It’s been more than six months since Alaska’s courts suspended jury trials, creating a backlog of cases and leaving some Alaskans waiting in limbo for their day in court.
Right now, according to NPD’s Evidence Custodian Paul Kosto, the state lab is taking about a year to process kits.
McCandless’s sister says the bus can be a powerful educational tool, including about the mistakes her brother made that led to his starvation in the wilderness.
Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Joel Bolger issued an order Thursday allowing jury trials for misdemeanors or lesser crimes to resume in November, with special conditions.
Searchers go out every day to look for Okpealuk, and the community held a prayer vigil Sept. 12th at Old St. Joseph’s park.
The hunter was on a 10-day moose hunt with a friend near the Chisana River drainage when he mauled on Sunday.
Police identified the body that washed up Sept. 3 as that of 60-year-old Juneau resident Stephen Wayne Todd.
According to the city, both had recently been admitted to the facility and were in quarantine, so they didn’t have contact with other inmates.
Juneau Police and Fish and Game have responded to thirteen different bears trying to get into garbage this year. Four were moved far away from town, while nine were killed because they were a threat to life or property.
Coast Guard investigators would appreciate anyone with information about the vessel or conditions around the time the ship was lost to come forward.