Crime & Justice

Carl Leedom, 27, was sentenced Monday to more than a half-century in prison for killing acquaintance Harvey "Charlie" Albright over a stolen backpack filled with cash.

Jerzy Shedlock
Three people were injured during a shooting at Club Manchu early Friday morning, according to the Fairbanks Police Department.Jerzy Shedlock
Samantha Herbert, 24, pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and was sentenced to three years in prison Friday for her part in what was described as a drug deal gone wrong in Anchorage.Jerzy Shedlock
Alaska State Troopers say the death of Christopher Seaman, 23, a Palmer man found in a vehicle parked off the highway in Big Lake, has been ruled a homicide.Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska State Troopers say a potential search and rescue was canceled Wednesday when texts for help turned out to be sent by a malfunctioning cellphone.Jerzy Shedlock
The son of a prominent Fairbanks state senator was found guilty of indecent exposure involving a minor and sentenced to a six-year prison term Monday, with the senator appointed to hold a $7,500 trust fund for the victim.Nathaniel Herz

A friend of 25-year-old Jonathan Johnson, who police say fired a gun at a motel clerk before killing himself in a Midtown Anchorage street early Sunday, wants people to know more about him than just his final minutes.

Michelle Theriault Boots
A friend of 25-year-old Jonathan Johnson, who police say fired a gun at a motel clerk before killing himself in a Midtown street early Sunday, wants people to know more about him than just his final minutes.Michelle Theriault Boots

Anchorage’s police dispatch and record-keeping computer systems are showing their age and the city is embarking on a major push to modernize them with interactive software that could someday connect to residents’ smartphones.

Devin Kelly,Loren Holmes
The disappearance of a Sitka woman three years ago is now under investigation as a possible homicide.Associated Press