Courts in Alaska
Court Records, Directory And News in AK
Alaska's trial courts are called district courts and superior courts. District courts hear the majority of domestic violence, small claims, and misdemeanor cases, and superior courts hear all types of civil and criminal cases. If you're filing an appeal of a district court decision, you would file this in superior court. Alaska's court system also includes its court of appeals and the Alaska Supreme Court. There are no municipal (city) courts in Alaska.
You can obtain a number of Alaska court forms on their website, at If you're seeking state court records, you can use the Alaska Court View system ( to obtain information including the names of the parties, the type of case, and a copy of the court docket. You can also find information regarding wills in Alaska, and can even pay your traffic ticket online via Court View. If you're simply trying to find out if someone has a criminal record in Alaska, you may get all of the information you need from this online database. However, if you want to get copies of court documents in Alaska, you must contact the court in question via phone, in writing, or in-person.
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27, Aug 2014 - Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen dies at 75
In this undated file photo, Robert Hansen leaves court in Anchorage, Alaska. / AP/The Anchorage Daily News ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who abducted women and hunted them down in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s as Anchorage boomed with construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, died Thursday.
27, Aug 2014 - Juneau, AK Alaska News Nightly: August 26, 2014
Attorney: Yup'ik Fishermen Wrongfully Convicted; Ad Knocks Begich's Stance On Women, Noting Staff Pay; More Than A Win, Constitution Party Candidates Want Ballot Access; Alaska Seeks Continued Involvement In BC Mine Review; Five Conservation Groups File Suit To Stop POW Timber Project; Tlingit-Haida and State Sign On to Improve Relations; 'Never Alone': Using Video Games For Cultural Learning ...
27, Aug 2014 - Attorney: Yup’ik Fishermen Wrongfully Convicted
Attorneys argued before the Alaska Court of Appeals in downtown Anchorage today about whether Yup’ik fishermen, who fished for Chinook or king Salmon during a closure on the Kuskokwim River in 2012, were wrongfully convicted. Download Audio:
27, Aug 2014 - 'Alaska' guide pleads guilty
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A hunting guide who appears on Animal Planet's "Wild West Alaska" television show has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor hunting or guiding violations, what his attorney calls "paperwork violations."
27, Aug 2014 - Juneau, AK Troopers Investigate Inmate Overdose at Juneau Prison
Two male inmates at Juneau’s Lemon Creek Correctional Center overdosed on drugs last week. Both men survived and are still in custody. Now, the Department of Corrections and the Alaska State Troopers are investigating what happened. Download Audio
27, Aug 2014 - Judge dismisses charges in Homer sex-assault case
HOMER, Alaska (AP) - A judge has dismissed second-degree sexual assault charges against two Homer brothers accused of assaulting a 17-year-old boy with an object at a drinking party in September 2012. Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman dismissed the charges against Anthony Resetarits, 22, and Joseph Resetarits, 19, ...
27, Aug 2014 - Juneau, AK Alaska News Nightly: August 12, 2014
Oil Tax Referendum Spurs a Neighborly Sign War; Ad Claims Treadwell's Company Erodes Privacy; Bethel Tribal Leaders Speak Out on Police Brutality Allegations; Tribal Groups Disagree on Stakes of B.C. Mine Projects; ANTHC Program To Monitor Toxicity in Subsistence Foods; Body of Wilderness Classic Racer Recovered From Tana River; Court Orders A Second Look At Controversial Fisheries Observer ...
27, Aug 2014 - Juneau, AK Gold thief offers to pay for pilfered nugget
A man suspected of walking out of a Juneau, Alaska, jewelry store with a gold nugget worth nearly $5,000 developed a conscience and paid for it - after his image was distributed by police through a "crime stoppers" program.
27, Aug 2014 - Whittier, AK Pitch-on-a-Train brings out Alaskan
Local Alaskan organizations are trying to promote entrepreneurship to diversify the economy. Last week, the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation hosted the second annual Pitch-on-a-Train competition. Five Alaskan start-ups tried to convince a panel of judges that their ideas, which ranged from water treatment to cyber currency credit cards, could make money. Listen here
26, Aug 2014 - Republican Backed by Bush Advisers Wins Alaska Primary
Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan will challenge incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Begich in November after winning the state’s Republican primary yesterday.
26, Aug 2014 - With Alaska results, stage is set for fall elections
With the Alaska results, the stage is now set for the fall’s most hotly contested races that will decide control of the Senate. Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Today in the Morning Line: The Alaska GOP Senate primary results More pockets of violence in Ferguson Purported video of U.S. journalist beheading in Iraq underscores American concerns The latest on the McDonnell trial It’s ...
26, Aug 2014 - Guide on Animal Planet's 'Wild West Alaska' pleads guilty to hunting violations, fined
A hunting guide who appears on Animal Planet's "Wild West Alaska" television show has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor hunting or guiding violations, what his attorney calls "paperwork violations." Jim West, 60, entered the pleas Wednesday in Glennallen, the closest court to his Klutina Lodge in Copper Center.
26, Aug 2014 - Guide on TV's 'Wild West Alaska' pleads guilty
A hunting guide who appears on Animal Planet's ''Wild West Alaska'' television show has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor hunting or guiding violations, what his attorney calls ''paperwork violations.'' Jim West, 60, entered the pleas Wednesday in Glennallen, the closest court to his Klutina Lodge in Copper Center. West also owns a gun shop, Wild West Guns, in Anchorage. The 13 dismissed ...
26, Aug 2014 - Ketchikan, AK Ketchikan ballet director raises 'the barre'
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - Ketchikan Theatre Ballet's new executive artistic director, Desiree Roan, aims to bring new ideas, a broadened program and stringent goals to the organization. "We are definitely raising the barre," Roan said, emphatic that the phrase use the French spelling for a dancer's support bar. ...
25, Aug 2014 - Anchorage, AK South St. Paul man's hit-run driver gets 2 years in prison
A driver who ran over and dragged South St. Paul native Zack Mohs two years ago in Alaska has been sentenced to more than two years in prison Friday.
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