Crime & Justice

The Alaska Department of Corrections says a 26-year-old inmate being held at the Anchorage jail on a DUI charge died Thursday night.

Jerzy Shedlock
Edwin Gonzalez, the father of one and grandfather of two, all of whom died last week in an apparent murder-suicide, said his daughter was independent and chose to stay with her boyfriend, who had a history of violence and who police say likely pulled the trigger.Jerzy Shedlock
Anchorage police said Thursday that they had arrested three men in connection with a shooting earlier this week in Fairview that left one person wounded.Tegan Hanlon
Witnesses told the Anchorage Police Department they didn't know who the robber was, or why the 34-year-old man was shot during the East Anchorage home invasion. Megan Edge
Two corrections officers at Mat-Su's Goose Creek Correctional Center were injured in a pair of attacks from inmates there Wednesday, Alaska State Troopers said.Alaska Dispatch News
Police say a 27-year-old man with two outstanding theft-related felony warrants robbed a South Anchorage liquor store Wednesday morning.Jerzy Shedlock
Federal prosecutors say a Bellingham, Washington, man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for distributing heroin in Fairbanks, partly to support his own drug habit.Jerzy Shedlock
The 15-year-old suspect is accused of hitting Anchorage cyclist Tim Kirk in the face with a tree branch, breaking his nose and fracturing his skull, as Kirk rode along a popular bike trail Monday morning.Laurel Andrews
The state says it plans to re-file theft and fraud charges against Michael David Saunders, who, according to his defense attorney, is paying back the $27,000 he stole from a Boy Scouts store. Jerzy Shedlock
Southcentral Alaska drug enforcement officers arrested two people in the course of an investigation into the importation of heroin to that area of the state from California. Jerzy Shedlock