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    Authorities arrest ‘dangerous’ fugitive at home in Tok

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 30, 8:06

    A 38-year-old fugitive who Alaska State Troopers consider “very dangerous” was arrested in Tok Friday after he ran away from his court-appointed third-party custodian in Fairbanks last week. Warrants were issued for Michael Bracht Jan. 22 after he fled a Fairbanks home on Geist Road in violation of his condition of release. The Dot Lake […]

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    APD Chief Mew: New task force to tackle violent drug-related crimes in Anchorage

    by Kate McPherson on Jan 29, 17:45

    Anchorage Police Department Chief Mark Mew has announced the creation of a special task force designed to crack down on activities that have led to the recent string of shootings in Anchorage since the new year. During a press conference Thursday, Mew explained the task force will be compiled of officers currently on staff with […]

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    Troopers seize estimated $67K of meth from Wasilla man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 29, 16:18

    Alaska State Troopers seized almost half a kilogram of methamphetamine from a 30-year-old Wasilla man who was stopped for a traffic violation early Thursday morning in Wasilla. Around 2 a.m., authorities arrested Johnnylee Burk for third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, four counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and for violating his conditions of […]

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    Anchorage police identify man killed in Russian Jack shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 29, 1:02

    One person has been confirmed dead after an early Thursday morning shooting in the Russian Jack neighborhood — an apparent homicide, police say. The Anchorage Police Department responded to the report of a shooting near the intersection of Bragaw Street and San Jeronimo Court at around 12:30 a.m. When they arrived they found a deceased […]

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    Former APD detective talks crime trends in Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 27, 21:55

    After two fatal shootings in less than 48 hours — less than a full month into the new year — crime trends in Anchorage have come into the conversation. Former APD detective Glenn Klinkhart sat down with KTVA 11 News to discuss if Anchorage has indeed seen an increase in violence.

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    2 dead after early morning fourplex shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 27, 4:37

    Last updated Wednesday, Jan. 28 Two people have died after a shooting at an East Anchorage fourplex early Tuesday morning, police say. The shooting, in a home on the 6000 block of East 41st Court, happened just before 3:30 a.m., according to a statement from the Anchorage Police Department. Christian Haynes, 27, was declared dead at the […]

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    Anchorage man sentenced to 17.5 years for sexual exploitation of a minor

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 26, 17:29

    An Anchorage man who pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of a child was sentenced in federal court Thursday. Kevin Dale Callander, 45, was sentenced to 210 months — or 17.5 years — in prison on two counts of sexual exploitation. Additionally, Callander will serve a separate 12-year prison term for sexual abuse […]

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    New Mexico man sentenced for attempted drug trafficking to Cordova

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 26, 13:52

    A New Mexico man has been sentenced for trying to smuggle drugs into Cordova in 2012. Enrique Lino was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday on charges of second- and third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. He was convicted in October of last year. Lino was arrested June 21, 2012, after the Alaska State […]

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    14-year-old detained following Sunday night shooting, victim named

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 26, 12:46

    A 14-year-old is in custody after a shooting near the University Area Sunday evening – Anchorage’s first homicide of 2015, police say. According to witnesses, the victim, 18-year-old Charles Gustav Steinhilpert III, and the 14-year-old suspect planned to meet at a Walgreens, located at the intersection of Lake Otis Parkway and Tudor Road, for a drug deal, […]

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    Wasilla man with felony warrant tries to dodge trooper, injures officer

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 26, 7:09

    A Wasilla man with a felony warrant and a mobile methamphetamine lab was taken into custody after he tried to run from an Alaska State Trooper and fought with the officer, authorities say. Sunday around 9:20 p.m., AST conducted a traffic stop on a 1999 Subaru Legacy for moving violations. When a trooper tried to […]

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    Anchorage police investigate fatal shooting near University Area

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 25, 22:52

    Anchorage police are investigating a shooting after a male with a gunshot wound was pronounced dead at a hospital Sunday evening. Just after 8:30 p.m., the Anchorage Police Department received a report of a gunshot victim at a business near Lake Otis Parkway and Tudor Road, according to a statement from police. The exact business […]

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    Two men indicted for burglarizing Sand Point post office

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 23, 20:49

    Two men were indicted Friday for burglarizing the Sand Point post office in December. On or around Dec. 28, Sheldon Wilson Shuravloff, 21, and Keith Lee Wilson, Jr., 18, allegedly broke into building, damaging the office itself along with some equipment. The damage resulted in the post office closing for a week, preventing residents from […]

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    Anchorage professor sentenced for sexually assaulting child

    by Dave Leval on Jan 23, 20:38

    A former University of Alaska Anchorage employee was sentenced Friday for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl. Steven Pyle, 49, was sentenced to 30 years in prison by Anchorage Superior Court Judge Philip R. Volland. He pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual abuse of a minor last year. Pyle was arrested after his wife told police he had […]

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    Former crime lab employee pleads guilty for stealing drugs

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 23, 20:00

    A former employee of the State of Alaska Crime Detection Laboratory has pleaded guilty to several charges stemming from an investigation into his theft of drugs from work. Stephen Palmer, 54, was arrested in March of last year, and faced 10 charges before agreeing to a plea deal, reducing the list of charges by half. Palmer […]

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    Former JBER soldier sentenced for 2012 murder of wife

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 23, 14:07

    A 26-year-old former Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldier was sentenced to 62 years in prison Friday for murdering his wife in 2012 in their Anchorage home. A jury found David Lopez guilty of first-degree murder back in June 2014 for shooting his wife Sara Lopez. On Dec. 12, 2012, Lopez’s wife brought their 2-year-old daughter to the […]

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    One injured in Northeast Anchorage shooting

    by Hope Miller on Jan 22, 9:27

    A man was injured in an early morning home invasion shooting in Northeast Anchorage, police say. Around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, police were called to the 200 block of Zappa Place near Muldoon Road after three men wearing ski masks reportedly broke into a home and tried to rob one of the people inside. A 26-year-old […]

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    Nunaka Valley Park shooting suspect charged with attempted murder

    by Hope Miller on Jan 22, 8:12

    Police have charged a man with attempted murder for allegedly shooting a man in the face at Nunaka Valley Park earlier this month. Puipuia Lipoi Alaelua, 31, of Anchorage was also charged with three counts of assault and weapons misconduct. He was arrested last week for an outstanding felony federal warrant for probation violations, according […]

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    Authorities seek ‘dangerous’ man in Fairbanks area

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 22, 7:34

    Update, 9 a.m. Troopers contacted Kaylyn Nelson and the vehicle is accounted for. They are still looking for Michael Bracht. Original story Alaska State Troopers are searching for a 38-year-old man with a history of not cooperating with authorities after he ran away from his court-appointed third-party custodian Wednesday evening. Around 6:45 p.m., troopers were notified Michael Bracht […]

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    Tip from Microsoft leads to Palmer man’s arrest on child porn charges

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 21, 22:41

    A tip from Microsoft Corporation has led to the arrest of a Palmer man, who faces multiple child pornography charges. In August 2014, the Alaska Bureau of Investigation received a tip from Microsoft that one of its users had “attempted to email known images depicting child sexual abuse to another user,” according to an AST […]

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    Tyonek man arrested after making threats on Facebook

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 21, 17:56

    A Tyonek man has been arrested after making a Facebook post that put many in the village on high alert, troopers say. Justin Trenton, 26, was arrested Tuesday after Alaska State Troopers received word Monday from the Tebughna School principal that threats made by him against members of the community had led to a lockdown […]