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    Suspect arrested in overnight standoff charged with kidnapping, animal cruelty

    by KTVA 11 News on Mar 23, 12:09

    The Anchorage Police Department (APD) said it received information Thursday morning that a woman was being held captive inside her home by her boyfriend, who did not live at the residence and was armed with a knife. Police were also informed the suspect, 28-year-old James Roy Nanalook, had strangled the woman’s two cats, according to […]

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    Palmer man indicted for 2016 double homicide eligible for death penalty

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 23, 11:34

    John Pearl Smith II, a Palmer man, could face life in prison or the death penalty if he’s convicted of numerous crimes, including the murders of Wasilla residents Crystal Denardi and Ben Gross. The investigation into their deaths began on June 5, 2016. Troopers said around 4 a.m. they received a 911 call about a possible shooting. […]

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    Police: Shooting at Fairbanks library confused for phone charger explosion

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 22, 19:48

    An afternoon at a Fairbanks library took a strange turn when a man was injured by what was at first thought to be an exploding phone charger, but turned out to be a bullet, according to police. At 1:15 p.m., Fairbanks fire crews responded to the Noel Wien Library on Cowles Street after receiving a report […]

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    Police: Arrest made in Anchorage train tagging case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 22, 18:25

    The Anchorage Police Department has arrested a man for allegedly spray painting a historic local landmark this week. The Delaney Park 556 Engine, located on the corner of E Street and Ninth Avenue in downtown, was found Tuesday partially covered with tags. On Wednesday, police responded to the train to investigate the vandalism, and APD […]

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    Final suspect in armed crime spree turned himself in, police say

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 22, 16:11

    The third suspect in a recent crime spree has turned himself in to police, a spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday. Delander Owens Jr., 21, turned himself in just after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Renee Oistad. She confirmed he was the last of three suspects being sought for a string of crimes ranging from assault to […]

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    Man under investigation for apartment arson, homicide turns himself in

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 21, 15:20

    Anchorage police say a man wanted for a murder and arson that occurred on Jan. 24 turned himself in to police on Tuesday. In a statement announcing the arrest, police spokeswoman Renee Oistad said 51-year-old Jimmy Cates was taken into custody for the charges of first-degree murder, first-degree arson, tampering with evidence and two counts […]

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    Man suspected of driving drunk captured by citizens, arrested

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 21, 12:56

    Two citizens chased down a man who is now accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. According to the Anchorage Police Department, law enforcement was dispatched to a vehicle crash at Dowling Road and Lake Otis Parkway at 4:13 p.m. APD was told a drunk driver was involved in the incident and tried to […]

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    Mail stolen from more than 300 Anchorage mailboxes

    by Eric Ruble on Mar 20, 21:54

    People waiting on important letters in one east Anchorage neighborhood were disappointed Monday when they discovered someone had broken into the shed housing their mailboxes and stolen everything inside. The Anchorage Police Department is investigating the incident. Dustin Billings said he called APD after he went to get his mail with his girlfriend, only to realize […]

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    Mat-Su School District employee arrested in Florida on child porn charges

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 20, 13:43

    Updated at 1:43 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 20 Originally published on Saturday, Mar. 18 Alaska State Troopers says a Palmer man accused of possessing and distributing child pornography has been found and arrested in Lauderhill, Florida. Troopers charged 30-year-old Treyvon Johnson with 10 counts each of distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography, as well […]

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    Troopers involved in high-speed chase after Wasilla break-in

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 20, 13:17

    Last updated at 5:32 p.m. on Monday, March 20 Alaska State Troopers say a man broke into a Wasilla home early Monday morning, and then fled, leading authorities on a high-speed chase. The incident was first reported to troopers just before 2 a.m., according to an online dispatch. A 911 caller stated a man had […]

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    Assistant DA says iPad app helped police find robbery suspects

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 20, 12:00

    Last updated at 5:19 p.m. on Monday, March 20 Two men and a teenager have been indicted by an Anchorage grand jury on charges stemming from multiple armed robberies which took place in January and February. Detallion Owens, 20, and King Soloman Dunlop, 16, have been arrested and charged with 14 felony counts, including robbery, assault […]

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    You’re nabbed! French gendarmes find thief stuck in window

    by Associated Press on Mar 19, 14:06

    Arrests can’t come any easier than this. French gendarmes called to a robbery found the suspected thief stuck in a hole he’d made with a hammer in a shop window. The national gendarmerie on Sunday published a photo appearing to show the man half-in and half-out of the hole. “Drunk, he robbed a shop but […]

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    Animal control: No longer able to care for a pet? Bring your animal to us.

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 16, 15:06

    The Anchorage Police Department (APD) says two dogs are dead after a Chugiak lawyer moved out of her house and left them behind. Neighbors called police March 6, asking for a welfare check because they hadn’t seen 59-year-old attorney Kathleen Murphy for some time. “It was also relayed that the neighbor had health problems,” APD […]

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    ‘It took everybody by surprise’: Party attendee describes shooting

    by Eric Ruble on Mar 14, 20:06

    A fight at a massive high school party led to one person being sent to the hospital with a gunshot wound early Tuesday. The Anchorage Police Department said it happened around 2:30 a.m. on the 1600 block of Tammy Avenue in south Anchorage. Jacob Noblett, who attended the party, said there were at least 100 […]

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    Fairbanks police arrest nightclub shooting suspects with assistance from APD, troopers

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 14, 17:54

    A multi-agency effort led to the arrest of three people accused of being involved in a fatal shooting at a Fairbanks club. The shooting occurred around 2:37 a.m. on Sept. 5, 2016 at the Bojangles nightclub, and claimed the life of 27-year-old Michael Jeremy Hodges. Two others, 22-year-old Breannah Mitchell and 25-year-old Jesse Anderson, were wounded in […]

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    Anchorage police identify 2 additional persons of interest in Spenard death

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 14, 17:00

    The Anchorage Police Department is asking two persons of interest in a recent homicide case to contact officers about the incident. Police spokeswoman Renee Oistad issued a statement Tuesday regarding the death of Craig Berumen II, who she confirmed was killed at the Executive Suites on Spenard Road on March 8. His body was found nearby […]

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    1 hospitalized after shooting at South Anchorage house party

    by KTVA 11 News on Mar 14, 6:50

    Updated at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 15 Anchorage police have released more information regarding a shooting that took place at a South Anchorage house party early Tuesday morning. According to police, a group of juveniles was partying inside a home while the parent was out of town. An argument broke out between one of […]

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    Police arrest suspect who allegedly stole vehicle with toddler inside

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 13, 17:42

    A man accused of stealing a vehicle with a toddler in the backseat on New Year’s Day has been found and arrested, according to the Anchorage Police Department. Bruce King, 37, was wanted for the charge of first-degree vehicle theft for the New Year’s incident. The vehicle was recovered a short time after the theft, and […]

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    Police find 2 dead dogs in Chugiak home; woman arrested on animal cruelty charges

    by KTVA 11 News on Mar 13, 11:30

    Anchorage police have arrested a woman on animal cruelty charges after finding two deceased dogs inside her home and another underweight dog in her office. The Anchorage Police Department got a call from someone in Chugiak on March 6 who expressed concern for a neighbor with health problems “who had not been seen in quite a […]

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    Old Muldoon Road standoff ends with suspect’s death, police say

    by KTVA 11 News on Mar 13, 10:40

    Last updated at 3:03 p.m. on Monday, March 13 The Anchorage Police Department says they found a standoff suspect dead inside an East Anchorage home Monday afternoon. Police spokeswoman Renee Oistad said the man was discovered around 4 p.m. with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. SWAT had been involved in a standoff since 8:30 a.m. after getting […]