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    Man arrested after throwing drugs over Anchorage jail fence

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 26, 17:09

    A man was arrested Wednesday after authorities reported seeing him throw a bag of suspected contraband over a fence at the Anchorage Correctional Complex. Investigators with the Alaska State Troopers Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit reported seeing 28-year-old Kevin Sathre throw something over the fence of the south side yard of the jail around noon Wednesday. […]

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    AST: 3 nabbed in Emmonak assault that leaves man with serious injuries

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 26, 15:58

    A man suffered “serious internal injuries” in an alcohol-fueled assault in the dry Western Alaska village of Emmonak, authorities say. According to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers, 23-year-old Doran Jennings, 21-year-old Jereith Jimmy and 23-year-old Karl Kelly had been drinking home-brew alcohol before they left the residence they were in, went next door and “assaulted […]

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    APD: Suspects sought after cab driver ‘severely’ assaulted

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 26, 12:01

    Anchorage police are calling on the public for help identifying three suspects who allegedly beat up a cab driver in the fall, fracturing his face. On Oct. 4, a cab driver took three occupants to multiple locations around town before dropping them off around 4:30 a.m. near Fifth Avenue and E Street, according to a […]

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    Bethel man arraigned on murder charge

    by Ben Matheson / KYUK on Feb 26, 9:30

    Mark Charlie Junior was arraigned Wednesday in Bethel court on charges of first-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence. The 27-year-old man was arrested in Bethel Monday in connection with the death of his girlfriend, 26-year-old LeeAnn Berlin. Magistrate Judge Bruce Ward read the charges to Charlie, who appeared by video conference from the Yukon […]

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    Members of violent Alaska drug ring convicted

    by Jacquie Slater on Feb 26, 6:56

    Six people have been found guilty for charges related to a violent drug trafficking ring in Alaska. The United States Attorney’s Office, District of Alaska, announced the convictions at a press conference in Anchorage on Wednesday. “I’ve seen a lot in Alaska, and I was a prosecutor in New York. This is among the most […]

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    Wasilla homeowner holds intruder at gunpoint

    by Kate McPherson on Feb 25, 18:12

    Charles Hayes was walking through his unlit home-office towards the garage door Tuesday afternoon when he saw a figure at his desk. “There was this guy sitting on my chair, with camouflage clothing on and hat pulled down to his eyes,” Hayes recalled of the burglary. “I yelled, ‘Who are you and what the hell […]

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    Police seek public’s help locating ‘dangerous’ man with felony warrants

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 25, 10:12

    The Anchorage Police Department is asking the community for tips in locating a “dangerous” 32-year-old man with three outstanding felony warrants and two misdemeanor warrants. Ryan Paul Nichols’ warrants relate to burglaries, thefts and violating his conditions of release. He is “known to be armed and is considered dangerous,” APD said in a statement. Police […]

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    Juneau police: Man arrested in connection with string of burglaries

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 25, 6:48

    Juneau police have arrested a man accused for his part in at least two of the recent burglaries in town. Berton A. Tullis, 33, is charged in connection with the Feb. 16 burglary of coffee drive-thru Capital Brew and the Feb. 22 burglary of Rejuvenations Salon and Spa, according to a release from the Juneau […]

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    Guilty verdict reached in ‘American Sniper’ trial

    by Associated Press on Feb 24, 18:32

      A former Marine has been convicted in the deaths of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and Kyle’s friend at a shooting range. Jurors returned the verdict Tuesday against Eddie Ray Routh, whose attorneys had mounted an insanity defense and said he suffered from psychosis. Since prosecutors didn’t seek the death penalty in the capital […]

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    Man arrested on manslaughter warrant in connection with daughter’s death

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 24, 11:04

    A man has been arrested in the connection with his infant daughter’s death after a warrant was issued last year. Aaron Vanormer — who had an active $50,000 warrant for manslaughter and another warrant for a parole violation — was taken into custody after Alaska State Troopers were tipped off about his location Saturday, according to […]

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    Bethel police investigate homicide at apartment complex

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 24, 10:27

    Bethel police are investigating a homicide after discovering a body during a welfare check Monday night. Around 4 p.m., a welfare check was requested of the Bethel Police Department for an individual at the Bethel Native Corporation apartment complex on Ridgecrest Drive. Police on scene discovered a female’s body in an apartment and took a […]

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    Alaska man sentenced to 8 years in prison for possessing child porn

    by Kate McPherson on Feb 23, 21:39

    Johnathan Michael Nichol will serve eight years in prison for taking sexually exploitative photographs of a 20-month-old girl and possessing child pornography. Nichol, who was living in Eagle River when he was arrested in 2010, pled guilty in July of last year to taking the photos of his relative and sharing them on the Internet. Prosecutors say […]

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    ‘Stripper Boat’ owners indicted for dumping human waste into Kodiak harbor

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 23, 16:59

    The owners of Kodiak’s Wild Alaskan, also known as the “Stripper Boat,” were indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly dumping human waste into a Kodiak harbor. Darren and Kimberly Byler, who run the crab-boat-turned-strip-club, are accused of dumbing raw sewage into unauthorized waters and lying to the U.S. Coast Guard, according to a […]

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    Anchorage police seek wanted man, Tony Gabriel Ward

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 23, 16:20

    The Anchorage Police Department is looking for a 43-year-old man, wanted on a parole arrest warrant. Tony Gabriel Ward is wanted for failing to comply with conditions of release, which stems from a drug conviction, according to a statement from APD. Police say Ward is 5’9″ tall, 170 pounds, with long brown hair and brown […]

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    Wasilla man employed as school bus monitor arrested on child sexual abuse charges

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 21, 16:39

    A Wasilla man and First Student bus monitor has been placed on administrative leave after he was arrested on sexual abuse of a minor charges, the Mat-Su Borough School District says. Both the Wasilla Office of Children’s Services and the Mat-Su Child Abuse Investigation Unit began to investigate a possible sexual abuse incident at the […]

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    Anchorage police: 2 shootings in Chilkoot Charlie’s parking lot in 24 hours

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 21, 10:54

    A second man was taken to the hospital after he was shot and wounded in the south parking lot of Chilkoot Charlie’s. This is the second shooting in the same parking lot in less than 24 hours, police say. Around 3 a.m. Sunday, the Anchorage Police Department responded to a call that multiple shots had […]

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    Warrant issued for arrest of 19-year-old in robbery, shooting incident in Mountain View

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 21, 10:35

    A warrant has been issued for the arrest of an Anchorage teenager accused of robbery and assault in Mountain View. Just before 4 a.m., the Anchorage Police Department responded to the report of a robbery at an apartment on the 100 block of N. Flower Street, according to a release from APD. Shots were also […]

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    Ketchikan police: Encaged child, marijuana grow-op found in home

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 20, 15:32

    Ketchikan police uncovered a marijuana grow operation during a welfare check of a child reportedly kept in a cage. Tuesday, the Ketchikan Police Department received a call from the mother of a 5-year-old who was staying with their grandparents. Police were told the child was being restrained at night. A search warrant was issued for […]

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    Troopers: Six arrested in Kenai area drug bust

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 20, 12:48

    Last Updated: Feb. 20, 2015 7:45 p.m. ANCHORAGE – Following a two-month investigation, six people were arrested in Kasilof Thursday for their roles in the sale and distribution of methamphetamine and heroin, according to Alaska State Troopers. Four of the arrests occurred around 9:30 a.m. Thursday after authorities simultaneously served search warrants at two Kasilof homes […]

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    Anchorage man arrested for ‘brutal’ sex-trafficking enterprise

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 20, 11:12

    A combined task force arrested a 31-year-old Anchorage man Friday morning on several sex trafficking, sexual assault and weapons misconduct charges. Xavier Lanell Cook Benson was charged Thursday on 12 counts for allegedly operating a ”brutal and exploitative sex trafficking and prostitution enterprise” in Anchorage, which also functioned in Juneau, Kenai and Fairbanks, according to a […]