Crime and Safety

Father Michael Nicolai has been suspended from his duties at the Russian Orthodox church after allegations of domestic violence and attempted sexual assault. 


Nathan G. Wegner, 31, and Brandi N. Smith, 27, were found in possession of more than 23 grams of heroin and $6700 cash Thursday at Peterson Point. Wegner escaped custody Friday, but was recaptured within the hour. 

Authorities investigate shooting death in Ivanof Bay

Jul 20, 2016

A convoluted murder investigation is underway in the remote Alaska Peninsula village of Ivanof Bay. 

Dillingham Police Dept.

An intoxicated Fred T. Hurley III, 24, alleged to have broken into VPSO building, forced entry into a home, exposed himself to a woman, kicked and punched troopers, and tried to kick the door of the plane open enroute back to Dillingham. 

Justin Braswell, 22, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound late Tuesday.

Pat Douglass, Dillingham's second ever Superior Court judge, is going to retire after the first of the year. Alaska's Judicial Council will seek candidates to take her place.

Kathryn Bronn

In the absence of a local government, it's taken years of fundraising, grant-writing, and dedicated volunteers to launch a fire department in Port Alsworth. 

Spencer Vaughn Brewer, 20, of Seattle was killed after he was crushed between two barges. He was in the water after trying to help unfoul a buoy mooring, witnesses tell police.

Alaska State Troopers

Three plus pilot onboard were not injured when Cessna 185 overturned after fouled landing Wednesday afternoon.

Joseph Baleras, 36, has not been seen since he parked his truck at mile 44 on the Nome Highway to hike and mountain run this weekend.

Napakiak man was drunk, dragging a passenger around who was hanging on to the stern of a leaking boat.

Nuisance bear damages septic pipes, digs in lawns

Jun 27, 2016
Cate Gomez / KDLG

It’s not uncommon for bears to get into garbage or smoke shacks around Dillingham, but this weekend in Neqleq subdivision a bear took a surprising interest in something else.

KDLG: An exhaustive residency investigation by state wildlife trooper Travis Lons in King Salmon has led to seven misdemeanor charges against set netter Kevin Cossairt, 48. The charges include unsworn falsification and making known false statements.

The state alleges that Cossairt has been a full time resident of Bonner Ferry, Idaho since around 2011, working full time for the city there.

Spencer Tordoff / KDLG

One bear ripped part of the siding and insulation from a cabin on Kanakanak Road, startling the sleeping 18 year old girl inside.

Jason Corey Vincent Alto, 20, allegedly caught with the meth while traveling to Whittier aboard the M/V Kennicott at the end of May.