Crime & Justice

Nearly two years after the death of 53-year-old Timothy Backus, state prosecutors have entered into plea deals with two people charged with his death.

Jerzy Shedlock
Police arrested a 33-year-old Palmer man Friday afternoon after responding to a fire at his home, which allegedly contained a meth lab.Tegan Hanlon
The Anchorage Police Department said late Friday afternoon that it canceled an arrest warrant for an 18-year-old whom it had previously named as a suspect in a Thursday shooting.Jerzy Shedlock,Laurel Andrews
Clifford Penn Jr., a former Armed Services YMCA employee in Anchorage, has been charged with stealing more than $100,000 from the recreation center's ATMs.Jerzy Shedlock
Loretta Marie McGee, 37, is accused of wrongfully obtaining a credit card tied to the Muldoon Elementary PTA and using it for unauthorized purchases.Jerzy Shedlock
The debt of other men and a single bullet to the chest killed Byzantium Hill early Sunday morning in East Anchorage, according to charges filed in the case earlier this week. Megan Edge
A man jumped out of the woods at Williwaw Way and Tanana Drive and demanded money from a woman as he brandished a firearm, troopers said. Megan Edge
Police have arrested two people in connection with a weekend shooting in East Anchorage and are looking for information on two others.Suzanna Caldwell
Two men were seriously injured in separate shootings early Saturday morning in Anchorage -- one on the south side and one downtown. Devin Kelly
A 17-year-old boy turned himself in to Anchorage police Wednesday for a non-fatal shooting in Spenard on Saturday. Police say the shooting was an accident.Jerzy Shedlock