Anchorage police have investigated 34 killings in the city so far this year, including a fatal shooting near downtown on Sunday that led to a standoff and, ultimately, the suspect’s arrest on murder charges.
The shooting would have matched last year’s homicide tally, which was the most ever in the city.
But Alaska State Troopers now say a man found dead earlier this month in the Jim Creek area east of Palmer is the victim of a homicide that also occurred in Anchorage.
That brings the total number of homicides in Anchorage to 35, with nearly three weeks remaining in 2017.
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- Alaska Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration is coming to the aid of an oil company’s plans to search for oil in Cook Inlet, in the face of a lawsuit filed by environmental organizations.
- The Kodiak village of Akhiok is replacing its 40-year-old power grid and generator.
- An organization funded by Rupert Murdoch’s left-leaning daughter-in-law has donated more than a half-million dollars to a campaign to overhaul Alaska’s election laws.