Crime & Justice

The shooting occurred at a home in the Montana Creek area of Talkeetna and involved two men, according to the troopers dispatch. 

Jeannette Lee Falsey
Yoder Blalock, 38, was sentenced Friday in Anchorage for killing Nathan “Nate” Tanape with a bayonet in 2011. The defense had argued Blalock attacked Tanape in self-defense. Jerzy Shedlock
Police are searching for a man who robbed a Northrim Bank in Juneau by claiming he had an explosive device, according to the Juneau Police Department.Jerzy Shedlock
Anchorage police said Friday they will target drivers high on marijuana through the weekend in anticipation of the unofficial stoners’ holiday “420.”Jerzy Shedlock
The trial of 59-year-old Arvin Kangas, accused of evidence tampering after the fatal shooting of two Alaska State Troopers in the remote Yukon River village of Tanana, got underway Thursday.Associated Press
Anchorage police say 40-year-old Martin Victor IV has been charged with attempted murder and assault, the result of a Friday morning stabbing in the Fairview neighborhood that sent two people to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Megan Edge,Jerzy Shedlock
Alaska State Troopers said 87-year-old Don W. Murphy was indicted by a Fairbanks grand jury on five counts of possession of child pornography and a single count of sexual abuse of a minor.Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska State Troopers said a 30-year-old Soldotna woman arrested for driving drunk Thursday night avoided an ignition interlock device installed in her car to prevent driving under the influence of alcohol by having a 12-year-old boy blow into it for her.Alaska Dispatch News
Bukurim Miftari, 24, was sentenced to 61 years on Thursday for kidnapping and murdering his ex-girlfriend, Kristen Reid, in 2012. He chose not to speak and maintained his innocence.Jerzy Shedlock
The FBI is evaluating whether to open an official civil rights investigation into a July altercation involving a Bethel police officer that sparked complaints of police brutality and was captured on video, an FBI spokeswoman said Thursday.Lisa Demer