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    Anchorage correctional officer assaulted by inmate

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 09, 16:47

    A correctional officer working at the Anchorage Correctional Complex was assaulted by an inmate Tuesday, according to Alaska State Troopers. Troopers were notified of the attack just before noon, an online dispatch explained. The Alaska Bureau of Investigation’s Major Crimes Unit was also notified. The officer received minor injuries and was taken to a nearby […]

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    Bethel man sentenced to 20 years for murder of Leann Berlin

    by Charles Enoch / KYUK on Feb 09, 14:31

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission.  BETHEL — A Bethel judge sentenced 28-year-old Mark Charlie Jr. of Bethel to serve 20 years for the murder of Leann Berlin, a 26-year-old originally from Kasigluk. Berlin’s body was found in the BNC apartments and had been there for days after she died, Charlie […]

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    2 suspects on the run following Jewel Lake sandwich shop robbery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 09, 11:04

    Police are searching for two suspects following a robbery Tuesday morning at an Anchorage Subway restaurant. Just after 7 a.m. Tuesday two men wearing hooded sweatshirts and bandannas entered the sandwich shop on Jewel Lake Road near the intersection of Dimond Boulevard, according to Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. Castro said one suspect appeared to […]

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    Jury selection begins for ex-UAF player’s sex assault trial

    by Associated Press on Feb 09, 8:05

    Jury selection has begun for the trial of a former University of Alaska Fairbanks hockey player accused of sexually assaulting a woman on campus. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that Nolan Youngmun is charged with two counts stemming from an April 5 incident in on-campus housing. Charging documents say Youngmun and another male visited a woman […]

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    Big Lake man arrested for burglary and assault

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 07, 15:30

    A man has been arrested for robbing some Big Lake residents and then assaulting them, according to an online Alaska State Trooper dispatch. Troopers responded to the couple’s Ronnie Court residence around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday to investigate a report of a disturbance. Their investigation revealed 25-year-old Jeremiah DeSilva broke into the home, stole some […]

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    UPDATE: Defendant in homicide case claims self defense

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 07, 14:59

    Last updated Mon. Feb. 7, 4:45 p.m. The Washington man accused of killing his coworker in Kodiak told police he shot him in self defense. Kodiak police received a 911 call shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday from a friend of the victim, 25-year-old Welton Daniel Albers, of Texas, saying he’d been shot several times on the […]

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    Former tribal chief sentenced for embezzling over $100,000

    by Associated Press on Feb 06, 13:21

    A former Healy Lake Tribe first chief and administrator will spend up to 90 days on house arrest as part of her sentence for embezzling more than $100,000 in federal and tribal funds. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Friday that JoAnn Polston has also been sentenced to three years of probation. She was ordered to […]

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    Fairbanks man convicted of 3 charges in murder-for-hire case

    by Associated Press on Feb 06, 13:08

    A former Fairbanks chiropractor will be sentenced in May in a murder-for-hire case. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Guy Christopher Mannino was found guilty by a federal jury Friday of three out of five counts. Prosecutors say Mannino tried to hire his jailhouse friend Julius “J.T.” Chambers to kill a witness, an FBI agent and […]

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    Mother faces felony charges in connection with 3-year-old son’s death

    by Eric Ruble on Feb 04, 19:55

      ANCHORAGE — Elizabeth Morin, 22, faces two felony charges following the death of her 3-year-old son, Brayden Heath, who shot and killed himself at a south Anchorage home in August. Morin was arraigned at the Nesbett Courthouse on Thursday for charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. Anchorage police are still investigating Brayden’s death. […]

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    Troopers seize illegal drugs, stolen guns at home in Tok

    by Associated Press on Feb 04, 14:08

    An estimated $35,000 in illegal drugs and at least 15 stolen guns have been seized by Alaska State Troopers serving a search warrant in Tok. Troopers arrested 48-year-old Floyd J. Stuck, who was arraigned Thursday in Fairbanks on two felony gun charges, including being a felon in possession of a firearm, and three felony drug […]

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    Car thief arrested by APD while listening to scanner traffic

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 04, 12:09

      A car thief hoping to thwart authorities by listening to a police scanner wasn’t clever enough to avoid capture. According to the Anchorage Police Department, an officer saw a Silver Chevy Malibu that had been reported stolen Jan. 19 driving north on Strawberry Road. Police responded and pulled the car over near the intersection […]

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    Fourth teen arrested after shooting Eagle River Wal-Mart employees with BB gun

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 03, 22:03

    Last Updated: Thursday, Feb. 4 at 4:40 p.m. A fourth teenager has been arrested in connection with a robbery and assault at the Eagle River Wal-Mart store Wednesday evening, according to police. The unnamed 16-year-old male was taken to the McLaughlin Youth Center following his arrest. According to police, the four teens attempted to steal $800 worth […]

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    Former fish board nominee pleads not guilty to fraud, theft

    by Associated Press on Feb 02, 17:08

    A former Alaska Board of Fisheries nominee has pleaded not guilty to 17 felony and misdemeanor charges that he fraudulently obtained commercial fishing permits and Alaska Permanent Fund dividend payments. Roland Maw entered his plea Tuesday in court in Juneau to the 17 counts covering theft and unsworn falsification. Maw was charged on Jan. 13 […]

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    JBER personnel help APD apprehend suspects of vehicle theft

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 02, 17:03

    Early Tuesday morning, Anchorage police and personnel from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson caught up with a stolen vehicle and suspects inside. Three people were arrested, while another woman was released after it was determined she was not a suspect. Just after 2 a.m., police spotted a 2005 white Chevrolet pickup truck on Turpin Road that had […]

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    Mother charged with manslaughter following toddler’s death

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 01, 18:26

    Last updated at 3:29 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2 The mother of a 3-year-old who shot himself with a loaded gun he found in his home faces charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in connection with his death. Brayden Heath’s mother, 22-year-old Elizabeth Morin, was charged on Jan. 28, and served a summons to […]

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    APD recovers 3 stolen vehicles during single shift, including spray painted car

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 01, 15:52

    During a single shift, Anchorage police officers were able to recover three recently stolen vehicles and make as many arrests in those cases. In a statement, Anchorage police said the first vehicle recovered was a Honda CRV, which was spotted by K9 Officers Brandon Otts and Christopher Vierra around 11:45 p.m. on Jan. 30. The officers […]

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    Police investigate early morning shooting in East Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 31, 9:58

    An East Anchorage shooting early Sunday morning left one injured, according to the Anchorage Police Department. They also noted lack of cooperation from the victim and witnesses at the scene have made the investigation difficult. Multiple callers reported the shooting around 2 a.m., police said in a statement. Shortly after police responded to the area […]

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    Arrest made in 2014 homicide case out of Juneau

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 30, 17:19

    The Juneau Police Department says they’ve made an arrest in a homicide investigation that began in late 2014 with the death of 50-year-old Christopher Kenney. On Jan. 29, JPD arrested 28-year-old Nora Thomas, with the help of Wasilla and Palmer police, and charged her with two counts of second-degree murder for Kenney’s death. She was […]

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    Hillside residents frustrated with months of mail theft

    by Bonney Bowman on Jan 30, 12:02

    Hillside residents are frustrated. They say their mailboxes are getting hit by thieves two or three times every week. “We just want our mail,” said theft victim Reva Katz, who’s lost everything from Christmas cards to her husband’s heart medication. ”I don’t have that long left. I have better things to do than worry about the […]

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    APD investigates shooting with uncooperative victims

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 30, 11:53

    The Anchorage Police Department is investigating a shooting that left two people injured early Saturday morning. Police said neither victim would cooperate with them. Police said the investigation was initiated when an APD sergeant reported hearing several gunshots in the area of Fourth Avenue and Gambell Street around 3 a.m. Another APD sergeant saw a […]