Crime & Justice

Anchorage police used gas early Sunday morning to force an assault suspect out of a Mountain View apartment in which he was barricaded. No one was injured. Michelle Theriault Boots
A 33-year-old man was arrested Friday night after stealing a car and crashing into an Anchorage Thai restaurant, police say.Megan Edge
Eight people -- including two private-practice lawyers, a tribal court judge and state Superior Court judges -- have applied for the forthcoming Alaska Supreme Court vacancy.Jerzy Shedlock

Young Jun, the owner of Smokes 4 Less in Midtown, tells the story of how she disarmed a woman who entered her store intent on robbing her with first a gun, and then a knife. 

Scott Jensen
When I turned 21, I bought a revolver and threw it in my purse. It wasn't until I took my first firearms course that I realized I never could have used it for self-defense. Brenda Trefren
Anchorage police say the owner of a cigarette store on Minnesota Drive disarmed a robber who pulled a gun -- and a knife -- on her during an attempt to take money from the register Thursday.Chris Klint
Police are investigating a South Anchorage home-invasion robbery Friday in which the homeowner fired on the suspects, with someone hospitalized for a gunshot wound less than an hour later.Chris Klint
A woman told troopers an abductor raped her up to six times a day while she was held captive over a five-week period in rural Alaska, with the last attack committed as she heard a military evacuation helicopter landing near the man's cabin to take her to a hospital.Mark Thiessen | Associated Press
U.S. District Court Judge Russel Holland shared personal thoughts and behind-the-scenes stories about the 26 years of litigation surrounding the Exxon Valdez oil spill Thursday in an Anchorage courtroom.Jerzy Shedlock
A man flown with an injured woman from a cabin near Manley Hot Springs on Sunday has been charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting her over more than a month.Chris Klint