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    Ex-‘Deadliest Catch’ star arrested on drug charges

    by Associated Press on Apr 24, 21:47

    PHOENIX (AP) – A former reality television star has been arrested in Phoenix for alleged vehicle theft and drug possession. Phoenix police say 31-year-old Jacob Harris was released on his own recognizance Monday after his initial court appearance. He faces a May 5 status conference. Harris was on Discovery channel’s “Deadliest Catch” series. According to […]

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    Man gets 4 years in Anchorage bank robbery

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 24, 21:25

    An Anchorage man has been sentenced to serve four years behind bars following a conviction for a 2016 bank robbery. Scott Hartvig McDowell, 49, was sentenced to four years in prison and three years of supervised release in connection with the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union robbery that occurred on August 2, 2016. McDowell presented […]

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    Anchorage police arrest teenager involved in Carrs-Safeway shooting

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 23, 15:46

    Last updated at 11:45 a.m. on Monday, April 24 Anchorage police took one of the persons responsible for a shooting inside a grocery store over the weekend into custody Sunday. Anchorage police Lt. John McKinnon said 18-year-old Devon Maurice Brown was been arrested in connection to the trashing of the Carrs Safeway on Northern Lights Boulevard, as well […]

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    Girl, 4, missing from Palmer area for a month

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 23, 14:45

    Alaska State Troopers are asking for the public’s help in locating a 4-year-old girl who’s believed to have been taken by her father. Troopers in Palmer says 4-year-old Charlie hasn’t been seen since March 21, and the girl was with her father, 57-year-old Raymond Martin, of Wasilla. Authorities say Martin failed to relinquish custody of […]

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    APD: Teens trash Anchorage Carrs Safeway store, shoot employee

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 22, 10:52

    Last updated at 11:25 a.m. on Saturday, Apr. 22 Anchorage police officers responded to a shooting at the Carrs Safeway location on Northern Lights Blvd. and Minnesota Drive early Saturday morning after a group of teens trashed the inside of the store and shot an employee. “A group of unruly teenagers were [sic] fighting inside the […]

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    Judge rejects plea deal in Eagle River murder

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 20, 21:12

    The family of an Eagle River woman, murdered in September 2014, will have to wait a little longer for justice. Wednesday, Anchorage Superior Court Judge Kevin Saxby rejected a plea deal which would have ended the already lengthy case. David Thomas has admitted to strangling his girlfriend, 19-year-old Linda Bower. In the deal, he agreed […]

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    Sockeye fire trial begins in Palmer

    by Shannon Ballard on Apr 20, 13:10

    The trial for the couple accused of starting the Sockeye fire began Thursday morning inside of a Palmer courtroom. Greg Imig and Amy Dewitt sat quietly during opening statements and as the prosecution’s first witness took the stand. Dewitt and Imig face 12 charges each for burning without a permit, property damage crimes and reckless […]

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    AST: Woman in custody after man flees in Sterling

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 20, 12:35

    A 36-year-old Anchorage woman is in custody after, Alaska State Troopers say, she concealed the identity of a man who fled from state law enforcement on the Kenai Peninsula Wednesday. In a trooper dispatch, the agency wrote that troopers stopped a teal 2000 Ford F150 for a moving violation in Sterling, near Glacier Avenue. When troopers […]

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    Police identify woman killed in Lake Otis shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 19, 5:22

    Last updated at 5:56 a.m. on Thursday, April 20 A 22-year-old woman was killed Wednesday morning after she asked a neighbor to call Anchorage police. Officers with the Anchorage Police Department were called to the 5600 block of Lake Otis Parkway at 2:22 a.m. When they arrived, they discovered Brittanymae P. Haag with a gunshot wound. […]

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    Alaska man found guilty of first-degree murder

    by Associated Press on Apr 18, 6:49

    KODIAK, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska man has been found guilty of murder for the November 2015 killing of Steven McCaulley. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports Steven Ridenour could face up to 99 years in prison for the first-degree murder charge he received Thursday. Court records show he was also found guilty of attempted murder, […]

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    Robbery suspects apprehended after Fairbanks standoff

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 17, 18:01

    At least six people are behind bars in Fairbanks after police say they robbed and beat up a man before ending up in a standoff with officers. The incident began after 12 a.m. Monday when two people broke into a business. When confronted by the store owner, the suspects tied up the man and beat him […]

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    Mat-Su school employee arraigned in child porn case

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 17, 17:48

    A Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District employee accused of possessing and distributing child pornography has returned to Alaska after being arrested in Florida. A Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District employee accused of possessing and distributing child pornography has returned to Alaska after being arrested in Florida. Treyvon Johnson, 30, was charged in March by the Palmer District Attorney’s Office with […]

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    The DNA of a killer. Who killed Angie Dodge?

    by CBS News on Apr 16, 17:26

    Correspondent: Anne-Marie Green; Producers: Judy Rybak, Elena DiFiore, Lindsey Schwartz and Chris O’Connell Nearly two decades after 18-year-old Angie Dodge was brutally murdered in her Idaho Falls, Idaho, apartment, police were still hunting for the killer who left his DNA at the crime scene, while a man who did not match the DNA was serving […]

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    Police investigate man’s death at Fairbanks motel

    by Associated Press on Apr 16, 13:08

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Authorities say they are investigating the death of a man found unresponsive at a Fairbanks motel as a homicide. Officers responded to the Alaska Motor Inn on Sunday after reports of a possible death. Police located the unresponsive victim at the bottom of a stairway in the motel and confirmed he […]

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    2 wounded in Cabin Tavern shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 15, 10:41

    Anchorage police say a “large disturbance” at a local bar led to a shooting that injured at least two people early Saturday morning. The incident occurred at the Cabin Tavern, located on Muldoon Road, police confirmed. Police were at the scene of the shooting around 2:30 a.m., and issued a statement at 4:32 a.m. Two people […]

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    Man who killed caretaker in 2015 sentenced to 60 years in prison

    by Lauren Maxwell on Apr 14, 19:35

    A man who called police to say he’d killed his caretaker at an Anchorage assisted living home in November of 2015 was sentenced to 60 years in prison Friday. Gilbert Nashookpuk, 26, admitted to strangling and beating 57-year-old Glenna Wyllie after she made him angry, he told police. Nashookpuk pleaded guilty to first degree murder as […]

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    Anchorage sexual assault case highlights dangers of online dating

    by Sierra Starks on Apr 14, 18:51

    Before Jim Persey, accused of sexually assaulting 10 women, was arrested a year ago, Anchorage police say he was on MeetMe, an online dating app, talking to a woman who later turned him into police for sexual assault. Charging documents show their offline relationship began with consensual sex, but then Persey’s behavior turned violent. The woman told […]

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    Verdict reached in Aaron Hernandez’s double-murder trial

    by Associated Press on Apr 14, 11:25

    BOSTON (AP) – The Latest on the Aaron Hernandez double murder trial (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of unlawful possession of a gun. He was acquitted Friday of all other charges in a Boston double slaying prosecutors say was fueled by his anger […]

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    Troopers arrest suspect in village shooting death

    by Associated Press on Apr 14, 7:58

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A 23-year-old southwest Alaska village man has been arrested in the shooting death of a fellow resident. Alaska State Troopers say Brian Fancyboy was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and weapons misconduct Thursday in the death of 27-year-old Dennis Alick. Both men are from Pilot Station, a Yukon River community […]

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    Doctor charged with genital mutilation on girls

    by Associated Press on Apr 13, 11:17

    DETROIT (AP) – A Detroit-area doctor has been charged with performing genital mutilation on two young girls from Minnesota. Prosecutors say Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was arrested Thursday, days after two 7-year-old girls identified her as the person who performed medical procedures on them at a Livonia clinic in February. The FBI says the girls were […]