Greg Kim, KYUK - Bethel


Kwethluk man broke into VPO building, took guns in evidence locker, fired at officers, troopers say

Police say the man, when asked why he was shooting, said he'd "seen it in a movie"

In the wake of elementary school abuse scandal, district trains staff to recognize grooming behavior

State law mandates that school districts conduct training to identify warning signs of sexual abuse, but critics say the policy is too vague. A new training program that started this February in the Lower Kuskokwim School District aims to change that.

Four girls now allege Bethel school principal abused them. They’re suing the school district for inaction.

The four plaintiffs say that the Lower Kuskokwim School District failed to properly investigate and sanction a former principal of a Bethel elementary school even after multiple allegations of inappropriate contact with underage girls.

Gravel-filled ghost barge on Kuskokwim heads downstream, owners hatch recovery plan

The barge got stuck in the ice on its way to Red Devil last October, but with the river break up has already floated 100 miles downstream.

Bethel prepares for flood evacuations amid COVID-19 pandemic

River forecasters say it's likely that flooding will be worse than usual this spring, and officials are scrambling to find adequate evacuation shelters.

After a rabid coyote attacked a dog, Quinhagak lifted travel ban for a vet

When a rabid coyote attacked a local dog, it forced the village to bring in a veterinarian from outside the village - and temporarily lift the Southwest community's travel ban.

State files two new charges of sexual abuse against former Bethel elementary principal

The charges come from investigations that were reopened after Carmichael was charged federally for transmitting illicit images of underage girls.

Rural schools struggle to move online when promised internet access isn’t available

With teachers relying on paper packets to monitor students progress, some fear that students are learning to dislike school.

With employees in quarantine after first regional COVID case, Lower Kuskokwim schools tighten protocols

The Lower-Kuskokwim school district is tightening protocols after the region's first positive COVID case.

Former Bethel legislative aide charged with assaulting girl after giving her alcohol

On April 2, prosecutors charged 27-year-old Benjamin “Bam Bam” Anderson-Agimuk with two counts of furnishing alcohol to a person under 21, and one count of sexual assault of a victim under 13.

Bethel restaurant owners consider closing down, returning to Korea

Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta communities are giving their residents a break on their water and sewer bills to offer financial relief, as well as provide more water for residents to wash their hands and their homes to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

How Y-K Delta villages will enforce travel restrictions

The number of villages in the Y-K Delta that are enacting travel restrictions in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus has been growing by the day, but how are these villages enforcing those restrictions?

Homes in Y-K Delta that were unable to pay for running water will be reconnected

Many more people in Y-K Delta villages will soon have access to running water to wash their hands during the coronavirus outbreak. On March 24, the Alaska Rural Utility Collaborative (ARUC)’s advisory committee voted to reconnect running water to homes that were unable to pay for it.

Bethel woman didn’t know she wasn’t a citizen until she was 22. Now she’s being deported.

On Feb. 10, Becky Trimble received a letter with the potential to upend her and her family’s life.

The Kipnuk Falcons are playing for “Muggie,” No. 21, who died last month in a plane crash

The basketball team brings Muggie’s No. 21 jersey to every game, and it sits with the players on the bench.

Bethel hires city manager Corazza, attorney Bakalar, passes code for online sales tax

Bethel has a new city manager and city attorney. Bethel City Council unanimously voted this week to accept contracts for City Manager Vincenzo “Vinny” Corazza, and City Attorney Elizabeth “Libby” Bakalar.

Pilot in fatal Yute plane crash began training with the airline the month before, NTSB report says

The National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report on the accident says that pilot Tony Matthews began training with the airline on Jan. 7, 2020, a month before the crash.

Owner of Bethel’s Tundra Suites hotel pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

Chin Kim and Mi Ae Young have pled guilty to defrauding Alaska's Medicaid program in 2017 by billing for Medicaid recipients who were not actually staying at the hotel.

How did the Nunam Iqua boys get lost on the snowy tundra? They were chasing a fox.

The boys had been riding their snowmachine around town for four or five hours. Just as they were about to head back inside, something appeared and lured them away from home.

Nunam Iqua boys who were lost in the snow have reunited with family

All four boys who were found huddled in the snow near Nunam Iqua have reunited with their family. The condition of the most severely injured of the brothers has improved since a day earlier.