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    APD identifies, investigates shooting death of 17-year-old

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 21, 16:01

    Last updated at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 23 A 17-year-old boy died Saturday after he was shot in the back in Government Hill, Anchorage police said. On Monday, Anchorage Police Department Lt. John McKinnon identified the deceased as Jesus Oropeza. The boy was found in the roadway on the 700 block of Birch Street […]

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    Court docs: APD officer shook hands with suspect wanted for stealing car with toddler inside

    by Daniella Rivera on Jan 19, 18:21

    Anchorage police are still looking for the man they believe stole a running car with a toddler inside on New Year’s Day and has allegedly stolen two more vehicles since. Court documents explain the series of events that led the Anchorage Police Department to their search for 37-year-old Bruce Allen King. In a criminal complaint […]

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    2 charged with burglary at Public Safety Department building

    by Associated Press on Jan 19, 9:07

    A former Department of Public Safety employee will be arraigned next month on a felony burglary charge and misdemeanor counts of theft and criminal mischief. Alaska State Troopers say 22-year-old MarieKimberly Ramos and 32-year-old Jeremiah Ranem on Dec. 22 broke into a locked area of the Department of Public Safety Building on east Tudor Road […]

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    Grunwald case suspect now faces federal child porn charges

    by Shannon Ballard on Jan 18, 17:00

    Devin Peterson’s long list of child pornography-related charges has grown to include two federal charges. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because the 18-year-old is one of the five Valley teens arrested in connection with David Grunwald’s murder. Alaska State Troopers seized Peterson’s phone during that investigation and found a disturbing video that could send […]

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    Anchorage police shut down section of Northern Lights to stop car theft

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 18, 13:45

    Updated at 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18 Police shut down a section of Northern Lights Boulevard in Anchorage as officers tried to stop a stolen vehicle. Late Wednesday morning, the Anchorage Police Department sent a text message alert stating that traffic was stopped on Northern Lights between Nichols and Bragaw Streets. According to an officer […]

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    Indictment: Grunwald case suspect allegedly recorded sexual assault of a minor

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 17, 17:09

    A grand jury handed down an indictment on Jan. 12 that connects a suspect in the David Grunwald homicide case to the alleged sexual assault of a minor that was filmed in the Valley in July 2016. The jury indicted 22-year-old Jordan Santistevan on two charges for the July incident — second-degree sexual assault and second-degree sexual […]

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    Eagle River post office reopens following vandalism

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 17, 15:39

    Last updated at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan 18 The Eagle River post office is back open after being closed to customers Tuesday, a U.S. Postal Service employee confirmed Wednesday.   Original Story: The U.S. Postal Service building in Eagle River was closed to the public Tuesday after employees discovered strewn mail products and blood […]

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    APD: Suspect who allegedly stole car with toddler inside may be armed

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 17, 12:57

    Last updated at 3:57 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan.17 The Anchorage Police Department has identified the man who allegedly stole a vehicle with a toddler inside earlier this month as 37-year-old Bruce Allen King. Police are now asking for the public’s help in locating him. King allegedly stole a running car from McCarrey Road on Jan. 1 while a […]

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    APD: Son charged with killing his mom’s boyfriend at Anchorage motel

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 17, 12:11

    Anchorage police have arrested and charged a 23-year-old man with killing his mother’s boyfriend following an incident at an Anchorage motel Sunday. A woman called police shortly after 6 a.m. Monday to report that her boyfriend would not wake up, according to a Tuesday release from the Anchorage Police Department (APD). A short time later, […]

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    Esteban Santiago ordered held without bond

    by Associated Press on Jan 17, 6:37

    Last updated at 7:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17 The man suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding six others at a Florida airport has been ordered held without bond. During a Tuesday morning hearing in Fort Lauderdale, an FBI agent confirmed that the 9 mm gun used in the Jan. 6 shooting rampage […]

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    Guests at Dimond Center Hotel detail late-night shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 15, 12:11

    Last updated at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15 ANCHORAGE — Multiple shots were fired outside the Dimond Center Hotel Saturday night, striking the north side of the building and breaking at least one window. Anchorage police issued a dispatch about the shooting at 11:25 p.m., saying they had responded to the scene of the […]

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    Driver in fatal hit-and-run turns himself in to police

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 14, 10:58

    Last updated at 10:55 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 The Anchorage Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian on Elmore Road Saturday morning. Police said in a Nixle issued at 10:37 p.m. that they received a 911 call reporting the collision around 5:30 a.m. When they arrived at the scene on Elmore […]

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    Teen charged in Grunwald murder listed as ‘suspect’ in separate death investigation

    by Sierra Starks on Jan 13, 20:19

    “New information” has prompted Alaska State Troopers to reopen the case of the death of 16-year-old Frank Woodford. The teen was found shot in the chest over the summer at a home in Wasilla, according to an AST incident report. The two people in the room with him at the time of the shooting were Austin […]

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    Troopers locate rural man who escaped custody, threatened village police

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 12, 17:33

    A 19-year-old man initially in custody for misdemeanor domestic violence charges, and who threatened law enforcement officials in the southwest village of New Stuyahok, escaped custody for “multiple hours” Wednesday, according to Alaska State Troopers (AST). In an online dispatch, the agency wrote that Alaska State Troopers were notified that Devin Andrew escaped from a […]

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    Is it illegal not to report a crime?

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jan 11, 20:19

    Last updated at 7:24 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13 ANCHORAGE — A recent case in the Valley where Alaska State Troopers said a sexual assault was captured on a cell phone is raising the question of whether it’s legal to watch a crime and not report it. John Skidmore, the director of the Criminal Division […]

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    Fort Lauderdale shooting raises questions about guns laws, mental illness

    by Shannon Ballard on Jan 10, 18:17

    In wake of the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting, many people are questioning why someone who showed signs of psychiatric issues was allowed to have a gun. In November, 26-year-old Esteban Santiago Ruiz walked into the Anchorage FBI office to report that the CIA was controlling his mind. The FBI contacted the Anchorage Police Department, and […]

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    APD searches for man wanted on Alaska, Tennessee warrants

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 10, 17:57

    The Anchorage Police Department says it is actively looking for 26-year-old Jessie Surgers III, who is wanted on a felony fugitive from justice warrant. In a Nixle alert, APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad said Surgers was classified as a violent offender in Tennessee, where another warrant has been issued for his arrest. She did not have […]

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    Dylann Roof sentenced to die for Charleston church killings

    by Associated Press on Jan 10, 13:07

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A federal jury has sentenced Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black church members in a racially motivated attack in 2015. Roof, who is white, faced either life in prison or execution for the slayings on June 17, 2015. The Justice Department says he is the first person to […]

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    Possible lack of treatment brings Esteban Santiago’s mental health into spotlight

    by Eric Ruble on Jan 09, 20:16

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida, shooting suspect Esteban Santiago Ruiz was taken to an Anchorage mental health facility after telling the FBI a U.S. intelligence agency was controlling his mind. However, the details of the treatment he received — and for how long — are unclear. Santiago’s brother recently told the Associated Press he did not receive […]

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    Thieves steal ATM from store outside North Pole

    by KTVA / AP on Jan 09, 16:27

    Alaska State Troopers are looking for thieves who stole an ATM from a store outside North Pole. At around 4:17 a.m. Monday, thieves broke out a window of a store located at 771 Badger Road, trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters confirmed. Once the location of McPeak’s Badger Store, the Liquor Well now occupies the space and owned […]