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Bethel Police blocked off the boardwalk at Pinky’s Park Sunday to investigate. – Photo by Daysha Eaton/KYUK

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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Heroin confiscated by Alaska Law Enforcement. - Courtesy of Alaska State Troopers

Heroin confiscated by Alaska Law Enforcement. – Courtesy of Alaska State Troopers

Federal officials say they intercepted nearly ten times as much heroin coming into Alaska in 2014 than compared to 2013. Once in Alaska the narcotic quickly reaches rural communities, which are now organizing to push back. This is the second in a series of three stories about the impacts of heroin in Bethel and how the community is fighting it. The City of Bethel is organizing a multi-agency heroin task force.

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CORRECTION: In an earlier version of this story KYUK reported that Bethel Winter House was holding a meeting Friday. That meeting is actually tonight (12/11).

Officials from Bethel Winter House plan a meeting tonight to discuss what went wrong earlier this week resulting in the shelter closing and how it can reopen.
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Bethel PoliceDue to weather conditions, including freezing rain, the Bethel Police Department urges all drivers on Bethel roads to exercises extreme caution while driving.
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Bethel PoliceThe Bethel Police Department says telephone scammers are targeting people living in Y-K Delta communities. The scam involves Publishers Clearing House (PCH).
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The logo of the Bethel Police Department. Courtesy of BPD

The logo of the Bethel Police Department. Courtesy of BPD

According to a press release, last night just after 7pm, Bethel police and medics responded to a call about a man that fell through the ice and did not surface across from 178 East Avenue at the mouth of Brown’s Slough in downtown Bethel. They found only one set of tracks leading to a hole in the ice.
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The logo of the Bethel Police Department. Courtesy of BPD

The logo of the Bethel Police Department. Courtesy of BPD

The State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage is processing data gathered from an autopsy on twenty-year old Cheyenne Nick of Bethel. Officials say it will take two to three weeks to process forensic samples.
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Bethel PoliceA 20-year-old Bethel woman is dead after reportedly collapsing at a home.
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Luke, the dog who was allegedly stabbed to death in Bethel on Thursday, September 8th. Photo Courtesy of Jessica Villon

Luke, the dog who was allegedly stabbed to death in Bethel on Thursday, September 8th. Photo Courtesy of Jessica Villon

The cause of death for a pet dog in the Mission Lake neighborhood of Bethel last month was blunt force trauma, according to an autopsy by a veterinarian released to KYUK Wednesday (10/15). Dr. Bob Sept with Bethel-based Bering Sea Animal Clinic did the autopsy on October 1st.

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Luke, the dog who was allegedly stabbed to death in Bethel on Thursday, September 8th. Photo Courtesy of Jessica Villon

Luke, the dog who was allegedly stabbed to death in Bethel on Thursday, September 18th. Photo Courtesy of Jessica Villon

This past Thursday, a Bethel police officer responded to a report that a dog had been stabbed to death on Mission Lake Road around 7:30pm.

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