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Laura Kraegel

Reporter

Originally from Chicago, Laura moved to Alaska to work at KNOM Radio, reporting on Nome and the Bering Strait Region. Now, she’s excited to cover Unalaska and the Aleutians while still living on the Bering Sea.

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Alaska State Troopers

Police have charged a Nelson Lagoon man for breaking in to the community’s clinic to steal drugs, according to a statement from the Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers arrested Trevor Edwards, 24, after investigating the burglary on April 1.

They also arrested a 14-year-old boy from Nelson Lagoon who acted as an “accomplice.”

Edwards has been jailed in Anchorage on charges of burglary, criminal mischief, attempted misconduct involving a controlled substance, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Alaska State Troopers

The Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited three fishermen late last month for violating commercial fishing rules in the Aleutian Islands.

In Adak, troopers fined Tran Lucky of Puyallup, WA $260 for working aboard the F/V Alaska Victory without a valid license.

The vessel’s captain -- David Bishop of Milton, WA -- received the same fine for employing an unlicensed crew member.

Meanwhile, Dean Pedersen of Wasilla was cited for configuring his cod pots illegally near Sand Point.

Melissa Good/Sea Grant

The carcass of a Steller sea lion washed up this weekend in Unalaska's Morris Cove.

The dead marine mammal was an adult male, almost eight feet long, according to Melissa Good of the Alaska Sea Grant program.

Good said it's unclear why the animal died.

She found it on the beach Saturday in a moderate state of decay. 

WAISC/Sea Grant

Unalaska is hosting a regional science conference that’s slated to bring dozens of experts to the island later this month, along with new research on energy, fisheries, and climate change.

Melissa Good is one of the organizers of the four-day Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference (WAISC).

"It’s usually in Dillingham," said Good. "We’re getting a treat this year by actually bringing it to Unalaska, so local residents can be a part of it.”

Newscast: 04/10/17

Apr 10, 2017

The carcass of a Steller sea lion has washed up in Unalaska; the island will host a regional science conference this month; and state lawmakers are debating an income tax as their session likely heads to overtime. 

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