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Killer's bargain angers mother of victim

NOME - The mother of a man murdered 15 years ago in Anchorage, possibly by convicted killer Joshua Wade, said she wants justice for her son and closure for his death.
Petersburg man guilty in federal child porn case

A Petersburg man has pleaded guilty to possessing, receiving and distributing child pornography in a federal case that emanated out of Tennessee. Tye Leif Petersen, 46, changed his plea Monday in U.S.
Oxy ring leaders sentenced in federal court

Three leaders of a lucrative Sacramento-to-Juneau oxycontin ring conspiracy will be spending the next decade, more or less, in federal prison.
Anchorage man gets 10 years on drug charge

...24-year-old Anchorage man will spend 10 years in a federal prison after being convicted of trafficking drugs.The U.S. attorney's office says in a release that Albert Diaz Gumataotao III was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage.Prosecutors...
Fairbanks men plead to trafficking charge

FAIRBANKS - Two Fairbanks men have pleaded guilty to trafficking methamphetamine.The U.S. attorney's office says in a release that 51-year-old Andrew Paul Newman and 36-year-old Jason Carl Heim entered their pleas Friday in U...
Heli-ski operator signs plea deal in land-use case

ANCHORAGE - A Haines helicopter ski operation has agreed to plead guilty to unauthorized use of federal land. The U.S.
Ketchikan man charged with kicking Coast Guard officer

A Ketchikan man is facing a federal assault charge for allegedly kicking a U.S. Coast Guard officer in the face during a skirmish back in September.
Feds: Carry-on held improvised explosive device

...possession of an unregistered destructive device, Graham said.The ATF plans to present its findings to the U.S. attorney's office in about a week, and prosecutors will decide whether to file charges. The man's name was being withheld...
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Wildlife trial turns focus to sheep horn smuggling

The federal trial against the longtime Haines big game guide and three of his clients shifted away from illegal mountain goat hunts and toward allegations of illegally smuggling Dall sheep horns from Canada into the U.S.
Guide testifies in fed. wildlife trial

Prosecutors on Tuesday kicked off their federal case against a longtime Haines big game guide and three of his clients by calling their key witness to the stand: an assistant gaming guide who accompanied the group on the allegedly illegal mountain goat hunts in question.Stuart James DeWitt, a 35-year-old commercial fisherman from Haines who supplements his income as an assistant guide, rattled off wildlife violation after violation that occurred during the October 2010 hunt wherein DeWitt was contracted to assistant guide for John Katzeek of Katzeek Guiding Services in Haines.


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