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    Burglar gets away with $170,000 of cash, goods

    by Associated Press on Sep 28, 7:17

    Juneau police are investigating after about $170,000 in cash, gold, jewelry and other goods was reported stolen on Douglas Island. KTOO-FM reports that police say in a news release officers responded Sunday to a report that a building off North Douglas Highway had been burglarized. The robbery affected a business and a private residence in the […]

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    FBI releases new stats, revealing increase in crime in Alaska

    by Eric Ruble on Sep 27, 19:45

    The latest statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation show an upward trend in violent crime in Alaska. The information in the Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR) reveals Alaska is not alone in this development; violent crime is up nearly four percent nationwide. The most recent data is from 2015. That year, there were 59 […]

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    APD: Former Anchorage School District employee charged with embezzlement

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 27, 10:31

    Updated at 4:06 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27 A former Anchorage School District (ASD) employee, and Eagle River woman, is accused of embezzling between $50,000 to $60,000 over a five-and-a-half-year period, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department (APD). Kellie Fagan, 61, was the focus of a months-long audit and investigation by ASD and […]

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    Kotzebue jury convicts village man of murder, assaults

    by Associated Press on Sep 27, 8:01

    KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) – A 40-year-old northwest Alaska man was convicted Monday of first-degree murder at a trial in Kotzebue. Alaska State Troopers say Christopher Cleveland of Selawik (SEL’-a-wik) also was convicted of attempted murder, felony assault, burglary, weapons misconduct, furnishing alcohol to a minor and illegally selling alcohol. Selawik is a village of nearly […]

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    Alaska man jailed after killing puppy to threaten ex-girlfriend

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 26, 12:47

    A Napaskiak man was arrested Saturday after Alaska State Troopers (AST) were notified that a puppy had been killed and its body thrown against a bedroom window. In an online dispatch, AST states that a village public safety officer was notified of the incident around 4:15 p.m. Saturday. A 45-year-old Napaskiak woman told troopers the puppy […]

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    Troopers: K-9 killed, suspect injured during officer-involved shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 25, 12:50

    A vehicle chase ended in gunfire Sunday morning, injuring the suspect and resulting in the death of an Alaska State Trooper K-9. The incident began when a Palmer police officer attempted to pull over a Geo sedan around 5:20 a.m., according to an online trooper dispatch. The vehicle continued driving out of Palmer on the […]

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    Anchorage chiropractor arrested for child exploitation may have additional victims, police say

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 24, 11:50

    An Anchorage doctor has been arrested on multiple charges related to child exploitation and distribution of child pornography, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. Police said it is possible he has additional victims, and some may live outside of Alaska. Online court records show police arrested 31-year-old Jesse Lee Webb (pictured left) […]

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    Frustrated with investigation, mother of homicide victim pleads for witnesses to help

    by Eric Ruble on Sep 24, 11:19

    At 18 years old, Elijah Zeller showed a lot of promise. The Alaska Military Youth Academy graduate recently completed a carpentry program at the top of his class. He was also planning to become a Marine. “I’m so proud of what he did and accomplished in his life, even at a young age,” said his […]

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    Police arrest two suspects in Thursday night northeast Anchorage shooting, victim not expected to live

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 23, 11:49

    Last updated at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting at a northeast Anchorage home Thursday evening which left a 40-year-old woman in critical condition, according to Anchorage police. Charging documents against those men say surveillance footage from the home shows three other suspects who […]

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    UPDATE: Suspect in second standoff taken into custody

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 22, 9:21

    Updated at 10:20 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 A man who barricaded himself inside a home in the Campbell Park neighborhood Thursday morning surrendered to police and was placed into custody. “Around 3:00 p.m. officers breached the door of the residence and made verbal commands for the suspect to come out. The suspect surrendered peacefully […]

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    ARRESTED: Brian V. Clark charged with murder of Ella Olsen

    by Dave Bendinger / KDLG on Sep 22, 0:08

    Dillingham police say they know who murdered Ella Olsen, 55, in February 2015, and have enough evidence to prove it. U.S. Marshalls had been monitoring the whereabouts of 36-year-old Brian V. Clark in Anchorage, and on Tuesday he was picked up on charges of first degree murder and robbery. Clark had long been the suspect of Olsen’s […]

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    Did this man scam millions out of Dillingham?

    by Dave Bendinger / KDLG on Sep 21, 15:24

    Over four years, Floyd Jay Mann Jr., 54, of Puyallup, Washington, scammed at least $2.7 million from 15 or more victims, mostly from Alaska. That’s according to an indictment filed in the U.S. District Court of Alaska, following a lengthy investigation by the FBI, Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration. Mann was arrested on […]

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    4 Point Hope men face federal charges for wasteful walrus kills

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 19, 21:25

    Four Point Hope men are facing federal charges for allegedly killing a number of walruses near Cape Lisburne and leaving behind most of the carcasses, taking only the ivory tusks. The accused men are Adam Thomas Sage, Michael Tuzroyluk Jr., Guy Tuzroyluk and Jacob John Peel Lane. All four had subsistence hunting rights, but the […]

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    Ahmad Khan Rahami, chief suspect in the NYC, N.J. bombings, taken into custody

    by CBS/AP on Sep 19, 15:13

    Ahmad Khan Rahami, the primary suspect in three separate bombing incidents in New York City and New Jersey, was taken into custody in Linden, N.J., after a shootout with police on Monday afternoon, sources tell CBS News. Rahami, 28, appeared conscious, his upper right arm bandaged and bloodied, as he was loaded into an ambulance […]

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    Police arrest suspect in grocery, clothing store robberies

    by KTVA / AP on Sep 19, 9:10

    Anchorage police have arrested a 38-year-old man suspected of two armed robberies. Police say John Moore also is charged with assault and theft. A man wearing a bucket hat Thursday walked into a Northway Mall grocery and stole meat costing hundreds of dollars. When security officers confronted him, the suspect brandished a gun and drove […]

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    APD finds, arrests man wanted for Anchorage homeless camp stabbing

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 13:34

    Last updated at 10 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19 Anchorage police have found and arrested a man accused of stabbing someone in a homeless camp. Police have been looking for 19-year-old Johnathan Anaruk since the night of Aug. 18, when an argument in a homeless camp ended in violence. Witnesses told police Anaruk was taking […]

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    APD seeking help solving string of Friday night robberies

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 17, 9:57

    Anchorage police are searching for four people after multiple assaults and robberies in the Mountain View area Friday night. A release from police states around 10 p.m. Friday, they were called to North Bunn Street and Mountain View Drive where a man said four males robbed him, taking his wallet and cell phone. Anchorage Police Department […]

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    Anchorage doctor who sexually assaulted young girls sentenced

    by Bonney Bowman on Sep 16, 15:12

    A former doctor who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing four young girls and possessing child pornography will spend at least 23 years in prison for his crimes. Alaska Superior Court Judge Jack Smith sentenced 69-year-old Clifford Merchant in Anchorage Friday. Smith gave Merchant 51 years in prison with eight suspended. Smith also specified Merchant must […]

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    APD: Second suspect in Campbell Airstrip Road homicide arrested in West Virginia

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 16, 13:59

    Last updated at 4:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 West Virginia law enforcement arrested the second suspect in a recent Anchorage murder case after the man was found in Morgantown, West Virginia, according to Anchorage police. Friday, agents with the U.S. Marshals Service and Morgantown Police Department apprehended 19-year-old Riek William Gat, who is wanted […]

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    Wanted: Anchorage police seek man facing felony charges

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 15, 17:21

    ANCHORAGE — Anchorage police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted on felony arrest warrants. Garrett Pamplin, 25, faces charges of burglary and probation violation, according to a statement from police. “It is believed he may be staying in the area of E [Ninth] Avenue and Bragaw Street,” police wrote. “He […]