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Following Thompson's Termination, Unalaska Searches For New Fire Chief

For the fifth time in five years, Unalaska is looking to hire a new fire chief. Ramona Thompson was fired in early October after about a year and a half leading the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services. Due to the fatal plane crash that month and Thompson's travel schedule, KUCB couldn't reach her for an interview until this week. "Our current city manager pretty much said that she had determined that it was in the best interest of the community and the organization to terminate...

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Opinion: Thank You, Unalaska!

KUCB occasionally features opinions and voices from our community. If you'd like to share an opinion on a local or regional issue, email info@kucb.org . Opinions are submitted by community members and have not been edited. To Residents of Unalaska, We are writing to try to express our deep gratitude for the amazing support we received October 17 and 18, 2019. Our high school swim team was traveling to Unalaska from Cordova. Following the traumatic incident upon the landing of PenAir flight...

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The FBI is investigating the shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday as an act of terror.

Rachel Rojas, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Jacksonville Field Office, said in a news briefing Sunday that investigators are working with "the presumption that this was an act of terrorism."

Doing so, she said, "allows us to take advantage of investigative techniques that can help us more quickly identify and then eliminate any additional threats to the rest of our community."

There is currently no evidence of such a threat, she added.

A fire broke out at a factory in India's capital New Delhi early on Sunday morning. At least 43 people have been reported dead.

Many of the victims were asleep in beds in the factory, resting between shifts, when the fire began.

Investigators say the blaze was sparked by an electrical short circuit. Most of the deaths were caused by people inhaling poisonous gases in the cramped factory, The Associated Press reports.

Guides hand out knee-high rubber boots before leading visitors on hikes around Gorgona National Park, an island 21 miles off Colombia's Pacific coast. The boots provide traction in the mud — and protection from poisonous snakes.