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Drug bust largest in KPD history
The Kodiak Police Department arrested a suspected drug dealer who was staying at a hotel in downtown Kodiak on Saturday and seized about 25.3 ounces of methamphetamine and 1.8 ounces of high-grade heroin. Eric R. McDaniel, 44, was arraigned Sunday and was charged with second and third degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, felonies with possible maximum sentences of 20 and 10 years. According to a rel...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 22
Thursday, April 17 • Around 1:37 a.m., two bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 8:06 a.m., a loose dog on Birch/Mill Bay was impounded. • At 8:42 a.m., a male reported his revolver was stolen out of his vehicle on Selief Lane. • At 12:42 p.m., a caller requested a welfare check on Center Ave. A male left upon request. • Around 3:17 p.m., two bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 4:01 p.m., a female was arre...
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Kodiak Island Births: April 22
• Zachary Larionoff was born at 4:58 a.m. April 18, 2014, to Basil and Michelle Larionoff. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 20 inches long. His parents are originally from Old Harbor and Kodiak and now live in Kodiak. His mother works at home and his father is a seasonal fisherman. Also welcoming him the family are Scott, Shaylynn, Koral and Mckenzie. Grandparents are Duane and Francis French of Old Harb...
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Wandersee to play hoops at UAA
Hannah Wandersee is headed to the University of Alaska Anchorage. Kodiak’s 6-foot-2 senior center signed her National Letter of Intent to play women’s basketball for the Seawolves on Thursday in front of friends and family at Kodiak High School. Her mother and father, Jenny and Dayton, joined her at the signing table and when their daughter set the pen down the crowd of about 20 erupted. “It is a little nerve-wrac...
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School board adopts $51.25M budget
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education adopted a $51.25 million budget for fiscal year 2015 on Monday, even while the state Legislature continues to discuss what funding formula Alaska’s school districts will have to work with. “We’re still teetering between several possibilities,” superintendent Stewart McDonald said, calling the unusually drawn-out process “not ideal.” The Senate passed its...
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Judge rejects 5 witnesses in Coast Guard murder trial
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A federal judge on Monday rejected five witnesses in the Coast Guard double homicide case on Kodiak Island, ruling that defense attorneys had not established that their testimony was relevant. One witness appeared in handcuffs after authorities say he tried to carry a handgun past the security checkpoint at the Anchorage federal building. All five spoke outside the presence of the jury about Jason...
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Alumni update: Dunbar runs a fast 5,000-meter in Calif.
Trevor Dunbar is closing in on becoming the fastest 5,000-meter runner Alaska has ever produced. The University of Oregon senior flew around the track in 13 minutes, 32.38 seconds to finish second in the 5,000 Friday at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. Dunbar topped his previous best time by four seconds and finished six seconds behind winner Kennedy Kithuka of Texas Tech. According to Marcus Dunbar, Trevor’s ...
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Coast Guard rescues 3 after wave knocks Copacabana
The Coast Guard said on Monday it was completing a mission to medevac three injured seamen off of a cargo ship some 300 miles south of Kodiak after being pummeled by a large wave in high seas. Three men on the Liberian-flagged cargo vessel Copacabana were out on deck at the time of the impact, receiving multiple injuries to their legs and arms, while one man also had facial injuries. “At the time when the event wa...
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Garden Gate: Slimy slugs make spring appearance
Last week I suggested going out to do a little defensive gardening by de-slugging. I hate to say this, but with these rains, I’ve spotted slugs sliming around the garden. Does that mean we’ll have to deal with armies of slugs this year? Hard to say this early in the season, but slug eggs, which thrive in moist conditions, are capable of surviving a Kodiak winter if it’s mild enough. Slugs lay small masses of white...
Apr 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Walker ready to challenge Gov. Parnell as an independent
After his 2010 Republican Party primary challenge of Gov. Sean Parnell failed, attorney and former Valdez Mayor Bill Walker decided to bypass that stage in 2014 and run as an independent for the state’s top job. “It’s a better fit for me,” Walker said while in Kodiak Friday. “I can fix Alaska much better if I’m not attached to one party or another.” Walker criticized the incumbent for failing to meet with Presiden...
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