Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020

Alexander Burnor and his fiance Anita Monroe look on as Kotzebue celebrates the new year with fireworks on Jan. 1, 2020. (Photo by Wesley Early, KOTZ – Kotzebue)

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Thursday on Alaska News Nightly:

After rescuing two fishermen from a life raft, the U.S. Coast Guard suspends the search for five others near Kodiak Island. Plus, a new facility in Anchorage is using a different approach to sexual assault investigations that centers victims and survivors. And, residents in Kotzebue finally see fireworks after weather delayed the display on New Year’s Eve.  

Reports tonight from:

  • Hope McKenney in Unalaska
  • Liz Ruskin and Zachariah Hughes in Anchorage
  • Jacob Resneck in Juneau
  • Krysti Shallenberger and Greg Kim in Bethel
  • Katherine Rose in Sitka
  • Wesley Early in Kotzebue