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Court overturns murder conviction in 'Last Seduction' case

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Court of Appeals has overturned the murder conviction of man charged with killing his romantic rival at the urging of the woman they both hoped...
Coupon prompts court to toss theft conviction

ANCHORAGE - A coupon for stolen merchandise has prompted the Alaska Court of Appeals to throw out a theft conviction.Donald Lynn Henson was convicted of stealing fishing equipment and motor oil from the Fred Meyer...
Appeals court: Fairbanks officer's search was illegal

...along with the conviction of the resident, Isaac D. Siedentop.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Alaska Court of Appeals threw out the conviction because the officer's actions constituted an illegal search.Police said Siedentop...
Alaska appeals court hears subsistence case

BETHEL - The Alaska Court of Appeals is considering a case involving western Alaska subsistence fishermen who are appealing their convictions of illegal king salmon...
Mixed testimony on deportation bill

Judges in Alaska may soon lose the power to help noncitizens stave off an almost-certain deportation - even if that means reducing a prison sentence by as little as 24 hours.
State | AK legislature
Alaska House votes in favor of deporting criminals; bill denies flexibility in sentencing

...said shortly after a move to strip the deportation component failed.The decision comes on the heels of an Alaska Court of Appeals case last fall. The court in that case ruled a three-judge sentencing review panel has the authority to alter...
State | AK legislature
Legislature ends session

It's over. The House and Senate adjourned the 2014 session sine die - signaling the definitive end of the Legislature - Friday after passing a major education reform bill and a controversial bridge bill.
Local | AK legislature
Success or bust?

The 2014 Legislative session was a success - or a complete bust - depending on which party you ask. Both sides agree on one point, however: The decisions made during the 28th Legislature will impact generations of Alaskans for years to come.
State | AK legislature
Overfishing charges reinstated against Kookesh, others

The Alaska Court of Appeals has reinstated overfishing charges against former state senator Albert Kookesh and two other men. The court's decision was released...
Appeals court reinstates charges in fishing case

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Court of Appeals on Friday reinstated charges against a former state senator and others for violating conditions of their subsistence fishing permits...
State | Local


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