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Tuntutuliak Man Arrested For Beating Girlfriend

Mar 3, 2018

On Monday, Alaska State Troopers arrested a man in Tuntutuliak for beating his girlfriend.

Police Chief Burke Waldron Discusses Challenges Ahead

Feb 28, 2018
Bethel City Council selected Burke Waldron to serve as the town's permanent police chief on February 27, 2018.
Katie Basile/KYUK

Last night, Bethel’s city council selected Burke Waldron to serve as the town’s Chief of Police. It’s a job that Waldron’s been doing on an interim basis for months now. As the Bethel Police Department’s acting chief, he has overseen homicide investigations and staffing issues in a department that is stretched thin.

AVCP Sued For Discriminating Against Employee

Feb 15, 2018
A former employee is suing AVCP for pushing her out of the organization after she became a parent.
Dean Swope/KYUK

A former employee is suing the Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP) for discrimination. Alexandra Werba claims that the tribal non-profit organization pushed her out of her job shortly after she became a mother and decided to work from home.

The Bethel Police Department is investigating the alleged kidnapping and sexual assault of a minor. The crime was reported by a 14-year-old girl, though Acting Police Chief Burke Waldron would not confirm whether she was also the alleged victim.

Last Saturday, the Bethel Police Department arrested a woman for running over an acquaintance with a snowmachine.

Shageluk Man Accused Of Strangling Ex-Girlfriend

Feb 9, 2018

A Shageluk man allegedly tried to strangle his ex-girlfriend last week.

Marshall Man Accused Of Assaulting Two Women

Feb 8, 2018

A Marshall resident allegedly assaulted two women last week when they tried to leave his home.

Bethel Police Office Martin Oulton (right) is accused of repeatedly punching his girlfriend on Wednesday night.
Courtesy of the Bethel Police Department

Bethel Police Officer Martin Oulton returned to full duty on Friday.

Julie Carter stands next to pictures of her son at his funeral feast. Michael Chris was shot outside of his home a year ago, and the police are still searching for his killer.
Teresa Cotsirilos/KYUK

In January 2017, Michael "Mike" Chris was shot in the head outside of his home. Law enforcement has been investigating his death for months, but the case has been tough from the beginning.


St. Mary's Resident Found Not Guilty Of Sexual Assault

Jan 31, 2018

A Bethel jury found Nathan Agwiak not guilty of sexual assault on Tuesday. The case dates back three years to a party in St. Mary's, and revolved around consent.

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