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Joshua BerlingerLegislators have beefed up Alaska's laws in order to get tough on crime in recent years, but they haven't changed what constitutes a felony. Two bills from Sens. Fred Dyson and John Coghill, respectively, could add some definition. Dyson's bill,...
One lawmaker is trying to establish an escalating scale of punishment for certain drug possession crimes, similar to what Alaska has for those convicted of driving under the influence. SB56, by Sen. Fred Dyson, would make the possession of a small amount...
Channel 2 NewsA text message to an Alaska state trooper in Bethel seeking to illegally buy alcohol led to misdemeanor charges against two women early Wednesday morning, according to an AST dispatch. Troopers spokesperson Megan Peters says off-duty Trooper Mike...
Tags: Telecommunication Service, Trials
Emily Russo Miller, Juneau EmpireAn incarcerated man is facing charges for allegedly contacting a witness dozens of times. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/ArxGQn) says 28-year-old George P. Benson IV is facing 195 misdemeanor charges for contacting the witness while in the Lemon...
Tags: Crimes, Crime, Law and Justice, Trials, Prosecution
Sam Friedman, Fairbanks Daily News-MinerA person on contract to deliver the mail in Fairbanks has been sentenced to six months in jail for hiding more than 100 pieces of mail in a storage locker. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/wCwMfm) says 40-year-old Christopher Thomas...
Tags: Crimes, Crime, Law and Justice, Trials
A member of the Alaska Peacemakers Militia is facing misdemeanor charges alleging he delivered fake court documents to court officials. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that Kenneth R. Thesing was issued a summons last Friday on two counts of...
Channel 2 NewsThe woman who tipped Mat-Su authorities to the out-of-control puppy mill near Talkeetna is sharing why she turned the breeder in. On Monday night in sub-zero weather, Mat-Su Borough Animal Control helped rescue more than 150 dogs near talkeetna. “...
Tags: Crimes, Dog (animal), Crime, Law and Justice, Trials, Alaska
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