What was supposed to be a fun night out turned chaotic early Sunday when a shooting erupted not far from an after-hours hot spot in downtown Anchorage, leaving six members of a family with injuries, including one still in critical condition.
Upon calling 911, the motorcycle's owner and his friends spotted Jonathan Ortiz Escalante, 44, exiting a residence and leaving on the Honda. The group followed the alleged thief, according to the charges, and confronted him in East Anchorage. Jerzy Shedlock
The trial of a former Glennallen dentist accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a female colleague too drunk to consent began Wednesday with opening arguments that laid out two scenarios of the night in question. Michelle Theriault Boots
The Big Lake business community lost a longtime presence when wedding store Donna's Corner closed this year. Now a grand jury has indicted owner Donna Turner on fraud and theft charges linked to her time at the Big Lake Chamber of Commerce. Zaz Hollander
James Whitman, 29, of Bethel is jailed on charges of beating his sister’s dog to death with a flashlight and then tussling with police, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday in Bethel. Alaska animal activists, veterinarians and rescue groups are urging police and prosecutors to pursue a criminal case with a vengeance.Lisa Demer