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    Warrant issued for attempted murder suspect

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 29, 14:25

    Authorities are searching for a Fairbanks man indicted on an attempted murder count. A warrant was issued for 39-year-old Richard W. Lane after he forced himself into a home north of Fairbanks the night of Aug. 24 and assaulted a woman by strangling her four times, according to Alaska State Troopers. The woman escaped the […]

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    Scammer solicits cash for $350,000 ‘prize’

    by Associated Press on Oct 29, 7:48

    A Fairbanks woman narrowly avoided falling victim to a scam artist who told her she had won the Publisher’s Clearing House sweepstakes. Barbara Reed says she regularly enters, so at first believed a caller Monday who said she had won $350,000 and a red Mercedes. She tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1tioyTb) the man even […]

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    Court-martial set for Fairbanks soldier charged in child’s death

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 28, 14:36

    A military trial will begin next week for a Fort Wainwright soldier charged in the April 3 death of his 3-year-old son. Sgt. Nathaniel E. Ulroan, 24, will be tried at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state beginning Monday. His son was found dead at the soldier’s Fairbanks home on base. Ulroan, who previously lived […]

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    Man charged with firing gun at Fairbanks house

    by Associated Press on Oct 28, 7:50

    A man suspected of firing shots at a Fairbanks home last week has been charged with felony weapons misconduct. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1DqpQhA) reports 35-year-old Ray Tyron Clemons was arrested Saturday. A man in east Fairbanks at 10:30 p.m. Thursday reported shots outside his home. One struck a baseboard heater and another broke a […]

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    Judge sentences Anchorage rapist to 25 years in prison

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 27, 18:29

    Today, an Anchorage Superior Court judge sentenced an Anchorage man to 25 years in prison for tying up a teen girl and raping her. Earlier this year, 18-year-old Jessye Potts pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual assault. Police say Potts knew the 17-year-old girl he bound with duct tape and sexually assaulted on New Year’s Day in Anchorage. […]

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    Man with box-cutter, pickax arrested at store

    by Associated Press on Oct 27, 6:58

    A man carrying a box-cutter at a Fairbanks store told a clerk he intended to rob the place was arrested after he picked up a pickax. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1yFOOZm) reports the man late Sunday afternoon entered the city’s Sears store and walked up to a clerk in the hardware section. The man said […]

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    Anchorage doctor suspended amid sexual abuse charges

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 26, 14:58

    Last updated Monday, Oct. 27 An Anchorage doctor has been suspended of all privileges from Providence Alaska Medical Center after he was charged with sexually abusing children. On July 31, it was reported to Alaska State Troopers’ Child Abuse Investigation Unit that a 12-year-old had been “touched inappropriately” by Clifford Merchant, 67, at his property […]

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    Fairbanks priest indicted on child exploitation charges

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 24, 16:10

    Placed on leave earlier this year while under investigation by the FBI, a Fairbanks priest has now been indicted for child exploitation. Friday, the U.S. District Attorney’s Office announced 57-year-old Clint Michael Landry was formally charged with attempted production of child pornography and attempted coercion and enticement of a minor. According to court documents, Landry […]

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    Police: Pit bull death ‘extreme’ animal cruelty

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 23, 15:17

    Police are asking for help investigating the death of a dog found hanging from a tree near the University of Alaska Anchorage earlier this month. A man walking in the woods near East 20th Avenue and Rosemary Street made the gruesome discovery Oct. 10, according to a Thursday afternoon statement from the Anchorage Police Department. […]

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    Troopers: Driver leads authorities on high-speed chase in Wasilla

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 23, 11:50

    Update, Oct. 30: Alaska State Troopers have identified the driver involved in last week’s high-speed chase as 20-year-old John Allen Wolf Jr. Wolf was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Anchorage by a member of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, according to an AST dispatch. A warrant is being issued for a driver’s arrest after the motorist […]

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    ‘Alaskan Bush People’ stars charged with PFD fraud

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 23, 9:14

    A family that stars in the Discovery Channel show “Alaskan Bush People” is facing a slew of charges for felony Permanent Fund Dividend fraud, court documents reveal. Billy Brown, his wife and their seven children are featured in the show that describes them as “born and raised in the wild,” according to Discovery’s website. “They’ve […]

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    Soldotna man charged with kidnapping, assault

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 21, 22:07

    A Soldotna man is in custody after troopers say he kidnapped and assaulted a female at a residence off the Kenai Spur Highway. On Thursday, Oct. 16, Alaska State Troopers and Central Emergency Services responded to a report of disturbance at the Soldotna residence at around 12:45 p.m. and were able to locate the person […]

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    Palins describe brawl in police recordings

    by CNN on Oct 21, 18:01

      Washington (CNN) – Bristol Palin describes being dragged through the grass and called a series of obscenities during a massive brawl last month in recordings of Anchorage police interviews that CNN obtained through a public records request. She said she jumped into a fight after “some old lady” pushed her sister, Willow Palin, because “oh […]

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    Police seek armed robbery suspect, stolen truck

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 21, 13:14

    Police say they are looking for a suspect and a stolen truck after an early morning robbery in South Anchorage. The victim told police she was trying to find a parking spot at an apartment complex on the 1700 block of Lore Road around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday when she was approached by a handgun-wielding woman, […]

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    Man fleeing police arrested outside Juneau school after hit-and-run

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 21, 11:10

    A driver trying to dodge police was arrested after a crash near a Juneau high school Monday. Jose Angel Munoz, 42, was arrested after a collision with an 82-year-old driver, according to a press release from the Juneau Police Department. He was wanted on a warrant issued Sept. 26 for drug and felony driving-under-the-influence charges. […]

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    Man charged with making airport threat

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 17, 15:43

    A 52-year-old Alaskan faces a felony charge of second-degree terroristic threatening after allegedly telling police that the next plane to take off from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport would explode. Joe E. Cunningham placed the call to the Anchorage Police Department around 9 p.m. Oct. 11, according to charging documents filed in Anchorage District Court. […]

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    Troopers seek Fairbanks halfway house escapee

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 17, 10:37

    Alaska State Troopers are looking for another escapee from the Northstar Center in Fairbanks. Cody Ladig, 35, of Fairbanks ran from the center Thursday around 9:30 p.m., according to an online dispatch posted Friday morning. Troopers were notified about his disappearance at about 11 p.m. Thursday night. Ladig was sentenced and furloughed Sept. 15 for […]

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    Anchorage police investigate death of missing woman

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 16, 21:47

    The death of a woman who went missing nearly a month ago is under investigation as a homicide, according to the Anchorage Police Department. In a brief statement released Thursday evening, APD said 54-year-old Irma Williams’ body was discovered in Mountain View Wednesday morning. Williams, who lived in the neighborhood, was last seen in mid-September, […]

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    Man charged with vandalizing Kenai wildflower meadow

    by Associated Press on Oct 16, 12:21

    A 19-year-old Kasilof man suspected of damaging city of Kenai land planted with colorful wildflowers has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The Peninsula Clarion (http://bit.ly/1wdnpyr) reports a pickup driven by Josiah Mcelwain was found at 3:30 a.m. Monday stuck in a ditch near the meadow. Kenai Police Sgt. Ben […]

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    Anchorage police seek public’s help in locating felon

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 16, 11:39

    UPDATE: William Virgil Gulliford, 26, was arrested Thursday after a citizen spotted him in Spenard, police said. The Anchorage Police Department is asking for your help in locating 26-year-old William Virgil Gulliford. Gulliford is wanted on a felony warrant for violating his probation tied to an attempted Sexual Assault of a Minor conviction, according to APD. […]