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Daysha Eaton, KYUK - Bethel

Daysha Eaton is the News Director at KYUK in Bethel.

Troopers: Chevak Man Admits to Murder of Roxanne Smart

Troopers: Chevak Man Admits to Murder of Roxanne Smart

Alaska State Troopers say a Chevak man has admitted to killing Roxanne Smart last summer. The announcement was made Saturday through an online dispatch that they had arrested 20-year-old Samuel Atchak, of Chevak.

July 27, 2015

No 4th of July Fireworks or Fires in the YK Delta

A burn ban that has been lifted for most of the state remains in affect for the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta region. Fire officials say drought conditions have fire danger at high levels throughout the region and no burning or setting off fireworks will be allowed.

July 3, 2015

Crooked Creek Man Charged with Attempted Murder

A man is under arrest after shooting at people in the middle Kuskokwim village of Crooked Creek, Wednesday.

July 3, 2015

Two Children Allegedly Set Fire to Grayling School

Alaska State Troopers report that two children intentionally set fire to the school in Grayling Monday.In an online dispatch Troopers say a 6-year-old and a 7-year-old are responsible for the fire.

June 3, 2015

City of Bethel Settles For $175,000 Over Violent Arrest

The City of Bethel has settled with Wassillie Gregory, a man who was violently arrested by a Bethel Police Officer in 2014. Bill Ingaldson, an attorney hired by the City says the settlement was dispersed last week.

June 1, 2015
A still frame from store surveillance video released by the BPD Thursday. – Photo Courtesy of the Bethel Police Department

Bethel Police Ask For Help ID’ing Man in Video Related to Sunday Stabbing

Bethel Police are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating a person of interest in the homicide of Eunice Whitman. Whitman was found stabbed to death early Sunday morning along a boardwalk in a Bethel park.

May 29, 2015
Heroin Hits Home: Small Airlines Are The Drug’s Major Inroad

Heroin Hits Home: Small Airlines Are The Drug’s Major Inroad

Federal officials say they intercepted nearly ten times as much heroin coming into Alaska in 2014 than compared to 2013. State law enforcement officials say heroin gets into Bethel mainly on low-security, small airline passenger flights.

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May 28, 2015
Heroin Hits Home: City of Bethel Forms Heroin Task Force

Heroin Hits Home: City of Bethel Forms Heroin Task Force

Heroin use in Alaska is on the rise. This is the second in a series of three stories about the impacts of heroin in Bethel and how the community is fighting it. The City of Bethel is organizing a multi-agency heroin task force.

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May 27, 2015
Bethel Man Arraigned on Murder Charge After Weekend Stabbing of Girlfriend

Bethel Man Arraigned on Murder Charge After Weekend Stabbing of Girlfriend

A man accused of killing his girlfriend in Bethel over the weekend was arraigned Tuesday. Twenty-four-year-old Justine Paul appeared by video from the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center.

May 27, 2015

Remains of Boy Found in Kotlik

Remains of a child found Sunday in Kotlik are believed to be that of a boy who went missing there last year, according to Alaska State Troopers.

May 27, 2015
Black tar heroin is one form of the narcotic that’s reached rural Alaska. Photo courtesy Alaska Department of Public Safety.

Heroin Hits Home: A Bethel Woman’s Struggle to Get Clean

Federal officials say in 2014 they intercepted nearly ten times as much heroin coming into Alaska than in 2013. The growing use of the drug is impacting urban and rural areas. This is the first in a series of three stories about the impacts of heroin in Bethel and how the community is fighting it. It begins with one woman’s struggle to get clean in Bethel.

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May 26, 2015
Heroin Hits Home: One Woman’s Struggle to Get Clean in Bethel

Heroin Hits Home: One Woman’s Struggle to Get Clean in Bethel

Federal officials say in 2014 they intercepted nearly ten times as much heroin coming into Alaska than in 2013. The growing use of the drug is impacting urban and rural areas. This is the first in a series of three stories about the impacts of heroin in Bethel and how the community is fighting it. It begins with one woman’s struggle to get clean in Bethel.

May 25, 2015

Police Identify Body Found in Bethel Park

A woman found dead in a park in Bethel on Sunday has been identified. Bethel Police Lieutenant Joe Corbett says she was from Bethel.

May 25, 2015

Sleetmute Man Arrested on Sexual Abuse Warrant

Alaska State Troopers arrested a Sleetmute man Friday on a warrant for sexual abuse of a minor. Aniak-based Troopers arrested Sakar N. Zaukar of Sleetmute at his Housing Road residence around 3 p.m.

May 25, 2015

Yup’ik fishermen won’t appeal to Alaska Supreme Court

The Yup’ik fishermen who were cited for fishing during a closure on the lower Kuskokwim River will not appeal their case to the Alaska Supreme Court.

May 7, 2015

Surveillance Video Shows Former Bethel Police Officer Slamming Man to Ground

Surveillance video shows a former Bethel city police officer repeatedly slamming a man to the ground in the parking lot of a grocery store during an arrest last summer. The man eventually pleaded guilty to harassing the officer. But with the new evidence, an attorney is trying to bring the case back to court.

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April 2, 2015
Yup’ik Fishermen Case Likely Headed for Alaska Supreme Court, Federal Court

Yup’ik Fishermen Case Likely Headed for Alaska Supreme Court, Federal Court

The Alaska Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s decision that Yup’ik fishermen who fished for King salmon during a state closure should be convicted. The decision was issued Friday.

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March 31, 2015

Court of Appeals Affirms Lower Court in Yup’ik Fishermen’s Case

The Alaska Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s decision that Yup’ik Fishermen who fished during a state closure should be charged. The decision was issued today.

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March 27, 2015
Bethel Prosecutor Chris Carpeneti Resigns

Bethel Prosecutor Chris Carpeneti Resigns

Prosecutor Chris Carpeneti has resigned from his position at the Bethel district attorney’s office. His resignation comes about two weeks after the firing of Bethel District Attorney June Stein.

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March 6, 2015

Bethel Reacts to Walker Administration’s firing of DA

Bethel Community members are reacting to the Walker Administration’s firing of District Attorney, June Stein. While working in the office Sunday, Stein received a letter, delivered from a Deputy Attorney General informing her of her quote “impending release.” The state so far is not explaining why she’s being fired.

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February 24, 2015