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Stories from the KUCB Newsroom from the Aleutian Region, the Pribilof Islands, the Alaska Peninsula, and beyond.

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On one of the nicest days of the summer, the Coast Guard cutter Morgenthau needs help. The boat is playing the role of distressed vessel. A local tug slowly approaches its bow while crew members ready the Emergency Tow System. Horns blare and bang. One end of the rope is on the tug and the other on the Morgenthau. On both sides, people scramble to secure the lines for towing.

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Unalaska’s clinic will soon become the first community health center in Alaska to implement an eICU program.  

That's a type of telemedicine technology that will connect health care providers at Iliuliuk Family and Health Services with intensive care providers in Anchorage.

Officially, the local clinic is a community health center, which means it’s only supposed to provide primary care and some urgent care. But the reality in Unalaska is a little different.

Stephanie Joyce

In Akutan, a 36-year-old man died by suicide at the Trident Seafood plant last week.

According to Alaska State Troopers, Akutan's village public safety officer responded to the incident Aug. 23, along with a Wildlife Trooper from Unalaska.

Troopers say they do not suspect foul play. The man's body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Anchorage for an autopsy.  

Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association

Officials are investigating a fire that broke out in False Pass over the weekend near a local fish processing plant.

The blaze began on Sunday around 4 a.m. in the machine shop of Bering Pacific Seafoods. That's according to a press release from the Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association, which owns and operates the company.

The processing plant wasn't damaged after the False Pass volunteer fire department contained the blaze to a standalone warehouse used for storage and maintenance. 

There were also no injuries.  

Driver In Atka Crash Arrested

Aug 11, 2016
Lauren Rosenthal/KUCB

Alaska State Troopers have arrested the driver of a van that crashed in the village of Atka this June, killing three people and injuring six others.

 

28-year-old Sonny Iloilo of Anchorage was taken into custody yesterday afternoon. He was arrested after being discharged from a local hospital, where he had been receiving treatment for injuries related to the crash.

 

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