Crime & Justice

Anchorage police said a man died at the scene after a shooting in East Anchorage, despite efforts to try to save him. "He was still here," said one witness. "His body slowly started deteriorating."

Tegan Hanlon
Three defendants charged in the September 2013 death of 50-year-old seasonal fisherman Ferdinand Marquez pleaded guilty Monday to murder and manslaughter.Jerzy Shedlock
After four years of investigations and four separate criminal cases brought by the state against a Wasilla-based fishing and hunting guide, an Anchorage judge was unconvinced and handed down minimal penalties against the guide in the sole unresolved case.Jerzy Shedlock
Claudia Kuzakin, 39, was killed Friday morning in the Mountain View neighborhood in what appeared to be a hit-and-run incident, Anchorage police said. No suspect had been identified as of Friday evening.Jerzy Shedlock,Tegan Hanlon
Attorney General Craig Richards in an opinion issued Thursday said that law enforcement officers must enforce tribal protective orders just as if they came from an Alaska court.Lisa Demer
There were no reported injuries Monday after someone in a SUV opened fire on a car pulled over on the side of the road, Anchorage police say.Tegan Hanlon
Four people have been charged with stealing $200 worth of oysters from a Little Jakolof Cove oyster farm across Kachemak Bay from Homer.Suzanna Caldwell
Thomas Alley, 31, was contacted by troopers on July 17 after “he was reported to have exposed himself to highway traffic,” the AST said in a dispatch reporting his arrest Sunday. Alaska Dispatch News
An appeals court has reversed a man's drug conviction after determining an Anchorage police officer improperly searched his car during a 2007 traffic stop.Associated Press
An Alaska appeals court has affirmed the 2011 child abuse conviction of Jessica Beagley, the Anchorage "hot sauce mom" who prosecutors said used a videotape of herself punishing her adopted Russian son to try to get on the "Dr. Phil" show.Jerzy Shedlock