UPDATE: Four Persons Perish in Tuesday Selawik Fire

UPDATE: Four Persons Perish in Tuesday Selawik Fire

Update: During the investigation, Deputy Fire Marshals discovered the remains of four victims and identified them as 49-year-old Fred Cleveland, 33-year-old Racienda Russell, a six-year-old child, and a four-year-old child. The investigators say that their preliminary investigation has not determined the cause of the fire but does not appear to be suspicious in nature. The […]

Selawik Man Killed in Trooper Involved Shooting Thursday

Selawik Man Killed in Trooper Involved Shooting Thursday

Selawik-based troopers report a fatality in a trooper-involved shooting on Thursday. Troopers report that AST responded to a burglary involving a firearm at 5:02 am on Thursday and searched the area before locating two suspects, one armed with a shotgun. At 5:40, the officer “perceived a threat” and discharged their service weapon at 26-year-old Douglas […]

Young Child Drowns in River in Selawik

Young Child Drowns in River in Selawik

On Wednesday night Alaska State Troopers were notified of the  drowning of a young child in Selawik. The Maniilaq Hospital contacted troopers at 9:03pm on Wednesday and reported that “a young child in Selawik was found floating in the river just outside of the parent’s residence and is deceased,” according to the report. Medical personnel […]

Selawik Woman Arrested on Attempted Murder/Assault Charges in Connection with Injured Infant

Selawik Woman Arrested on Attempted Murder/Assault Charges in Connection with Injured Infant

Alaska State Troopers revealed that a Selawik woman has been arrested and jailed on attempted murder and assault charges following a report of a nine-month-old infant being treated for injuries at the Selawik clinic on Sunday. Troopers were informed of the injured infant at 5:46 pm on Sunday and opened an investigation with 26-year-old Albertha […]