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    North Pole man arrested after troopers say he shot, killed his ex-girlfriend

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 31, 17:39

    A North Pole man has been charged with murder after troopers say he shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, then covered her body with a tarp. Monday, at about 7:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks received a call that a woman was found dead in a driveway off of Larissa Drive in North Pole. A man, […]

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    Fairbanks PD: Man arrested for DUI after crashing vehicle, stealing forklift

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 30, 17:54

    A Delta Junction man was arrested Monday after crashing his vehicle along Phillips Field Road, then swiping a forklift to try and free his vehicle. His breath alcohol level was .230 — nearly three times the legal limit, according to a release from the Fairbanks Police Department. Police have identified the subject as Aleksandr Glushko. […]

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    Anchorage police: Woman knocked unconscious, stabbed on Chester Creek bike trail

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 29, 19:50

    Anchorage police say a woman was knocked unconscious and stabbed Sunday afternoon on the Chester Creek bike trail in East Anchorage. At around 12:20 p.m., the Anchorage Police Department responded to the report. The victim told police she had just crossed the pedestrian bridge over Northern Lights Boulevard and was headed south toward Goose Lake. She […]

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    20-year-old charged in fatal beating of brother in Venetie

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 29, 17:55

    A 20-year-old man has been charged in the death of his brother after allegedly clubbing him in the head earlier this month. “An autopsy indicated he had cracks to his skull,” the Associated Press reports. “And the left side of his brain had collapsed.” On March 12, Alaska State Troopers were notified that a man […]

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    Sudan refugee concerned for his safety after vandalism outside his Spenard home

    by Sierra Starks on Mar 29, 15:34

    Last Updated March 30, 6 p.m. Mohammed Abdallai, who moved to Alaska almost five years ago as a refugee, says he is concerned for his safety after the vehicles outside of his home were vandalized. Words like “Get out,” “Go home” and “Leave Alaska,” among others, had been written on his green SUV and another […]

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    18-year-old injured in East Anchorage house party shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 29, 13:28

    An 18-year-old female was struck in the shoulder by a bullet after shots were fired outside of an East Anchorage house party early Sunday morning. The shooting occurred at about 2:15 a.m., police say. A large, private party was being held at a residence located at the 4500 block of Ninth Avenue, near Lane Street, […]

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    Man injured in leg in West Anchorage shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 28, 14:15

    Police say a man was struck in the leg by gunfire in a shooting in West Anchorage Saturday afternoon. At around 1 p.m., witnesses say there was a disturbance between two groups of people in a parking lot near the 1300 block of West Northern Lights Boulevard, according to a release from the Anchorage Police […]

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    Pastor sentenced to 10 years in prison for child pornography

    by Dave Leval on Mar 27, 20:24

    Ronald Rathbun, Sr. has helped counsel inmates. The pastor will continue to do that, but as one of them. Rathbun will spend 10 years in prison, a sentence handed down to the 58-year-old Friday. He pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in December. Alaska State Troopers arrested Rathbun at his home in November 2013. They […]

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    Anchorage woman changes plea in sex trafficking case

    by Dave Leval on Mar 27, 13:53

    Amber Batts — a woman accused of managing sex workers across the state — will likely spend the next few years in prison. The Anchorage woman pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree sex trafficking Friday morning. Authorities arrested Batts and her husband, Quinn, in July 2014 as part of a statewide prostitution investigation. […]

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    Nome drug busts lead to three felony arrests

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 26, 19:48

    Three Nome residents were arrested after multiple Alaska law enforcement agencies executed search warrants for two drug busts in Nome, according to an Alaska State Trooper online dispatch. Nome Western Alcohol and Narcotics Team (WAANT), Anchorage WAANT, Kotzebue WAANT, the Drug Enforcement Agency, AST and the Nome Police K-9 unit worked together to complete two […]

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    FBI brings active shooter training to Alaska law enforcement

    by Jacquie Slater on Mar 26, 13:56

    Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training, (ALERRT) is a program designed to train police officers in how to effectively respond to incidents involving an active shooter. The program was created in 2002 and since then has trained more than 60,000 law enforcement professionals across the country. This week, the program came to Alaska. In March […]

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    17-year-old who involved friend in Walgreens drug deal charged with manslaughter

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 25, 15:50

    A 17-year-old who involved a friend in a drug deal in January has been charged with manslaughter — after that friend was shot and killed, charging documents say. Just after 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, Anchorage police received reports of a shooting at the Walgreens, located at the intersection of Lake Otis Parkway and Tudor Road. The […]

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    Fairbanks Drug Enforcement Unit busts commercial pot operation

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 24, 13:58

    A man was arrested after an investigation into a commercial marijuana grow operation near Fairbanks revealed over 130 marijuana plants. Initiated by the Fairbanks Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit, the investigation started after authorities received word that a home along Chena Hot Spring Road had a “heavy marijuana odor,” according to an online dispatch from Alaska […]

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    Former Anchorage radio DJ changes plea to guilty in child porn case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 24, 7:00

    Former Anchorage radio DJ James Laplante — also known as Jimmy O’Brien — appeared in court Monday. Laplante was originally charged in December with multiple counts related to child pornography. Monday, he agreed to plead guilty to one consolidated count of distribution of child pornography. The Anchorage Police Department said they started investigating Laplante’s online […]

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    Former Anchorage hostel owner found guilty of producing child porn in Cambodia, bringing it to Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 23, 17:35

    An Anchorage man was convicted Monday on two charges in a case centered on multiple trips to Cambodia, where he engaged in sexual activities with young girls and recorded them. Jason Jayavarman was convicted by a federal jury on a single count of attempted sexual exploitation of children and a single count of attempted travel with intent […]

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    Wasilla teen pleads guilty in 2013 homicide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 23, 10:57

    A Wasilla teenager has pleaded guilty to the death of his father in February 2013, Alaska State Troopers say. On Feb. 26, 2013, troopers were notified that then-16-year-old William Robinson, Jr. had shot and killed his father, William Robinson, at their Wasilla home. Both troopers and the Palmer branch of the Alaska Bureau of Investigation’s […]

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    1 shooting, 1 stabbing in Anchorage both alcohol-related, APD says

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 21, 17:50

    Anchorage police responded to a shooting and a stabbing in the overnight hours between Friday and Saturday. Both were alcohol-related, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. 16-year-old shot in midtown Anchorage area Just after midnight, Anchorage police received a call that a 16-year-old was dropped off at a local hospital’s emergency room […]

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    Kodiak man indicted by Anchorage federal grand jury for assault

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 20, 19:37

    A Kodiak man was indicted by a federal grand jury Friday for allegedly assaulting a civilian while on a U.S. Coast Guard base. Michael, Ensley, 55, was faces one count of unlawfully entering Coast Guard property and one count of assault. Ensley was arrested Feb. 19. According to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch, Coast Guard […]

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    Anchorage man sentenced for child pornography

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 20, 15:01

    A former East High School lifeguard was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to possessing and distributing child pornography. Jonathan Sabet, 23, was sentenced to four years in prison with two suspended, and must be registered as a sex offender for 15 years following his release, according to Assistant Attorney General with the Office of Special Prosecutions […]

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    Handcuffs to hearings: What to expect during a homicide investigation

    by Jacquie Slater on Mar 19, 22:51

    Anchorage has seen eight homicides so far in 2015. There were a total of 14 homicides in 2014, and 16 in both 2013 and 2012. All of those resulted in investigations and in many cases arrests. But how long does it take to get those suspected of homicide through the court system? The journey from […]