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Former Alaska teacher's assistant sentenced to 15 years for child porn

A former teacher's assistant in the Anchorage School District faces a 15-year prison sentence and lifetime supervised release for distributing child pornography.

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Q&A: Outgoing Police Chief Mark Mew on retiring, legal marijuana & more

Monday will be the last day on the job for Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew, who has led the state’s largest city police force since 2010. On Friday he talked about why he's retiring, what faces the city with legalization of marijuana and what comes next in this Q&A. 

Prosecutors say retrial is likely in Anchorage double-murder case

“It’s my full expectation that my office will retry Mr. Sanders,” said Anchorage District Attorney Clint Campion. “I’ve already spoken with the homicide unit. A paralegal has started working on locating witnesses.”

Man injured in early morning Anchorage shooting

Anchorage police are investigating a shooting early Friday near 64th Avenue and C Street that apparently sent one man to a local hospital.

Alleged teen shooter charged with assault in earlier case

Emmanuel Mcalister, an 18-year-old accused of attempted murder and arrested Wednesday, was charged with assault in a separate July case after he allegedly punched a woman in the face, according to court documents.

Anchorage shootings cause school lockdown

18-year-old arrested in search for East Anchorage shooter

An 18-year-old has been accused of attempted murder after two reports of gunfire that led four Anchorage schools to take emergency precautions Tuesday.

Anchorage shootings cause school lockdown

Reports of gunfire from a car led to school precautions

Anchorage police say that reports of gunfire from a white sedan today in East Anchorage led to the temporary "lockdown" or "stay put" status at area schools.

UPDATE: Police apprehend man wanted for multiple felony warrants

UPDATE: Officials at the Anchorage jail confirm that James Withrow was taken into custody Tuesday evening. No other details were available.

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