A German shipping company was ordered to pay $800,000 for dumping thousands of gallons of oily bilge waste last year in waters south of the Aleutian Islands.
Prosecutors say AML Ship Management GMBH was operating the City of Tokyo, transporting vehicles from Asia to the West Coast, when the crew intentionally discharged 4,500 gallons of waste into the ocean.
City of Tokyo crew members pumped the waste directly overboard, prosecutors said. A makeshift hose system bypassed an oil-water separator legally mandated for large ships, they said...
An Anchorage man who found his only child and two grandchildren dead in their apartment last week in what police are calling a domestic-violence-related murder-suicide remembered his daughter Thursday as a hard worker, a good mother and an independent child.
“She was my baby,” Edwin Gonzalez said of his daughter, Desiree Leandra Gonzalez, while sitting on a recliner in his living room Thursday afternoon.
The father found the bodies of Desiree and her family on the afternoon of May 13. Even before the deaths, there had been signs of violence in the household, according to court records...
Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that a Bellingham, Washington, man was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison for distributing heroin in Fairbanks to make money and support his own drug habit over the course of three years.
Peter M. Thornton was sentenced to 104 months followed by five years of supervised release, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He pleaded guilty in February to drug distribution and money laundering conspiracy charges.
Thornton got couriers to fly the heroin, carried on their bodies, up to Fairbanks, or he mailed it, prosecutors said.
Money from drug sales were deposited into Alaska bank accounts at Thornton’s instruction, they said...
An Anchorage judge has dismissed theft and fraud charges against a former store manager for Alaska’s Boy Scouts because his right to a speedy trial wasn't fulfilled, though the state says the charges aren’t going away.
The charges against Michael David Saunders, 46, were dismissed in early May.
Drug enforcement officers on Monday busted a California man with nearly a quarter-pound of heroin at an Anchorage hotel and a 20-year-old local man who arrived at the scene with $3,000 and a loaded gun, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Around midnight Monday, Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit officers from the Mat-Su, along with Anchorage law enforcement, contacted 26-year-old Macario Jose Lopez of Stockton, California as part of an investigation into heroin flowing into Southcentral Alaska from California, troopers said.
Investigators obtained search warrants and arrested Lopez at the hotel. There, they reported finding 105 grams of heroin, which according to troopers has a street value of $31,000...
The father of Henry Ningeok told an Anchorage judge Tuesday that the man who killed his son showed no remorse before asking the court to impose the maximum sentence allowed under a proposed plea deal -- seven years.
Ronald Ningeok sat behind the prosecutor’s table, but family members attended for both victim and defendant, Donald Leroy Williams.
Williams appeared in court wearing a yellow Goose Creek Correctional Center prison uniform. He said little else than “guilty” when Superior Court Judge Michael Spaan asked for his plea on a manslaughter charge...
Ashley Bashore, 23, was sentenced to two years on an ankle monitor. The state originally charged her with perjury, according to court records. The charge was reduced to attempted perjury as part of her plea deal.
Bashore was accused of telling a grand jury a man had robbed her at gunpoint, and that she'd never met the assailant before. But police said there is a video showing Bashore and the man together at a store on the night of the alleged robbery...