FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

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The City of Unalaska is relaunching its search for a permanent police chief.

City Manager Erin Reinders said officials have decided against offering the job to a candidate who came for an in-person interview last month. The man was never named publicly, but Reinders said he wasn't the right fit.

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Updated 7/29/19

Federal agents are investigating how the City of Unalaska was tricked into sending an undisclosed sum of money to a financial scammer. 

City Manager Erin Reinders said the fraudulent activity was detected July 10. The Finance Department realized it had received a fake payment request from an entity pretending to have provided services to the city.

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Unalaska police are partnering with the FBI as they continue investigating last month's deadly crash on Mount Ballyhoo.

Two local high school students were killed when a truck plunged off the cliffside and fell about 900 feet to the shoreline below. As KUCB's Laura Kraegel reports, authorities said they hope to have an explanation by the end of June.

Unalaska police said they've come up against tough cases before, but this one is in a category of its own.