A man accused of dealing a fatal blow during a brief fight outside the Harbor View Bar this spring has reached a deal with prosecutors.
Anthony Pouesi, 28, of Shelton, Wash., has pleaded guilty to a reduced murder charge in the death of 44-year-old Marlo Adams, of Yakima, Wash.
Pouesi won't be sentenced until 2015. But he's agreed to serve between one and three years in jail for negligent homicide. That's far less than the 20-year maximum sentence he was facing for his original felony manslaughter charge.
Unalaska’s biggest processing plant has agreed to pay a $142,000 fine for allegedly lagging on safety procedures meant to prevent chemical spills.
UniSea keeps large quantities of ammonia on hand for refrigerating fish, plus chlorine for treating its water supply. The Clean Air Act requires facilities to maintain a risk management program for those chemicals.
Jury selection started today in the trial of two men accused of beating their co-worker to death.
Leonardo Bongolto, Jr. and Denison Soria were processing workers at Bering Fisheries back in February 2012 when they allegedly got into a fight with Jonathan Adams. Adams, 55, was found on the steps of his bunkhouse with severe head injuries, and died the same evening.
Bongolto, now 36, and Soria, 42, are now being tried for second-degree murder. They each face a felony assault charge, and both men stand accused of tampering with physical evidence in the case.
Alaska’s congressional delegation is pressing for a quick resolution to the country's seafood standoff with Russia.
The politicians sent a letter to President Barack Obama today, asking him to pick up the pace of negotiations so Russia will drop their import ban on American fish. But if diplomats can’t make that happen, the Alaska delegation wants to see a ban on Russian seafood entering the United States.