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An Anchorage Superior Court jury convicted 37-year-old Yoder Blalock on Thursday of second-degree murder, disagreeing with his claims he attacked his victim with a short sword in self-defense.

Jerzy Shedlock
Troopers are investigating the death of a 19-year-old woman whose body was discovered outside a Western Alaska village health clinic Wednesday as an apparent homicide. Kyle Hopkins
A federal indictment alleges that for two years one of the men, an employee of the Las Vegas airport, used his credentials to bring the drugs into the airport without going through security.Jerzy Shedlock
Alaska State Troopers say they’re investigating the death of an adult woman in the Southwest village of Chevak.Jerzy Shedlock
Gov. Sean Parnell is on the verge of vetoing or approving one of the final measures left over from the 2014 Legislature -- it would provide that thousands of court records every year would become confidential if charges are dismissed or a jury acquits.  Dermot Cole
As unrest continues in the St. Louis area over the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, this month, attention has increasingly shifted to the heavily armed and armored police response. But when it comes to the militarization of police, where does Alaska stand?Jerzy Shedlock
A man banished from the Interior Alaska village of Tanana in the wake of the shooting deaths of two Alaska State Troopers has filed a civil lawsuit in federal court arguing for his right to return.Jerzy Shedlock
Aaron Moses, 31, was charged Friday with assault and criminal mischief following an altercation with two Bethel police officers in which Moses was shot. Court documents said Moses later told investigators that he wanted the officers to shoot him in the head.Laurel Andrews
Researchers at the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Justice Center released data on Friday showing the state’s ratio of sworn police officers to citizens falls well below the national average.Jerzy Shedlock
A disgruntled former employee armed with a gun showed up at the McCarthy Lodge Saturday and threatened to kill his former boss before being disarmed by McCarthy locals and held until Alaska State Troopers arrived to arrest him, troopers said in an online dispatch posted late Saturday.Michelle Theriault Boots