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A 30-year-old Wasilla man faces multiple charges after he was stopped for a traffic violation and found to be in possession of $67,000 worth of methamphetamine, Alaska State Troopers said.

According to an online trooper dispatch, Johnnylee Burk was found with 467 grams, or just over one pound of the drug, when he was pulled over at about 1:55 a.m. Thursday morning. Beruk was arrested by the Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit-MatSu, with help from the Palmer Patrol, and taken to Mat-Su Pretrial Facility where he was being held on $100,000 bail...

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A 19-year-old Fairbanks man faces multiple charges after pulling a gun on a woman and robbing her Tuesday evening, Alaska State Troopers said.

According to an online trooper dispatch, Levi Skulstad was in a car with a female acquaintance around 5:46 p.m. Tuesday when he pulled out a handgun and demanded that she leave her money and get out of the car. Skulstad left the victim near the fairgrounds off College Road in Fairbanks, troopers said.

Temperatures were around minus 38 degrees at Fairbanks International Airport, about five miles away, at the time, according to the National Weather Service...

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Anchorage police have identified the man shot and killed early Thursday morning in East Anchorage as 20-year-old Jeanpal Borge.

Around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to multiple calls reporting shots fired and found a man with a gunshot wound dead in the parking lot of a business near Bragaw Street and San Jeronimo Court.

At 9:30 a.m., yellow police tape, a white crime scene bus, a trail of numbered yellow cones and a handful of emergency responders and investigators remained in the Jiffy Lube parking lot with the body of the man police say was murdered...

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Alaska State Troopers have arrested one escapee considered a "dangerous" offender, while another remains on the loose after escaping custody in Fairbanks earlier this month.

Logan Austin was found around 2:30 p.m. Thursday after troopers received a tip that he was at a gas station. He was arrested on a charge of escape and two outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court and robbery, according to a trooper dispatch.

On Jan. 14, Austin had walked away from the North Star Center in Fairbanks...

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A 49-year-old North Pole man sustained life-threatening injuries after being shot late Tuesday morning, Alaska State Troopers say.

Shortly after 11 a.m. troopers were notified of a possible shooting at a residence off of Horseshoe Way in North Pole. When they arrived, they found Dallas Williams alone with a life-threatening gunshot wound, troopers reported in an online dispatch.

Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said Williams was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

No additional information was available Wednesday morning, Peters said, adding that the circumstances of the shooting were still under investigation.

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The Anchorage Police Department released the name of the woman murdered in Tuesday's double homicide as 23-year-old Krystal Elizabeth Hawk.

On Wednesday morning, APD spokesperson Jennifer Castro said no suspects had been arrested and the police department's crime scene unit remained at the East Anchorage apartment complex.

Police arrived at the 6000 block of East 41st Court early Tuesday morning and found 27-year-old Christian Haynes already dead of gunshot wounds. Hawk was taken to an Anchorage hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries at 5 a.m...

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A man with a gunshot wound arrived at a hospital early Wednesday morning, but Anchorage police haven't found evidence the man was shot at the location he provided them with, Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said.

The injured man flagged down a security officer at the Alaska Native Medical Center at 2:30 a.m., Castro said, claiming he had been shot during an encounter with two men about 10 minutes earlier.

The man told officers who responded to the scene that he'd been approached by two men in a strip mall parking lot near Tudor Road and Florina Street, Castro said. The men asked for money, according to his account, then shot the man in his right leg when he said had no money to give them...

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The nation’s northernmost national park says its new management plan will have to consider the effects of a new industrial road to the mining district of Ambler, the first road that would be constructed within its Maryland-sized boundaries.

An amended general management plan for seldom-visited Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, a project that began in 2009, lists concerns about wildlife movement, effects on subsistence activities, the spread of invasive species and visitor experience should a road ever be built. Last month, Gov. Bill Walker put a half-dozen high-profile state projects including the Ambler Road on hold due to a yawning budget deficit...

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A 31-year-old man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly assaulted a man and threatened to kill responding Alaska State Troopers in the Western Alaska community of Lower Kalskag.

A trooper dispatch report states that Dwayne Littlefish assaulted an unnamed man with a metal chair and then broke the man's woodstove, chimney and chain saw on Wednesday.

State troopers responded to the home the following day. Littlefish threatened to kill the state troopers, as well as the assaulted man, while he possessed a rifle, according to the dispatch. Further investigation indicated Littlefish had been driving his snowmachine drunk.

Troopers arrested Littlefish without incident. He was transported to the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center, in Bethel...

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Twenty-seven-year-old Kyle Thompson of St. Marys is facing assault charges after Alaska State Troopers say he stabbed his girlfriend in the stomach with a knife while intoxicated.

According to charges filed in St. Marys district court Friday, Thompson stabbed his girlfriend Tiffany George with a 2-inch-wide carving knife on the left side of her abdomen between her ribs.

The St. Marys village public safety officer was notified about the stabbing at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, after a phone call from a health aide...

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