Defense attorneys representing James Michael Wells, who is charged with murdering two co-workers on Kodiak Island in April 2012, attempted to call a well-known criminal nicknamed “Eyeball” as a witness. Prosecutors fought his inclusion.
ANALYSIS: State officials say there is a public interest in keeping the Petro Star refineries in business, which is why they support a subsidy plan. No one has said that the Tesoro refinery is likely to shut down, though, which is a good reason to take Tesoro out of the bill.Dermot Cole
Alaska schools are being offered what Senate Republican leaders are saying is generous funding for next year, but it is less than school advocates say Alaska schools need to stave off another year of teacher and other cuts.Pat Forgey
After the national economic crash in 2007-08, the housing and renting market in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough fell off. But these days both the construction and buying markets have become quite competitive. Megan Edge
Despite claiming disability over the course of five years, he allegedly went dip netting and fishing. Now Amancio Zamora Agcaoili Jr. has been indicted for fraud and stealing money from the government.Jerzy Shedlock
The defense team of James Michael Wells began calling witnesses Thursday as the federal murder trial playing out in Anchorage neared the end of its third week. Wells' personal physician took the stand, as well as an automobile expert.Jerzy Shedlock