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    Charging documents show woman found in car was tortured, shot before being killed

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 17:17

    A late night DUI crash turned into a homicide investigation after police found a dead woman in the back of a vehicle Monday night. Charging documents against the driver, 34-year-old Benjamin Wilkins, revealed the woman had been severely injured and killed prior to the crash. Wilkins was detained on suspicion of intoxication after failing field sobriety […]

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    3 teens arrested in kidnapping, robbery case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 13:50

    Updated at 7:41 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29 Alaska State Troopers and the Anchorage Police Department have filed charges against a group of teenagers after an alleged kidnapping, robbery and assault early Wednesday morning. Around 4 a.m., the three teens – 19-year-old Damien Peterson, 18-year-old Austin Barrett and 17-year-old Devin Peterson, all of Wasilla — allegedly assaulted […]

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    Woman who knew victim found in crash says she ‘knew something was wrong’

    by Daniella Rivera on Jun 29, 9:29

    The last time Geraldine Turner saw 30-year-old Jacqueline Goodwin was Sunday when Goodwin spent the night in her home, which used to be an assisted living center. “She would go and come and go and come and go,” Turner said. She said for 14 years, she was like a mother to Goodwin, who didn’t have a […]

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    Driver charged with murder, kidnapping following Monday night crash in East Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 28, 17:00

    Last updated at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28 The Anchorage Police Department says a driver involved in a collision late Monday night is facing charges of murder, kidnapping and sexual assault, among others. At 11:40 p.m., police responded to the scene of a crash on the 2800 block of Debarr Road. A Subaru, driven […]

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    Fugitive sought by US marshals with warrant dies by suicide

    by Associated Press on Jun 28, 7:49

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The U.S. Marshals office says a man sought on a federal warrant killed himself Monday night in Anchorage as officers approached his motorhome. Marshals say Brendan James Doyle shot himself at about 6 p.m. Doyle was being sought as a felon in possession of a firearm. Marshals and an Alaska State […]

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    Police: Man shot, hospitalized, no suspect in custody

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 26, 15:42

    Last updated at 8:26 a.m. on Monday, June 27 A man was taken to an Anchorage hospital after a shooting at Arctic/Benson Park Sunday afternoon, police said. In an email to KTVA, police spokeswoman Renee Oistad said the shooting was reported at 2:27 p.m. When police arrived at the park, located at 750 W. 31st […]

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    Police search for 2 inmates missing from halfway houses

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 25, 12:26

    The Anchorage Police Department says two inmates walked away from two different halfway houses on Friday. Byron Chinuhuk, 26, allegedly left the Glenwood Center on D Street around 4:30 p.m. He has prior convictions of assault, according to online court records. Chinuhuk was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, light blue jeans and a gray […]

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    North Pole man pleads guilty to first-degree murder

    by Associated Press on Jun 24, 8:01

    A 42-year-old North Pole resident suspected of shooting an Anchorage man to death last year at a North Pole home has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Matthew Burton Davis entered the plea Thursday in Fairbanks Superior Court in the death of 34-year-old John Adam Chilcote. Chilcote was staying with a […]

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    Man arrested after trying to kiss sleeping teen during flight to Anchorage

    by Associated Press on Jun 22, 6:15

    A spokesman for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport says a flight was diverted to the Seattle area Tuesday after a man allegedly tried to kiss a girl next to him. Perry Cooper says Port of Seattle police arrested the 23-year-old California man for investigation of fourth-degree assault when the plane diverted to Sea-Tac Tuesday afternoon. Cooper says […]

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    Police officer recovering after bear spray attack

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 21, 16:05

    An Anchorage police officer is recovering at home after a suspect allegedly discharged bear spray in his face early Tuesday morning, according to a statement from Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Anita Shell. A resident near the area of 15th Avenue and Cordova Street called police shortly after midnight to report sounds of a fight and […]

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    Police arrest suspect in East Anchorage credit union robbery

    by Associated Press on Jun 21, 13:41

    Anchorage police have arrested a man suspected of robbing a credit union on the city’s east side. Police say 41-year-old Ian Pagel on Tuesday was arrested and transported to the FBI, which will take over the case. Police just before 10:30 a.m. responded to calls regarding a robbery at Denali Federal Credit Union inside a […]

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    Alaska man on snowmobile arrested on first day of summer

    by Associated Press on Jun 21, 8:49

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A 42-year-old Nikiski man faces a felony charge of driving under the influence of alcohol after driving a snowmobile on the first day of summer. Alaska State Troopers took a call of a disturbance Monday between two men in the Kenai Peninsula community. Troopers say a man drove a snowmobile to […]

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    Woman allegedly drives into Palmer home twice with 5 children in vehicle

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 19, 16:28

    On Saturday night, Alaska State Troopers arrested a Wasilla woman after she allegedly hit a Palmer home with her van twice, all while five children were in the vehicle without seat belts. Alaska State Troopers went to investigate the crash at a home on the Old Glenn Highway around 10 p.m., according to an online […]

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    Former North Slope Borough evidence custodian pleads guilty to stealing money from evidence

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 19, 12:02

    Updated at 8 p.m. on Monday, June 20 A former North Slope Borough Police Department (NSBPD) evidence custodian has pleaded guilty to a charge related to stealing more than $100,000 from from an evidence room, according to federal court documents filed Friday. Margaret Solomon worked for the NSBPD from November 2006 to July 16, 2012. On […]

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    Police respond to reports of shootings in Mountain View, one person in custody

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 18, 17:13

    Updated at 3:09 p.m. on Sunday, June 19 Police issued a correction to an earlier statement about the shootings in Mountain View Saturday. While the suspect taken into custody identified himself as 24-year-old David Patterson, personnel at the Anchorage Correctional Complex discovered during booking that he was actually 24-year-old Tremayne Williams, according to police spokeswoman Renee […]

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    Minnesota Drive shooting victim in critical condition, suspect at large

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 18, 10:43

    The victim of an early morning shooting along Minnesota Drive is in critical condition, police say. The suspect was still at large as of 10 a.m. Police responded to the intersection of Minnesota Drive and Northern Lights Boulevard at 3:09 a.m. after receiving a report of a shooting, according to a police. A 30-year-old man […]

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    Law enforcement looking for man who robbed Anchorage credit union Friday

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 17, 20:45

    ANCHORAGE — Anchorage police and the FBI are looking for a man who robbed a credit union Friday afternoon. Around 4:15 p.m., the man walked into the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union located at 7575 Debarr Road in Anchorage. According to a release from the Anchorage Division of the FBI, he waited in line until he […]

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    Anchorage man sentenced for 2013 strangulation

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 17, 11:47

    On Tuesday, a man who strangled his girlfriend, was sentenced to serve nearly nine years in prison. Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Spaan sentenced Oscar Villa II to eight years and nine months for second- and third-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief, first-degree failure to stop at the direction of a peace office, driving under the […]

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    Man suspected of burning toddler with lighter arrested, Facebook helps inform victim’s family

    by Eric Ruble on Jun 16, 20:18

    The man who allegedly burned a 2-year-old girl 90 times with a cigarette lighter last July has been arrested. Charles Jacob Nuglene, 22, was apprehended by police in Sparks, Nevada on May 15. Sparks police Lt. Chad Hawkins said he tried to shoplift from a K-Mart. When officers arrived, he attempted to flee on foot. […]

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    APD looking for man wanted for sexual assault of a minor

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 16, 12:45

    ANCHORAGE — The Anchorage Police Department is asking the public for help finding a man wanted for sexual assault of a minor, a release stated on Thursday. David Ambrose Waskey, 30, is described by police as an Alaska Native man who weighs 150 pounds and is 5-feet-7-inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes. Police think […]