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A Soldotna woman was arrested Saturday for allegedly driving drunk with three children in a minivan, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Alaska Dispatch News
One person was injured after being shot in the torso on a downtown sidewalk early Sunday, Anchorage police said.Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska State Troopers reported Saturday they had arrested three suspects in the theft of $30,000 of steel, aluminum and copper from a backup fish hatchery in Eklutna. The crime reportedly took place over the course of weeks and may have involved as many as nine people, troopers reported.Ben Anderson

The Shell contractor that broke environmental and maritime safety laws during the oil giant’s troubled 2012 drilling season in Alaska was sentenced on Friday, Dec. 19, to pay $12.2 million in fines and community payments, serve four years’ probation and undergo a company-wide environmental compliance program that will be subjected to the scrutiny of third-party experts.

Erik Hill
A Barrow man was indicted Thursday for the murder of Barrow assistant district attorney Brian Sullivan. On Friday, the Attorney General's office announced that a fund had been set up for Sullivan's three daughters. Laurel Andrews

Lane Douglas Wyatt, 24, was sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison on Friday for killing 20-year-old Citari Townes-Sweatt in a drunken driving accident last June. 

Jerzy Shedlock
A bomb threat forced a brief evacuation of East High School and halted a basketball tournament Friday as police swept the building, according to the Anchorage School District.Tegan Hanlon

The Shell contractor that broke environmental and marine-safety laws during the oil giant’s troubled 2012 drilling season was sentenced on Friday to pay $12.2 million in fines and community payments, to serve four years’ probation and to undergo a company-wide environmental compliance program.

 

Yereth Rosen
Two families, unknown to each other before the collision June 2013, shed tears in an Anchorage courtroom as Lane Douglas Wyatt, 24, was sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison for killing a 20-year-old Anchorage woman.Jerzy Shedlock
The Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services recently ordered five body cameras for ASP officers, tasked with picking up inebriated people from the city streets.Devin Kelly

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