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    Fairbanks man threatens ex-girlfriend with samurai sword, drives drunk

    by Associated Press on Jul 04, 14:15

    A 38-year-old Fairbanks man is in jail after troopers say he threatened his ex-girlfriend with a samurai sword before driving drunk and rolling his vehicle. The Fairbanks Daily News Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1LKmX2H ) that the man faces several charges, including felony assault. Alaska State Troopers say the man was drinking with his ex-girlfriend early Thursday […]

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    Man charged with 27 counts of issuing a bad check

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 02, 14:35

    A 20-year-old man was charged with 27 counts of issuing a bad check after he allegedly wrote dozens of fraudulent checks around Fairbanks for purchases totaling over $30,000, authorities say. Tyler Rifley turned himself into the Fairbanks Police Department Wednesday night after an arrest warrant was obtained. He was remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center, […]

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    Anchorage woman recovers stolen car to find pills, used needles inside

    by Liz Raines on Jul 01, 19:59

    Stephanie Dizon never thought she’d find her car on the impound lot of a private towing company. The last time she saw it, it was parked in the driveway in front of her house — before it was stolen on June 11. If it weren’t for the license plate on her car, Dizon says she […]

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    Defense for Fairbanks man charged in wife’s death seeks to get indictment thrown out

    by Sierra Starks on Jun 30, 17:41

    A Fairbanks man, indicted on murder charges in his wife’s death in 2014, appeared in court again Monday. At the hearing, the defense attorney for 40-year-old John McDonald, asked the court to throw out the indictment. McDonald was charged in the death of Crystal S. McDonald, his wife, after police say he shot and killed her […]

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    Anchorage man arrested in connection with prostitution ring

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 30, 12:29

    Authorities have nabbed an Anchorage man in connection with a years-long prostitution ring after he fled Alaska to Nevada. Mark Daniel Alexander, 31, faces extradition to Alaska on charges of sex-trafficking and fourth-degree controlled substance misconduct — all felonies, according to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers and court records. Investigators with AST’s Special […]

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    2 men charged after 8 pounds of meth found in Fairbanks safe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 30, 11:59

    Two men have been charged in connection with drugs found in a gold refining company’s Fairbanks office earlier this month. Robert Curry, the sole employee and key and alarm code holder of Oxford Assaying and Refining in Fairbanks, was recently fired for suspected embezzling from the company, according to a sworn affidavit from a drug enforcement officer. […]

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    Anchorage man sentenced in case of teen heroin overdose

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 22:27

    A man who admitted to injecting heroin into a 14-year-old who later died has been sentenced on a single charge related to her death. Sean Michael Warner, 29, was sentenced to 18 years in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Sharon L. Gleason for the charge of distributing heroin. Warner pleaded guilty to the charge on […]

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    Anchorage police: Shooter turns gun on self after Midtown Motel altercation

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 28, 12:26

    An armed man is dead after police say he shot at a motel clerk and then turned the gun on himself. Early Sunday morning , the front desk clerk at Midtown Motel and one of the motel’s tenants got into a verbal argument, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. Police, who responded […]

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    Alaska fugitive, Marion man arrested in truck theft

    by Associated Press on Jun 25, 8:26

    An Alaska fugitive suspected in a vehicle theft in northwestern Montana gave law enforcement officers the driver’s license of a man who has been missing since February. The Daily Inter Lake reports (http://bit.ly/1BDkDrL) 43-year-old Jeffrey Schubauer, who is wanted in the Anchorage, Alaska, area for violating probation, faces felony theft charges in Flathead County. Eighteen-year-old […]

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    1 of 3 suspects in January homicide pleads guilty to manslaughter

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 24, 23:51

    One of  three men charged in a January homicide in the DeBarr Road Costco parking lot changed his plea Wednesday. Nathaniel Kile, 18, was originally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the Jan. 29 shooting death of 20-year-old Jeanpal Borge, but pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter. Police say Borge was shot […]

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    LGBT pride flag vandalized in downtown Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 23, 15:55

    Drew Phoenix says he received a disturbing call this morning from one of Identity, Inc.’s volunteers. “He had ridden his bike past here at 5 a.m. and saw that our flag had been burned,” said Phoenix, executive director of Identity, Inc. “And there were remains, the charred remains were on the sidewalk.” This isn’t the first […]

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    Troopers seize 71 bottles of whiskey at Anchorage airport

    by Ben Matheson / KYUK on Jun 22, 22:15

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission BETHEL — Troopers at the Anchorage airport last week seized 71 bottles of whiskey from a 38-year-old southern California man bound for Pitka’s Point via St. Marys. The WAANT investigators found the alcohol in the North Hollywood, California man’s luggage. St. Marys’ local […]

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    3 suspects sought in 3rd break-in at South Anchorage smoke shop

    by Sierra Starks on Jun 22, 16:28

    Three break-ins in three months — that’s the reality that 907 Vapes E-Cigs’ shop owner Jesse James is dealing with. The most recent burglary happened early Saturday morning. On Monday, the South Anchorage smoke shop stood with another window boarded up, but the doors are still open for business. James is all smiles to the […]

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    Sitka company fined $75,000 for improper fish waste disposal

    by Associated Press on Jun 22, 10:13

    A Sitka company is paying $75,000 for improperly disposing fish waste in the Valdez harbor. KCAW reports (http://bit.ly/1N0tBA5) a 2014 dive survey showed a Silver Bay Seafoods pipe was discharging waste at a depth of three feet, above the 60-foot requirement. Department of Environmental Conservation compliance manager Mike Solter says waste released in shallow water […]

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    Wasilla man nabbed after alleged assault, dousing family with gasoline

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 22, 9:02

    Updated 1:40 p.m. ANCHORAGE – A Wasilla man accused of pouring gasoline on his family in an apparent attempt to set them on fire is facing several assault charges, authorities say. Alaska State Troopers say 37-year-old Richard Hacker assaulted a family member who tried to stop him as he poured gasoline on family members at […]

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    Troopers: Copper thief targeted homes evacuated during Sockeye fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 19, 13:10

    Willow homes evacuated and destroyed over the course of the Sockeye Fire have become targets for thieves, Alaska State Troopers say. Thursday afternoon, AST’s Criminal Suppression Unit and Special Crimes Investigation Unit received a report of a copper wire theft from a property within the Sockeye Fire evacuation area, near mile 74 of the Parks […]

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    Fairbanks man shot during high-speed chase

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 19, 12:21

    A man suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his leg following a Fairbanks shooting Friday morning, according to the Fairbanks Police Department. The incident happened around 2 a.m., police said. The victim contacted FPD and reported he was shot during a car chase that occurred after he and two passengers left Kodiak Jack’s Rodeo Bar. […]

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    Teen stabs man at Anchorage theater

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 19, 11:05

    A teenager was charged with assault after stabbing his mother’s boyfriend in the Tikahtnu theater lobby late Thursday night, officials say. The Anchorage Police Department took the 13-year-old boy into custody and charged him with second-degree assault, according to a statement from APD spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. He was taken to McLaughlin Youth Center. The man — […]

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    Police seize 141 marijuana plants from Juneau residence

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 13, 13:56

    Authorities served a search warrant to a house in Juneau on Friday where they seized 141 live, growing marijuana plants. At about 4:30 p.m., officers from the Juneau Police Department and other agencies served the warrant at a residence located on the 10000 block of Dock Street, off Fritz Cove Road, according to a JPD release. […]

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    Man arrested on allegations of vandalizing Kodiak church

    by Associated Press on Jun 11, 13:35

    A 21-year-old man is accused of vandalizing a Kodiak church and its contents, including items considered holy. Kodiak radio station KMXT reports Arkimedes Garcia was arrested as he left the Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Cathedral Wednesday evening. Garcia is charged with burglary and criminal mischief. Online court records don’t show an attorney listed for him. […]