Matt Miller, KTOO - Juneau
Matt Miller is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alaskans decided on mayors, assembly members and school board candidates in local elections across the state yesterday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Juneau police officers are still trying to deal with being fired upon, apparently by someone that they worked with for years.
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.
This week we’re taking a look back at some of the important, and favorite stories from 2011 from APRN and our member station reporters from across the state. Tonight we’ll start in Juneau.
An associate of a former fisheries aide is now himself in trouble for a similar violation of false reporting of sablefish or black cod catches from the Gulf of Alaska.
The hearing into a Coast Guard pilot’s alleged negligence is over. The Article 32 proceeding wrapped up Friday afternoon in Juneau after the last round of witnesses.
The investigating officer for a hearing into last year’s fatal Coast Guard helicopter crash off the coast of Washington State says he’ll consider an additional charge of dereliction of duty against the crash’s sole survivor, Lieutenant Lance Leone.
Wednesday, a Coast Guard investigator listened to evidence that led to charges against the surviving co-pilot in a Washington helicopter crash.
Robert Boochever was a former New York resident and Army Captain who met his future wife, Army nurse Connie Maddox, while serving in Newfoundland.