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Suspect's interview played in murder trial
ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Coast Guard civilian charged with killing two co-workers at a Kodiak communications station told an FBI agent he was late getting to work the day of the deaths because he returned home to change a soft tire, but he had no explanation for why the trip of a few miles should have taken more than 34 minutes. James Wells, 62, is charged in federal court with two counts of first-degree murder in the...
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Stage and Screen: 'Draft Day' quite a good film.
“Draft Day” (2014) appeared to have all the earmarks of a less-than-good movie. First, it featured the much used, but seldom celebrated, actor Kevin Costner as Sonny Weaver, Jr. Costner has won two Oscars (Best Film and Best Director) for “Dances With Wolves” (1990.) He has not been recognized with a Best Actor Oscar for any of his numerous films. Kevin Costner’s success with Razzie Awards (not exactly an honor) i...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 17
Saturday, April 12 • Around 1:07 a.m., five bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 9:20 a.m., a driver on Shelikof Street was cited for tinted windows being too dark. • At 11:27 a.m., a driver on Kashevaroff/Mill Bay was cited for tinted windows being too dark. • At noon, a driver on W. Rezanof Drive was warned for speeding. • Around 12:42 p.m., three bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 8:37 p.m., a driver ...
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Alaska State Troopers: April 17
Thursday, April 10 At 10:03 p.m., a resident of Jackson's Trailer Park called 911 and reported a pickup truck had collided with his mobile home. Troopers responded to the scene and met with the driver. The subsequent investigation led to the arrest of a 26-year-old resident of Old Harbor for driving under the influence. The vehicle sustained no damage and the mobile home sustained minor damage not affecting its oc...
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Achievers: April 17
Eleven HOSA students from Kodiak High School along with their advisers, Christy Kinter and Joy Arneson, attended the Career and Technical Student Organizations Performance-Based Assessment Conference in Anchorage held March 20-22. HOSA is a national student organization that was formed to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. The ...
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KHS music students to travel to state competition
The Kodiak High School music department held the regional solo and ensemble contest on April 7. According to an email from band director Dale Lhotka, “We had a record number of musicians competing this year, as well a record number of superior ratings.” Fifty-two students who earned superior ratings will travel to the University of Alaska Anchorage on May 8 to compete at the state level. The school district’s ense...
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Playbook: April 17
Thursday, April 17 Baseball: Kodiak at the Lions Invitational High School Baseball Tournament in San Diego. Track: Kodiak at the F/V Invincible Pentathlon at the Kodiak Middle School gym, 4:15 p.m. Friday, April 18 Track: Kodiak at the F/V Invincible Pentathlon at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 4 p.m. Softball: Kodiak vs. Juneau at Sitka, 1 p.m.; vs. Sitka, 5 p.m.
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Trial update: Researcher constructed model of the site
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An expert in recreating traffic accident scenarios says a compact sport utility vehicle could have been the vehicle seen driving past a Kodiak Island Coast Guard communications station where two men were murdered. Prosecutors are attempting to connect a grainy security camera image of a blue vehicle to James Wells, who is charged with killing two co-workers on April 12, 2012. Prosecutors s...
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KHS softball team to lean on experience
Last season, Sam Catt coached Kodiak’s softball team to the state tournament for the first time since taking over the program in 2011. This season he is hoping an experienced-laden roster will give him his first Northern Lights Conference title, and the school’s first crown since 2009. “That would be nice … but it is going to be tough,” Catt said. ‘That would be awesome if we could do that.” Kodiak, last year’s co...
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Car expert testifies in Coast Guard double homicide
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a man charged with gunning down two co-workers at a Coast Guard communications station on Kodiak Island repeatedly viewed blurry security-camera footage Tuesday showing a blue car passing the murder scene, then heading in the opposite direction five minutes later. Prosecutors contend the video shows James Wells, 62, in his a sport utility vehicle usually driven by his wife, ...
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