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The Alaska Police Standards Council voted down a regulation change that would allow the state to hire corrections officers as young as 18 years old — the current minimum age for hire is 21 years old.
Artemy Arthur Hapoff’s death had been anticipated by medical personnel, the Alaska Department of Corrections said.
Jurors heard opening arguments this week in the murder trial of defendant Donald McQuade, who is accused of killing 16-year-old Shelley Connolly in 1978.
The 32-year-old followed the guard in his vehicle and opened fire as they drove through the community, according to a police report summary.
Many details about the incident remain unclear. The North Slope Borough Police Department is investigating.
Advocates for domestic violence victims are seeking solutions as federal money goes to small tribes with limited access to enforcement.
Caleb Leyland, now 24, is the third defendant in the murder of teenager Cynthia Hoffman to reach a plea agreement with prosecutors.
The Anchorage Police Department on Monday released little additional information about the gun violence that also injured two others.
One man was found dead inside a home and two others went to the hospital with gunshot wounds, police said.
The woman was taken to the hospital with injuries described as not life-threatening, said police, who added that they believe the shooting was an isolated incident.
Borough officials want to let people who commit midemeanor crimes serve on community cleanup crews.
Police said a 29-year-old man shot and killed a woman in the parking lot before killing himself, and that no one else was involved.
Local law enforcement said there was only one official unsolved killing in Kotzebue. An Anchorage Daily News/ProPublica journalist who reviewed that case and others reports many residents suspect otherwise.
A 45-year-old man killed his girlfriend and her 7-year-old son Monday before taking his own life, Alaska State Troopers said.
No one had been arrested or charged as of Monday afternoon. “There is no concern for public safety,” said a police spokesperson.
Police have contacted everyone involved in the shooting but no one had been charged as of Monday morning, a police spokeswoman said.
Emergency responders were called to a shooting in the area of North Bragaw Street and Thompson Avenue on Sunday morning and found a victim outside, police said.
U.S. District Judge Joshua Kindred sentenced Garrett Elder to serve three years longer than federal prosecutors had recommended.
Before they died, Jennifer Kirk and Sue Sue Norton were both victims of domestic violence, but the men involved — the ex-mayor’s sons — faced few consequences despite a long history of similar allegations.
Three federal cases paint a picture of vast quantities of drugs reaching Alaska from as far away as Mexico.
Anthony Pisano was found guilty Monday on all 10 felony charges tied to the killings. The case previously ended in mistrial in 2020.
Marvin Roberts declined the settlement and his lawsuit against the city and four police officers is ongoing in federal court, according to Fairbanks municipal officials.
A 45-year-old man was killed earlier this week by law enforcement officers during a Parks Highway traffic pursuit that troopers say stemmed from a felony investigation.