Byron Nicholai with drum. -Photo courtesy of Byron Nicholai.

Byron Nicholai with drum. -Photo courtesy of Byron Nicholai.

Yup’ik singer and drummer Byron Nicholai performed in Washington D.C. this past week in front of Secretary of State John Kerry, Admiral Robert Papp and Ambassadors of the Artic Circle in Washington D.C.

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Courtesy AST.

Courtesy AST.

Remains of a child found Sunday in Kotlik are believed to be that of a boy who went missing there last year, according to Alaska State Troopers.
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Bethel Police blocked off a section of Pinky’s Park boardwalk to investigate Sunday after the body of a woman was found in the early morning hours. – Photo by Daysha Eaton/KYUK

This story was updated 6/26. Justine Paul is scheduled for arraignment at 1:30 p.m. today.

Bethel Police have identified the woman found dead in a Park Sunday. Lieutenant Joe Corbett says she was from Bethel. 

“Investigators were able to obtain the identification of the deceased as Eunice Whitman. She is 23 years old; she’s from Bethel here. She sustained multiple stab wounds we know of. We don’t, right now, have a complete cause of death without the medical examiners report and the autopsy, but that obviously looked like a contributor,” said Corbett.

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Bethel Police Department logo. Courtesy of BPD

Bethel Police Department logo. Courtesy of BPD

Alaska State Troopers and Bethel Police are investigating after a body was found in a Bethel park. A press release from the Bethel Police Department Sunday said, in the early morning hours, around 4 a.m., witnesses reported a dead body near Pinky’s Park Boardwalk. Police responded and found the remains of a female in nearby bushes.
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Alaska State Troopers logo. Courtesy of AST

Alaska State Troopers logo. Courtesy of AST

Alaska State Troopers arrested a Sleetmute man Friday on a warrant for sexual abuse of a minor. Aniak-based Troopers arrested Sakar N. Zaukar of Sleetmute at his Housing Road residence around 3 p.m.

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