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At a criminal justice reform and behavioral health panel, community officials spoke with two state health boards, bringing them up to date on current conditions here in Bethel on May 17, 2017. Pictured here are Alaska State Trooper Jerry Evan (left) and A
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Two State health care boards and local health and public safety officials discussed the general conditions that have been facing Bethel's behavioral health institutions. The discussion was part of an ongoing three-day meeting for the two state health boards, which wrapped up on Thursday.


A Kwethluk man who admitted to setting a house on fire with a family inside is facing charges of attempted murder and arson. The city says that no injuries were reported.

A man is facing charges after hitting a six-year-old with a vehicle in a Bethel neighborhood and fleeing the scene.

A Holy Cross man accused of assaulting a Tribal Police Officer on Friday was off his medication, according to State Troopers who took him into custody. Dino Peters, 22, was recently released from the Alaska Psychiatric Institute. He is currently being held at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center, where he faces six assault charges, as well as a charge of reckless endangerment of a child. Troopers say Holy Cross Tribal Police Officer Justin Whitley was physically assaulted and chased by Peters with a hatchet.

Holy Cross Man Charged with Assaulting Officer with Ax

Apr 18, 2017

State Troopers took custody of a Holy Cross man accused of assaulting a Tribal Police Officer on Friday. Dino Peters, 22, was taken to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center to face six assault charges, as well as reckless endangerment of a child. Holy Cross Tribal Police say Peters physically assaulted and chased the officer with an ax when they responded to a call at Peters’ residence. Members of the community helped to apprehend him.   

In Pilot Station, a party went bad. One man is dead and another has been arrested and charged with shooting him.  

State Troopers received a report Thursday morning that Dennis Alick, age 27, was killed. Brian Fancyboy, age 23, has been arrested for murder.

A fatal shooting in Pilot Station was reported to State Troopers Thursday morning. Twenty-seven-year-old Dennis Alick was killed and a suspect has been identified.

A Kipnuk student has been charged with terroristic threatening and assault after threatening teachers and students during an afterschool study session that sent the school into lockdown last Tuesday.

National Parks Service

Two muskox have been poached near Bethel, and Alaska Wildlife Troopers are searching for whoever is responsible. The Troopers found the two animals near a snowmachine trail between the Bethel dump and Akiachak on Sunday.

White County Sheriff's Office

Alaska prosecutors are working with U.S. Marshals to return a man charged with 76 counts of sexual violence committed in Nightmute to Alaska. Fifty-one year old Jeffrey Jackson is in custody in Arkansas on $1 million bail and is contesting extradition.