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A former employee is suing AVCP for pushing her out of the organization after she became a parent.
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A former employee is suing the Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP) for discrimination. Alexandra Werba claims that the tribal non-profit organization pushed her out of her job shortly after she became a mother and decided to work from home.

The Bethel Police Department is investigating the alleged kidnapping and sexual assault of a minor. The crime was reported by a 14-year-old girl, though Acting Police Chief Burke Waldron would not confirm whether she was also the alleged victim.

Last Saturday, the Bethel Police Department arrested a woman for running over an acquaintance with a snowmachine.

A Shageluk man allegedly tried to strangle his ex-girlfriend last week.

A Marshall resident allegedly assaulted two women last week when they tried to leave his home.

Bethel Police Office Martin Oulton (right) is accused of repeatedly punching his girlfriend on Wednesday night.
Courtesy of the Bethel Police Department

Bethel Police Officer Martin Oulton returned to full duty on Friday.

Julie Carter stands next to pictures of her son at his funeral feast. Michael Chris was shot outside of his home a year ago, and the police are still searching for his killer.
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In January 2017, Michael "Mike" Chris was shot in the head outside of his home. Law enforcement has been investigating his death for months, but the case has been tough from the beginning.


A Bethel jury found Nathan Agwiak not guilty of sexual assault on Tuesday. The case dates back three years to a party in St. Mary's, and revolved around consent.

Bethel Police Office Martin Oulton (right) is accused of repeatedly punching his girlfriend on Wednesday night.
Courtesy of the Bethel Police Department

Domestic violence charges against a Bethel police officer have been dismissed, but Officer Martin Oulton remains off duty while the department conducts its own internal review of the case. 

Mountain Village resident Bertha Paulson was killed in California in 2014. Her sister, Margaret Waskey, flew 4,500 miles to confront her sister's killer.
Courtesy of Margaret Waskey.

Last week, a woman from Mountain Village flew to California to confront her sister's killer in court. It took Margaret Waskey 24 hours, three flights, and a snowmachine ride for her to get there.

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