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An Unalaska man died Sunday when a recreational boat capsized north of Morris Cove.

Police say David Long, 55, was gillnetting for salmon with another man around 2:30 p.m. when their boat began taking on water.

"They apparently ran into some kind of problem — either with the net, the boat, or the motor," said Acting Director Jennifer Shockley of the Department of Public Safety. "Not sure what the exact sequence of events was."

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After ducking jail time for a decade, a Texas man was finally taken into custody last week on an outstanding Unalaska warrant.  

David Barczi was sentenced to 70 days in prison in 2008 after he was found guilty of assaulting a law enforcement officer.

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State prosecutors won't file charges against any of Unalaska's public officials, signaling the end of an unexplained months-long investigation into the City Council.

Assistant Attorney General John Darnall made the announcement Tuesday, after spending two months reviewing the case for the Office of Special Prosecutions (OSP).

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The Unalaska City Council could be headed to court, although the legal matter at stake is unclear.

On Tuesday, city councilors had scheduled an executive session to "discuss litigation."

But they canceled it after several councilors joined the meeting by telephone, resulting in an insufficient in-person quorum for discussion behind closed doors.

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A Kodiak man died May 2 while fishing in the Bering Sea.

Alaska State Troopers report 55-year-old Christopher O’Callaghan was struck in the chest with a line when the F/V Ocean Hunter was transferring fish to another vessel.

Officials say the line caused bruising and internal injuries resulting in his death. Multiple crewmembers witnessed the incident.

O’Callaghan’s body was transported to Unalaska and then the State Medical Examiner by request of his next of kin.

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