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    Police plead for more info on Alano Club shooting that left Anchorage teen dead

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 17:43

    One Anchorage detective says the level of teen violence in the area has reached an “outstanding” level. “I don’t recall, at a time period since I’ve been in the unit, the level of violence with juveniles being involved in our cases,” said David Cordie, who has spent seven years with the Anchorage Police Department. So far […]

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    Anchorage physician sentenced to 3.5 years for Medicaid fraud

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 29, 13:04

    An Anchorage physician accused of Medicaid fraud was sentenced in Superior Court Wednesday. Dr. Shubhranjan Ghosh was sentenced to a total of seven years, with three and a half of those years suspended. He was also sentenced to 10 years probation. Ghosh, of Ghosh Psychiatric Services, specialized in treating children and adolescents with autism and mental health […]

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    Wrangell doctor found guilty in child pornography case

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 8:12

    A former Wrangell doctor has been found guilty of distributing and receiving child pornography. KTOO-FM reports (http://bit.ly/1glnEnj) that after an hour and a half of deliberations a U.S. District Court jury found Greg Salard guilty on the two charges Tuesday. A third, lesser charge for possession was set aside since it was dependent on a […]

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    Michigan man convicted on 37 charges relating to fake charities, fraud and identity theft

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 22:45

    A Michigan man has been convicted of using fake charitable organizations in an Alaska fraud and identity theft case. On Monday, 46-year-old Alan Michael Bartlett, of Owosso, Mich., was convicted of two counts of mail fraud, 20 counts of bank fraud, five counts of wire fraud, five counts of false statements to the U.S. Postal […]

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    Anchorage residents accused of starting Sockeye Fire enter not guilty pleas

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 11:11

    The two Anchorage residents accused of sparking the 7,220-acre Sockeye Fire that destroyed dozens of homes have both entered a not guilty plea. Greg Imig, 59, and Amy Dewitt, 42, waived their arraignment in Palmer court Tuesday morning and instead both entered a plea of not guilty through their attorneys. The fire, which started north […]

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    Hit-and-run driver sought after injury crash in midtown Anchorage

    by Makayla Clark on Jul 27, 12:33

    Authorities are asking the public for help in locating the driver in a hit-and-run crash that happened Friday. At about 11:45 a.m., a bicyclist fractured his leg when he was knocked off his bike on Chugach Way near Spenard Road, according to an Anchorage Police Department release. “The motorist stopped briefly, and then ran over the […]

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    Authorities nab 4 in early morning drug raid in Kodiak

    by Hope Miller on Jul 27, 11:27

    Authorities in Kodiak arrested four people and seized an estimated $74,000 worth of heroin and methamphetamine early Sunday after serving search warrants at three homes. The search netted roughly 120 grams of heroin and about 146 grams of meth, according to a release from the Kodiak Police Department. In Kodiak, a gram of heroin and […]

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    Anchorage jail escapee indicted for fatal 2008 shooting

    by Hope Miller on Jul 24, 9:34

    A man who escaped from the Anchorage jail earlier this year was indicted Thursday for a 2008 fatal shooting in Mountain View. Kevin Tuckfield, 29, was indicted on one count each of first- and second-degree murder in the shooting death of Travis Villa. Tuckfield was also indicted on one count of first-degree attempted murder for […]

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    Former Senate Majority staffer to plead guilty to assault, driving under the influence

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 23, 14:28

    A former Alaska legislative staffer is facing up to two months in jail and two years of probation after agreeing to plead guilty to driving under the influence and assault. Police say Carolyn Kuckertz — who served as press secretary for the Senate Majority at the time — was drunk when she hit two women […]

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    Noorvik man charged with burglarizing post office

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 23, 11:51

    An 18-year-old Noorvik man has been charged after allegedly breaking into a post office, authorities say. A grand jury returned a one-count indictment of burglary of a U.S. post office against Theodore Westlake, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Alaska. Westlake is accused of forcibly entering the Noorvik post office on June 29 […]

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    Trial begins for Wrangell doctor charged in child porn case

    by Associated Press on Jul 23, 11:39

    A Wrangell doctor is standing trial this week on child pornography charges. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/1LxOSUC) Assistant U.S. Attorney Leslie Fischer said in court this week that Greg Salard found, downloaded and shared videos that included footage of adult men molesting toddlers. Assistant Federal Public Defender Cara MacNamara argued in court that the government […]

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    Anchorage police: Sexual assault suspect arrested

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 23, 11:07

    Anchorage police have arrested a man in connection with an April sexual assault on a trail near the University of Alaska Anchorage. Last week, an Anchorage Police Department detective obtained an arrest warrant for 20-year-old Robert Gutierrez in connection with the April 8 attack. The charges include three counts of first-degree sexual assault, two counts of […]

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    Anchorage teacher charged with defrauding elderly woman

    by Hope Miller on Jul 23, 10:29

    An Anchorage school teacher has been charged with fraud and identity theft after she allegedly swindled thousands of dollars from an elderly woman, authorities say. Susanna Difranco, 52, was charged with three counts of fraud and one count of identity theft, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Alaska said in a Thursday release. An indictment alleges […]

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    Dylann Roof indicted on federal hate crime charges

    by CBS News on Jul 22, 15:35

    The man accused of slaying nine black church members in Charleston was indicted on federal hate crime charges on Wednesday. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the 33 charges at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. Lynch said Dylann Roof sought out African-Americans, in particular the African-American church Emanuel AME because of its historical significance. The survivors and the families of […]

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    Intoxicated Wasilla man found asleep at the wheel with vehicle in drive

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 21, 14:29

    An intoxicated Wasilla man was found passed out in his running vehicle Monday, troopers say. The vehicle was in drive, but the man’s foot was on the brake. At around 6 a.m., a passerby called 911 to report that a man was slumped over in his vehicle at the intersection of E. Merrill Circle and S. […]

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    Registered sex offender indicted on sexual abuse of a minor counts

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 20, 10:49

    A registered sex offender, also accused of stealing a car from a dealership and taken into custody last month, was indicted Thursday for allegedly sexually abusing two young girls. Christopher Mosely, 30, of Anchorage was charged with one count of sexual abuse of a minor and two counts of attempted sexual abuse of a minor, according to […]

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    Anchorage police seek help ID’ing sexual assault suspect

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 18, 20:25

    Anchorage police are asking for the public’s help identifying a sexual assault suspect. Early Saturday morning, authorities received a report of a sexual assault in the area of Northern Lights Boulevard and Boniface Parkway, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. Police say the suspect was armed. The suspect is described as a […]

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    Victim ID’d in shooting at Spenard’s Alano Club

    by Sierra Starks on Jul 18, 10:22

    One person is dead after an early morning shooting at the Alano Club in Spenard. “We received a call about shots being fired inside and outside the Alano Club,” said Lt. Jason Schmidt with the Anchorage Police Department. The call came in around 1:20 a.m. Saturday, according to an APD release. When police arrived at […]

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    Man arrested in connection with Bethel restaurant fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 15, 12:49

    Monday evening, 58-year-old Larson Edwards was arrested in connection with a restaurant fire in Bethel. The fire occurred at 123 BBQ Express Restaurant, located at 120 State Highway, according to a Bethel Police Department press release. Crews responded to a report of smoke and flames coming from inside the building. “The fire was extinguished and eventually […]

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    Fort Wainwright soldier convicted, sentenced for rape of teen

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 14, 15:54

    A soldier stationed at Fort Wainwright was convicted and sentenced Friday for forcibly raping a girl while on base. Spc. Nicholas Marcum, 28, was convicted of a single count of rape and sentenced to 20 years in prison by U.S. Army officers in a general court martial. As part of his sentence, he was also […]