Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox is being held in Washington state while he awaits sentencing for conspiring to murder federal officials and owning illegal weapons.
Cox is being held at the Federal Detention Center near Seattle.
Fairbanks attorney Nelson Traverso represented Cox at trial. But Traverso has since withdrawn because Cox was dissatisfied with his representation. Seattle attorney Peter Camiel now represents Cox.
Sentencing hearings for Cox and co-defendants Lonnie Vernon, Karen Vernon and Coleman Barney are scheduled for this fall in Anchorage. Cox’s co-defendants remain jailed in Alaska.
- However, the Juneau Police Department continues to take anonymous drops in its lobby during regular business hours Monday through Friday.
- "Suffice to say Alaska, the massive state with such a small population, might have a bigger influence on the selection for the Republican nominee for the presidency, than you might think," said GOP Chairman Peter Goldberg.
- The first sighting of wood bison calves born in the wild could mean big changes in the ecosystem of western Alaska.
- The aspiring distiller behind Skagway Spirits hopes to open its doors this year, and to be bottling and fully open for business by next summer.