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    More arrests expected in home invasion cases

    by Dave Leval on Aug 20, 19:43

    Hrishikesh Joshi has lived in his Tulin Park Loop home for the past two years. After news that police charged five people in the Anchorage home invasion robberies, Joshi says he feels safer now. Joshi, however, has not always felt that way. Months ago, several men robbed a woman and her son at gunpoint while […]

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    Delta Junction cemetery vandalism destroys gazebo, headstone memorials

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 20, 14:42

    UPDATE (3:26 p.m.): A city administrator for Delta Junction says volunteers and city staff have replaced the damaged sections of the fence. Members of the community have offered to rebuild the gazebo next week. Alaska State Troopers are looking for the driver of a maroon Ford that smashed its way through a Delta Junction cemetery Sunday, […]

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    Guilty plea to embezzling union funds in Juneau

    by Associated Press on Aug 20, 13:45

    The financial secretary of the carpenters union in Juneau pleaded guilty to embezzling $40,000. Jonathan Henry Smith admitted to the felony during a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Juneau. The 42-year-old will be sentenced Dec. 1 and faces up to five years in prison. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/Yzz7qa ) a plea deal […]

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    Police report reveals ex-Marine inquired about body disposal

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 19, 18:09

    The former Marine charged with murdering his alleged lover, 19-year-old Erin Corwin, appeared in Anchorage court Tuesday afternoon for his arraignment. Christopher Lee is charged by the state as a fugitive from justice from the state of California. The 24-year-old was taken into custody Sunday night near the Jewel Lake home where he’d been staying […]

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    5 suspects charged in string of home invasion robberies

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 19, 17:34

    Five suspects have been indicted by a grand jury in connection with the multiple home invasions in Anchorage earlier this year. In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, the Anchorage Police Department confirmed that all suspects have been charged with at least one count of first-degree robbery. All suspects have been arrested and taken to the […]

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    Teen charged with Clearwater Lodge arson

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 19, 11:04

    A 16-year-old Delta Junction boy faces multiple charges of arson and theft in connection with a Sunday house fire and the fire that destroyed the Clearwater Lodge in May, Alaska State Troopers said. According to AST dispatch, the teenager was arrested following an investigation into a house fire on Clearwater Extension. Troopers first responded to […]

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    Video shows moments leading up to Bethel officer-involved shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 18, 21:03

    (Editor’s note: Some people may find this video disturbing).  Cell phone video shows what led to an officer-involved shooting in Bethel Friday morning. Police officers were called to an “ongoing disturbance” at a home, according to Alaska State Troopers. Once there, police were confronted with a 31-year-old bat-wielding man, who radio station KYUK has identified […]

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    Anchorage man arrested in death of missing California woman

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 18, 17:28

    A case that made national headlines may be coming to a close with the arrest of an Anchorage man for the murder of a California Marine’s wife who’s been missing for more than a month. Authorities believe 24-year-old Christopher Lee of Anchorage may have murdered his mistress, 19-year-old Erin Corwin, then hid her body in […]

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    Troopers investigate gunshots at Kodiak beach

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 18, 11:38

    Alaska State Troopers are searching for two males who claimed to be police officers when they approached a teenager near a Kodiak beach and demanded he identify himself Saturday night. The males covered their faces with ski masks and wore black, according to AST dispatch. When they told a 17-year-old male near Mill Bay Beach […]

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    Sterling woman enters plea in parking lot shooting

    by Associated Press on Aug 18, 7:35

    A 28-year-old Sterling woman who fired shots at a car in a Kenai parking lot has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of weapons misconduct. The Peninsula Clarion (http://bit.ly/1v8rj9y) reports Ashley Nelund changed her plea last week in Kenai Superior Court and will be sentenced Nov. 25. She also entered a guilty plea to a […]

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    Man charged in multiple-victim assault case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 17, 13:52

    An assault in a Mountain View park early Sunday morning left two victims injured and one in critical condition, police said. In a written statement released Sunday afternoon, the Anchorage Police Department said officers responded to the call just after midnight. When they arrived at the park, located near North Lane Street and Mountain View Drive, […]

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    Police confirm suspicious death at downtown hotel as suicide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 17, 12:35

    Update: After further investigation, police have confirmed the death of the female found in the downtown hotel to be a suicide. They are working to notify the next of kin. The female was from out of state. No other identifying information is being released at this time. Police are investigating a suspicious death at a […]

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    Mountain View man indicted for stabbing death

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 15, 16:39

    A grand jury has indicted a Mountain View man in connection with his uncle’s murder. Ralph Nayokpuk, 38, faces first- and second-degree murder charges stemming from an Aug. 6 fatal stabbing of 51-year-old Ronald Mullins. Mullins and Nayokpuk were raised as stepbrothers and lived in the same home, police said in a statement the day after the […]

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    Bat-wielding man shot by Bethel police officer

    by Hope Miller on Aug 15, 15:21

    A 31-year-old man was medevaced to Anchorage following an officer-involved shooting in Bethel Friday morning, authorities said. A Bethel police officer was also injured, but his wounds are not believed to be life-threatening, said AST spokeswoman Beth Ipsen. According to preliminary information provided to troopers, Bethel police were called to a home for an “ongoing […]

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    Police ask for help locating wanted woman

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 15, 10:40

    The Anchorage Police Department is asking for public help finding a wanted woman with four outstanding warrants. Judith Nelson, 24, has three felony warrants and one misdemeanor warrant, according to APD. Police said they believe Nelson was involved in a stolen vehicle and eluding case Aug. 10, and she’s currently on probation on drug and […]

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    Missing child, Alaskan fugitive found in California

    by Hope Miller on Aug 14, 16:23

    A child reported missing was found with a 27-year-old wanted Alaskan woman in California, authorities said. Jessica Rodriguez, also known as Jessica Barranco, fled Alaska in July 2013 with a child who was reported missing to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Rodriguez was wanted by troopers for custodial interference and a warrant […]

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    Troopers search for escapee in Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Aug 14, 16:22

    Alaska State Troopers are warning people in the Fairbanks area about a potentially dangerous escapee. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/EmmkED) 27-year-old Adam Richard Bloom escaped from a van as he was being transferred from one facility to another Thursday. Troopers say he fled the van when it was stopped to let another passenger out […]

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    Teens hospitalized, charged following South Anchorage brawl

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 14, 12:36

    A prearranged fight in a South Anchorage parking lot Wednesday night drew a crowd of about two dozen people and ended with gunfire, police said. In a written statement released Thursday morning, the Anchorage Police Department said two 16-year-olds were hospitalized with injuries sustained in the skirmish around 11 p.m. According to APD, a witness […]

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    Police: Wednesday shootings injure two

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 14, 7:52

    Click here for an update on the South Anchorage shooting.  Shootings in South Anchorage and Midtown injured two people Wednesday night, according to the Anchorage Police Department. The first happened around 10:30 p.m. in the area of 32nd Avenue and Eureka Street when police say they responded to reports of a man who had been […]

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    Investigators shed more light on assisted-living home murder

    by Dave Leval on Aug 13, 18:13

    Paul Miller has a long history of violence. Most of his 13 convictions involve assault. Now, he’s been charged with something more serious. The 51-year-old is the person the Anchorage Police Department believe shot and killed caregiver Eduardo Escalante, 63, Tuesday night at the assisted-living home they shared on East 24th Avenue. Escalante’s wife and two other clients […]