DOC moves forward with plan to send inmates outside, despite growing opposition
Since Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration announced the Department of Corrections is moving forward with a plan to ship hundreds of Alaska inmates to the Lower 48 to serve their sentences, the move has received sharp public criticism.
Appeals court overturns Alaska man's marijuana DUI conviction
The Alaska Court of Appeals released an opinion Friday reversing a DUI conviction for a man accused of driving under the influence of marijuana, saying the jury should have been instructed on lesser offenses like reckless driving and negligent driving.
Police: Juneau man is armed and dangerous, wanted for questioning in woman's assault
Juneau police want to question 28-year-old Juneau resident Micah Nelson regarding an assault that left a woman with a head injury Tuesday afternoon. He is considered armed and dangerous and has a $100,000 warrant for his arrest.
U.S. Attorney for Alaska commends 15-year-old for reporting sex offender's extortion attempt
A Maryland registered sex offender has been sentenced to a total of 43 years in federal prison and a lifetime of supervised released for attempting to make child pornography. The man was prosecuted in Alaska and Florida.
FBI assisting APD with investigation into brutal Anchorage hotel room murder
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Anchorage Police Department in investigating a gruesome case with details that have left the community with concerns and unanswered questions since they were first made public last week.
DEA arrests Alaskan medical professionals for illegally prescribing opioids
A news release from U.S. Attorney for Alaska Bryan Schroder announced Wednesday that special agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration had arrested 48-year-old Jessica Joyce Spayd and 74-year-old Dr. Lavern R. Davidhizar.
Ex-state nurse charged for child pornography treated children in rural Alaska
For more than a decade, traveling nurse Michael J. Cassista worked in rural Alaska communities treating adults and children. Now, he's in Department of Corrections custody, facing 10 counts of possession of child pornography.
Former McLaughlin Youth Center superintendent pleads guilty to federal child porn charge
A man who worked with children for the state of Alaska pleaded guilty in federal court to having child porn.
Court records show 55-year-old Dennis Weston Jr. pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child by possession of child pornography.