JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell has appointed the director of the Alaska State Troopers as acting Public Safety commissioner. Col. Keith Mallard will take over for Joe Masters, who last month announced his resignation after five years as commissioner.
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Alaska's first lady Nancy Murkowski raises her hands in celebration Wednesday in Ketchikan after breaking a champagne bottle to christen the Enforcer, a new patrol boat for the Alaska Department of Public Safety Division of Alaska State Troopers.
The event is being sponsored by the Children's Ministry at the First Church of God. All proceeds will go to missions for the ``Children of Promise.'' To donate a Ty Beanie Baby, call Flora Tornquist at 789-0206 and leave a message, or call the First Church of God at 789-9314.
Former state Rep. Tom Anderson helped the FBI investigate a half dozen other cases of suspected public corruption in Alaska.
The remains of slain Hoonah police officers Anthony Wallace and Matthew Tokuoka, along with the U.S. Honor Flag, landed at Juneau International Airport from Anchorage at noon Tuesday.
Two Hoonah police officers were killed Saturday night in Hoonah, according to a press release issued by the Alaska State Troopers' office.
ANCHORAGE - Ex-state Rep. Tom Anderson, who was convicted in an Alaska corruption scandal, has been moved out of a federal prison work camp at Sheridan, Ore., and into a halfway house in the Seattle area, the Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday.
The new state commissioner of public safety says his department is underfunded by at least $10 million.
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