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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 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.

Shane Iverson / KYUK

At around 6 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, a Bethel Police officer shot a man armed with axes at Alba’s Coffee Shop, according to a press release by the Bethel Police Department. 

Chris Carmichael worked as principal of Gladys Jung Elementary School until his arrest in December 2019.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Former Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Christopher Carmichael, arrested in December 2019 by FBI's Child Exploitation Task Force, is pleading guilty to federal charges of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor. The plea agreement was entered into court record Nov. 6.

Alaska Commercial Company main store, Bethel, Alaska
Dean Swope / KYUK

The grocer Alaska Commercial Company, also known as AC, has been fined $20,490 by the federal Department of Labor for child labor violations. 

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