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The Unalaska post office is flying a new American flag, just days after its original red, white, and blue banner was stolen.

Postmaster Jamesa Marino-Tickle said the replacement was hoisted Friday, thanks to a donation from Mayor Frank Kelty.

"We've had so much positive feedback and support from the community," she said, in response to the theft.

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Unalaska's postmaster is pleading for return of an American flag that has disappeared from its pole outside the Unalaska post office.

"On Monday night, somebody stole it," said Postmaster Jamesa Marino-Tickle. "They cut the rope and they stole the flag."

The 4-by-10-foot flag was only hoisted last month, after its broken pole stood bare for more than a decade. Marino-Tickle said the post office worked with the city to repair it in time for Memorial Day.

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A Superior Court judge has ordered a former city employee to serve two years of probation and pay $7,000 in restitution for stealing cash from Unalaska City Hall.

Matapua Faailoga, 35, originally faced multiple felony charges for siphoning $15,751.94 from the city’s cash receipts while she worked as an accounting assistant in 2016 and 2017.

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State authorities have charged a fisherman with first-degree felony assault after he allegedly stabbed another crewman on the F/V Aleutian Sable and fled the crime scene.   

In the indictment, police said Anthony M. Cervantes, 27, got into an argument with Elisha M. Singell while they were drinking on the boat on March 16.

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A 27-year-old fisherman, Anthony M. Cervantes, has been arrested in a stabbing incident that sent one person to Anchorage for surgery.

Police responded to the F/V Aleutian Sable early Friday morning following reports that a crewmember had been badly injured in a knife attack. He had a deep laceration to his upper abdomen and was medevacked. Deputy Chief Jennifer Shockley says the victim is in stable condition. 

A second member of the crew was also injured.

Cervantes was apprehended by police officers less than a quarter mile from the boat.

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