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Matthew Smith, KNOM - Nome

Matthew Smith is a reporter at KNOM in Nome.

Trooper search warrant finds Nome pair with 21 pot plants, $32k in marijuana

Trooper search warrant finds Nome pair with 21 pot plants, $32k in marijuana

Alaska State Troopers said two Nome-area residents are facing drug charges after they say they found an illegal marijuana grow in their Dexter and Triple Creek-area home.

July 31, 2015
Cathay Pacific flight makes emergency landing at Shemya air station

Cathay Pacific flight makes emergency landing at Shemya air station

A Cathay Pacific flight en route from Hong Kong to Los Angeles made an emergency landing at an Aleutian Islands military airport early Wednesday morning due to smoke inside the plane.

July 29, 2015
Division of Elections director resigns at Lt. Governor’s request

Division of Elections director resigns at Lt. Governor’s request

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has asked the state’s Division of Elections director Gail Fenumiai to resign. Claire Richardson is special assistant to Mallott. She says they accepted Fenumiai’s resignation on Friday.

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July 27, 2015
As Chinook Cross into Canada, Fall Chum Begin Running on the Yukon

As Chinook Cross into Canada, Fall Chum Begin Running on the Yukon

The chinook have reached Canada, and Alaska Fish and Game biologists say they’ve now met nearly all escapement goals along the Yukon and are confident they’ll see enough of the prized king salmon cross the border.

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July 22, 2015
Historic WWII Bomber, Recovered in Nome, Offers Russian Twist to Iconic American Plane

Historic WWII Bomber, Recovered in Nome, Offers Russian Twist to Iconic American Plane

A B-25 J Mitchell bomber left to rust in Nome after World War II is being stripped for parts—and may one day be refurbished—thanks to efforts from a Michigan war planes museum and help from students across the Bering Strait.

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July 7, 2015
‘Mystery sheen’ off Shishmaref coast returns, identified as fuel mixture

‘Mystery sheen’ off Shishmaref coast returns, identified as fuel mixture

An oil spill of unknown origin is for the third time in the last year seeping off of Shishmaref’s western coast, but now the state Department of Environmental Conservation says they may have identified the source.

June 8, 2015

Criminal Justice Commission Gets an Earful in Nome

Alaska’s criminal justice system is expensive, ineffective, and unsustainable—that’s the hard truth shared by a group of legal experts on the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission. Commission members are visiting Nome seeking input from on ways to reform the system.

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June 4, 2015
Court Recordings Highlight Nome Judge Tim Dooley’s Alleged Conduct Violations

Court Recordings Highlight Nome Judge Tim Dooley’s Alleged Conduct Violations

Nome Superior Court Judge Timothy Dooley is facing a host of allegations from a judicial oversight commission for alleged violations of professional conduct, as well as violating sections of state law that the charges allege call his integrity into question.

June 1, 2015

Nome Judge Accused of Misconduct

Nome Superior Court Judge Timothy Dooley is facing a host of allegations from a judicial oversight commission for alleged violations of professional conduct.

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May 28, 2015

Nome Neighbors’ Lawsuit on Sled Dog Noise, Smell Dismissed

A lawsuit between Nome neighbors that centered on noise and odor from one household’s dog lot has been dismissed—and is no longer set to go before a jury this summer.

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May 26, 2015

7-Year-Old Girl Severely Injured in Dog Attack

A 7-year-old girl in Unalakleet was severely injured in a dog attack Sunday—and had to be medevaced to Anchorage for her injuries.

May 26, 2015

Diomede Graduation Speaker Found Dead at Community School

A young woman who traveled to the remote Bering Strait island community of Little Diomede to speak at the school’s graduation was found dead at the community school Tuesday morning.

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May 20, 2015
Noorvik Man Faces Kidnapping, Attempted Sexual Assault Charges in April Attack

Noorvik Man Faces Kidnapping, Attempted Sexual Assault Charges in April Attack

A Noorvik man faces charges of burglary, kidnapping, and attempted sexual assault after being charged with breaking into a neighbor’s home, attacking a woman walking by, and dragging her inside the house.

May 20, 2015

Noorvik Man Faces Kidnapping, Attempted Sexual Assault Charges for April Attack

A Noorvik man faces charges of burglary, kidnapping, and attempted sexual assault after allegedly breaking into a neighbors home, attacking a woman who was walking by, and dragging her inside the house.

May 19, 2015

Troopers investigate two Atmautluak fires

Two weekend fires in the Kuskokwim delta community of Atmautluak were contained over the weekend—but Alaska State Troopers say they’ll still investigating the cause.

May 18, 2015

5 Ill After Eating Fermented Seal Flipper

First three, and now five, people have fallen ill or been taken under medical observation after two separate meals of fermented seal flipper in the Seward Peninsula community of Koyuk have been linked to the toxic bacteria that causes botulism.

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May 15, 2015
Two Face Felony Charges for Alleged $25,000 Theft from Nome Schools

Two Face Felony Charges for Alleged $25,000 Theft from Nome Schools

Two Nome residents—a man and woman—are facing felony charges for theft and falsifying business records after allegedly stealing more than $25,000 from Nome Public Schools.

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April 22, 2015

Ski, Biathlon Championships in White Mountain Earn Western, Interior Athletes Trip to Arctic Winter Games

Five Western Alaska athletes will make their way to Greenland next year after earning spots on Team Alaska for the 2016 Arctic Winter Games at the Western Interior Cross-country Ski and Biathlon championships.

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April 1, 2015
Diomede in November 2010. (Photo: KNOM file)

Diomede Enters More than One Month Without Flights

The aviation company flying to the island village blames a combination of mechanical issues and weather is keeping flights from resuming, but residents say they’re getting by despite just one delivery of mail and cargo in the last month.

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February 24, 2015

Corps. of Engineers Recommend Expanding Nome’s Deep-Water Arctic Port

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers is set to unveil its first steps toward expanding deep-water Arctic ports, and Corps officials say the main focus will be expanding the existing Port of Nome.

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February 13, 2015