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A jury found former Alaska Yellow Cab driver Chidiebere Nwokorie, who'd been accused of sexually assaulting a passenger to whom he’d offered a free ride in August 2011, not guilty following a week-long trial.

Jerzy Shedlock
Chidiebere Nwokorie was found not guilty on all four charges stemming from a 2011 incident.Alaska Dispatch News
A 68-year-old Anchorage man was found guilty Thursday of sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl. The victim testified about being abused by defendant Jim Ferguson, according to the Anchorage District Attorney’s office.Jerzy Shedlock
A 25-year-old Anchorage man was sentenced in federal court Thursday to five years for robbing two South Anchorage banks earlier this year.Jerzy Shedlock
Benjamin Dewayne Smith, 37, was convicted of operating a drug-dealing enterprise that used an apartment as a “trap house” for storing and manufacturing illegal drugs, according to prosecutors.Jerzy Shedlock
An informant implicating a former Anchorage computer technician as a low-level methamphetamine dealer led police and energy giant ConocoPhillips to discover the theft of more than three dozen computers from the company.Jerzy Shedlock
James Michael Wells was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to four consecutive life sentences for killing two co-workers at a Coast Guard base on Kodiak Island in April 2012.Jerzy Shedlock
A state prosecutor aimed to discredit claims of self-defense in Anchorage Superior Court on Wednesday as the case of Terence Clyde Gray, accused of shooting Edwing Matos to death at an Anchorage shopping mall in February 2010, drew near its conclusion.Jerzy Shedlock
An alleyway beside the historic 4th Avenue Theatre in downtown Anchorage is now off limits to people looking for an impromptu public bathroom.Alaska Dispatch News
The 59-year-old woman reported "weaving all over the roadway" was cited for texting pictures of herself while behind the wheel, according to troopers.Tegan Hanlon