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    Unsolved Anchorage murder frustrates family

    by Kate McPherson on Jul 24, 22:32

    It’s a life of daily heartache for Aylett Hanson’s family. “We cry about it every day,” said sister Melia Strickler. Hanson was 31 years old when his body was discovered on the afternoon of Jan. 23. He was found dead in his vehicle in a parking lot of the 2600 block of Spenard Road. Police […]

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    Troopers: $158,000 worth of marijuana seized

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 24, 21:38

    Authorities seized thousands of dollars worth of marijuana plants in an Anchorage home earlier this month. On July 10, investigators executed a search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation and discovered 79 live plants, processed pot and more than $5,000 cash in a home off of West 71st Court, according to Alaska State Troopers. […]

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    Man, dog ejected in Parks Highway DUI crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 24, 15:26

    A 38-year-old Juneau woman faces numerous criminal charges following a Parks Highway crash Wednesday afternoon. Alaska State Troopers initially responded to a Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately call around 4:50 p.m., according to trooper dispatch. While troopers were en route, AST said the red Jeep Cherokee in question — driven by Trisha A. Corser — […]

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    North Pole man faces animal cruelty charges

    by Associated Press on Jul 23, 17:15

    A North Pole man faces animal cruelty charges after four severely malnourished horses were found on his property. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/KBT3pQ) charges were filed Friday against Thomas Patrick Fisher. Alaska State Troopers began investigating after four horses were reported loose July 2 and seized by authorities the next day. A veterinarian’s report […]

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    Bethel foster parent sentenced to 66 years in prison

    by Ben Matheson / KYUK on Jul 23, 15:04

    Former Bethel foster parent Peter Tony will spend the rest of his life in prison. Tony was sentenced Tuesday to 66 years in jail with no parole for three consolidated child sex abuse counts in which he pleaded guilty. Superior Court Judge Douglas Blankenship sentenced the 70-year-old in a two-and-a-half hour hearing with a few […]

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    Man accused of stealing Alaska gold nugget

    by Associated Press on Jul 23, 12:36

    A 32-year-old Northern California man is accused of stealing a $1,900 gold nugget from an Alaska mine where he was working. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/KP6ja3) reports Shaun Timothy Hull of Pollock Pines, California, is charged with felony theft after a Manley Hot Springs miner reported one of two nuggets discovered Saturday had been stolen. […]

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    Grand jury indicts 2 in lodge assault case

    by Associated Press on Jul 23, 12:34

    A grand jury has returned indictments against two workers at a remote Alaska lodge after they allegedly threatened two guests with firearms. The Juneau Empire reports (http://is.gd/OBpSOU) the jury handed down assault and weapons misconduct charges Friday against 26-year-old Michael G. York of Denver and Devon G. Fernandez of Yakutat. The two Icy Bay Lodge […]

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    Anchorage man charged in connection with fatal drunk driving crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 23, 12:25

    A 30-year-old man faces multiple felony charges in connection with a February crash that killed a teenage driver, the Anchorage Police Department announced Wednesday. Robert Lee Green III was arrested Tuesday on two counts of furnishing alcohol to people under the age of 21, according to APD. The charges stem from a February 20 rollover […]

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    Jury convicts Anchorage man on meth charges

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 20:31

    A 55-year-old Anchorage man has been convicted on charges he possessed and trafficked methamphetamine sent to him through the U.S. mail from Anaheim, California. The U.S. attorney’s office says in a release that a federal jury found David Alan Gonzales guilty on Monday in U.S. District Court in Anchorage. Sentencing was set for Oct. 9. […]

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    Wasilla man arrested on murder, arson charges

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 22, 17:49

    A 19-year-old man has been arrested on murder and arson charges after he allegedly set fire to his bedroom and stabbed two people, killing his foster mother. Kenneth Adams faces charges of second-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder and first-degree arson. In a sworn affidavit, Alaska State Trooper Andrew Adams said 66-year-old Wasilla resident Mollie Ragonesi […]

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    Boy reaches plea deal in musk oxen killings

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 8:40

    A 12-year-old Brevig Mission boy has reached a plea deal with state prosecutors in the 2012 killings of musk oxen. KNOM (http://is.gd/Yu9Cxc) reports the boy and another boy have been charged in connection with the deaths of seven musk oxen. Authorities say the boys chased the animals with four-wheelers and shot them with rifles over […]

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    Eagle River man arrested after driving under the influence, threatening trooper

    by Hope Miller on Jul 21, 17:52

    An Eagle River man is facing charges after he appeared to hail an Alaska State trooper for help, fled in a truck while intoxicated and later threatened to shoot the trooper when the officer caught up with the man, authorities say. Talkeetna-based trooper Michael Shelley was driving south on the Parks Highway near mile 87 […]

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    Police: More than 30 rounds fired in Midtown drive-by

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 21, 11:46

    No injuries were reported following a drive-by shooting near Arctic Boulevard and 47th Avenue early Sunday morning, according to the Anchorage Police Department. In a written statement released Monday morning, APD said the shooting took place around 3 a.m., when a bus operated by Anchorage Limo and Sedan was fired on by multiple people and […]

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    Suspect in 20-year-old Yakutat murder sentenced

    by Associated Press on Jul 20, 18:41

    A man who long had been the suspect in the murder of a woman in Yakutat nearly 20 years ago has been sentenced to prison. The Juneau Empire reports Sunday that Robert D. Kowalski was sentenced to serve 40 years in prison on Friday. Kowalski was convicted of killing 39-year-old Sandra Perry in 1996, shooting […]

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    Police search for other victims of man charged in hospital rape case

    by Dave Leval on Jul 18, 19:58

    Anchorage police Sgt. John McKinnon is turning to the public for help in trying to learn more about John Giacalone. “We haven’t drawn any conclusions from anything we’ve learned from his background,” McKinnon said. The 55-year-old Giacalone is charged with Wednesday’s sexual assault on a teenager at Alaska Regional Hospital, where he worked as a […]

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    Trooper who shot ‘despondent’ driver identified

    by Hope Miller on Jul 18, 16:45

    Authorities have identified the Alaska State Trooper who shot a gun-wielding Anchorage man. Trooper Eric Jeffords, a seven-year veteran with the force, shot 21-year-old Christopher D. Chapman after he pulled a rifle on troopers earlier this week, according to AST spokeswoman Megan Peters. Tuesday afternoon, Seward police contacted troopers about a “despondent” man driving a […]

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    Alaska Regional Hospital guard charged with sexual assault of 17-year-old

    by Hope Miller on Jul 17, 16:27

    An Alaska Regional Hospital security guard, also employed by the state’s crime lab, is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl at the hospital early Wednesday morning. John Giacalone, 55, is charged with first- and second-degree sexual assault. He has also worked at the Alaska State Crime Detection Laboratory as a forensic scientist for years, […]

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    Two Anchorage men convicted in separate child pornography cases

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 16, 15:17

    For the second time in the past week, an Anchorage man was convicted of child pornography-related charges. Anchorage music teacher Stuart Ravn, 26, was convicted on nearly two dozen child pornography-related charges Wednesday, according to the state Department of Law. Ravn, who gave music lessons to children out of his parents’ home, was part of […]

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    Former Anchorage caregiver sentenced for sexual abuse of minors

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 14, 18:11

    A former care technician at Providence Alaska Medical Center will spend more than a decade in prison after he sexually abused two young patients in his care. Allen Kelly Miller, 29, pleaded guilty to a single charge of attempted sexual assault in February. Monday, a judge sentenced him to 15 years in prison with three years […]

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    Man charged with felony eluding on ATV

    by Associated Press on Jul 14, 8:10

    A North Pole man was charged with felony eluding after a chase on an all-terrain vehicle outside the city. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1mBNweq) reports 22-year-old Dylan Longoria was arrested early Sunday. Alaska State Troopers say they took a call through their Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately program at about 3 a.m. reporting a yellow […]