Alaska Woman Indicted for Murder in Spenard Shooting Incident

Anchorage, Alaska – A woman in Anchorage, Alaska, faces charges of murder following a shooting incident in the Spenard neighborhood. The Anchorage Police Department announced that Tierza Hayes, 28, has been indicted on one count of second-degree murder and one count of manslaughter in connection with the death of 39-year-old Steven Reeves. Police responded to … Read more

Predator Convicted in Alaska Murders Had Pleasant Exterior, Dark Twisted Secrets

Anchorage, Alaska – Brian Smith, a seemingly affable figure to friends and colleagues, was recently found guilty of a shocking series of crimes against vulnerable women in Anchorage. Originally from South Africa, Smith was known for his friendly demeanor, jokes, and nomadic lifestyle. However, authorities uncovered a dark side to Smith, labeling him a predator … Read more

Iditarod Controversy Erupts: Calls to End Century-Old Alaska Tradition After Dog Deaths

Anchorage, Alaska – The annual Iditarod sled dog race in Alaska, historically free of controversy, saw a tragic turn this year with the deaths of eight dogs – three during the race and five during training. These incidents have sparked dialogue on the ethics of using animals in long-distance races under harsh conditions. The Iditarod, … Read more

Shooting Leaves 2 Dead, 2 Injured in Remote Alaska Village: Teenager in Custody

Unalaska, Alaska – A teenager has been taken into custody following a tragic incident in the remote Alaskan whaling village of Kipnuk. The shooting left two individuals dead and two others injured. The small community of Kipnuk, located in western Alaska, is reeling from the devastating violence that unfolded. Authorities are working diligently to piece … Read more

Shooting Tragedy Strikes Tiny Alaska Whaling Village: Multiple Deaths and Injuries Reported

Point Hope, Alaska – A tragic shooting at a residence in an isolated Inupiat whaling village along Alaska’s remote northwest coast has resulted in multiple fatalities and injuries, according to local authorities who have chosen not to disclose specific details at this time. The North Slope Borough released a statement on Monday confirming the incidents … Read more

KILLER found guilty of first-degree murder of two Alaska Native women and sentenced to life in prison

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of two Alaska Native women, including the violent killing of one woman that was recorded on his cellphone. Brian Steven Smith, 52, from South Africa, was found guilty by a unanimous jury that deliberated for less than two hours. The horrific … Read more

Alaska Teen Sentenced to 99 Years in Catfish Murder-for-Hire Plot

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — In a disturbing case that shocked the nation, an Alaskan court sentenced 25-year-old Darin Schilmiller to 99 years in prison for his role in a twisted “catfish” murder-for-hire plot that led to the death of a vulnerable 19-year-old woman. Schilmiller plotted the murder as a means to fulfill his disturbing desires, targeting … Read more

Southeast Alaska: Edward Slomke’s Historic Killing Spree Unveiled in ‘Death with Dessert’ Series

Juneau, Alaska – Edward Slomke, a German immigrant, went on a killing spree in Southeast Alaska during the first two decades of the 20th Century, taking the lives, money, possessions, and sometimes the identities of at least seven men. However, these heinous acts remained largely unnoticed until he arrived in Juneau and broke his pattern, … Read more

Warning Lights Triggered on Boeing 737 Max 9 Defied by Alaska Airlines, NTSB Says

SEATTLE, Washington – Alaska Airlines has come under scrutiny after allowing a Boeing plane with triggered warning lights to continue flying, which led to a mid-air blowout. The company received warnings from the cabin pressurization system on three separate flights, yet still permitted the brand-new Boeing 737 Max 9 to take off. The National Transportation … Read more

Alaska Airlines NTSB Chair Discloses Pressure System Warnings After Latest Briefing

PORTLAND, Oregon – The National Transportation Safety Board held a press conference on Monday night to provide updates on the investigation of the accident aboard Alaska Air Flight 1282. This comes after a door plug blew off at 16,000 feet shortly after takeoff from Portland on January 5. NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy addressed the public … Read more