Crime & Justice

The Anchorage Police Department said one man was attacked and stabbed Thursday night by three assailants. Megan Edge
An man is dead following an early Friday morning shooting in Anchorage, police said. The death is the city's ninth homicide of the year and the second this week.Megan Edge
Alaska State Troopers said 40-year-old James Nix was arrested Thursday and charged with five counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor, after investigators received a report that he abused a 15-year-old girl.Alaska Dispatch News
Recent court records allege retired teacher David Schwantes abused more than one victim while employed by the Anchorage School District, something police said was "likely" when their investigation started late last year.Jerzy Shedlock
Johnnylee Burk, aka "Felon," has been federally charged with possession and intent to sell methamphetamine after Alaska State Troopers found a pound of the drug in his car.Jerzy Shedlock
A federal judge in Anchorage has ordered six defendants convicted of a large-scale cigarette tax evasion scheme to pay back $2 million plus interest to the municipality.Jerzy Shedlock
The Anchorage district attorney's office said two men were sentenced for crimes against a woman who "likely died of alcohol poisoning" in one of the men's apartments in 2012.Megan Edge
 Lawrence Karella, 55, was arrested following a chase that ended only when police used spike strips to puncture his vehicle's tires at the Kenai River bridge, Alaska State Troopers said.Megan Edge
A “sophisticated cyberattack” on Premera Blue Cross affected 11 million people in the U.S. Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield Alaska is encouraging members to apply for free credit monitoring and identity theft services.Laurel Andrews
Deputy Anchorage Police Chief Myron Fanning said the task force created earlier this year in the wake of a spike in violent crimes has resulted in the arrests of 26 people. Drugs, guns and vehicles have been seized as well.Jerzy Shedlock