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COVID-19 Confirmed in Bering Strait Region, DHSS Says One Case is in Nome

Norton Sound Health Corporation (NSHC) announced today that the Bering Strait Region has its first confirmed case of COVID-19. UPDATE: As of 11:15am Wednesday, the State Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) confirmed that the individual case is in Nome. ORIGINAL: According to public relations manager Reba Lean, NSHC is not sharing information on…

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UPDATE: Deceased in Nome Murder Case Identified As Suspect’s Girlfriend

Block letters spelling "POLICE" on the side of a Nome Police Department SUV.

*Update: According to court documents obtained by KNOM, Nome Police received a call from Tyler Shold of Nome saying that he had choked his girlfriend and believed he killed her. The woman was later identified as 24-year-old Anna Matoomealook, a shareholder with Olgoonik Corporation based in Wainwright. NPD Sergeant Marc Morris and Officer Elizabeth Jachim responded…

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