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    Dramatic video shows Starbucks customer fighting off armed robber

    by CBS News on Jul 23, 16:26

    FRESNO, Calif. — Police in Fresno, California, have released dramatic surveillance footage showing a customer stepping in to prevent an armed robbery at a Starbucks. Authorities said the video shows a hero taking down a man who will soon face many felony charges, CBS affiliate KGPE-TV in Fresno reports. Cregg Jerri, 58, was enjoying his […]

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    Parents arrested for giving newborn daughter meth, heroin, morphine, police say

    by CBS News on Jul 23, 16:03

    SPANISH FORK, Utah — Police said a mother and father were arrested after they gave their newborn daughter drugs on the day she was born, CBS affiliate KUTV in Salt Lake City reports. Colby Glen Wilde, 29, and 26-year-old Lacey Dawn Christenson face drug distribution and child endangerment charges, authorities said. “They administered the drug […]

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    Elim man accused of propositioning local girl, 14, for sex online

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 22, 9:52

    Alaska State Troopers say an Elim man is behind bars, after he allegedly propositioned a local girl online in the Northwest Alaska village for “sexual favors.” Herbert Barr Sr., 50, was charged with online enticement of a minor and distribution of child pornography, according to an online dispatch, after Nome troopers were told Monday that […]

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    Driver charged with murdering 2 women in 2016 Petersburg van crash

    by Chris Klint on Jul 22, 8:19

    The driver in a van crash that killed two young Petersburg women last summer, bringing the Southeast Alaska town’s Fourth of July celebrations to a jarring halt, has been charged with murder in the wreck. William “Chris” Allen, 24, was taken into custody in Fairbanks on a $50,000 arrest warrant shortly before 5 p.m. Friday, […]

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    ‘Don’t [expletive] shoot’: Wife convicted of murder witnessed by parrot

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 17:19

    WHITE CLOUD, Mich. – A jury has convicted a western Michigan woman of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband in a crime apparently witnessed by the man’s pet parrot. The Newaygo County jury deliberated about eight hours before finding 49-year-old Glenna Duram guilty Wednesday of killing 46-year-old Martin Duram. He was shot […]

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    Wash. man charged with murdering, stealing from Ketchikan doctor

    by Chris Klint on Jul 21, 14:10

    A Washington man is accused of murdering a Ketchikan doctor at his home earlier this year, after local police say he transferred large sums of cash from the victim’s bank accounts and tried to send three shipping containers of goods from the home Outside. Jordan Joplin, 32, was indicted Friday by a Ketchikan grand jury […]

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    Man gets 25-year sentence in 2014 Anchorage sexual assault

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 21, 12:08

    An Anchorage man was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison with five years suspended, for a violent sexual assault against a woman more than two years ago. Superior Court Judge Kevin Saxby handed down 31-year-old Asad Nur’s sentence on Thursday, according to a statement from Anchorage District Attorney Clint Campion’s office. An Anchorage jury […]

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    Suspect’s struggle over gun with Anchorage police leads to attempted-murder charges

    by Chris Klint on Jul 21, 8:51

    A man who Anchorage police say fired a gun during an altercation with two officers earlier this week has been arrested on a series of charges, including attempted murder. Court records show Pagopago Beefcake Lelilio, 29, also facing seven other counts of assault, weapons misconduct and reckless endangerment in the Wednesday encounter. A criminal complaint […]

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    Armed robbery at the Flight Deck Bar

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 20, 19:30

    Anchorage Police responded to an early morning armed robbery at an Anchorage bar, after a man ordered everyone to the ground and fired a shot. APD said it happened at the Flight Deck Bar on International Airport Road around 1 o’clock Thursday morning. The gunman then went behind the bar, stole several bottles of alcohol […]

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    Fight over forged check leads to brother-on-brother stabbing, police say

    by Chris Klint on Jul 19, 12:47

    A South Anchorage confrontation Tuesday night ended with a man stabbed in the midsection, police said, and his brother held on assault charges in the case. Cyrus Nukapigak, 32, is charged with offenses including second-degree assault and theft as well as third-degree forgery, police spokesman MJ Thim said in a statement. Police responding just after […]

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    Anchorage man accused of stabbing man with soldering iron

    by Chris Klint on Jul 19, 11:06

    An Anchorage man was arrested last week, after police say he stabbed and severely wounded another man with an electronics tool. Cortez Damond Snorton, 39, is charged with first-degree assault in the Friday incident, according to police spokeswoman Renee Oistad. Officers responded shortly before 1 a.m. to reports of the stabbing, on the 6000 block […]

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    Teller stabbing suspect charged with first-degree murder

    by Associated Press on Jul 18, 10:59

    TELLER, Alaska (AP) – A man from the western Alaska village of Teller has been charged with first-degree murder in a stabbing death. Alaska State Troopers say 43-year-old Frank Lee is charged with killing 31-year-old William Johnson of Barrow and Unalakleet. Online court records do not list Lee’s attorney. Teller is 72 miles northwest of […]

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    More than 1 ounce of meth seized by Ketchikan police

    by Associated Press on Jul 17, 7:28

    KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – A nearly month-long investigation by the Ketchikan Police Department has resulted in the seizure of more than 1 ounce (28 grams) of methamphetamine. The Ketchikan Daily News reports  the department began investigating June 20 after a suspicious package was mailed to a residence. A search warrant was issued and authorities say […]

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    Man threatened multiple people with gun near Carrs, APD says

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 16, 17:42

    Anchorage Police responded to a disturbance involving a male with a gun at the Carrs Safeway store on Gambell Sunday afternoon. APD says an adult male reported 56-year-old Thomas Booker had threatened him with a gun and followed him into the grocery store at 14th Avenue and Gambell Street. Responding officers heard a shot fired in […]

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    Eagle River man dead in Levelock stabbing

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 16, 0:30

    A two-person altercation in the Western Alaska village of Levelock left an Eagle River man dead Friday evening, in what was reported to Alaska State Troopers as a stabbing. An online dispatch posted Saturday night said troopers investigating the death of 37-year-old Ellis Lee Kaloke arrived in Levelock, roughly 40 miles north of Naknek, at […]

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    Should police be allowed to shame suspects on Facebook?

    by CBS News on Jul 14, 16:32

    BOSTON — A driver mows down six mailboxes, slurs her words and tells police she has a lizard in her bra. Throw in a wisecracking police officer, and what do you get? A flippant post on Facebook, along with photos of the woman, and of course, her lizard. Not everyone is amused. Police departments are […]

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    APD investigating shots fired near Boys & Girls Club

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 14, 16:09

    Anchorage Police are investigating two reports of gunfire that happened early Friday morning. The first was in Mountain View at about 3 a.m. Neighbors reported hearing multiple shots fired on Price Street. By the time officers arrived there was nothing left but shell casings– just feet from the Boys And Girls Club. Several neighbors said they […]

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    Inmate charged with attempted murder of man in prison

    by Associated Press on Jul 14, 9:50

    SEWARD, Alaska (AP) – A man serving time for a felony assault conviction has been charged with the attempted murder of another inmate at the Seward prison. Alaska State Troopers say 57-year-old Rickey Sizemore was arrested Thursday at Spring Creek Correctional Facility. He is charged with attempting to cut the throat of a man identified […]

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    DOC hiring new officers in light of SB91

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 13, 19:33

    State budget cuts have dominated the news for months, but one state department has money to spend. The Alaska Department of Corrections is looking to hire dozens of officers for a new department called Pre-trial Services. Pre-trail Services is a direct offshoot of Senate Bill 91, the legislation that made big changes to Alaska’s Criminal […]

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    APD, AFD provide latest crime rates

    by Steffi Lee on Jul 12, 19:50

    Anchorage Police Chief Justin Doll says while there is a spike in stolen cars this year, his team is striving to recover them and finding success. Numbers presented to Assembly members during Wednesday’s public safety committee meeting cite that so far this year, 92 percent of stolen cars have been recovered, with an average of […]