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Crime & Courts

Tlingit and Haida gets federal funds to expand tribal court

The U.S. Justice Department has awarded the Tlingit and Haida Central Council nearly 900-thousand dollars to expand tribal court services. Currently, the court hears paternity and child support cases involving tribal members. Attorney Jessie Archibald with Tlingit and Haida’s Child Support Unit says the grant will eventually allow the court to hear domestic violence cases.…

Tee Harbor man sentenced for feeding bears

A Tee Harbor man who was accused of feeding as much as 19,000 pounds of dog food to black bears over two seasons will avoid jail time, but he’ll have to pay a hefty fine and somehow help state biologists with their bear tracking or attractant mitigation efforts. Arnie Hanger, 66-years old, appeared before Juneau…

Juneau man sentenced for brutal assault of toddler

A Juneau man who beat a 2-year old girl so severely that she suffered brain damage will spend the next fifteen years in prison. 24-year old Nicholas W. Kokotovich was sentenced in Juneau Superior Court Wednesday afternoon on an assault charge. The sentence includes a total of 20-years with 5-years suspended. That’s the maximum allowed…

New judge for Juneau sworn in

Louis Menendez is the newest Superior Court Judge for Juneau. Menendez took the oath on Friday afternoon as administered by Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti by videoconference from Anchorage. Menendez was one of five people who originally applied for the seat being vacated by retiring Superior Court Judge Patricia Collins. Menendez was eventually…

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