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    Wasilla man sentenced to 7-plus years in prison for heroin trafficking conspiracy

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 24, 15:58

    A 38-year-old Wasilla man was sentenced to 7.5 years in federal prison for the part he played in a heroin trafficking conspiracy. Baretta Faatafuga pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute more than 1.6 kilograms of heroin, with a street value of $550,000, around the Anchorage area, according to a statement from the Alaska U.S. Attorney’s […]

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    Downtown street party, multiple shootings overnight keep Anchorage police busy

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 23, 12:00

    The video above may contain inappropriate content. Anchorage police responded to multiple incidents early Sunday morning, including an unruly street party and two isolated shootings. Downtown street party The first occurred at around 2:30 a.m., according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. Police responded to a call that shots had been fired in the […]

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    Fairbanks prisoner accused of soliciting murder

    by Associated Press on Nov 22, 12:01

    An imprisoned former chiropractor and gun dealer from Fairbanks has been accused of attempting to solicit the murder of federal officers while behind bars. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://goo.gl/VVMn92 ) reports Guy Christopher Mannino, 56, has been in prison since Oct. 2013 awaiting sentencing for federal weapons charges. The office of the U.S. Attorney says […]

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    Teens indicted after detention center escape plot

    by Associated Press on Nov 21, 12:16

    Five teenagers have been indicted in connection with an escape plot at the Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility that injured two unarmed guards. The Peninsula Clarion (http://is.gd/5XKkos) reports 18-year-old Cody Rosenthal and four 16-year-old boys are charged with assault, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and riot in the Nov. 7 incident. Authorities say one of the […]

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    Ex-UA employee charged with theft of airline miles

    by Associated Press on Nov 21, 8:07

    State prosecutors have filed a felony theft charge against a former University of Alaska employee suspected of taking more than $4,000 in university airlines miles and credits for personal use. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1uK4ObW) reports an auditor in January noticed irregularities in an Alaska Airlines EasyBiz account that 39-year-old Jennifer Lynn Mahler administrated for […]

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    Suspect in East Anchorage standoff formally charged in court

    by Bonney Bowman on Nov 20, 22:02

    The man who shut down an Anchorage neighborhood in a standoff with police Wednesday night appeared in court Thursday. Marlon Arellano, 44, is charged with two counts of third-degree assault and one count of attempted burglary. The charges are class C felonies. The victim’s mother spoke to the court by phone. She told the judge Arellano chased […]

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    Trial underway for man charged in 2012 Anchorage murder

    by Dave Leval on Nov 20, 19:51

    Friends of Kristen Reid believe the 30-year-old woman wanted to end her relationship with Bukurim Miftari the night she ran into him at an Anchorage strip club more than two years ago. “They didn’t really get along that well,” said Reid’s friend, Caren Bennett. Thursday, she fought back tears as she talked about the last […]

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    Police: Anchorage woman’s death ruled a homicide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 20, 13:51

    Following an autopsy, the State Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled that a 54-year-old woman who was reported missing in September was the victim of a homicide, police say. The exact details of how Irma Williams died are being withheld, the Anchorage Police Department said in a statement Thursday. Williams was first reported missing Sept. 30 […]

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    Teen indicted in fatal Juneau car crash

    by Associated Press on Nov 19, 10:00

    A Juneau grand jury has indicted an 18-year-old driver involved in a fatal car crash. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/1qspnuW) reports William M. Buchkoski was indicted on four felony counts in the March 26 death of a passenger in his sport utility vehicle, 18-year-old Jessica Louise Billy. Investigators say Buchkoski was driving on Yandukin Drive near […]

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    Captain charged with DUI after landing craft grounds near Kodiak

    by Hope Miller on Nov 18, 12:18

    The skipper of a 152-foot landing craft has been charged with driving under the influence after he allegedly grounded the vessel while “highly intoxicated,” police say. Sunday evening, the Kodiak Police Department received a call from a crewmember of the Polar Bear who said that Capt. Edward Dyer, 50, was intoxicated when he grounded the […]

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    Kodiak man dies after being stabbed with foot-long blade

    by Hope Miller on Nov 18, 10:08

    A 59-year-old Kodiak man died after he was allegedly stabbed by a man who says the fatal injury was an accident. On Sunday, the Kodiak Police Department responded to a reported stabbing at a Kodiak home along Ole Johnson Avenue. When officers arrived at the residence, they found Dennis Fathke on the floor, not breathing. […]

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    Alleged Anchorage dealers face felony charges in $111K drug bust

    by Dave Leval, Sierra Starks on Nov 17, 22:04

    Friday’s drug bust in East Anchorage happened as most do, with undercover police officers buying drugs from a suspected dealer. Anchorage police arrested Laura Johnson, 39, and Alex Tejeda, 33, who now face felony charges in connection with a sizable illegal drug seizure that took place at a residence located on the 5700 block of Rocky Mountain […]

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    Kodiak’s underwear bandit suspect in custody

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 17, 21:01

    The suspect believed to be actively stealing women’s underwear in Kodiak has been taken into custody. Alaska State Troopers warned of the bandit last week, as residents returned home to find their residences had been unlawfully entered. Residents reported items — mainly women’s underwear — as missing. Further investigation by troopers revealed that similar events had […]

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    2 arrested after North Pole kidnapping attempt ends in a ditch

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 16, 16:25

    Two men are in custody after troopers say a kidnapping attempt in North Pole went awry. Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a kidnapping on Wednesday. Bill Kraus, 57, and Isaac Horman, 40, forced their way into a North Pole residence at gunpoint, according to an online AST dispatch posted Saturday. They then […]

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    Police arrest 2, seize more than $100K in illegal drugs from East Anchorage residence

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 15, 18:28

    Last Updated Nov 16, 2014, 6 p.m. Anchorage police seized an extensive amount of illegal drugs from an East Anchorage residence Friday night. Laura Johnson, 39, and Alex Tejeda, 33, were arrested and charged with second -and third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance in connection with the narcotics found, according to a release from the […]

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    Man arrested after reportedly stabbing roommate outside Eagle River home

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 14, 14:49

    One man is in custody and another is in the hospital after the Anchorage Police Department responded to a reported stabbing outside an Eagle River residence around 7:40 p.m. Thursday, according to a statement from APD. Hugh Jeffrey Perry, 41, was charged with first-degree assault after he allegedly stabbed his roommate multiple times in the […]

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    Suspect in Butte shooting indicted on additional charges

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 14, 10:27

    A 31-year-old man charged with murdering a Palmer woman was indicted on additional kidnapping charges Thursday. A Palmer grand jury indicted Benjamin E. Wilson of Palmer for first- and second-degree murder, manslaughter, kidnapping, third-degree assault and coercion, according to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers posted Friday morning. Wilson has previously been charged with […]

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    Teen sentenced to 1 year in prison for deadly Anchorage crash

    by Dave Leval on Nov 13, 21:10

    An Anchorage teen who caused the death of a mother early last year has learned the price he will pay for his actions. Murphy Gross, 17, was convicted of criminally negligent homicide and sentenced to one year in prison Thursday for the February 2013 crash that took the life of Catherine Cope. Gross was 16 […]

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    Seafood facility supervisors get jail time for Clean Air Act violation

    by Hope Miller on Nov 13, 15:19

    Two former supervisors at a Dutch Harbor seafood processing facility were sentenced in federal court Wednesday to jail time for Clean Air Act violations. James Hampton, 45, was sentenced to 70 days in jail and Raul Morales, 53, will serve 45 days for falsifying data to cover up that they were intentionally not operating required […]

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    Trial set to begin in 2012 Anchorage murder case

    by Dave Leval on Nov 12, 21:25

    Bukurim Miftari has remained in a jail cell for more than two years, charged with the September 2012 murder of his ex-girlfriend, Kristen Reid. Anchorage police found Reid’s naked body in a ditch along Fairbanks Street the morning of Sept. 18, 2012. She died from a gunshot wound to the head. Prosecutors claim Miftari fired the bullet, […]