On conditional release wearing an electronic ankle monitor, Christian John Peters, 44, Peters pleaded not guilty to the single count of drug conspiracy via teleconference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin F. McCoy in Anchorage.
The judge gave the federal prosecutor 60 days to consider whether to pursue the death penalty. The defendant, Kenneth Manzanares of Santa Clara, Utah, pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder charge in the death of his wife, Kristy.
A federal humanities advocate and a Native nonprofit are teaming up to promote Native language education programs. They’ll each contribute about $2 million to fund education programs within tribal communities aimed at revitalizing Native American languages.
According to Juneau Police Department spokesman Lt. David Campbell, a vehicle left the road near the 16800 block of Glacier Highway. Campbell said in an email that the driver and one passenger left the scene of the crash before an officer arrived. He did not know if they’d been located.
A family friend and neighbor of the Utah woman who was killed aboard a cruise ship off Alaska’s coast last week is raising money for her three daughters. He said the family appeared happy, and that he’s trying to help the children with a GoFundMe campaign.