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A Fairbanks judge on Tuesday sentenced Peter Tony, a former foster parent in the Southwest Alaska community of Bethel who five months ago pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual abuse of a minor, to 66 years in prison -- effectively a life sentence for the 70-year-old.

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A 14-year-old Brevig Mission boy charged with killing seven musk oxen near his Western Alaska village in 2012 has reached a plea deal with state prosecutors, agreeing to a $3,000 fine and forfeiture of the family’s four-wheeler and firearms used in the killings. Tegan Hanlon
Alaska State Troopers say a 19-year-old man stabbed his 66-year-old foster mother to death with a steak knife during a brief struggle early Monday after setting a fire in the residence they shared near Wasilla.Zaz Hollander
Anchorage police said that a limousine bus with 17 passengers was the target of a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning. The vehicle was hit numerous times with bullets fired from as many as four different guns.Jerzy Shedlock
A Fairbanks woman pleaded not guilty to stealing government and tribal funds in late June, but despite the court order barring her from positions that include the handling of money, she has held onto her rank as Healy Lake tribal chief, according to her opponents.Jerzy Shedlock
Troopers reported earlier this week that a despondent man who initially refused to pull over exited his vehicle on the Sterling Highway and retrieved a firearm from the trunk. That prompted trooper Eric Jeffords to fire in response, injuring the man.Jerzy Shedlock
Statistics released Wednesday by the Justice Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage show the state’s rate of reported burglaries has dropped by more than half over nearly three decades.Jerzy Shedlock
An Alaska Regional Hospital security guard who also works as a forensic scientist at the state’s Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory in Anchorage is accused of raping a 17-year-old girl who’d been alone in the ER waiting room.Jerzy Shedlock
With 16 convictions so far in 2014, the Alaska Department of Law is continuing to seek out health care professionals and organizations that are skimming government dollars.Jerzy Shedlock
Anchorage police have identified the woman found dead near downtown on Tuesday morning as 26-year-old Jessica Lake.Jerzy Shedlock