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Grand jury indicts Alaska man tied to girl's death

Sep. 20, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man physically took the cellphone away from a 10-year-old girl who was later found dead, and he lied to authorities when he said he found her phone on the ground, according to a federal grand jury indictment filed Thursday. The indictment filed in U.S. District Court in...

3 hackers get light sentences after working with the FBI

Sep. 19, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three young computer hackers whose "botnet" known as Mirai virtually paralyzed chunks of the internet two years ago have received light sentences after helping the FBI with cybercrime and cybersecurity. Paras Jha, 22, of Fanwood, New Jersey; Josiah White, 21, of Washington,...

Alaska man tied to girl's death makes first court appearance

Sep. 18, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man linked to the disappearance and death of a 10-year-old girl made his first appearance in federal court Tuesday. Peter Wilson, 41, of Kotzebue is charged with making false statements as authorities tried to find Ashley Johnson-Barr. A grand jury also could return an...

The Latest: Alaska man tied to girl's death appears in court

Sep. 18, 2018 9:10 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on an Alaska man charged in connection with disappearance and death of 10-year-old girl (all times local): 4:15 p.m. An Alaska man linked to a missing 10-year-old girl's death made his first appearance in federal court Tuesday. Peter Wilson, 41, of Kotzebue is charged...

Man charged in connection with Alaska girl's death

Sep. 17, 2018 9:10 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man found with the cellphone of a missing 10-year-old girl was charged Monday in connection with her death after GPS coordinates of where the phone had traveled led authorities to the girl's body. Peter Wilson, 41, of Kotzebue, Alaska, was formally charged Monday with...

International 10-year salmon preservation plan advances

Sep. 17, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Canada and the U.S. states of Alaska, Oregon and Washington would all reduce their catch of fragile salmon species under the terms of an updated international agreement that, if approved, will spell out the next decade of cooperation between the U.S. and Canada to keep the migratory...

The Latest: Man charged in connection with girl's death

Sep. 17, 2018 7:55 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the disappearance and death of a 10-year-old girl in a remote Alaska town: (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Charging documents say an Alaska man had the cellphone of missing 10-year-old girl, and GPS coordinates of where the phone had traveled led...

Father says daughter was always smiling and generous

Sep. 15, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The father of a 10-year-old girl whose body was found east of a remote Inupiat Eskimo town on Alaska's northwestern coast says his daughter always had a smile and loved to use her allowance to buy things for her friends. Walter "Scotty" Barr tells the Anchorage Daily News that...

Troopers: Missing 10-year-old Alaska girl found dead

Sep. 15, 2018 2:23 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 10-year-old girl has been found dead Friday, authorities said, more than a week after she was reported missing in a remote Inupiat Eskimo town on Alaska's northwestern coast. Ashley Johnson-Barr's remains were found east of Kotzebue, Alaska State Troopers said. Late Friday night,...

The Latest: Man arrested in connection with missing girl

Sep. 15, 2018 12:47 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the discovery of a missing 10-year-old girl's body near her hometown in northwestern Alaska (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Authorities have arrested a 41-year-old man in connection with the disappearance of a 10-year-old girl whose body was discovered near her hometown....