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    Fairbanks man charged with selling stolen copper

    by Associated Press on Dec 22, 11:33

    A 28-year-old Fairbanks man has been charged with selling 454 pounds of stolen copper. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1GPB6aV) reports Curtis James Wrightsman was charged last week with burglary and theft. Prosecutors say he sold copper tubes and fittings valued at $7,000 to $10,000 as scrap for $708. Dayn Cooper, the owner of a building […]

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    Fort Wainwright solider charged in connection with armed robberies

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 22, 11:09

    A 23-year-old Fort Wainwright soldier is facing robbery and theft charges after he and other suspect allegedly robbed pedestrians at gunpoint. Early Sunday morning, Fairbanks Police Department officers responded to multiple reports of two suspects, carrying a shotgun and a pistol, robbing pedestrians, according to a statement from Amber Courtney, spokeswoman for the City of […]

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    Ketchikan resident comes home to find man with gun

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 22, 6:53

    A home invasion resulted in a standoff between an Alabama man and troopers in Ketchikan early Sunday morning. At around 4:45 a.m., the Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan responded to a report of a burglary and assault at a residence near Mile 6 of the South Tongass Highway, according to an online AST dispatch posted […]

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    Soldotna woman with 3 kids in car arrested for DUI

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 21, 18:13

    A woman is in custody after she was pulled over Saturday night on the Kenai Spur Highway for driving impaired with children in the vehicle. At about 9 p.m., the Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol responded to a REDDI report of “an intoxicated motorist with children in the car,” according to an online AST dispatch posted […]

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    1 injured in downtown Anchorage shooting near PlayHouse bar

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 21, 13:49

    One person was injured in a shooting in downtown Anchorage early Sunday morning. At about 2:15 a.m., officers were called to a shooting in the area of 420 W. Third Ave., according to a statement from the Anchorage Police Department. The incident occurred near the PlayHouse bar, APD spokeswoman Anita Shell said in an email. At […]

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    2 arrested in connection with $30K stolen from Alaska fish hatchery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 20, 18:39

    Two Palmer men are in custody in connection with a burglary that occurred at an Alaskan fish hatchery last month. On Nov. 8, Alaska State Troopers were notified that $30,000 worth of steel, aluminum and copper had been stolen from the Eklutna Tailrace fish hatchery. The suspects also caused approximately $30,000 worth of damage by “cutting through walls […]

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    Man sentenced in 2013 DUI death

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 19, 12:24

    A 24-year-old man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Friday for killing a 20-year-old woman while driving drunk in 2013. While driving north on Boniface Parkway near DeBarr Road in June 2013, Lane Douglas Wyatt ran a red light and slammed into a car driven by Citari Townes-Sweatt. Townes-Sweatt, the driver, was killed in the collision. […]

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    Noble Drilling reps plead guilty to 8 felony counts

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 19, 10:08

    Representatives from Noble Drilling U.S. LLC, which operated a drill ship in the Arctic, pleaded guilty to eight felony counts in Anchorage federal court Friday morning. As part of a plea agreement with the federal government, the company admitted breaking both environmental and maritime laws when it worked as a contractor for Shell while drilling for oil […]

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    Mat-Su heroin trafficking investigation leads to arrests, drug seizures

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 18, 11:40

    Two people are in custody and $400,000 worth of heroin was seized after authorities launched an investigation into heroin trafficking in the Mat-Su Valley, authorities say. Tuesday, a federal grand jury indicted 37-year-old Seneca Neal of Anchorage and 40-year-old Lamon Washington of Fairbanks for heroin distribution and conspiracy to distribute more than a kilogram of the […]

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    Teen sentenced to 7 years for robbery, shooting

    by Associated Press on Dec 17, 9:56

    A Fairbanks teenager involved in a shootout during an attempt to rob a drug dealer has been sentenced to seven years in prison. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1DP4QGR) reports 17-year-old Chester Clifton Fields Jr. fired a 9mm handgun that hit a man whom he and an accomplice were trying to rob. Cross was 16 on […]

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    Man sentenced to 99 years in prison for Millennium Hotel murder

    by Heather Hintze on Dec 16, 19:02

    Three Thanksgivings, three Christmases, three anniversaries – Deborah Harris gave a tally of time missed by Kerry Fadely, her partner of 10 years, who was shot and killed in October 2011. “And we will continue to miss her for the rest of my life,” said Harris of Fadely at Tuesday’s sentencing. The man who murdered Fadely, […]

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    Ex-boyfriend indicted for murder of Anchorage resident Irma Williams

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 16, 18:15

    Last Updated Dec. 17, 2014 3:20 PM Michael Memeo, charged for murder in connection with the death of Anchorage resident Irma Williams, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday. Memeo’s bail was set at $500,000 cash, plus a third-party custodian. His trial is set for Mar. 9. Original story After weeks of investigation, police have […]

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    Tanana man gets 180 days for assault of VSPO

    by Associated Press on Dec 15, 17:35

    A 59-year-old Tanana man has pleaded guilty to assault after threatening a village public safety officer. Arvin Kangas entered his plea Monday for placing Sgt. Mark Haglin in fear of physical injury. Officials say Kangas threatened to assault the officer, and then later looked at Haglin while pointing to a weapon. Kangas received a 180-day […]

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    Second teen charged in Palmer ‘justice’ murder

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 15, 17:25

    A second teen has been charged with the murder of a Palmer man, who was shot and killed earlier this year. Referred to in earlier charging documents as “EA,” Ethan Angasan, 16, was indicted Wednesday on second-degree murder and manslaughter in connection with the killing of 45-year old Frank Pushruk. In March, Jacob Dvorak, 17, […]

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    Miftari found guilty on all counts in murder of ex-girlfriend

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 15, 16:41

    Bukurim Miftari, charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend, was found guilty on all counts Monday. The trial, which began in November, came to a close today as Miftari was found guilty of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, kidnapping and tampering with physical evidence. He has remained in jail on $1-million bond since his arrest more than […]

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    Anchorage music teacher says porn addiction started early

    by Rhonda McBride, Shannon Ballard on Dec 12, 23:15

    An Anchorage music teacher told the court he has struggled with an addiction to pornography since childhood. Stuart Ravn, 26, also said he has Asperger Syndrome and apologized for his halting speech during his sentencing hearing Friday. Ravn has been convicted of 22 counts of possessing and distributing child porn. Ravn taught music lessons to children […]

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    Anchorage man sentenced for police dog stabbing

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 12, 19:08

    The man who pleaded guilty to stabbing an Anchorage Police Department K-9 and assaulting an officer this summer will spend several years in jail. Noel Hommerding, 38, faces a composite sentence of nine years with five years suspended and three years of probation, according to the Alaska Attorney General’s office. The charges against Hommerding — […]

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    Charges: Teaching assistant had extensive history downloading child porn

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 12, 15:17

    Recently unsealed charging documents reveal that a former teaching assistant at Huffman Elementary School started downloading child pornography roughly 10 years ago and had amassed an estimated 100 gigabytes of the illegal content on his computer. On Monday, the FBI arrested Daniel Alan Brown, who worked at Huffman as a teaching assistant in the Extended Resource […]

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    Power theft investigation leads to Wasilla pot bust

    by Hope Miller on Dec 12, 11:59

    Alaska State Troopers discovered more than 200 pot plants growing in a Wasilla home after a man was suspected of stealing power from Matanuska Electric Association, charges say. Kevin Mielke, 37, was in the midst of cooking crack cocaine when authorities arrived at the Yadon Drive home Thursday afternoon, according to a sworn affidavit signed […]

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    Teaching assistant at Huffman Elementary charged in child pornography case

    by Heather Hintze on Dec 10, 18:58

    An Anchorage man who worked at Huffman Elementary School faces child pornography charges. The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Daniel Alan Brown Monday on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography. The Anchorage School District said Brown worked at Huffman, located at 12000 Lorraine St., as a teaching assistant in the Extended Resource Classroom. Principal Darrell Vincek […]