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Hunters' fight to bring polar bear trophies home

...Greenpeace, the environmental group.With such a growing cast of characters, the case was consolidated and moved to U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., in 2011.Hershey, Kreider and SCI argued that one part of the Marine Mammal Protection...
Convicted sex offender fails to register

...that can carry up to 10 years in prison.Jeremy Robert Reef, 39, admitted to the offense during a hearing in U.S. District Court before Judge Timothy Burgess. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 1.Prosecutors say Reef was convicted...
18 months for Wash. heroin dealer supplying Ketchikan 2011 and 2012.Judge Timothy Burgess imposed the sentence for Wayne Gary Sherman, 43, during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Juneau.Prosecutors said Sherman provided heroin to drug dealers in Ketchikan from September 2011 to May 2012...
Man pleads guilty to embezzling labor union funds

...union's assets over a six-year span.Jonathan Henry Smith, 42, admitted to the felony during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Juneau before Judge Timothy Burgess. He is scheduled to be sentenced in December.Prosecutors said Smith was...
Man arraigned for 'seal bombing' Ketchikan tunnel

...after Brown was found and arrested Wednesday on Duke Island.He pleaded not guilty Friday during an arraignment in U.S. District Court in Juneau. He was appointed a federal public defender and scheduled to stand trial in October.Bureau of Alcohol...
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...
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...
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...


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