find those responsible for illegally killing two caribou in a wanton-waste case off the Denali Highway last weekend.

Chris Klint
Woman arrested after smoking on Anchorage-bound flight

Woman arrested after smoking on Anchorage-bound flight

Airport Police and Fire Sgt. Dan Juarez said Amber Barr was wanted on Anchorage police warrants for failure to appear and a remand.

Chris Klint

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