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On Friday, State Troopers arrested a man in Sleetmute for allegedly strangling a woman in town.

Stephen Wallace Appointed As Bethel District Attorney

Jul 19, 2017
Bethel District Attorney Stephen Wallace.
Teresa Cotsirilos/KYUK

Stephen Wallace is Bethel’s new District Attorney, the town’s third DA in less than three years. The court has been operating without one for several months, since former DA J. Michael "Mike" Gray retired.


Katie Basile/KYUK

Shortly after the council approved his appointment on Tuesday, Acting Chief Burke Waldron left City Hall, grabbed dinner, and went to the Police Station.

“I was there until midnight,” he said, “trying to meet with as many people as I could.


Accused of Assault, Pius Anthony Joe Turns Himself In

Jul 14, 2017

At 10:30 a.m., Pius Anthony Joe turned himself in.

Bethel Police Search For Man Charged With Sexual Assault

Jul 13, 2017
Courtesy of Bethel Police Department.

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Second Police Report May Shed Light On Fatal Car Accident

Jul 12, 2017
Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway, close to where the accident took place.
Katie Basile/KYUK

KYUK may have new information about a fatal vehicle collision that occurred last spring.

Several months ago, off-duty Bethel Police Sergeant Kadri Limani struck two pedestrians with his car while driving at night. The collision injured Elia Anderson and fatally injured Julia Stevens, who died several days later in Anchorage. In their report on the incident, the police found neither Limani nor the pedestrians he hit to be at fault, but a second police report from an earlier incident may shed further light on the case.


Bethel 5-Year-Old Killed In Collision

Jul 9, 2017

A Bethel five-year-old is dead after a vehicle collision on Saturday afternoon.

In a dispatch released earlier this week, the Alaska State Troopers reported that a fight broke out in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center last month.

Bethel Police Release Report On Kadri Limani Car Accident

Jul 3, 2017

Three months ago, off-duty Bethel Police Sergeant Kadri Limani struck two people with his car in the middle of the night. That collision injured one pedestrian and led to the death of another. The police investigated, and finally released their report last week.


Burke Waldron Offered Job As Acting Police Chief

Jul 3, 2017

The City of Bethel has conditionally offered Burke Waldron the position of acting police chief. Waldron is retired from the state's Public Safety Department with over 25 years of law enforcement experience and hasn’t been to Bethel in over a decade.


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