Latest Kodiak News

Anchorage police arrest suspects in Kodiak home invasion

Jan. 9, 2020 12:09 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two people sought in a Kodiak assault inside a home have been arrested in Anchorage, Alaska State Troopers announced. Anchorage police on Wednesday afternoon arrested Benjamin Bodi, 37, and Summer Suydam, 39, of Kodiak A judge issued warrants for the arrests of Bodi and Suydam...

US climate experts say 2019 was record warm year in Alaska

Jan. 8, 2020 7:09 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska experienced its warmest year on record, according to federal climate officials. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in its U.S. Climate report said Alaska had a statewide average temperature of 32.2 degrees (0.11 Celsius). That was 6.2 degrees (4.4 Celsius)...

Coast Guard technician sentenced for murdering 2 co-workers

Jan. 8, 2020 4:16 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A civilian antenna technician convicted of gunning down two Alaska co-workers at a U.S Coast Guard base in 2012 has been sentenced to life in prison. James Wells, 68, was convicted in October of killing Electrician's Mate First Class James Hopkins, 41, and Richard Belisle, 51, a...

Arrest warrants issued for suspects in Kodiak home assault

Jan. 7, 2020 1:08 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Arrest warrants have been issued for two people suspected of breaking into a Kodiak home and assaulting a resident when he came home, Alaska State Troopers said. Benjamin Bodi, 37, is charged with attempted murder, robbery, assault and burglary. Summer Suydam, 39, is charged with...

This undated photo shows the Scandies Rose vessel in Seattle. The search for five crew members of the Scandies Rose in Alaska has been suspended, the U.S. Coast Guard said after two other crew members of the vessel were rescued after the 130-foot crab fishing boat from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, sank on New Year's Eve.(Mike Fancher/The Seattle Times via AP)

5 crew members feared dead after Alaska fishing boat sinks

Jan. 2, 2020 8:26 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Five fishermen missing after a crab boat sank in the frigid waters off Alaska were feared dead after authorities called off a search for those working in the one of the most dangerous industries in the U.S. Two other crew members were rescued after the disaster Tuesday, telling...

Alaska city hopes reality show will attract police recruits

Dec. 31, 2019 10:02 AM EST

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska police department hopes a new reality show featuring its officers will attract new recruits to an area where staffing has been difficult. The Kodiak Police Department will be featured in "Alaska PD" on the A&E network beginning Jan. 1, The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported ...

In this photo taken Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, a family searches for a tree in the only Christmas tree farm in Kodiak, Alaska. At first glance, Kodiak may seem like the perfect place to find a Christmas tree. But Kodiak's native spruce trees are not the ideal Christmas material.  In 2006,  Todd Dorman converted a Bells Flats property previously used to raise pigs into a tree farm. He planted more than 30 varieties of trees, unsure of which would be successful in the island's wet climate. (Iris Samuels/Kodiak Daily Mirror via AP)

Farm grows a new Christmas tradition in Kodiak

Dec. 7, 2019 10:01 AM EST

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — At first glance, Kodiak may seem like the perfect place to find a Christmas tree. But Kodiak's native spruce trees are not the ideal Christmas material. What Kodiak needed was a tree farm, and Todd Dorman decided to meet that need. In 2006, Dorman converted a Bells Flats property...

In this Sept. 23, 2011 photo, A Coast Guard 38-foot Special Purpose Craft Training Boat sits at the fuel pier in Women's Bay at Coast Guard Base Kodiak, Alaska. Nine people were hurt, including one critically, when a U.S. Coast Guard vessel collided with a U.S. Navy boat off Alaska's Kodiak Island. (Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Coast Guard, Navy boats collide in Alaska; 9 injured

Dec. 5, 2019 11:31 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard vessel collided with a U.S. Navy boat, injuring nine people, including one critically, off Alaska's Kodiak Island. The accident occurred Wednesday evening in Women's Bay near Kodiak's Coast Guard base, said Lt. Comm. Scott McCann, a Coast Guard Alaska District...

In this photo taken Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, Islander Bookshop owner Melissa Haffeman, right, and co-manager Lacey Tucker, left, work in their new bookshop in Kodiak, Alaska. For Kodiak residents who want to buy books, thrift stores and online shopping have been the only option. But Haffeman and Tucker are about to change that. The Islander Bookshop is now open bringing a collection of 3,000 books and handcrafted gifts to Kodiak shoppers.  (Iris Samuels/Kodiak Daily Mirror via AP)

The next chapter: Kodiak residents open book store

Nov. 30, 2019 10:01 AM EST

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — For Kodiak residents who want to buy books, thrift stores and online shopping have been the only option. But Melissa Haffeman and Lacey Tucker are about to change that. The Islander Bookshop is open at 1315 Mill Bay Road, bringing a collection of 3,000 books and handcrafted gifts to...

This Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 photo provided by Alyssa Brenteson shows damage to a car vandalized by a bear while it was parked in the Island Air terminal parking lot adjacent to the Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport in Kodiak, Alaska. (Alyssa Brenteson via AP)

Bear blamed for car damages in Alaska airport parking lot

Nov. 28, 2019 11:00 AM EST

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A bear has been blamed for a pair of vehicle break-ins at an Alaska airport parking lot that resulted in thousands of dollars in damage to one car, officials said. The vandalism occurred at the Island Air terminal parking lot adjacent to the Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport, The...