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A fire damaged the 123 Barbecue Express restaurant  on Monday, July 13th. Photo by Daysha Eaton

A fire damaged 1-2-3 Barbecue Express restaurant Monday. Photo by Daysha Eaton / KYUK

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 15th 10:23 a.m.: Bethel police say a man is in jail on charges of arson related to a fire at a Bethel restaurant on Monday night. 58-year-old Larson Edwards, of Mekoryuk, was arrested in connection with a fire at the 1-2-3 Barbecue Express restaurant late Monday.
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Surveillance video shows the arrest on July 12, 2014. Screenshot from AC surveillance video.

Surveillance video shows the arrest on July 12, 2014. Screenshot from AC surveillance video.

The City of Bethel has settled with Wassillie Gregory, a man who was violently arrested by a Bethel Police Officer in 2014. Bill Ingaldson, an attorney hired by the City says the settlement was dispersed last week.
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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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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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