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An Anchorage jury was unable to reach a verdict on an attempted murder charge Thursday against a man accused of grabbing an 11-year-old boy away from his mother inside a mall sky bridge over Sixth Avenue and holding the boy at knifepoint.

Jerzy Shedlock
A 56-year-old Fairbanks man imprisoned there on weapons charges since last October now stands accused of asking an unidentified person to murder federal officers.Jerzy Shedlock
The Anchorage Police Department has ruled the death of 54-year-old Irma Williams, reported missing Sept. 30 and found dead in mid-October, a homicide.Jerzy Shedlock
A state prosecutor argued during opening statements Thursday in Anchorage Superior Court that Bukurim Miftari, 24, killed his girlfriend because he could not suppress emotions over their deteriorating relationship.Jerzy Shedlock
A man who police say threatened people with a knife in Muldoon on Wednesday afternoon, then barricaded himself in a home, was arrested late Wednesday after the deployment of tear gas, according to Jennifer Castro, police spokeswoman.Tegan Hanlon,Jerzy Shedlock
Juneau Police say they arrested a 24-year-old Minnesota man wanted on a warrant for a probation violation related to an attempted murder conviction.Jerzy Shedlock
Kodiak police said Teila Tofelogo told them he had been joking around with "ninja moves" with a 12-inch knife when the fatal stabbing occurred. Laurel Andrews
Police report that the "highly intoxicated" captain of a 152-foot landing craft grounded the vessel Sunday on Gull Island outside of Kodiak.Ben Anderson
One week after Alaska State Troopers advised Kodiak residents to lock their doors in the wake of a string of thefts, officials reported they arrested an 18-year-old believed to be involved in the crimes.Ben Anderson
Two Coast Guard petty officers suspected of leaving a dead deer and ducks along a Juneau road have pleaded guilty to state hunting violations.Associated Press