A 49-year-old Palmer man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 50 years in prison for sexually exploiting two children more than a decade ago. Prosecutors said Robert Cunningham used his large physique and a tank of nitrous oxide to make his victims cooperate.
The owner and operator of Paradise Inn stands accused of selling a pound of methamphetamine to an FBI informant in the basement of his Anchorage business. The drug deal was recorded by a wire, according to a federal criminal complaint.Jerzy Shedlock
The last of three federal defendants who pleaded guilty this year to Clean Air Act violations at a Dutch Harbor seafood plant -- including failing to operate emissions control systems and lying on government-required reports -- was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation. Jerzy Shedlock
Former Alaska oil man Bill Allen is no longer on federal probation. He watched his business empire implode amid a high-profile public corruption probe, and eventually pleaded guilty to corruption charges.Jerzy Shedlock
A 25-year-old Palmer man was arrested for DUI Friday after driving his car into a ditch in Hatcher Pass and then offering "cold beer" to passers-by, according to the Alaska State Troopers. Alaska Dispatch News
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 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