After a fire broke out early Sunday morning inside The Prospector store, the retail establishment was forced to close. Then three would-be looters attempted to use a propped open rear door to gain entrance.Associated Press
Alaska State Troopers said 32-year-old Richard Wilson barricaded himself in a South Tongass Highway home with a firearm after the homeowner arrived while Wilson was in the process of burglarizing it.Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska State Troopers reported Saturday they had arrested three suspects in the theft of $30,000 of steel, aluminum and copper from a backup fish hatchery in Eklutna. The crime reportedly took place over the course of weeks and may have involved as many as nine people, troopers reported.Ben Anderson
The Shell contractor that broke environmental and maritime safety laws during the oil giant’s troubled 2012 drilling season in Alaska was sentenced on Friday, Dec. 19, to pay $12.2 million in fines and community payments, serve four years’ probation and undergo a company-wide environmental compliance program that will be subjected to the scrutiny of third-party experts.
A Barrow man was indicted Thursday for the murder of Barrow assistant district attorney Brian Sullivan. On Friday, the Attorney General's office announced that a fund had been set up for Sullivan's three daughters. Laurel Andrews