‘Alaskan Girl’ Skipper Sentenced for Clean Water Act Violation

‘Alaskan Girl’ Skipper Sentenced for Clean Water Act Violation

  The  U.S. Attorney’s office announced sentencing of a Bellingham skipper on Wednesday to Clean Water Act violations for unlawfully dumping a pollutant into Sumner Strait in southeast Alaska on June 15th, 2017 while enroute to Petersburg from Wrangell. According to court documents, 32-year-old Brannon Finney was fined $8,000, must pay a community service payment […]

Washington State Man’s Fishing Privileges Revoked

Washington State Man’s Fishing Privileges Revoked

Alaska Wildlife Troopers report that a Washington man charged with False Statements when he filed for fishing licenses during an investigation that concluded earlier this month pleaded guilty to five counts in Wrangell court last week. Stephen Nesbitt, age 49, of Washington state was found to have obtained two subsistence Salmon permits and subsequently charged […]

One Survivor, Three Dead in Friday Admiralty Island Crash

One Survivor, Three Dead in Friday Admiralty Island Crash

Although the Cessna 206 enroute from Wrangell to Angoon was located shortly after its emergency beacon was activated following its crash in steep terrain on Admiralty Island on Friday morning, the lone survivor of that ill-fated flight would remain without assistance several hours because weather conditions prevented a USCG MH-60 Jayhawk from getting a rescue […]

Former Wrangell Doctor Sentenced to 20 Years on Child Porn Conviction

Former Wrangell Doctor Sentenced to 20 Years on Child Porn Conviction

It was announced by the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday that former Wrangell Doctor, 54-year-old Greg Alan Salard was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 20 years in federal prison for child pornography distribution charges. Salard was convicted in July of 2015 following a six-day trial for trading child pornography on a peer-to-peer network in […]