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Bernard: No criminal intent in fatal stabbing
Lucien Bernard believes there was no criminal intent involved when a Kodiak man with a history of criminal charges ended up fatally stabbing another with a 12-inch curved knife. Bernard, a disabled Vietnam War veteran who has lived in Kodiak for 20 years, said the two men were part of the Second Chance for Men, a local program to celebrate and promote recovery. In an interview with the Kodiak Daily Mirror, Bernard...
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Captain charged with DUI after grounding incident
The 134-foot freight landing craft Polar Bear is moored at a downtown Kodiak pier and its captain charged with driving under the influence after a Sunday grounding incident. Edward Dyer, 50, has also been charged with reckless endangerment and fourth-degree assault, according to a news release from the Kodiak Police Department. Dyer was not onboard when the Polar Bear ran aground again Monday afternoon about a mil...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 19
November 2 • At 1:27 a.m., a 911 caller reported larceny on Selief Lane. It was a civil matter, and they were advised of their options. • At 1:09 a.m., police conducted a bar check on Shelikof Street. • At 1:20 a.m., police gave a “no bars” advisement to a person who was drunk in public on Center Avenue. • At 1:21 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 1:29 a.m., police gave a “no bars” advisement to a ...
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Tahna Lindquist to swim for University of Hawaii
Tahna Lindquist figured signing a National Letter of Intent would be like signing any other document. Turns out she was wrong. “I had this overwhelming feeling that this is it, this is my National Letter of Intent. That is a scary, but an exciting thing,” she said Monday afternoon at the Kodiak Community Pool. Lindquist, fresh off a record-breaking senior state championship meet, signed her letter of intent to swi...
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Ferry system delays unaccompanied minor policy changes
The Alaska Marine Highway System announced that their new unaccompanied minor policy originally intended to take effect on Thursday will be delayed. “In reaction to the policy announcement, numerous Alaskans contacted [the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities] expressing their concerns of the difficulties that the policy would create for families that have already scheduled travel, particularl...
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Banya fire injures two
A Chiniak banya exploded and injured two people Tuesday after a user of the sauna-like building accidentally used fuel oil instead of water to create steam, according to the Alaska State Troopers. A man and a woman were treated at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for their injuries, trooper spokesman Eric Olsen said. The woman was going to be flown out of Kodiak due to her injuries, but was unable to be flo...
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Alaska Science Forum: Northern lab cranked out the quirky and creative
"Rectal Temperature of the Working Sled Dog." "Cleaning and Sterilization of Bunny Boots." "Comparative Sweat Rates of Eskimos and Caucasians Under Controlled Conditions." These are some of the studies completed by scientists who worked for the Arctic Aeromedical Laboratory from the late 1940s to the 1960s. Developed during the Cold War to "solve the severe environmental problems of men living and working in the A...
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Two injured in banya explosion
Two people were injured in a Chiniak banya explosion on Tuesday after mixing up fuel and water, according to the Alaska State Troopers. The man and woman in the banya, a sauna-like building, accidentally used fuel oil instead of water in the banya, said trooper spokesman Eric Olsen. Both people were treated at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for their injuries, Olsen said. The woman was going to be flown o...
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Kodiak Island Births: Nov. 18
Piper Marie Griffith was born at 10:18 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, to Justin Robert Griffith and Samantha Marie Griffith. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 19.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from Amarillo, Texas, and now live in Kodiak. Her father works for the United States Coast Guard. Proud grandparents are Scott and Kendra Guerry and Robert and Mary Griffith, all of Amarillo. Jaxon Ross Roh...
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Underwear bandit caught, admits brief crime spree
“He just told me right now, ‘I’m sorry mom. I don’t know why I did it. I’m not gonna do it anymore,’” Cornelio’s mother, Resie, said in a phone interview with the Kodiak Daily Mirror, moments after visiting her son in jail.
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