Crime & Justice

The victim, who police have identified as David French, died Thursday from his injuries. Police say they have not identified a suspect.

Tegan Hanlon
The murder trial against 28-year-old Korakanh Phornsavanh, who stands accused of shooting another man to death in October 2012 in front of the now-shuttered Platinum Jaxx nightclub, started Wednesday in Anchorage.Jerzy Shedlock

A man state prosecutors say shot and killed 27-year-old Said Beshirov outside a now-defunct Anchorage nightclub in 2012 appeared in Anchorage Superior Court on Wednesday, more than two years after the murder.

Jerzy Shedlock
A 25-year-old Anchorage man was booked at the Anchorage jail early Wednesday after fleeing the scene of a collision that left his pregnant wife hospitalized as well as two children riding in the other vehicle, police said.Megan Edge
One man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries following a shooting at a Butte residence early Wednesday morning, troopers said.Zaz Hollander
A complaint filed in court Tuesday describes a grisly chain of events that began early Sunday in Bethel. But it doesn’t explain what might have led to the stabbing death of Eunice Whitman, 23, allegedly by her boyfriend. Lisa Demer
A German shipping company was ordered to pay $800,000 for dumping 4,500 gallons of oily waste last year in waters south of the Aleutian Islands. Part of the money is going to the Alaska SeaLife Center.Jerzy Shedlock
The Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct on Tuesday charged Nome Superior Court Judge Timothy Dooley with making inappropriate statements toward witnesses, victims and other parties during court proceedings over the course of two years.Laurel Andrews
Troopers arrested Kenneth Baxter, 52, of Fairbanks, on charges of third degree domestic violence assault and attempted arson. Alaska Dispatch News
The woman, whom DOC officials have not named, died on Saturday. She was the second inmate at the Anchorage jail to die in a three-day span. DOC officials didn't confirm her death until four days later. Michelle Theriault Boots