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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

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

2 people injured in parking lot shooting early Sunday

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Two people were hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a shooting in the Taku Campbell area early Sunday morning, Anchorage police say. Police received reports of gunfire near the 7900 block of Old Seward at around 3 am. "The preliminary investigation found that multiple

KTUU - 2018-03-18 17:03:00

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

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

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

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

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

Wasilla man arrested for impersonating AST twice in same day

WASILLA, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska State Troopers say a Wasilla man has been arrested for multiple crimes, including impersonating an officer twice in the same day. According to Troopers, 47-year-old Ronald Edward Bean was taken into custody Friday following a stream of crimes beginning with an allege


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


Man shot during party at Sand Lake home

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A man suffered non-life threatening injuries after he was shot during a party at a home in Sand Lake Sunday morning. Investigators believe alcohol was a factor. Anchorage police received reports of a shooting near the 3500 block of West 88th Avenue at around 5:20 a.m. "Th

KTUU - 2018-03-18 17:44:00

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


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.


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


False claim of ransomed man leads to Wasilla wreck, arrests

A dramatic Wasilla traffic stop and arrest caught on video Wednesday was the result of an inaccurate report that "a person was being held against their will at gunpoint in the Wasilla area," according to local police. According to the Wasilla Police Department's Facebook page, officers received the


Police name woman struck, killed by Alaska Railroad train

Anchorage police have named the woman fatally struck by an Alaska Railroad train crossing Arctic Boulevard earlier this week, as an investigation of what happened continues. Next of kin for 23-year-old Skyler Luke have been informed of her death, police spokesman MJ Thim said Friday. She was an Anch


Real troopers arrest alleged fake trooper in Houston

Alaska State Troopers arrested a man Friday they say had claimed to be one of their own, using his false law-enforcement authority to stop and intimidate people in Wasilla and Houston. Ronald Edward Bean, 47, was arrested on multiple counts of assault, coercion, impersonating a public servant and co


Vehicle crash in Wasilla a result of unfounded kidnapping, ransom claim

WASILLA, Alaska (KTUU) - A strange case in Wasilla ended in an arrest, but not for the charges that police initially imagined, as it was initially called in as a kidnapping at gunpoint. An intersection in Wasilla was shut down on Wednesday for a false kidnapping claim. KTUU viewer photo. According


APD arrests man after Turnagain break-in at ex's home

An early-morning home invasion Friday in the Turnagain area ended with a man's arrest, after police said he threatened his ex-girlfriend and entered her residence. Dateen Arkell, 34, is charged with burglary, fourth-degree assault and unlawful conduct, police said in a statement following the 5:30 a


Two chased by Wasilla PD crash at Parks and Main

WASILLA - Two men were chased by the Wasilla Police Department and arrested Wednesday evening after they crashed in the middle of the Parks Highway and Main Street intersection in Wasilla. Videos were captured and posted to Facebook showing two men getting out of a stolen Dodge Avenger, surrounded b