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Woman survives having throat cut in Kotzebue

KOTZEBUE - Kotzebue police say 38-year-old woman survived having her throat slit, and her boyfriend has been charged with attempted murder. The Anchorage...
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Kotzebue threatens to shut down jail for region jails. From Barrow to Unalaska to Craig, the communities own and operate the jails using state funds. Kotzebue Police Chief Ed Weibl says the state subsidy has not kept pace with community operating costs since the contract system started...
Troubles resume with school reopening

...there is a discipline problem at the school. Wallace, who is not related to principal Betty Wallace, is a retired Kotzebue police captain who has worked in the region for 25 years. "Schools are intended to educate children, not rear them...
Officer shooting at least 7th this year

...suspect, Arvid Nelson Jr., shot at them as they approached his vehicle, according to troopers.Troopers and a Kotzebue police sergeant returned fire. A negotiator was later brought in, but couldn't make contact with Nelson. Authorities...
Oprah show taps Alaska mother that day. "I thought it was somebody from work messing with me," said Eric Swisher, a lieutenant at the Kotzebue Police Department. "Then she kept talking." The agent then called Swisher, where she was staying with her sister, in...
Alaska Digest

...bodies found in the aftermath of a Kotzebue home fire are those of a 45-year-old woman and her 5-year-old son. Kotzebue police say Lavone Harris and her son, Frank Stein, are unaccounted for after the fire that was reported early Sunday morning...
Kotzebue experiments with liquor sales to gain control of alcohol abuse

...Hadley said she's shopped there only a few times."I don't believe in spending that kind of money," she said.Kotzebue police said it's too soon to know the effect on crimes and other problems. Police Chief Craig Moates said statistics fluctuate...
Troopers tried negotiation, pepper powder in fatal standoff in Kotzebue

...villages in the region.The incident Sunday began when Kotzebue police took a report of shots fired at a passing patrol car...City Attorney Joe Evans was eating breakfast with Kotzebue Police Chief Craig Moates when the call came in and accompanied...
Kivalina school to open Monday

...strongly urged the district to reopen the school. The school will reopen with a security officer on hand, a retired Kotzebue police officer trained in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, commonly referred to as DARE. Besides providing...
Police standards council decertifies 9

...certification. The three others who surrendered certification included Stephen Rabender, a former member of the Kotzebue Police Department, John Havard, former chief of the Galena Police Department, and Kevin Pridmore, a former Anchorage...


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