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Police: Black Friday shoplifter pulls gun at Anchorage Lowe's

An attempted shoplifter pulled a gun when confronted by employees just before noon today at a Midtown Lowe’s, Anchorage police say.

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Seward inmate charged with second attempted murder while behind bars

A 47-year-old inmate at Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward has been accused of attempted murder for the second time in five years, public records show.

Prisoners create princess wigs for cancer patients

Prisoners help young cancer patients, one princess wig at a time

With the help of a group of inmates at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center, Holly Christensen's Magic Yarn Project is working to make Disney princess wigs for young cancer patients across the county.

Not guilty plea entered in Manley Hot Springs abduction, rape case

A not-guilty plea has been entered in the case of a 37-year-old man accused of repeatedly raping a woman and holding her captive for five weeks in rural Alaska.

After autopsy, Selawik woman brings daughter's body home

The State Medical Examiner's Office will pay for the cost of transporting the body of teenager who died in Selawik last week after being given alcohol and later sexually assaulted by a substitute village police officer, said a Department of Health and Social Services spokeswoman.

Man who suffered a gunshot wound late Monday afternoon has died, Anchorage police say

One of two men hospitalized with a gunshot wound late Monday afternoon has died, Anchorage police say.

Troopers identify Kodiak man killed in wilderness lodge shooting

Trooper have identified the 56-year-old man found dead outside a lodge bunkhouse on Shuyak Island north of Kodiak last week.

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Two-car wreck in U-Med district closes two lanes near UAA

Anchorage police are reporting a multi-car collision in the U-Med district. One westbound lane from UAA Drive to Northern Lights is closed as well as one southbound lane from Northern Lights to UAA Drive.

The case of the stolen snow plow

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