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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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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.

KTUU - 2018-03-18 05:46:00

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


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.


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


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


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


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


Suit: Neurosurgeon snapped pic of patient's privates

Medical Breakthroughs Caption A lawsuit filed in Superior Court on Thursday alleges that a local neurosurgeon took a photo of one of his patient's genitals and shared it with his wife. Dr. Louis Kralick and Providence Hospital are both named as defendants in the lawsuit. According to the complaint


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