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A Crooked Creek man faces first degree murder charges after a deadly fight this weekend. Alaska State Troopers in Aniak and Bethel responded to a call early on Nov. 9, and arrested Ronald Waskey, age 30, for the death of Evan "Al" Waskey, age 26. Troopers took Ronald to the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center in Bethel. 

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A Quinhagak man died on Nov. 1 from injuries he received in an alleged attack last month.

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A Scammon Bay man has been charged with manslaughter and second degree murder for shooting his brother.

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A student in Nunapitchuk brought an airsoft pistol to school during a make-up day on Oct. 19, putting the school on lockdown. The student has since been arrested and charged with third degree assault and terroristic threatening. 

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A man is dead in Scammon Bay after his brother shot him on the night of Oct. 20. He died in the early morning the next day. Village police officers currently have his brother in custody.

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A man from Crooked Creek faces homicide charges in the August death of his girlfriend, Cheryl Sakar, also from Crooked Creek. He was arraigned Oct. 8.  


Bethel Police Department and Alaska State Troopers say that their strategies for enforcing bootlegging will not change under local option.
Bethel Police Department

With Bethel voting to enter local option alcohol regulation, bootlegging becomes a felony. Often, the crime has been at the center of local option debates. If liquor stores go away, will bootleggers just step in to fill the void? 


Shots rang out in Akiachak this weekend, leaving one brother dead and another brother medivacked to Seattle for advanced medical care. 

A silver Dodge truck, allegedly driven by an intoxicated driver, collided with a Kusko Cab on September 10, 2019 on Tower Drive in Bethel, Alaska, sending all five people involved to the emergency room.
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The driver of a pickup truck crashed into a Kusko Cab, injuring everyone involved on Tuesday. The truck driver, Jerry David, age 53, of Bethel has been arrested and charged with a DUI and four counts of assault in the third degree. 


A Kusko Cab vehicle in a ditch next to AC.
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Early yesterday morning, Bethel residents saw a Kusko Cab which had crashed into a ditch in front of AC. Bethel police say that they found the driver attempting to leave the scene. After resisting arrest, he was booked for driving under the influence. 

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