Mother of Bristol Palin’s former fiance pleads guilty to drug charge, expects to serve 3 years

Mom of Bristol Palin’s former fiance pleads guilty

PALMER, Alaska — The mother of the man former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol had planned on marrying has reached a plea deal in her drug case.

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Judge says Palin’s use of private e-mail accounts is legal

Judge rules in Palin e-mail case

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A judge has ruled that the Alaska governor’s office can use private e-mail accounts to conduct state business, as former Gov. Sarah Palin sometimes did.

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Alaska mom sentenced for letting son, 7, drive while she passed out drunk

Alaska mom sentenced for letting son, 7, drive

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — An Alaska woman who let her 7-year-old son drive while she was passed out drunk in the passenger seat has been sentenced to 20 days in jail.

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SD Supreme Court overturns Alaska man’s death sentence in March 2000 torture, murder of friend

SD court overturns Alaska man’s death sentence

PIERRE, S.D. — The state Supreme Court on Thursday overturned the death sentence of a 29-year-old man who pleaded guilty in the March 2000 torture and murder of an acquaintance.

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AP NewsBreak: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin implicated in ethics investigation of legal defense fund

AP NewsBreak: Palin implicated in ethics probe

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An independent investigator has found evidence that Gov. Sarah Palin may have violated ethics laws by accepting private donations to pay her legal debts.

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Plaintiffs say Alaska governor broke state law by ignoring holiday on freeing of slaves

Judgment sought against Palin in ‘Juneteenth’ suit

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit against Sarah Palin want a judge to declare that the Alaska governor broke state law when she failed to issue a proclamation for a 2007 celebration commemorating the freeing of U.S. slaves.

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Anchorage police officer accused of raping women while on duty

Anchorage officer accused of rape while on duty

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A decorated Anchorage police officer has been accused of sexually assaulting multiple women while he was on duty.

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Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal from Alaska lawmaker indicted on corruption charges

Court agrees to hear appeal from Alaska lawmaker

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will hear an appeal from an Alaska state lawmaker caught up in a corruption investigation.

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Octogenarian gets 5 years for illegally selling prescription pain reliever OxyContin

Octogenarian gets 5 years for selling OxyContin

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — An 81-year-old man has drawn a five-year sentence for illegally selling the powerful prescription pain reliever OxyContin. Rayfield Dupree was sentenced Friday. Dupree, who turns 82 next month, originally was charged with five felony counts of drugs misconduct. He pleaded guilty to one consolidated count in a plea deal with prosecutors.

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Today in History

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2009. There are 155 days left in the year.

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