Alaska State Troopers are creating a new unit to focus on violent crime in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta -- an area of Alaska with among the country’s highest rates of reported violence including assaults and sex crimes.
An inmate at Seward’s Spring Creek Correctional Center has been charged with attempted murder in an August attack on another inmate. Mark Todd Spencer, 47, faced the same charge in 2011.Alaska Dispatch News
Anchorage prosecutors say it may take weeks to determine whether a shooting Monday night on the 4300 block of Wisconsin Street, which left one man dead and a second hospitalized, was a crime.Chris Klint
A host of the Sportsman Channel hunting show “Syndicate Hunting” and four other people pled guilty in federal court this month to crimes related to a poaching operation in Noatak National Preserve.Megan Edge
Anchorage police said two men who confronted a resident of a Wisconsin Street home Monday night were shot by him, with one dying shortly afterward. No charges have been filed in the case so far.Megan Edge