Crime & Justice

A 51-year-old man has been charged in the hit-and-run death of a 23-year-old skateboarder in Midtown Anchorage on Friday.

Alaska Dispatch News
A married couple entered guilty pleas on Friday in Anchorage to sex trafficking charges stemming from an investigation that found they ran a prostitution ring in cities across Alaska. Amber Batts faces 10 years in prison.Jerzy Shedlock
A woman was killed in a Midtown Anchorage hit-and-run collision late Friday morning, Anchorage police said.Megan Edge
Three men were jailed and each facing multiple felony charges after a pair of Wednesday drug busts in Nome yielded heroin, marijuana, prescription medications and other drugs, Alaska State Troopers said.Alaska Dispatch News
A 17-year-old was charged with manslaughter last week in connection with a fatal shooting outside a Walgreens store in late January that  Anchorage police say was a drug deal gone wrong. Laurel Andrews
Abuse allegations against the now-former headmaster of a small religious academy in Kodiak have resulted in the removal of his professional status within an Eastern Orthodox diocese.Jerzy Shedlock
Officers from around Alaska are in Anchorage this week acting out "active shooter" scenarios like school shootings and hostage situations. The instructors say the training program is quickly becoming the industry standard among police.Jerzy Shedlock
One of the Legislature's most conservative senators and one of the most liberal agree on one thing: The state can save money by keeping nonviolent offenders from crowding jails. Michelle Theriault Boots
Alaska State Troopers said they are seeking information about an assault and robbery Tuesday in which a Matanuska Valley recycling center employee was attacked and robbed of money and a cell phone.Megan Edge
A 22-year-old man was charged with two assault counts after first threatening an unarmed Village Police Officer with a rifle, then -- when the officer wrested the weapon away -- punching him in the face, Alaska State Troopers said.Megan Edge