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The playground at the Gladys Jung Elementary School.
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Former Bethel elementary school principal Chris Carmichael is scheduled to be sentenced by a federal judge on June 1.

Aniak, Alaska
Alaska Department of Commerce

Alfred Morgan, 35, of Aniak has been indicted on federal felony gun charges that stem from an incident that happened in 2020. 

Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of Arnoldine Simone Hill, age 26, as a homicide. Troopers found her body by the Parks Highway north of Willow, AK on Jan. 9, 2021.
Courtesy of Alaska State Troopers

A Hooper Bay woman whose body was found along the Parks Highway north of Willow is the victim of homicide, according to Alaska State Troopers. The troopers are looking for help finding her killer.

Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of Arnoldine Simone Hill, age 26, as a homicide. Troopers found her body by the Parks Highway north of Willow, AK on Jan. 9, 2021.
Courtesy of Alaska State Troopers

A body found along the Parks Highway on Jan. 9 has been identified as an Alaska Native woman from Hooper Bay.

Calista Corporation

A second man has been charged in the murder of a man in Emmonak on New Year’s Day. Thirty-nine-year-old Brian Agwiak was found dead in his home in Emmonak on Jan. 1. In their original dispatch, Alaska State Troopers said that they arrested Rudolf Waska, 27, for beating Agwiak to death.

A man in Emmonak was beaten to death on New Year’s Day. Troopers found 39-year-old Brian Agwiak deceased in his home. 

Bethel's new police chief, Richard Simmons, will be available for a meet and greet session at Bethel City Hall at 6 p.m. on June 9.
City of Bethel

 

After two recent police shootings in Bethel, the city's police chief said that his officers made the right decisions. Those shootings are currently being reviewed by the Alaska Bureau of Investigation. Now, the chief has to try to deal with how the shootings will affect a department already plagued by low staffing and chronic turnover. 

  

Bethel resident Tom McCallson wants the city to maintain a road to  Haroldson Subdivision so that police can drive to his house.
Bethel Police Department

Bethel police officers shot two men in two separate incidents in the span of one week. Prior to that, the last officer-involved shooting in Bethel was in 2014. The city’s police chief shared his reflections on the two incidents.

  

Bethel Police identified one of the suspects in the ALASKAbuds break-in and burglary, a 14 or 15-year-old boy.
Bethel Police Department

The investigations into the two shootings by Bethel police from earlier this month are ongoing. Bethel Police Chief Richard Simmons said that the two incidents are unrelated.

Bethel resident Tom McCallson wants the city to maintain a road to  Haroldson Subdivision so that police can drive to his house.
Bethel Police Department

A Bethel police officer shot a person who allegedly threatened the officer with a knife, according to an online dispatch from the Alaska State Troopers. The shooting occurred on Dec. 11.

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