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Wrangell doctor found guilty of sharing child porn

Salard102814bFormer Wrangell Dr. Greg Salard has been found guilty of distributing and receiving child pornography. The 12-person jury returned Tuesday with a verdict in U.S. District Court after an hour and a half of deliberations.

Rep. Ortiz talks revenue solutions, BC mines

dan ortizDistrict 36 independent Rep. Dan Ortiz was in Wrangell over the weekend to talk with residents about possible solutions to the state budget deficit.

Investigator says he found evidence of child porn on Wrangell doctor’s computer

Salard102814bAn FBI agent trained to detect sharing of child pornography over the internet testified that he could’ve obtained child pornography from a Wrangell doctor’s house on at least four occasions last year. Special Agent Anthony Peterson took the witness stand on Thursday in the trial of Greg Salard.

Mallott: U.S.-Canada commission won’t take up B.C. mines

5-5-15 First Nations Meeting in Vancouver - cortesy LtGov officeAlaska critics of British Columbia mines probably won’t get any help from a cross-boundary panel they’ve asked to take on their concerns.

WMC starts search for new CEO

Wrangell Medical Center is looking for a new CEO after interim CEO Marla Sanger announced her resignation last month.

Update: Opening statements held in trial of former Wrangell doctor

greg salardOpening statements were held Wednesday in the jury trial of a former Wrangell doctor accused of possessing child pornography.

Wrangell’s Bearfest starts Wednesday

bearWrangell’s sixth annual Bearfest starts Wednesday, and it’s bringing bear experts, live music and a certified marathon to town.

Jury selection underway in Wrangell doctor’s child porn trial

Salard102814bJury selection is underway in the trial of former Wrangell doctor Greg Salard, who is accused of possessing child pornography.

Southeast Beasts get nonprofit status

Runners get ready to start the 2014 Alaska Day race. The Southeast Beasts hosted the event and brought live music to town. (Asia Fisher/KSTK)Wrangell running group The Southeast Beasts is now officially a nonprofit organization. In the nearly three years since its first race, the group has hosted events from 5Ks to full marathons to raise money for community members in need.

Trial of former Wrangell doctor starts Monday

greg salardThe jury trial of former Wrangell doctor Greg Salard will start Monday at the U.S. District Court in Juneau. He is facing three felony charges related to child pornography.