The city of Bethel has hired an Anchorage lawyer to represent it in any cases that arise from last week’s officer-involved shooting and an earlier incident that resulted in a witness complaint of police brutality.Lisa Demer
The Mat-Su Borough Assembly hopes to reach a settlement with the Federal Transit Administration over the $12.3 million the agency says the borough owes for grant funds spent on the never-used ferry Susitna.Alaska Dispatch News
Jim West, Alaska weapons connoisseur and star of Animal Planet’s “Wild West Alaska,” pleaded guilty Tuesday to four misdemeanor hunting violations, bagging thousands of dollars in fines and two workweeks of community service.Jerzy Shedlock
Some 10,000 mourners on Thursday buried three senior commanders of the armed wing of Hamas who were killed in predawn airstrikes by Israel, the most significant blow to the group’s leadership since Israel’s operation in Gaza began more than six weeks ago.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acted illegally in May when he authorized the release of five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl because he’d failed to provide lawmakers adequate notice of the exchange, the main investigative arm of Congress found Thursday.