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Two Anchorage men were sentenced Thursday to months in prison nearly three years after a man dumped at a southside gas station with a gunshot wound led police to a sophisticated marijuana grow operation at his residence.

A 20-year-old man faces various criminal charges after ramming into a Palmer-based Alaska State Trooper’s patrol vehicle twice last week. The initial responding officer was able to jump out of the way of John Allen Wolf’s Jeep, avoiding life-threatening injuries.
The Anchorage Fire Department is asking for the public’s help in gaining information on two fires, one of which it believes was the result of arson.Jerzy Shedlock
A former University of Alaska employee who threatened co-workers by sending an email alluding to acts of mass violence has pleaded guilty to a single charge in federal court. Now, Edward DuBois faces up to five years in prison.Jerzy Shedlock
Anchorage police responded to a three-vehicle accident in Eagle River Wednesday that left a female motorist dead.Jerzy Shedlock
The Anchorage Police Department said Wednesday that the victim and suspect were fighting over a bottle of alcohol.Laurel Andrews
A Fort Wainwright soldier accused of murdering his 3-year-old son and raping his wife will be court-martialed in Washington, according to the U.S. Army Alaska.Jerzy Shedlock
Members of one Anchorage neighborhood are looking to establish yet another neighborhood watch group, similar to more than 200 others already in the city. Such groups form when crimes catch people's attention, or they just want to meet their neighbors.Jerzy Shedlock
An Anchorage Superior Court judge sentenced 19-year-old Jessye Potts to 25 years in prison for the New Year’s Day rape of a teenage girl; she gave an emotional statement during Monday’s court hearing, telling the court Potts “killed the old me.”Jerzy Shedlock
An Anchorage Superior Court judge will decide whether restitution should be awarded to five victims of child pornography identified through a national clearinghouse. Jerzy Shedlock