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Erickson pleads guilty to manslaughter in Cavaness case
One of the men accused of murdering Darrell Cavaness in 2008 in Kodiak has pleaded guilty to one count of criminally negligent homicide and one count of hindering prosecution. On Oct. 16, Joshua Erickson, 33, appeared before Judge Fred Torrisi in Anchorage and entered a plea deal. Erickson's charges were reduced from second-degree murder and first-degree assault to one count of criminally negligent homicide and on...
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Injured trooper perseveres to regain job
Seven years ago, Eric Olsen was in a car accident that left him crippled, barely able to walk. This week, he was sworn in as one of four new Alaska State Troopers, persevering after a long road to recovery. “I’ve been given a second chance at life,” he said Thursday afternoon. In 2005, Olsen was a Trooper working in Kodiak, the town where he was born and raised. “I had picked up my girls from the Kodiak Christian ...
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Late-night food run saves lives of six people
Three people on a late-night McDonalds run reported a fire outside a home and helped save the lives of the six people inside. Brittney Camp, 21, Jeremy Charliaga, 23, and Pelagaya Eggemeyer, 21, decided to go to McDonalds for a snack just before 1 a.m. Monday. "We were sitting at home, and around midnight we got the munchies," Camp said. "My roommate said, 'Let's go get McDonalds.'" On the drive back, they noticed...
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Begich will suggest alternative for J-1 workers in fish plants
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich announced Monday in an interview with Dillingham’s KDLG-FM that he is drafting a bill that would replace the oft-maligned J-1 visa program for Alaska seafood processors. The J-1 visa program, which the U.S. State Department says is for educational and cultural enrichment purposes, has for years been used by Alaska seafood processors to bring in foreign students to work during peak processing ...
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School board welcomes Kirk, says goodbye to Rauwolf, Griffin
The Kodiak Island Borough School District board of education swore in new board member Debra Kirk and incumbent Norm Wooten during the board’s regular meeting Monday. Following the Oct. 2 election, Wooten and Kirk took the oath of office. Kirk took the seat vacated by Peggy Rauwolf, who decided not to seek another term. In her final comments as a board member, Rauwolf spoke about the passion of the school board, a...
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Scuba diver medevaced by Coast Guard
A 24-year-old scuba diver was medevaced by a Coast Guard helicopter late Monday after reporting shortness of breath and intermittent consciousness. According to the Coast Guard, the man was taken from the 48-foot fishing boat Patricia Kay about 10:33 p.m. in Alitak Bay and delivered to medical personnel at Air Station Kodiak. The Coast Guard received an initial distress call about 8:30 p.m. from the Kodiak Police ...
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Bike path plan gets no traction on cost, construction issues
Kodiak residents packed a conference room Tuesday night to speak loudly for and against a proposed bike path from Pier 2 to Deadman's Curve. The project is mostly paid for by a federal grant, but the city of Kodiak is on the hook for 9 percent of the project's cost. Early estimates indicated the path would cost $2.9 million to build, and the city obtained $384,000 from the Alaska Legislature to cover its 9 percent...
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Man accused of possessing heroin
A Kodiak man has been accused of possessing heroin and marijuana. Gregory Pruitt, 24, faces two counts of possession of a controlled substance, one in the fourth-degree and one in the sixth-degree for allegedly possessing the drugs. The fourth-degree charge is a class C felony. According to court documents, an Alaska State Trooper pulled over a vehicle for traveling 10 miles over the speed limit around 10 p.m. Oct...
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Bear shot to death while raiding chicken coop
Chicken feathers were flying late Saturday night as Doug Pedersen took careful aim and with one shot brought down an 8-foot Kodiak bear raiding a chicken coop on Otmeloi Way. “It just killed him stone dead,” Pedersen said. The bear is one of several that have been spotted roaming urban Kodiak since Oct. 1, rummaging through garbage dumpsters in one last eating binge before hibernation. On Monday, two days after Pe...
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7-year-old finds gun at Cliff Point
A 7-year-old is being lauded for his actions in helping reunite a lost handgun with its owner. On Sunday, Lucas Arnick went hiking at Cliff Point with his father and younger brother. While throwing rocks in a muddy trail, he saw something strange. “I was thinking, ‘Is that a handle or a gun?’” he said Monday. What he saw buried in a rutted trail was the handle of a 10mm Glock handgun, still encased in its holster....
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