A jury heard opening statements Thursday in Palmer in the trail over what became known as the Sockeye Fire began. Anchorage couple Greg Imig and Amy DeWitt face charges of reckless endangerment, criminally negligent burning and burning without a permit.
Dillingham’s new assistant district attorney is in town this week as part of a transition to take over the caseload. His arrival comes after a two-year fight to keep the local DA’s office open and staffed with a prosecutor in town.
A fatal shooting in Pilot Station was reported to State Troopers Thursday morning. Dennis Alick, 27, was killed and a suspect has been identified. The shots were fired from a shotgun on the front steps of a private residence, Trooper Information Officer Megan Peters said.