FAIRBANKS -- Trials before a federal judge have been scheduled in May for four people accused in what authorities say was a plot to kill government officials.
The defendants face both federal and state charges. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner said it's common for court schedules to change after initial trial dates are set.
The paper said that at a Thursday hearing, Lonnie and Karen Vernon of Salcha were scheduled to go on trial May 16 on charges of threatening to kill a federal judge and an IRS agent.
Lonnie Vernon, Schaeffer Cox of Fairbanks and Coleman Barney of North Pole were scheduled to stand trial May 23 on federal weapons charges.
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The four, and Michael Anderson, face trial May 30 on a variety of state charges.