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A 25-year-old woman told police she shot and killed her older cousin in Fairbanks on Wednesday after the cousin tried to kick the woman out of her apartment, according to charging documents filed in Fairbanks court.

Nathaniel Herz
After more than three decades as Barrow’s one and only Superior Court judge, Michael Jeffery is hanging up his robe.Jerzy Shedlock
A 25-year-old woman dialed 911 in the early afternoon of Christmas Eve and reported she had shot and killed her cousin, according to Fairbanks police. Tegan Hanlon
Investigations into alleged "inappropriate communications" with a minor began in April, Alaska State Troopers write.Laurel Andrews
A 34-year-old man acquitted of sexual abuse of a minor and assault after a jury trial in Kenai last year has now been charged with similar crimes by the U.S. Coast Guard.Jerzy Shedlock
The Anchorage Police Department reported Tuesday evening that three men have been arrested in connection with an early morning robbery and shooting in Eagle River. Jerzy Shedlock
An Anchorage woman who moved here from American Samoa in July 2011 has been charged for allegedly filing false tax returns claiming more than $200,000 in refunds.Jerzy Shedlock
After a fire broke out early Sunday morning inside The Prospector store, the retail establishment was forced to close. Then three would-be looters attempted to use a propped open rear door to gain entrance.Associated Press
Alaska State Troopers said 32-year-old Richard Wilson barricaded himself in a South Tongass Highway home with a firearm after the homeowner arrived while Wilson was in the process of burglarizing it.Alaska Dispatch News
A brief mystery surrounding the disappearance of a skiff used by monks living off the grid on an island in the Gulf of Alaska was resolved with help from two nun witnesses on a nearby island.Alaska Dispatch News