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Anchorage man charged with helping his wife run Alaska-wide prostitution ring

An Anchorage man has been charged with helping his wife run a statewide, $300-per-hour prostitution ring by collecting money from johns, among other duties. 

Prisoner who fatally punched girlfriend dies of illness, Corrections says

A 59-year-old man who was convicted of fatally punching his girlfriend at a Fairbanks homeless camp died of natural causes Wednesday while in custody, according to the Department of Corrections.

Man who raped 17-year-old on New Year's Day sentenced to 25 years in prison

A Superior Court judge today sentenced Jessye Potts, 19, to serve 25 years in prison for raping a girl he had invited on a walk on New Year's Day.

3 teens charged with smashing East Anchorage mailboxes

Police arrested three 17-year-olds on Friday, accusing the teens of smashing mailboxes in an East Anchorage neighborhood. 

Vandals target East Anchorage mailboxes

Residents of the Cheney Lake neighborhood awoke Friday to find several mailboxes had been destroyed. 

Revenue investigator: Tip from outside Alaska led to reality star fraud charges

A family who stars in the Discovery Channel series “Alaskan Bush People” has been charged in state court on dozens of counts of Permanent Fund dividend fraud and felony theft.

Police ask for public’s help in case of pit bull found hanging from tree

The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help in an animal cruelty case discovered earlier this month in East Anchorage. The dog, named "Snoop," had been missing for about a week, his owner said. 

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Troopers seek driver who bashed patrol car in Wasilla

Alaska State Troopers are looking for a driver who fled from a traffic stop, bashed a patrol car and fled down an all-terrain vehicle trail.

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