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    APD: South Anchorage burglary suspect in custody

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 07, 10:40

    One man is in custody for attempting to break into a home in the Ocean View area, according to the Anchorage Police Department. Shortly before 10:30 a.m. APD issued an alert about a large police presence in the south Anchorage neighborhood, as a response to the attempted burglary. According to Noel Senoran, with Anchorage police, a […]

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    Gang activity to blame? Experts weigh in on Grunwald murder.

    by Shannon Ballard on Dec 06, 20:01

    Alaska State Troopers confirm Tuesday afternoon that the body discovered last Friday was in fact 16-year-old David Grunwald and the manner of death was homicide. Many questions remain as the investigation continues, including whether Grunwald’s death was gang related. Troopers believe several teens and an adult may have been involved the crime, though so far only 16-year-old […]

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    Unidentified Green River Killer victim may have been from Alaska, tests show

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 06, 16:52

    Forensic testing may be the key to identifying one of the Green River Killer’s victims, known only as Jane Doe 1986 or Jane Doe B-16. The tests show she may have lived in Alaska prior to her death, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). “The results indicate that she may […]

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    ‘That could have been my daughter’: Mother of teen murder suspect’s ex-girlfriend speaks out

    by Daniella Rivera on Dec 05, 23:22

    While the Valley community is trying to process the disturbing details of a Palmer teen’s murder, a mother who says her daughter dated the teen suspect is speaking out. Court documents released on Monday revealed the chilling details of 16-year-old David Grunwald’s murder, saying he was beaten, kidnapped, and walked into the woods before he […]

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    UPDATE: 3 wounded in Spenard shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 05, 20:03

    Last updated at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 The Anchorage Police Department is investigating a shooting that left at least one person injured. The shooting was reported at 7:30 p.m. on West 30th Avenue, according to APD spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. She said a male victim was transported to the hospital for emergency surgery following the shooting. […]

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    Schools help students heal after classmate’s murder

    by Shannon Ballard on Dec 05, 18:53

    It’s still nearly impossible to go anywhere in the Valley without seeing David Grunwald’s missing person flyers plastered to light poles and store windows. The 16-year-old’s body was discovered over the weekend. On Monday, his friends at Mat-Su Career and Technical High School returned to class for the first time after learning of Grunwald’s death. “This has […]

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    Police find stolen truck abandoned after owner shot at alleged thieves

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 05, 15:42

    Updated at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 Police in Anchorage have located a stolen truck that was damaged during a shooting involving its owner and two alleged thieves. The Anchorage Police Department issued a statement Tuesday morning that a maroon 1999 GMC pickup, reported stolen on Dec. 2, was found by police last night near East 20th […]

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    Court documents detail disappearance, slaying of Palmer teen

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 05, 14:46

    Updated at 2:39 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 Sixteen-year-old David Grunwald was beaten, kidnapped and forcefully walked into the woods before he was shot and killed by a single bullet from a 9 mm gun, according to a criminal complaint filed Saturday. Accused of his death in the court documents is another teen, 16-year-old Erick Almandinger. […]

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    Vigil held in Palmer to remember David Grunwald

    by Eric Ruble on Dec 04, 10:40

    Soon after Alaska State Troopers announced they had likely found the remains of David Grunwald near Knik River Road, a vigil to remember the Palmer teen was organized on Facebook. Saturday evening, nearly 200 people gathered at the Palmer Train Depot to share stories of Grunwald. Many of them were his classmates from Mat-Su Career […]

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    Troopers confirm body found in Palmer is David Grunwald

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 03, 11:55

    Last updated at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 Following a weekend of mourning and new questions about his disappearance, Alaska State Troopers say the remains found Friday belong to 16-year-old David Grunwald. The State Medical Examiner’s office conducted an autopsy after the body was found and tentatively identified as Grunwald. On Tuesday, troopers said […]

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    UPDATE: Stabbing victim went to Brother Francis Shelter after attack near 5th and Gamble

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 03, 11:14

    Last updated at 2:46 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 The Anchorage Police Department says new information shows a stabbing that was believed to have occurred at the Brother Francis Shelter early Saturday morning may have actually taken place in the area of Fifth Avenue and Gamble Street. The stabbing was reported just before 1 a.m., […]

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    Man who stabbed Fred Meyer employee indicted on assault, robbery charges

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 02, 12:20

    A 31-year-old Anchorage man who stabbed a security guard at the Midtown Fred Meyer was indicted by a grand jury on assault and robbery charges Thursday, according to a Friday release from the District Attorney’s Office. The criminal complaint states Steven Treadway was approached by a Fred Meyer loss prevention officer on Nov. 20 because the […]

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    Teen convicted of shooting former radio host over vape charger

    by Associated Press on Dec 02, 12:18

    An 18-year-old Anchorage man who told police he killed his foster father because he took away a vapor cigarette charger has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. State prosecutors say Peter Henry pleaded guilty Friday to killing 64-year-old Marvell Johnson on Oct. 7, 2014. Henry was 16 when Johnson died. A plea agreement calls for a […]

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    Suspected shooter in apparent murder-suicide son of ex-cop

    by Associated Press on Dec 01, 15:04

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Police in Alaska say the suspected gunman in an apparent murder-suicide that left four dead at a Fairbanks hotel was the son of a former local police officer. Fairbanks police say the former officer, Al Hutton, was found crying in a second-floor hallway of the Hampton Inn Nov. 25. Police say […]

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    Police looking for suspect accused of robbing Anchorage Walgreens

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 01, 13:08

    The Anchorage Police Department (APD) sent out an alert Thursday asking for the public’s assistance in finding a young man charged with robbing a Walgreens store. Police have issued an arrest warrant for Jamal Hall, 21. He faces charges of first-degree felony robbery third-degree assault for an incident that took place last Saturday at the Walgreens store […]

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    Teen arrested in connection with July assault on East Anchorage bike trail

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 30, 17:01

    The Anchorage Police Department has arrested a teenager in connection with an assault that took place on a bike trail in July, according to a release issued Wednesday. On July 27, a woman told police a random male tried to sexually assault her while she was jogging on a trail near East High School. The man […]

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    Kriner’s Diner burglarized, owners say they ‘haven’t skipped a beat’

    by Eric Ruble on Nov 29, 19:13

    The owners of an Anchorage restaurant said the business is operating as usual after someone stole roughly $1,000 worth of food late Monday or early Tuesday. The Anchorage Police Department said they’re not the only victims of such crimes — commercial burglaries are up this year compared to last. “It’s kind of a reoccurring story,” […]

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    Trevon Allridge indicted on murder, theft charges for auto shop shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 28, 16:32

    The 26-year-old man accused of killing a man at a South Anchorage auto shop earlier this month was indicted on murder and theft charges Monday. In a statement, the Anchorage District Attorney’s office announced the Alaska Superior Court indictment against Trevon Allridge. Allridge was in custody prior to the indictment, as he has already been read […]

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    APD advises Muldoon, East Anchorage residents to lock doors, look out for assault suspect

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 28, 7:15

    Last updated at 11:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28 Residents in East Anchorage are being asked to lock their doors and watch out for a male suspected of assaulting multiple people early Monday morning. Police in Anchorage sent multiple Nixle alerts Monday, asking the public to be aware of an assault suspect on foot in […]

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    Mother and coworker remember Fairbanks murder victim

    by Eric Ruble on Nov 27, 18:08

    Three days after a family was found dead inside a Fairbanks hotel room, their friends and family are struggling to come to terms with the deaths. Fairbanks police said it is likely McKay Hutton shot and killed his wife, mother and infant daughter before killing himself. Hutton was married to Emily McDonald for about one […]