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For four consecutive days this week, people in Anchorage woke up to news of a local shooting resulting in death or injury. At a press conference Thursday, police chief Mark Mew said the jump in violence appears to be drug-related and announced the department is creating a temporary task force in an effort to suppress those crimes.

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For four consecutive days this week, people in Anchorage woke up to news of a local shooting resulting in death or injury. At a press conference Thursday, police chief Mark Mew said the jump in violence appears to be drug-related and announced the department is creating a temporary task force in an effort to suppress those crimes.


Marc Lester
For four consecutive days this week, Anchorage residents woke up to news of local shootings resulting in deaths or injury. Shootings throughout the month have put the city on edge, and police say they’re using every resource available to solve the crimes.Jerzy Shedlock
A Wasilla man, out on bail on separate drug charges, was pulled over while in possession of $67,000 worth of methamphetamine, Alaska State Troopers said.Megan Edge
A Fairbanks man is facing multiple charges after he robbed a female acquaintance at gunpoint, then kicked her out of the vehicle both were riding in, Alaska State Troopers say.Megan Edge
Anchorage police say they are investigating a shooting death early Thursday morning in the Russian Jack neighborhood as a homicide. Jeanpal Borge, 20, was found dead in the parking lot of a business near Bragaw Street and DeBarr Road.Megan Edge
Alaska State Troopers have arrested a Fairbanks halfway-house escapee considered a "dangerous" offender, while another man remains on the loose after fleeing a third-party custodian in Fairbanks this month. Megan Edge
Alaska State Troopers say they are investigating the shooting of a 49-year-old North Pole man, who's being treated for life-threatening injuries. Megan Edge
The Anchorage Police Department says the woman shot to death in Tuesday's double homicide in East Anchorage was 23-year-old Krystal Elizabeth Hawk.Megan Edge
Anchorage police are looking for additional information about a reported shooting early Wednesday morning. Police had yet to find evidence of the account given by the gunshot victim, a police spokeswoman said.Megan Edge