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Matt Miller, KTOO - Juneau

Matt Miller is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

Fuglvog Fishing Associate To Pay $100,000 For Illegal Fishing

A former fishing associate of disgraced congressional aide Arne Fuglvog will have to pay $100,000 for his own illegal fishing activities. Freddie Joe Hankins was sentenced last week to three-years of probation and will have all of his future fishing activities recorded by an electronic monitoring device. Twenty-five-thousand dollars will be in the form of a fine and $75,000 will be a community service payment. He’ll also be required to have a statement acknowledging his wrongdoing published in National Fisherman magazine.

November 16, 2012

John N. Marvin, Jr. Found Guilty In Hoonah Double Homicide

John Marvin Junior will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing two police officers in Hoonah. A Juneau jury returned guilty verdicts Saturday. The sentence will be no less than 119-years once it’s handed down in February.

November 5, 2012

John N. Marvin, Jr. Found Guilty In Hoonah Double Homicide

A jury of ten men and two women returned with guilty verdicts in the trial of John N. Marvin, Jr. A note from jury said they had reached guilty verdicts at about noon Saturday on two charges of murder in the first degree. That was for the deaths of Sgt. Anthony Wallace and Officer Matthew Tokuoka in Hoonah on August 28, 2010.

November 5, 2012

Hoonah Murder Trial Goes To The Jury

The jury started deliberations Friday in the case of John Marvin Junior that’s now underway in Juneau. The defense rested its case and closing arguments were held Thursday, the tenth day of a trial in which prosecutors allege that Marvin killed two Hoonah police officers.

November 2, 2012

Jury Begins Deliberations In Hoonah Murder Case

The case of a Hoonah man accused of shooting and killing two police officers is now in the hands of a jury. Ten men and two women will begin deliberations Friday in the John Marvin trial that is now underway in Juneau.

November 2, 2012

Testimony Continues In Hoonah Murder Trial

Prosecution witnesses continued testimony today in Juneau in the trial of Hoonah resident John Marvin junior. Marvin is accused of shooting police officers Matthew Tokuoka and Sergeant Anthony Wallace on Aug. 28, 2010.

October 26, 2012

Opening Arguments Begin In Hoonah Murder Trial

Attorneys gave their opening arguments today in the trial of a Hoonah man accused of killing two police officers in 2010. John Marvin Jr. faces murder and weapons charges in the deaths of Sergeant Anthony Wallace and Officer Matthew Tokuoka of the Hoonah Police Department. The two were gunned down in front of Marvin’s home in August 2010.

October 25, 2012

Opening Arguments Begin In Hoonah Murder Trial

Opening arguments are planned for Wednesday morning in the state’s case against John N. Marvin, Jr. The 47-year old Marvin is accused of killing Hoonah police officers Matt Tokuoka and Tony Wallace in August 2010.

October 24, 2012

Hoonah Double Homicide Trial To Start Monday

John Marvin, Jr. is competent to stand trial. Superior Court Judge David George made that ruling on Friday afternoon after hearing two psychologists give their opinion of Marvin. They both visited Marvin at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute in Anchorage on Wednesday. That was just days after Marvin’s defense attorney asked for another mental evaluation because he said he had difficulty communicating with his client.

October 19, 2012

Five Fishermen Rescued Near Kodiak

Five people were rescued early this morning after their fishing vessel hit a rock and began taking on water near Kodiak. The five male crew members of the 58-foot vessel ‘Kodiak Isle’ donned their survival suits just after midnight and evacuated into a life raft.

October 11, 2012

Alaskans Vote In Local Elections Across State

Alaskans decided on mayors, assembly members and school board candidates in local elections across the state yesterday.

October 3, 2012
Troy Wilson enters Juneau Superior Court for the September 27th status hearing in his case. Photo by Matt Miller, KTOO - Juneau

Trial For Former Juneau Officer Postponed

The trial of a former police officer accused of firing on his former colleagues has been moved until the latter half of next January. Troy Wilson was scheduled to stand trial on December 3rd. But his attorney Julie Willoughby said in Juneau Superior Court on Thursday that she just received another 150-pages of documents as part of the discovery process.

September 28, 2012

State’s Lawsuit Against Fast Ferry Manufacturer Scheduled For Spring

The State’s lawsuit against the manufacturers of the fast ferries is back on the calendar. A trial is scheduled for next spring, but attorneys representing the State and the Alaska Marine Highway System are worried that they won’t get any pre-trial cooperation from the German company that made the high-performance diesel engines.

September 20, 2012

Lawsuit Challenging Obama’s Qualifications Is Tossed Out In Federal Court

An Alaska-based federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama’s qualifications to appear as a candidate on the November general election ballot.

September 12, 2012

Coastal Overflights Finding Styrofoam On Beaches

A comprehensive survey of the outer coastline got underway before the expected bulk of tsunami debris arrives in Alaska waters. But observers have already spotted items pushed by North Pacific winds coming ashore, and some of that debris may be unhealthy if consumed by coastal wildlife.

August 9, 2012

Fuglvog Crewmember, IFQ Holder Convicted For Falsely Reporting Catches

An Anchorage jury has returned with a split verdict for a fisherman accused of falsely reporting his black cod or sablefish catches from the Gulf of Alaska. The man was a fishing companion of Arne Fuglvog, the disgraced former Highliner of the Year who was also convicted of a similar charge.

August 7, 2012

Top Chef Reality Show Visits Juneau

A reality television crew arrived in Juneau last week, producing a segment for a cooking show that is expected to air early next year. The show is expected to highlight Alaska seafood.

August 6, 2012

Herbert Glacier Developers Anticipate Over 245,000 Ounces Of Gold

Developers of a proposed mine at the Herbert Glacier believe there’s at least 245,000 ounces of gold. That’s based on an independent resource estimate of exploratory drilling over the last two years and recent assays.

April 20, 2012

JPD Officers Still Coming To Grips With Alleged Confrontation With Former Colleague

Juneau police officers are still trying to deal with being fired upon, apparently by someone that they worked with for years.

April 13, 2012

Accused Hoonah Shooter Declared Incompetent To Stand Trial

A Hoonah man has been declared incompetent to stand trial for the murder of two police officers nearly a year-and-a-half ago. Monday’s ruling means that a long-delayed jury trial, recently scheduled to start January 30th, will not happen anytime soon.

January 9, 2012