Crime & Justice

A 40-year-old man with ties to a violent drug ring that operated in Anchorage has received three life sentences for his crimes, according to federal prosecutors.Jerzy Shedlock
Fairbanks police are looking for several men in connection with the shooting death of a man outside of a bar in the Interior Alaska city Sunday morning.Alaska Dispatch News
The fires destroyed an abandoned Moravian church and damaged a nearby house and the village's tribal offices. Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska State Troopers said they had arrested an Anchorage man for DUI Sunday after he fell asleep behind the wheel with his truck parked facing the wrong way on the Palmer-Wasilla Highway.Alaska Dispatch News
Police have arrested a suspect on a cruise ship in Alaska and charged him with a double murder after he confessed to killing a Maryland couple found slain on Mother's Day, police said Sunday.Associated Press
Alaska defense attorneys say Senate Bill 5, which amends an Alaska statute governing collection of court-ordered victims' restitution, will have little affect on collecting money owed.Jerzy Shedlock
Scammers posing as bill collectors have tried to trick electric utility customers out of payment or credit card information. The tactics are extra duplicitous, one official said. Alex DeMarban
The four people found dead in a South Anchorage apartment Wednesday were a young couple and two children, who all suffered gunshot wounds in what the Anchorage Police Department is calling a "domestic violence-related incident."Laurel Andrews,Jerzy Shedlock
An early morning stabbing in the heart of downtown Anchorage sent one man to the hospital with a serious injury, according to the Anchorage Police Department. Megan Edge
The string of threatening but apparently harmless phone calls to Alaska schools continued Wednesday with calls to schools in Anchorage, Juneau, Talkeetna and Soldotna.Tegan Hanlon,Zaz Hollander