Governor Parnell signed a bill Tuesday intended to combat the state’s epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault. It toughens penalties for sex trafficking crimes and allows for stronger sentencing. The law requires that perpetrators serve consecutive sentences in cases with two or more crimes involving child pornography. It outlaws the early “good time” release from prison for those convicted of class A felonies.
3 members of the Alaska Legislature are calling for the Alaska Attorney General to investigate the circumstances behind the release of Jerry Andrew Active from jail just hours before he allegedly committed a double homicide and sexual assault in Anchorage.
There has been some movement in the effort to move the Dillingham Animal Shelter from its current location to the National Guard Armory building at the Dillingham Harbor. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.