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Anchorage police identify man killed in weekend shooting

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage police have released the name of a man found dead of a gunshot wound in a car of the city's south side. Police say 28-year-old Jacob Stough was shot Friday night in his upper body in one of three weekend shootings. Witnesses spotted a car blocking traffic and found

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-03-19 20:44:37

Man found dead in the street after possible hit-and-run in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A man was found lying in the street in Anchorage this weekend, and was pronounced dead on the scene, after investigators believe he was struck by one or possible two vehicles. According to the Anchorage Police Department, someone walking in the area of Commercial Drive and Mounta

KTUU - 2018-03-19 16:30:00

WATCH: Anchorage Dave & Buster's welcomes it's first guest

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The brand new Dave & Buster's location in Anchorage held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday to officially open to the public. The company employees welcomed it's first guest with a round of applause. Watch the video above as the first customer enters the store.

KTUU - 2018-03-19 19:21:00

Snow blocks road to Hatcher Pass; 10 stranded at lodge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two avalanches have stranded about 10 people at a lodge outside an Alaska state park. Anchorage television station KTVA reports avalanches Monday morning blocked the road leading to Hatcher Pass. Hatcher Pass Lodge operator Hap Wurlitzer says the lodge has seven guests and i

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-19 22:40:15

Man dies, 3 wounded in weekend Anchorage shootings

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage police are investigating three weekend shootings, including one that left a man dead. Late Friday night, witnesses in south Anchorage saw car blocking traffic. They approached and spotted a body inside. The man had been shot in the upper body. Police say the man wa

SEATTLE TIMES - 2018-03-19 16:03:19

Man dies in Anchorage hit-and-run, police say

A man was struck and killed by one or two vehicles late Sunday in the Mountain View neighborhood, Anchorage police say. Police were looking for witnesses to the incident, reported around 10:30 p.m. when someone said they saw a man down at Commercial and Mountain View drives, according to an Anchor

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-19 17:18:33

2 injured after shooting in South Anchorage parking lot

Two people are in the hospital after a shooting Anchorage Police believe happened in a parking lot on Old Seward Highway north of Dimond Boulevard. Police report they received several calls about a shooting on the 7900 block of Old Seward around 3 a.m. Sunday. When officers arrived, they found no

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-18 20:05:30

Anchorage navigates bumps in first mail-ballot election, including a case of mail theft

A case of mail theft in Chugiak and complaints of ballots being sent to the addresses of people who moved away long ago are among the hiccups so far for Anchorage's first-ever mail-ballot election. But election workers say for the most part things are going smoothly. Since Friday, more than 5,000

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-20 02:36:30

Anchorage BBQ restaurant destroyed in fire

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) An Anchorage barbeque restaurant was destroyed by a large fire early Sunday morning. The Anchorage Fire Department says nobody was injured. A 911 caller reported smoke and fire coming from The Bar-B-Q Pit on Dimond at around 3:15 a.m. The first firefighter arrived within min

KTUU - 2018-03-18 18:46:00

Blaze destroys South Anchorage business

Anchorage Fire Department says crews were not able to save a south Anchorage commercial structure after it was destroyed by a fire early Sunday morning. At 3:15 a.m. a caller reported seeing fire and smoke coming from the business located in the 1100 block of West Dimond Boulevard, according to an N

KTVA - 2018-03-18 15:03:28

3 people hospitalized in 2 overnight shooting incidents in Anchorage

Three people were hospitalized in two separate shooting incidents in Anchorage early Sunday morning, the Anchorage Police Department said. The first of the two incidents happened at about 3 a.m. in a parking lot on the Old Seward Highway, north of Dimond Boulevard, according to a statement from po

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-18 23:30:24

Wasilla Fred Meyer store evacuated for fire investigation

WASILLA, Alaska (KTUU) - Multiple fire departments are responding to a possible electrical fire in the men's restroom at the Fred Meyer store in Wasilla. According to Ken Barkley, Fire Deputy Director for the Mat-Su Borough, the store had to be evacuated as light smoke filled the building. Barkley

KTUU - 2018-03-18 21:09:00

'A solid Alaskan memory,' Anchorage family builds colorful igloo

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Three winters of attempts at building a colorful igloo and an Anchorage family finally pulls it off - just in time for Mother Nature to get the last laugh. Jason Robinson, along with his wife Jamie and their children collected hundreds of half and half milk cartons to use

KTUU - 2018-03-19 05:48:00

Anchorage police investigating death of man found in car as homicide

Anchorage police are investigating the death of a man found Friday evening in a car "suspiciously parked" in the 8900 block of Dewberry Street blocking traffic, police said in a statement. The death is being investigated as a homicide, police said Saturday morning. The man was found inside a dark


Family faces teen daughter's accused killer in court for first time

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) For the first time Friday, a teenager accused of murder comes face-to-face with the victim's family. Family members of 19-year-old Juanita Lolesio said they are turning her death into a chance to help at risk teens. "My main focus is for the youth because that's where it st


More melting and another burst of snow for Anchorage, Mat-Su

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Temperatures remain on the warm side for the next couple of days with highs around Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valleys in the upper 30s to low 40s. Even as the existing snow continues to melt, more snow is expected to move through the region Sunday night into Monday morning.


APD responds to Jewel Lake death

Anchorage police responded to a death on the 8900 block of Dewberry Street on Friday, March 16, 2018. (Ken Kulovany/KTVA) Anchorage police are investigating a death in the Jewel Lake area Friday night, and asking that people avoid the area. Police spokesman MJ Thim said in a message at about 9 p.m.


Teen enters plea in fatal Anchorage party-bus shooting

Christopher Espiritu-Simpson, 19, entered a guilty plea Friday, March 16, 2018 in the fatal Dec. 30, 2017 shooting of 19-year-old Juanita Lolesio. (Scott Gross/KTVA) A 19-year-old man charged with fatally shooting a young woman on an Anchorage party bus in December has pleaded not guilty in her deat


Anchorage man breaks into home of ex he previously assaulted, police say

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - One woman was traumatized, police say, after her ex-boyfriend, who is currently on release for allegedly assaulting her last month, broke into her house by getting into the attic. According to APD, Dateen Arkell, 34, was observed climbing up a ladder and breaking through the atti


Shop Talk: In the grimiest season, an Anchorage business that still washes cars by hand

This is an installment of Shop Talk, an occasional series of interviews with business owners and managers in Alaska, typically focusing on the state economy and how it is affecting them. Hubcaps hang on the wall and colorful blinking string lights line the tunnel at the Big Corner Car Wash, located