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Judge tosses lawsuit over federal refuge closures

...lawsuit over the closure of national wildlife refuges during the partial federal government shutdown last year.U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason called the case moot in siding with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Department...
NCAA settles concussion suit, will change rules

...return-to-play policy spelling out how all teams must treat players who received head blows, according to a filing in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Critics have accused the NCAA of giving too much discretion to individual schools about when athletes...
Parents sue company after son's avalanche death of skiers rushed to help uncover those hit by the snow.The wrongful-death lawsuit was filed July 16 in U.S. District Court. It seeks an unspecified amount of money, including money for funeral and burial expenses, and to promote backcountry...
Judge: 60 days' notice of EPA plans not needed

...through permitting.Pebble requested the advance notice after EPA proposed restrictions on development.While U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland declined to require 60 days' notice of the next step EPA plans to take, he said he expects...
Man gets 4 life terms in Coast Guard deaths

...the shootings on Alaska's Kodiak Island."A tragedy occurred, and we all suffered for it," Wells said in U.S. District Court in Anchorage on Tuesday. "And I know I'm innocent of this crime."Wells, sporting a long white beard and...
Ketchikan man charged in meth conspiracy

...Sanchez Hinahon, a Ketchikan resident originally from the Philippines, entered his plea during an arraignment in U.S. District Court in Juneau.A charging document alleges that Hinahon conspired to distribute 50 grams or more of the illegal drug...
Petersburg man guilty in federal child porn case

...pornography in a federal case that emanated out of Tennessee.Tye Leif Petersen, 46, changed his plea Monday in U.S. District Court in Juneau before Judge Timothy Burgess. He could be facing up to 20 years for each of the three felonies, and...
Oxy ring leaders sentenced in federal court

...all from California, were sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Juneau and received hefty prison sentences for...received 12 years.The joint sentencing hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess largely marks an end to the...
No-fly list ruled unconstitutional list, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a case involving 13 Muslims who believe they're on the list.U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown found people lack a meaningful way to challenge their placement on the list, and the 13 people...
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JPD finds $158K worth of narcotics during arrest

...of 10 years in prison for first-time felony offenders and a maximum of life in prison.Benedict appeared in U.S. District Court Wednesday for his arraignment in Juneau and pleaded not guilty to the charge. He was appointed a federal public...


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