Crime & Justice

Bethel police say there's no evidence the person of interest related to the investigation into a Bethel woman's stabbing death was involved in the crime.

Associated Press
The trial against a Juneau gun shop owner in the wrongful death civil lawsuit is finally set to begin eight years after the case was brought.Associated Press
The city of Bethel has paid $175,000 to settle a police brutality complaint arising from the rough arrest of a drunken man in July 2014 that was captured by a security camera at the Alaska Commercial Co. store, an attorney for the city said Friday.Lisa Demer
Alaska State Troopers say a man critically injured in an early-morning shooting Wednesday in Butte remained hospitalized Friday.Zaz Hollander
Alaska Pretrial Services is testing a new intervention tool on a selection of alcohol-dependent clients -- a smartphone application called Step Away that was developed by a UAA professor. Jerzy Shedlock
Police are looking for a person of interest in the stabbing death of a Bethel woman. The man was seen in surveillance video wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and walking down a Bethel AC Quick Stop hallway near Whitman's boyfriend Justine Paul, who's been charged with first-degree murder in her death.Associated Press
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