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    Man accused of shooting black bear in closed area

    by Associated Press on Sep 21, 13:01

    A 42-year-old Douglas man has been charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly shooting a black bear as it rummaged through trash in his yard. James Houck is set to be arraigned Oct. 2 in Juneau District Court for shooting in an area closed to hunting. The Juneau Empire says (http://is.gd/CddBor) police began investigating after a […]

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    1 injured in Abbott Loop house party shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 21, 11:25

    A 17-year-old girl was transported to the hospital after a shooting at a house party early Sunday morning in the Abbott Loop neighborhood of Anchorage. At approximately 12:18 a.m., the Anchorage Police Department responded to multiple calls of domestic disturbance. Callers reported hearing gunshots outside a residence near the 6800 block of O’Brien Street. Police’s […]

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    Driver apprehended in fatal hit-and-run crash near Merrill Field

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 20, 11:19

    A man is in custody after a fatal hit-and-run collision early Saturday morning. According to the Anchorage Police Department, 54-year-old Guy Merculief man was struck and killed shortly after 2 a.m. in the area of 1500 E. Fifth Ave. APD responded to the vehicle-pedestrian collision and learned that Merculief had been walking across Fifth Avenue […]

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    ‘Craigslist killers’ sentenced to life in prison

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 19, 15:05

    A woman from Alaska has been sentenced to life in prison after she and her husband say they lured a stranger to his death through a Craigslist ad in Pennsylvania. Miranda Barbour and her husband Elytte Barbour pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last month. They were sentenced Thursday, according to The Daily Item. The newlyweds […]

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    Juneau police investigate Costco burglary

    by Associated Press on Sep 19, 9:28

    Juneau police are investigating a burglary in which they say more than $40,000 in jewelry was taken from Costco. Police say they received a report around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday that the store’s burglar alarm had been triggered. Responding officers spoke with someone who reported seeing a shorter white man, with brown hair and possibly a […]

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    Denali rangers investigate illegal moose killing

    by Associated Press on Sep 19, 7:57

    National Park Service officials say charges are pending in connection with two hunters who illegally shot a moose at Denali National Park and Preserve. Rangers investigated the shooting after it was reported Sunday evening as taking place in an area where sport hunting is prohibited. Officials say the two hunters are men from the Matanuska […]

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    Anchorage massage parlor busted for prostitution

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 22:38

    The Anchorage Police Department says there’s a growing problem in Anchorage — spas and massage parlors that are really just a front for prostitution. Thursday, APD raided Rainbow Spa in Anchorage and arrested one woman for prostitution. Police say there were a number of women not only living in the store, but also offering clients […]

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    Driver killed in Wasilla stolen vehicle crash identified

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 17:42

    Updated: Friday, Sept. 19 – 3:45 p.m. The driver of the stolen vehicle who died in Thursday’s crash has been identified by the State Medical Examiner’s Office as 54-year-old James Bain of Anchorage. Wasilla resident Kerry Niles took to Facebook Thursday to alert friends and family that his home had been broken into, giving a […]

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    Police officer involved in fatal Wasilla shooting identified

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 15:00

    Updated: Thursday, Sept. 18 The Wasilla Police Department has identified the officer involved in Monday’s shooting as 28-year-old Andrew Kappler, a two-year veteran of the force. Kepler fired a single shot at Michel Bonty after he “made a threatening move” in the direction of another person inside the house, according to a statement from WPD. […]

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    Teen charged with sexual abuse of 13-year-old

    by Associated Press on Sep 17, 9:17

    A grand jury has indicted a Juneau teenager suspected of having sex with a girl more than four years younger than he is. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/1o3o0fj) reports the grand jury last week indicted 19-year-old Michael Conkle on one count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor. Conviction for the Class B felony can carry […]

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    Elderly woman severely injured in Northeast Anchorage home invasion robbery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 16, 16:20

    Three suspects are wanted in a home invasion robbery in which the 63-year-old homeowner was severely beaten. The Anchorage Police Department responded to the robbery at about 1:30 p.m. Monday. A witness says three male adults forced their way into the elderly woman’s home, located at the 1600 block of Early View Drive. The men […]

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    California couple caught smuggling meth into Ketchikan

    by Associated Press on Sep 16, 11:47

    A California man and his fiancee have been charged with trying to smuggle methamphetamine into Alaska. The Ketchikan Daily News (http://bit.ly/1ARnUgG ) reports 52-year-old William Riggs and 55-year-old Lisa Soares were searched and taken into custody Sunday as they got off an Alaska state ferry. Both are from Winton, California. Prosecutors say they were found […]

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    Man arrested after high-speed highway chase

    by Associated Press on Sep 16, 8:59

    North Pole police say they pursued a man whose speed reached 120 mph before he drove into a ditch and was arrested. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/XcB36V) reports 44-year-old Noel Alan Swanson is charged with driving while intoxicated and felony failure to stop for a peace officer. Police spotted Swanson just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday […]

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    Former Alaskans indicted for PFD fraud

    by Hope Miller on Sep 15, 22:08

    Two former Anchorage residents have been indicted for receiving Permanent Fund Dividends when they were allegedly living out of state. On Sept. 3, a grand jury indicted 38-year-old Nichelle Smith on 18 counts of first-degree unsworn falsification, 21 counts of second-degree theft and one count of scheme to defraud. The jury also indicted 35-year-old Olivia […]

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    2 arrested for DUI, child endangerment

    by Hope Miller on Sep 15, 11:27

    Two people were arrested for driving under the influence while they had children with them, Alaska State Troopers say. In the first incident, reported Saturday evening, troopers were patrolling the Richardson Highway near Mile 271 when they noticed a gray Jeep Grand Cherokee going 95 mph in a 65 mph zone, according to an online […]

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    In Anchorage, 2 stabbings both incidents of domestic violence

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 14, 19:44

    Police responded to two separate stabbing incidents in Anchorage on Sunday. Both were domestic violence-related, police say. The first occurred just after midnight at Taku Lake Park in South Anchorage. Police arrested Alison DelaRosa after she stabbed her boyfriend. The victim was transported to the hospital. The status of his condition is unknown at this time, police […]

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    6 injured in downtown shooting outside Kodiak bar

    by Sierra Starks, Charlo Greene on Sep 14, 12:00

    Two suspects remain at large after a shooting outside of a downtown bar left six people injured. The shooting occurred early Sunday morning outside the Kodiak Bar and Grill, located at 225 E. Fifth Avenue, according to the Anchorage Police Department. Police blocked Fifth Avenue between Cordova Street and Barrow Street for hours as they […]

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    Twin brothers injured in bike trail stabbing

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 13, 13:02

    A man is in critical condition after a stabbing on a bike trail near Dimond Center Friday night. Police say the stabbing took place near 88th Avenue and Old Seward Highway at about 10:15 p.m. Twin brothers Joshua and Justin Toliver and an unidentified female were walking on the bike trail when they came upon […]

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    Anchorage personal trainer indicted for sex abuse

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 12, 14:22

    A 36-year-old man was indicted Friday for allegedly sexually abusing a teenage client this summer. Marvin Colbert of Anchorage was indicted for second-degree sexual abuse, the Alaska Department of Law said in a statement. Colbert provided in-home personal training services to the teen and her mother. After a July training session, the mom left Colbert alone […]

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    Man in standoff charged with felony counts

    by Associated Press on Sep 12, 8:16

    A man taken into custody after a high-speed chase and a 10-hour standoff with Fairbanks police has been charged with a handful of felonies. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1urN5pZ) reports 36-year-old Michael Bracht of Dot Lake was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday but refused to leave his cell at Fairbanks Correctional Center. Bracht is charged […]