Crime & Justice

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
Two Nome residents may face criminal charges after police searched their home Thursday and found 21 mature cannabis plants and six immature cannabis plants, among other items, according to Alaska State Troopers.Tegan Hanlon
Richard Hunter, 34, was re-sentenced to 20 years for manslaughter Thursday in Anchorage, two years after the Alaska Court of Appeals threw out his original murder conviction. Alaska Dispatch News
A 37-year-old Anchorage man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for heroin distribution and using bear spray on a police officer to avoid arrest, according to the District Attorney’s Office.Jerzy Shedlock
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
One protester, Christian Pence, 19, refused to leave the Willamette River after being told the waterway was closed Thursday afternoon, then assaulted a deputy who tried to remove him from the water, authorities said.Associated Press
A state-issued credit card, reported missing from a state worker's desk, was used to withdraw $500 from a Juneau bank last month, police said.Becky Bohrer