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Akiak residents confront Jacques Cooper, who multiple community members claim sold alcohol and marijuana illegally.
Courtesy of Mike Williams Sr.

Two weeks ago, Jacques Cooper was banished from Akiak by the local Native tribe. Now, the Tuluksak tribe might banish him too.


Akiak Native Community Chief Ivan M. Ivan confronts Jacques Cooper at his home on Sunday, August 20.
Courtesy of Mike Williams Sr.

On August 10, Akiak’s Tribal Council banished Jacques Cooper from their community. According to Tribal Council Member Mike Williams Sr., the vote was unanimous.

  

Akiak residents confront Jacques Cooper, a former VPO who multiple community members claim sold alcohol and marijuana illegally. The confrontation was live streamed on Facebook.
Courtesy of Mike Williams.

Akiak residents are trying to banish a former Village Police Officer, Jacques Anthony Cooper. 

Alaska State Troopers have arrested a Tuluksak seventh grade teacher who was sought on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography.

A seventh grade teacher in Tuluksak is accused of possessing and distributing child pornography.

On Tuesday morning, the State Troopers responded to a shooting in Tuluksak. Joseph Hawk, age 43, was shot by a local homeowner and medevacked from the village.

No one is currently in custody and the investigation is ongoing.

Jason Lupie pled not guilty to murder at the Bethel Courthouse yesterday.

The trial date has been set for Adam Williams, charged with killing an off-duty Village Police Officer in Napaskiak.

The man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a Bethel woman has been brought into custody.

Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

A new court case argues that the way in which state juries are selected in Alaska discriminates against rural, Native communities. The case could significantly impact the Delta’s court system if it’s successful.


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