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4th suicide in 3 weeks hits village

...not immediately clear if the latest suicide was influenced by the others. Several local residents, including the village police chief and the mayor, declined to comment Monday.Emma Smith, a new wellness coordinator hired by Sea Lion Corp...
Grand jury indicts Selawik man on murder, assault charges

...Wade Cleveland. Investigators say he also fired at a village police officer and others during a standoff.Selawik is...6 took a call of a man in Selawik firing a gun. A village police officer reported the shooter had barricaded himself...
Spay and neuter campaign targets rural dog numbers

...places where veterinary care is lacking.Last year, the health corporation investigated 73 bites in western Alaska. Village police kill countless stray dogs each year.Alaska Native Rural Veterinary Inc. covers travel and other costs for the spay-and-neuter...
Preliminary report released in plane crash that killed 4

...reported position on Hageland Aviation's flight-following software and launched a search.Alaska State Troopers, village police and a local search and rescue team began searching by snowmobile, car and truck but were hampered by fog. Additional...
Groups discuss safety of Alaskan women

...supporting us in a way that we need," she said. "The other issue is that we're not getting adequate funding for the village police officers and the advocates."Dr. Malia Villegas, the director of the NCAI Policy Research Center, said the NCAI's...
Euthanasia for pets - a new concept for the last frontier

...people who live in Emmonak, a Yupik Eskimo village at the mouth of the Yukon River 490 miles northwest of Anchorage. Village police officer Abraham Agathluk, 35, who grew up there, said police shoot the animals at the local landfill whenever possible...
Court: Bush cops are good enough

...days or weeks for Alaska State Troopers to respond to calls for help, the plaintiffs said. State-paid VPSOs and village police officers are unarmed, undertrained and ill-prepared to deal with life-and-death situations, attorneys said...
The great berry heist: Fruit traded for pot

...Schierholt, Emmonak's acting village police supervisor. At the height of...porches," it said, according to village police officer Stephanie Paul. On Sept...boosting came to a shocking end: Village police and Alaska State Troopers busted...
Judge to reconsider banishing sexual offender from town

...children are ages 15, 14 and 12. The court said Erlich imposed the residence restriction because Kivalina has no in-village police officer and without an officer there was no way to protect the girl from Booth. But the court found that the probation...
Hooper Bay man charged with woman's murder

...was not breathing Monday morning, and her hands and feet were cold.The affidavit says Hoelscher walked into the village police office that afternoon and said, "I think I did something bad last night when I was drunk," and, "I think I might...


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