Lakeidra Chavis, KTOO - Juneau
A lawsuit has been filed against the Yupiit School District, four Akiachak school supervisors and an Alaska State Trooper official for allegedly showing “deliberate indifference” when a former school teacher was sexually assaulted and continuously harassed during her nearly three years teaching there.
Two Alakanuk men have been arrested on six felony charges of sexual assault, kidnapping and sexual abuse of a minor.
After further investigation, Alaska State Troopers discovered that 23-year-old Pilot Station resident Nicole Polty also assisted in the jailbreak earlier this month. A warrant has been issued for her arrest.
Twenty-five mushers, some local, some international – all prepared to race this evening along icy river trails — are in Bethel for the Kuskokwim 300. The race starts tonight at 6:30 p.m. It’s the longest of three races that’ll take place over the weekend. Download Audio
For the first time in recent history, the director of the Army National Guard will be visiting Bethel and Napaskiak tomorrow, Jan. 12.
In late December, the Association of Village Council Presidents laid off 30 employees. AVCP has made no official statement about why the layoffs occurred, but documents show misappropriation of federal grant money over nearly a decade. Download Audio
A 19-year-old Akiachak man allegedly set his uncle’s house on fire on New Year’s Day while his uncle was sleeping. He’s been charged with two counts of arson and one count of criminal mischief.
Officials have re-opened the investigation into the alcohol treatment center in fire in late 2014. The fire destroyed the new PATC alcohol treatment center, which was under construction.
A 4-year-old died in an Alaska State Trooper housing unit in Bethel on Monday evening, Officials believe the child was playing by himself in the living room when he got hold of a handgun and fatally shot himself. Download Audio
Calista Corporation has awarded nearly $290,000 in scholarships this year to Alaskan university students.
A 19-year-old Nunapichuk man was reportedly riding his snowmachine around the villages of Kasigluk and Nunapitchuk, asking women for directions. When a woman agreed to help him and got on his snow machine, he allegedly took the victim to the tundra and attempt to sexually assault her, according to Alaska State Trooper Nicholas Hayes, with the Violent Offenders Unit.
Amid river breakup and overflow, two upcoming Kuskokwim 300 events have been postponed—the K300 Holiday Classic and 100-Mile Challenge.
Last month 25-year-old Alaskan Natalie Hanson placed fourth at an international powerlifting competition in Germany. Download Audio
The film “I Am Yup’ik,” has made it’s way to the 2016 Sundance Film Festival lineup, the nonprofit organization announced Tuesday.
Following a grand jury indictment, authorities arrested a Kipnuk man on an outstanding warrant last Saturday.
The Association of Village Council Presidents, or AVCP, has filed a more than $75,000 lawsuit against a software development company for allegedly not providing full services paid for.