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A 43-year-old Anchorage woman has been sentenced in federal court to five years of probation for passport fraud. She used her false citizenship to obtain federal and state benefits including PFDs, according to the Alaska U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Jerzy Shedlock
A 24-year-old Holy Cross resident has been charged with second-degree burglary and other crimes after stealing pull tabs and cash from the local city office, according to Alaska State Troopers.Jerzy Shedlock
Dr. Greg Salard is facing child pornography distribution and possession charges after he allegedly downloaded and shared videos and images of child rape, a federal affidavit says. Megan Edge
In a candidate survey about issues related to domestic violence and sexual assault, several Alaska politicians running in contested races expressed discomfort when asked to prioritize areas of concern.Jerzy Shedlock
A federal jury has acquitted a Fairbanks man of lying to the FBI as it investigated the 1978 bombing of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. Associated Press
Anchorage Police's homicide unit is investigating the death of a woman found in the neighborhood of Mountain View on Wednesday morning.Jerzy Shedlock
Although Anchorage police originally reported that the driver of a Ford Mustang involved in a school bus collision Wednesday was the only person in the car, it was revealed Thursday that a toddler was also riding in the vehicle.Megan Edge
A 52-year-old man with two dozen criminal convictions has been charged with terroristic threatening after calling in a bomb threat and grounding flights at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on Saturday evening.Jerzy Shedlock
Despite settlement, Peggy LeMaitre leveled criticism at the Seward Chamber of Commerce. "The Chamber has fought viciously and denies they have any responsibility to any racer,'' her statement said. "The fact remains that they left my husband on the mountain knowing he was there." Craig Medred
An unidentified man was killed early Tuesday when a Chrysler 300 sedan he was driving struck a tree and two houses on Lake Otis Parkway near 20th Avenue, according to Anchorage police.Jerzy Shedlock