Alaska Editorial: Supreme Court decision expands tribal jurisdiction

...history of domestic violence in the home.The state joined the case on the side of Parks and Stearman, arguing the state superior court and not tribal courts had jurisdiction since Parks was from Stevens Village and not Minto. But the state Supreme Court...
Refinery owner loses water cleanup legal challenge

...Resources Alaska cannot pursue damages against the former owner of its North Pole refinery, Williams Alaska Petroleum, a Superior Court judge has ruled.In November 2013, Judge Michael P. McConahy determined that the statute of limitations had expired...
Convicted murderer gets 40 years

...Robert D. Kowalski received 50 years in prison with 10 years suspended during an day-long sentencing hearing in Juneau Superior Court before Judge Louis Menendez. That's 40 years to serve.Kowalski has always claimed the July 1996 shooting in Room...
Family of teen killed on Auke Lake sues city, two others

...two years ago on Auke Lake, is suing the City and Borough of Juneau for damages, according to a complaint filed in Juneau Superior Court last month.Also listed as defendants in the suit are Juneau residents Robert Herring, 21, and Shawn Z. Miller...
Final teen sentenced for rock throwing

...jail is not as bad as having a scar on your face for the rest of your life," Toribio, who turns 19 next month, told Juneau Superior Court Judge Louis Menendez during allocution. "It's pretty good punishment. That's all I got to say."Wednesday's...
World Cup final: Magical Messi or united Germany?

...contribution from Messi.For Germany, the equation is equally simple: If it can contain Argentina's biggest threat, its superior strength in the rest of the field should make the difference. From goalkeeper to center forward, Germany is a team without...
Ketchikan man charged in meth conspiracy

...police estimated had a street value of $42,000.Electronic court records show that Hinahon pleaded guilty in Ketchikan Superior Court to one of the two felonies he was charged with and was sentenced by Judge William Carey in November 2012 to three years...
Man pleads guilty to threatening woman with bat

...kind of misunderstood what I was saying, I did use the n-word. ... I'm not a racist. I don't think that one race is superior to another race or anything like that."Petticrew, meanwhile, told the judge that Libbrecht's recent flurry of criminal...
Adult crime, adult punishment

...requested, for a rock-throwing incident that maimed and permanently disfigured a 6-year-old boy two summers ago.Juneau Superior Court Judge Louis Menendez ruled that Cheatham was a candidate to have his case transferred down to the juvenile justice system...
Not guilty plea from teen in fire that killed 2 live has pleaded not guilty to arson and murder charges.Conar Lee Groppel, 18, entered his plea Tuesday in Fairbanks Superior Court.He was indicted by a grand jury on 12 counts, including first-degree murder, arson, burglary and evidence tampering...


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