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Daniel Nick, age 25, is accused of strangling his pregnant girlfriend until she blacked out.
Courtesy of State Trooper Nicholas Hayes.

Daniel Nick was arrested in Kwethluk earlier today. The 25-year-old is accused of brutally strangling his pregnant girlfriend, who survived the alleged attack. He was incarcerated at Bethel’s Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center (YKCC) awaiting trial, but escaped custody last week.

The generators at Bethel's power plant. Alaska Village Electric Cooperative still doesn't know the cause of last night's power outage.
Courtesy of Lenny Welch.

Bethel, Oscarville, and Napakiak went dark for 10 to 20 minutes last night, and the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative is still not sure what caused the outage.

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta might go through another warm spell early next week.
Courtesy of Eric Halloway and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Travelers and ice fishermen need to be careful early next week. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta will experience another warm spell. They predict that temperatures will rise significantly above freezing for several days.

The State of Alaska courthouse in Bethel, Alaska.
Dean Swope/KYUK

Last year, Bethel resident Garrett Walters was charged with sexually assaulting a family member. A jury found him to be innocent of all charges on Tuesday evening.

The pictured Bethel area, including Housing, the Bethel schools, and Ptarmigan Street until about Owl Street, may not have water until the Ridgecrest water treatment plant is repaired.
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The Bethel water treatment plant on Ridgecrest Drive began working again around 12:30 a.m. on Friday.

Salmon caught during the June 24, 2017 gillnet opening on the Kuskokwim.
Teresa Cotsirilos / KYUK Public Media

Christmas may have come early for subsistence fishermen looking toward next season on the Kuskokwim River as biologists expect a healthy king salmon run there this summer. The preliminary estimate calls for 140,000 to 190,000 kings to swim up the Kuskokwim River in 2018.

Fred Broerman scans the sky for birds flying above Bethel's Lions Club Park, which overlooks the Kuskokwim River. Broerman was one of about a dozen citizen scientists who participated in Bethel's Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count on December 17, 2016.
Katie Basile / KYUK

This Sunday is the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count in Bethel.

The pictured Bethel area, including Housing, the Bethel schools, and Ptarmigan Street until about Owl Street, may not have water until the Ridgecrest water treatment plant is repaired.
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Update: The City of Bethel repaired the Ridgecrest Water Treatment Plant by 1 a.m. Friday.

Original story 11:30 p.m. Thursday: The Bethel water treatment plant on Ridgecrest Drive has gone down.

The area connected to the Bethel Heights main water line may not have access to water until the issue is fixed. The line services Housing, the Bethel schools, and Ptarmigan Street until about Owl Street. 

LKSD Director of Personnel and Student Services Josh Gill hands Jakob Sipary of Napaskiak his first place trophy for English Expository Speaking on December 13, 2017.
Patrick Williams / LKSD

Watch the state-qualifying performances of Quinhagak 10th-grader Chelsea Pleasant performing a dramatic monologue and Napaskiak 11th-grader Jakob Sipary delivering his original speech on climate change.

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A Yute Commuter Service plane missed the runway while attempting to land in the village of Kwigillingok on Thursday. The incident was witnessed by several village residents and all on board are reported to be okay.

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