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Wrangell captain to pilot new ferry

Wrangell resident Jim McComas will be one of two captains to pilot the new Inter-island Ferry Authority's ship called Prince of Wales. The vessel will run...
Former Nome officer denies role in 19-year-old's murder

...he shot and killed a 19-year-old woman. "Did you fire this bullet into Sonya Ivanoff's head?" his lawyer, Jim McComas, asked Matt Owens, 30. "No sir, I did not," Owens answered in a calm voice. Besides murder, Owens also is charged...
Jury convicts ex-police officer of killing 19-year-old in Nome

...showed no emotion when Judge Ben Esch read the verdict, Ivanoff family members hugged and cried. Defense attorney Jim McComas then requested that the jury be polled, and each said, "Guilty." Immediately after, Owens was placed in handcuffs...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...tried to make it look like bounty hunting in other states, and it wasn't anything like that,'' said defense lawyer Jim McComas after the verdict. ``It was a rotten, rotten case.'' In their testimony just before the closing arguments, defendants...
Alaska Digest

...mistrial. "I guess I would just say it's obvious the jury worked very hard on the case," said Owens' lawyer, Jim McComas of Anchorage. Department of Law spokes-man Mark Morones said no decision had been made by prosecutors on whether...
Big game guide, three others charged with hunting crimes

...Outfitters. The defendants could not be reached for comment Thursday. Brent Cole, an attorney representing Spann, and Jim McComas, Kurt Lepping's attorney, said their clients plan to plead innocent. "We will see whether the government can prove...
Alaska Digest

...charged with first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and official misconduct. His Anchorage-based attorney, Jim McComas, entered a motion Friday to withdraw from the case. McComas said that Owens and his family ran out of money to retain...


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