Crime & Justice

With the busy summer season almost here, it's still unclear what agency will patrol the highly dangerous stretch of the Seward Highway along Turnagain Arm south of McHugh Creek. Jerzy Shedlock
An expert witness for the Republican plaintiffs in the lawsuit against Alaska’s tough campaign contribution limits admitted he made a significant error in his earlier testimony, and the judge blocked him from presenting additional evidence.Alex DeMarban
Everyone seems to agree that streamlining the adoption process for Alaska Native children into Native homes only has upsides. But will a measure that saves money and human grief, and serves children better, survive the Legislature’s overtime session?Jill Burke
Verizon phone-service subscribers in Alaska’s capital were being asked to call police directly if necessary, due to an outage barring local 911 calls from their phones.Alaska Dispatch News
A former Fairbanks public school tutor maintained his innocence Thursday as he was sentenced to 35 years in prison for sexually abusing a student.Associated Press
Financial exploitation can happen to the best of us. Here’s how a relatively new Alaska law helps stop independent, smart adults from losing their lifesavings.Jill Burke

Anchorage residents and police officers gathered at the downtown Kaladi Brothers for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, April 20. "Coffee With a Cop," a nationwide program, encourages citizens and police officers to interact in a non-crisis situation. 

Bob Hallinen
A former Anchorage doctor who recently pleaded guilty to sexually abusing four girls for years said his wife helped him drug his victims, but prosecutors say they won't charge her.Jerzy Shedlock
Anchorage police say a 18-year-old Jim Persey has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman whom he had met through a dating app, and threatening her with a knife.Alaska Dispatch News
Anchorage police are crediting a citizen with helping them arrest a hit-and-run driver in a collision that left a child with minor injuries Wednesday morning.Chris Klint