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    Teen arrested for allegedly firing multiple shots in South Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 28, 17:01

    An Anchorage teen was arrested early Friday morning after he allegedly fired multiple rounds in South Anchorage. The Anchorage Police Department dispatched officers to the area of Driftwood Street and E. 71st Avenue after receiving multiples reports of “anywhere between 12 and 30 shots” being fired, according to an APD statement. Responding officers also heard […]

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    2 arrested for attempted murder during drug deal

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 22:11

    Two men have been arrested for allegedly shooting a man during a drug deal on Monday. Police were call to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital shortly before midnight on Monday after a man walked into the emergency room and was admitted for treatment of multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and head, according to a statement from […]

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    Sentencing postponed for father involved in trooper deaths

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 15:20

    A Superior Court judge has postponed sentencing for a man involved in the shooting deaths of two Alaska State Troopers. Arvin Kangas, 59, was convicted April 23 of three counts of tampering with physical evidence and four counts of first-degree hindering prosecution. An audio recording was presented during the trial that established Kangas and his […]

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    Man charged with murder in Ketchikan stabbing

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 25, 16:27

    Police have arrested a man in connection with a deadly stabbing which took place in Ketchikan earlier this month. On Aug. 10, the Ketchikan Police Department responded to a report of a man with a stab wound in the chest. They found Wayne Nathan on the front porch of a Park Avenue home, and he […]

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    2 men charged in connection with fatal East Anchorage shooting; more suspects sought

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 25, 8:36

    A 38-year-old man has been charged in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Byzantium Hill at an East Anchorage home Sunday. In updated information released Tuesday afternoon, police say another male has also been charged in connection with the incident. Anchorage police arrested and charged Christopher Jon Winters with first-degree murder, according to a statement […]

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    UPDATE: Thieves target 2 Anchorage elementary schools

    by Sierra Starks on Aug 24, 15:54

    Originally posted Saturday, Aug. 22 Last Updated Monday, Aug. 24, at 6:30 p.m. The Anchorage School District is reporting two incidents of theft from two of its facilities over the weekend. On Friday, just after 8:30 a.m., staff at Rabbit Creek Elementary School called the Anchorage Police Department to report a break-in at one of the school’s […]

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    UPDATE: Police ID man killed in East Anchorage shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 23, 10:30

    Updated on Monday, Aug. 24 ANCHORAGE – The man killed in a Sunday morning shooting at an East Anchorage home has been identified, authorities say. Around 2 a.m. Sunday, the Anchorage Police Department received a call reporting shots fired in the area of Fifth Avenue and Lane Street. When officers responded to the scene, they […]

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    Weekend shootings in Anchorage leave 2 critically injured

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 22, 19:24

    1 injured in West Anchorage shooting Police say a victim has been taken to the hospital after a shooting in West Anchorage Saturday evening. Just after 6 p.m., the Anchorage Police Department responded to the 2500 block of Kona Lane in reference to the shooting. The victim, identified as an 18-year-old male, was taken to […]

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    A year later, Chevak still waiting for justice for Roxanne Smart

    by Daysha Eaton / KYUK Radio on Aug 21, 16:40

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission BETHEL — The community of Chevak in Southwest Alaska has been breathing a collective sigh of relief after the arrest of a man in July for the murder of Roxanne Smart. The 19-year-old was found stabbed to death in the middle of town last August. […]

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    Jerry Active receives 359-year sentence for 2013 murders, sexual assaults

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 21, 10:51

    The man who broke into a Mountain View home and killed an elderly couple, then sexually assaulted a 2-year-old and an elderly woman in 2013 will spend the rest of his life behind bars. In an Anchorage courtroom Friday, Judge Philip Volland sentenced Jerry Active to 359 years in prison, plus 45 suspended. Judge Volland […]

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    Wasilla man indicted in kidnapping case, FBI seeking missing evidence

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 20, 23:56

    A federal grand jury has handed down an indictment against 40-year-old Michael Bowen, Jr. for kidnapping two young girls. Bowen faces two felony kidnapping charges for snatching a 6-year-old and a 9-year-old while they were riding their bicycles home from Safeway on Aug. 1. Bowen admitted to taking the girls “to scare the parents” because he […]

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    Details emerge in 4-year-old child’s murder in North Pole

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 20, 22:04

    A North Pole man has been arrested and charged with the death of his 4-year-old son. On May 5, Alaska State Troopers received a 911 call from a North Pole residence at 3:02 a.m. reporting an unresponsive 4-year-old, according to court documents. Identified only as CSJ, the boy was transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital with […]

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    Father, son plead guilty in drug trafficking conspiracy

    by Shannon Kemp on Aug 20, 16:44

    A father and son have pleaded guilty in a drug trafficking case that spans from Ketchikan to Washington. On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess sentenced 29-year-old Layten Banchero, of Seattle, to 10 years in prison with five years of supervised release. Banchero pleaded guilty in April to drug trafficking conspiracy, possessing a firearm […]

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    Anchorage teen sentenced to 1 year in fatal hit-and-run of cyclist

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 19, 14:36

    Today, Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton accepted a plea agreement, sentencing 18-year-old Alexandra Ellis to serve three years, with two suspended, for a negligent homicide charge. Ellis was convicted on charges in connection with the death of 51-year-old Jeff Dusenbury, who was killed in a fatal hit-and-run last year. Family and friends of Dusenbury said the sentence […]

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    Anchorage police: 12-year-old hospitalized after showing symptoms of spice overdose

    by Sierra Starks on Aug 17, 18:50

    Updated Monday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m. Anchorage police say a 12-year-old was hospitalized Saturday after showing symptoms of a spice overdose. Just after 4 p.m., authorities responded to the area of East 4th Avenue and Patsy Street in Northeast Anchorage after receiving a call that a juvenile boy “had possibly taken spice and had overdosed,” […]

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    Vandals trash Bethel preschool; damage could exceed $100K

    by Ben Matheson / KYUK on Aug 17, 18:44

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission. Vandals trashed preschool classrooms and smashed windows in 13 of the Lower Kuskokwim School District’s vehicles over the weekend. LKSD Superintendent, Dan Walker, says it appears people threw rocks at cars parked near the district office. Inside the M-E preschool they made an […]

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    Anchorage woman sentenced in sex trafficking case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 17, 14:32

    The woman who ran one of the largest prostitution operations in Alaska will spend more than five years in prison. Judge Philip Volland sentenced 41-year-old Amber Batts to five years in prison for sex trafficking on Monday. An additional six months was tacked on to her sentence for violating probation. Batts has been on house […]

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    Wasilla man arraigned on charges in connection with Big Lake homicide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 15, 22:16

    Updated Monday, Aug. 17, at 2:30 p.m. A Wasilla man, wanted by authorities after he cut off his ankle monitor in June, was arraigned Monday on murder charges. Joshua Beebe, 30, faces multiple charges in connection with the death of Christopher Seaman, including first- and second-degree murder, according to an Alaska State Troopers dispatch. Seaman, […]

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    Sentencing in fatal Anchorage hit-and-run case postponed

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 14, 20:50

    A sentence was expected Friday for 18-year-old Alexandra Ellis, convicted on charges relating to the death of 51-year-old Jeff Dusenbury, but it was postponed until the following week. Instead, Judge Michael Wolverton allowed an accident investigator — hired by the defense — to speak. Jay Smith, who has 33 years’ experience in the field, said […]

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    Former JBER Airman sentenced to 32 years for killing roommate

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 14, 17:13

    A man convicted of killing his friend and fellow airman with a hammer was sentenced to 32 years in prison on Friday. Alaska Superior Court Judge Jack W. Smith sentenced 26-year-old former Airman First Class James Thomas to 50 years in jail with 20 suspended for the charge of second-degree murder in the beating death […]