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State Troopers arrested Russell Cornelius in St. Mary’s on Friday after looking for him for almost three weeks.

A man in a Halloween mask stole nearly $3,000 from Bethel's VFW Bingo Hall on November 14, 2017.
Katie Basile / KYUK

A few hours ago, the Bethel Police Department arrested Tyler Walker, age 24, for stealing nearly $3,000 from Bethel’s VFW bingo hall. Walker is accused of grabbing fistfuls of money from the hall’s cash drawer while wearing a Halloween mask, and then running away.

In "Hope Quilt," an art installation that toured Bethel last month, Alaskan artist Carmel Anderson displays anonymous stories from abuse survivors throughout the state. Alaska's sexual assault rates are high, and Alaska Native females are more likely to b
Courtesy of Carmel Anderson.

Alaska has one of the highest rates of sexual assault in the country, and Alaska Native females are more likely to be attacked than anyone else. That’s according to the Department of Public Safety, which quietly released a report on Alaskan sex crimes last month.


A man in a Halloween mask stole nearly $3,000 from Bethel's VFW Bingo Hall on November 14, 2017.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Before a man in a bloody Halloween mask walked up to the register, it was a bingo night like any other.


A young Pilot Station woman is accused of repeatedly stabbing another woman on Monday night.

Phase I of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Fitness Center, Bethel's pool, opened in 2014. Now, residents are urging the city to prioritize Phase II of the proposed project.
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At a Monday evening city committee meeting, Bethel residents urged the city to fund Phase II of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Fitness Center and prioritize building a community gym.


Last night, a man in a face mask walked into Bethel’s VFW Bingo hall, grabbed a fistful of money from the cash register, and ran out the door. The Bethel Police Department has yet to make an arrest.

State Troopers still have not found St. Mary’s resident Russell Cornelius, and they suspect that someone is helping him hide from law enforcement.


A man who has been repeatedly convicted of assault fled from State Troopers in St. Mary's last week and law enforcement still hasn't found him. Russell Cornelius, age 30, is accused of attacking his girlfriend with a machete and then chasing her through the village with a chainsaw.

Dawson Paukan, age 20, was stabbed to death last night in St. Mary’s.

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