A recent case before the Alaska Court of Appeals focused on several issues raised by a sex offender who had his probation revoked because he would not participate in a treatment program. Daryle James was initially convicted in 1995 for sexual abuse of a minor and sexual assault. He received a sentence of ten years in prison with four suspended, plus five years of probation that included participation in a treatment program. But James maintained his innocence and would not participate in the program. A portion of his probation was then revoked and he was sentenced to another year of his suspended sentence while a post-conviction relief application was considered and then appealed. The Alaska Court of Appeals ultimately reversed the revocation of James’ probation.
Related Link: Daryle James v. State of Alaska
- The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has a new target date for opening its cultural immersion park at the old Thane Ore House. Last year, Central Council officials had hoped it would open this summer. Now, they’re shooting for 2018, after the Juneau Assembly approved a 1.2-acre land lease making it possible Monday evening.
- William Quayle, Jr. is running for the District 1 Juneau Assembly seat. The municipal election is Oct. 4.
- Winds of that speed can uproot trees, knock branches down and damage property, including vessels and aircraft moored and tied down outdoors.
- The aurora borealis, more commonly known as the Northern Lights, were visible in much of Southeast Alaska late Wednesday and early Thursday. Share your Northern Lights photos with us.