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Ketchikan residents sentenced for trafficking narcotics

...trafficking methamphetamine and heroin into Alaska's first city, according to federal prosecutors.U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess sentenced Robert Duane Moriarty, 36, to five years in prison, and Sara Skan, 35, to 18 months...
3 plead guilty in murder-for-hire plot

...listened to details of his crimes with his head in his hands."The truth must be told," Suckow told U.S. District Court Judge Salvador Mendoza, moments before he pleaded guilty to performing murder-for-hire in the deaths of Carlile...
Nation and World
Trial begins for father of teen who fatally shot classmates

...he illegally owned nine guns. Fryberg doesn't face any charges related to the school shooting.After U.S. District Court Judge James Robart and lawyers on both sides questioned about two dozen jurors individually, almost half were sent home...
Nation and World
Navy to limit some training that harms whales, dolphins in Pacific

...other training areas, such as off the Pacific Northwest, in the Gulf of Alaska and off northern Florida.U.S. District Court Judge Susan Oki Mollway ruled in March that the fisheries service violated environmental laws when it approved the Navy's...
Attorneys don't buy state's argument on land-into-trust lawsuit

...exemption in place.In 2006, tribes and individuals sued in seeking trust powers. Seven years later, U.S. District Court judge Rudolph Contreras ruled the plaintiffs had won. The state has appealed, and the district court ruling is on hold...
Appeal erodes trust in 'Unity Ticket'

...ANCSA precluded trust land in Alaska. A lawsuit followed, contending the solicitor was wrong.In 2013, D.C. district court judge Rudolph Contreras agreed with those who launched the lawsuit. The Department of the Interior began accepting applications...
Judge tosses suit in refuge-road dispute

...refusal to allow for a road through a wildlife refuge to ease medical evacuations.In a written order, U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland said there was no violation of a federal environmental law.Congress, in 2009, passed legislation...
Westmoreland, Sierra wed

...held in North Douglas, bringing to an end their nearly five-year engagement.The ceremony was officiated by District Court Judge Keith Levy and attended by immediate family, including the groom's parents, Jim and Kathy Bushong, of Kentucky...
One of two Costco burglars sentenced Costco was sentenced Monday to serve four years and two months in prison for a federal drug crime.U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess imposed Stanley Van D. Stauffer's sentence for drug conspiracy during a hearing in Juneau federal...
Judge finds Greenpeace USA in contempt

...the Arctic Ocean for Shell or face fines ramping up each day until it does.An annoyed-looking Alaska U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason imposed a fine of $2,500 per hour beginning at 10 a.m. Alaska Time Thursday on Greenpeace...


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