Alaska State Troopers received a report from Akiak on Thursday, March 23rd at 9:44 p.m. that a man had been stabbed in the forehead by an arrow.
According to Alaska State Troopers, Thomas Grainger’s last communication was 10:30 p.m. Sunday night, after which time it is suspected his aircraft went down.
The cause of the house fire that occurred in Galena on Thursday is still unknown at this time. Troopers say the investigation is ongoing.
While riding a snowmachine, Paul Ayunerak of Alakanuk had gotten stuck in deep snow near his home. Troopers suspect Ayunerak died from exposure to the elements.
On Thursday, waylaid snowmachiners Thomas Olanna and Brandon Tocktoo of Brevig Mission were found in a cabin near the Sinuk River bridge, both suffering from frostbite.
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with three crew members and a paramedic from the Nome Volunteer Fire Department located a male and female pair who had attempted to snowmachine to Serpentine Hot Springs.
After arraignment in Nome last week, a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Charles on Thursday, January 26th, at the Unalakleet Courthouse.
In Anchorage, a heroin bust. In Nome, two men have been arrested for possession of heroin.
Twenty-seven-year-old Travis Loughridge left Shungnak on Saturday around noon and was expected to arrive in Fairbanks by Monday evening. According to Alaska State troopers, it is believed that Loughridge broke through the ice at a water crossing and died from hypothermia.
Suspects have been identified. The total number and names of those suspects have yet to be released, as Troopers continue their investigation.