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Man with girlfriend's body surrenders to police

ANCHORAGE - A 28-year-old Anchorage man told his brother he had strangled his girlfriend, and when his brother said he intended to call police, the man drove off with the body in the back seat of his car, police said Thursday.
Anchorage store owner pleads guilty to tobacco fraud

ANCHORAGE - A woman at the center of a tobacco-tax conspiracy that avoided paying municipal tax on more than 12.5 million cigarettes has pleaded guilty to charges of mail fraud, money laundering and making false statements.
Court says coal discharge into bay is illegal

ANCHORAGE - A permit covering storm-water runoff does not apply to coal falling from a conveyor belt into Resurrection Bay at Seward, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Car driver in fatal bike crash won't be prosecuted

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage man whom prosecutors said smoked marijuana the day he fatally struck a bicyclist will not be charged with a crime, the city's Department of Law has decided. Assistant District Attorney Daniel Shorey in an Aug.
Shell files revised Arctic offshore drilling plan

ANCHORAGE - Royal Dutch Shell PLC has filed a revised Arctic offshore drilling plan with federal regulators but says the company hasn't decided whether to return to waters off the coast of northwest Alaska in 2015.
Three charged with Las Vegas-to-Alaska drug smuggling conspiracy

ANCHORAGE - A Las Vegas airport employee and two other Nevada men have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Anchorage on charges of conspiring to distribute cocaine in Alaska. The indictment unsealed Wednesday charges Dewane E. Blue, 37, Bryan M.
Alaska voters reject repeal of 2013 petroleum tax

ANCHORAGE - Alaska voters have retained a new petroleum production tax system that offers hope of increased investment and jobs but drew criticism as a giveaway to already profitable oil companies.
Man who supplied fatal drug to teen changes plea

ANCHORAGE - A man who admitted injecting a 14-year-old Alaska girl with heroin has pleaded guilty to distribution of the drug. Sean Michael Warner, 29, signed a plea agreement last week, and the document was accepted Tuesday by U.S.
Court agrees to review Roadless Rule

ANCHORAGE - A full federal appeals court will review the decision allowing Alaska's Tongass National Forest to be exempt from federal restrictions on road-building and timber harvests in "roadless" areas." The 9th U.S.
Oil-tax opponents vow to monitor industry promises

ANCHORAGE - Early results indicate Alaska's new petroleum-tax system will be spared an early death by referendum. If the vote holds up, opponents vowed Wednesday to track promises its supporters made and pounce if they prove to be false.


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