A former substitute teacher in Kivalina was sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by 10 more years of supervised release for soliciting nude photos and sex from young girls at the school where he worked.
For the first time in the history of Alaska the position of Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court is held by someone born in the state. Daniel Winfree was born in Fairbanks in the 1953, six years before the territory became a state. His family had been in the area for years. His grandparents were in Dawson, Yukon Territory and Alaska at the turn of the century looking for gold.
A Fairbanks Justice was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court. Daniel Winfree was sworn in this morning by Justice Dario Borghesan. He succeeds retiring Chief Justice Joel Bolger.
The Alaska court system Monday said it is taking steps aimed at avoiding future cyberattacks, such as upgrading software and “investing in technology that can better protect our systems from intrusion.”
The FBI searched the home and business of a couple from Homer on April 28 looking for items stolen from the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Newly unsealed court records show agents believed a woman seen assisting in the theft of a computer belonging to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was Marilyn Hueper of Homer.
A pair of administrative orders from Presiding Judge Terrence Haas says that the 14 day case rate of 47.05 per 100,000 residents made it unsafe to conduct in person grand jury and in person jury trials.
The attorney for a Galena man convicted of second degree sexual assault of a minor has filed a motion for a new trial. The motion came after a friend of the defendant reported being able to listen to deliberations over the phone.
Four men who say they were illegally imprisoned for nearly two decades for the murder of a teenager in Alaska will have their lawsuit go forward after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to get involved in the case.
Steven Down’s lead defense attorney Jim Howaniec spent much of the day questioning lead Alaska State Trooper cold case investigator Randy McPherron about the history of the investigation and how they handled gathering evidence.