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by Jackie Bartz | August 31, 2010
The bodies of the two officers killed Saturday during a standoff in the southeast Alaska village of Hoonah were part of a processional Tuesday night in Anchorage. Law enforcement vehicles followed the vehicle carrying Tony Wallace and Matt Tokuoka. The processional started at the state medical examiner's office and ended at the Evergreen Funeral home. For residents in Hoonah the deaths are shocking, the pain is still fresh, but they're starting the healing process. Hoonah is a town that helps you raise your kids.
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by Jason Lamb | September 8, 2010
Hundreds of people gathered in Hoonah Wednesday to honor police officers Tony Wallace and Matt Tokuoka, who were killed last week in an ambush. Hoonah Police Chief John Millan said the men would have been embarrassed by the gathering. “Tony and Matt were warriors sworn to protect their country, their home, their family -- they were one of us,” Millan said. “Their shield was their badge, emblazoned and proudly worn on their chest.” The high-school gymnasium in Hoonah was packed with mourners from across the state, all paying their respects to Wallace and Tokuoka.
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by Jackie Bartz and Lori Tipton | August 29, 2010
State troopers say 45-year-old John Marvin Jr., the suspect in the shooting of two police officers in Hoonah Saturday night, surrendered at about 9:30 a.m. Monday after a weekend standoff. Officials say Marvin shot and killed 39-year-old Officer Matthew Tokuoka and 32-year-old Sgt. Anthony Wallace, then barricaded himself in his home.  This incident wasn't the first run-in Marvin had with the officers he is accused of murdering. Court records show, Marvin was charged with assaulting the two policemen in 2009, but those charges were eventually dropped.
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by Ashton Goodell | September 3, 2010
The National Honor Flag, a priceless treasure which travels around the country to honor fallen heroes, will accompany the bodies of the two fallen police officer killed in the line of duty last week in Hoonah.       The flag arrived Friday for its first Alaska visit at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, also paying tribute to the late U.S. senator. From there a procession took it to the Evergreen Memorial Chapel to be laid next to the officers’ caskets. Many in uniform wanted to pay tribute to Sgt. Anthony Wallace and Officer Matt Tokuoka, but most won't be able to make it to their burial in the Southeastern village -- so Friday was their only chance to say goodbye.
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January 10, 2010
by Channel 2 News staff Sunday, January 10, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Coast Guard medevaced an infant from Hoonah this weekend. The Hoonah clinic contacted the Coast Guard Friday afternoon about an 8-month-old boy reportedly suffering from pneumonia. A Coast Guard helicopter landed in Hoonah just before midnight on Friday and flew the child to Sitka, where emergency medical personnel were waiting to take the boy to Mount Edgecumbe Hospital.
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by Channel 2 News staff | September 13, 2010
The man accused of shooting and killing two Hoonah police officers was arraigned Monday in Juneau. 45-year-old John Marvin, Jr. appeared before the Superior Court and has been charged with two counts of first degree murder and two counts of weapons misconduct. Police say Marvin killed officers Matthew Tokuoka and Anthony Wallace August 28 in Hoonah. He was indicted by a Juneau grand jury last week. Marvin’s trial is scheduled to begin December 6.
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by Channel 2 News staff | September 4, 2010
KTUU.com will host a live stream of the memorial service for two Hoonah police officers who were killed last week. The service for Sgt. Anthony Wallace and Officer Matthew Tokuoka is scheduled to begin in the Hoonah Junior and Senior High School gymnasium at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8. Wallace and Tokuoka were shot and killed in Hoonah last Saturday by John Marvin Jr., who surrendered to authorities after a weekend standoff. He is in custody and facing two charges of first-degree murder.
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By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | September 12, 2012
A fuel leak from a barge near Hoonah Wednesday morning may have spilled thousands of gallons of gasoline, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. A DEC statement says the fuel barge Leo, operated by Kirby Offshore Services, was under tow earlier Wednesday by the tug Altair near Port Frederick, about one nautical mile from Hoonah. At about 10:30 a.m. Altair crew members a sheen in the water, which was traced back to a two-inch fracture between the raised cargo tank bulkhead and the deck of the barge.
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By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | September 14, 2012
A gasoline leak in an 8,100-barrel fuel tank aboard a fuel barge near Hoonah likely spilled a minimal quantity of fuel, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. The leak aboard the fuel barge Leo near Port Frederick, about one nautical mile from Hoonah, was discovered by crew members of the Kirby Offshore Marine tug Altair, which was towing the barge at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Crew members found and patched a 2-inch fracture between a raised cargo tank bulkhead and the barge's deck.
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By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | January 19, 2013
Alaska State Troopers say seven Oregon, Hoonah and Juneau residents have been charged with misconduct involving controlled substances in connection with a Southeast Alaska methamphetamines ring. Two of the defendants are already in custody following a Hoonah meth-lab bust, but five have not been arrested. According to an AST dispatch, a grand jury issued indictments in a total of 28 counts of second-degree misconduct involving controlled substances, as well as 19 counts of purchase or receipt of restricted amounts of certain chemicals.
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By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | September 26, 2013
A Hoonah man was mauled by a brown bear Wednesday night and later flown out of the Southeast Alaska community to be treated for his injuries, local police say. According to a Hoonah Police Department statement Thursday, police were informed at about 9:45 p.m. of “a brown bear attacking an adult male near downtown.” Hoonah police officers, as well as medics, responded to the area to assist the man. “An adult male in his late 50's had...
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By Dan Carpenter and channel 2 News | August 23, 2013
On Friday Alaska tribal leaders met for a second day to discuss the big issues facing Alaska's many villages.    A wide range of topics were covered including drug and alcohol abuse while the discussion on suicide continued.  Barbara Franks from Hoonah lost her teenage son to suicide and says she would like to share with others how to heal from suicide, “We need to heal the healers, then they can help us, they can guide us but they still...
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By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | January 19, 2013
Alaska State Troopers say seven Oregon, Hoonah and Juneau residents have been charged with misconduct involving controlled substances in connection with a Southeast Alaska methamphetamines ring. Two of the defendants are already in custody following a Hoonah meth-lab bust, but five have not been arrested. According to an AST dispatch, a grand jury issued indictments in a total of 28 counts of second-degree misconduct involving controlled substances, as well as 19 counts of purchase or receipt of restricted amounts of certain chemicals.
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By Jordana Anderson and Channel 2 News | January 8, 2013
The sentencing for a Hoonah man convicted of killing two police officers will be pushed back. Public radio station KTOO in Juneau says a presentence report on John Marvin Jr. in the 2010 shootings of Hoonah Police Department Sgt. Anthony Wallace and Ofc. Matthew Tokuoka was due late last month, but it hasn't been drafted yet. According to the station, Sitka Superior Court Judge David George said he verbally requested a report on Marvin...
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By Abby Hancock and Channel 2 News | October 25, 2012
The trial of the man charged with murdering two Hoonah police officers is under way in Juneau, with opening statements heard on Thursday. John Marvin Jr. is charged in the 2010 shooting deaths of Hoonah police Sgt. Anthony Wallace and Officer Matthew Tokuoka. He faced the jury for the first time Thursday. The prosecution played the police call from Wallace's mother, made moments after her son was shot. In opening statements, District Attorney David Brower said that the shooting was intentional, due to prior run-ins he had with the officers.
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By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | September 14, 2012
A gasoline leak in an 8,100-barrel fuel tank aboard a fuel barge near Hoonah likely spilled a minimal quantity of fuel, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. The leak aboard the fuel barge Leo near Port Frederick, about one nautical mile from Hoonah, was discovered by crew members of the Kirby Offshore Marine tug Altair, which was towing the barge at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Crew members found and patched a 2-inch fracture between a raised cargo tank bulkhead and the barge's deck.
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By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | September 12, 2012
A fuel leak from a barge near Hoonah Wednesday morning may have spilled thousands of gallons of gasoline, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. A DEC statement says the fuel barge Leo, operated by Kirby Offshore Services, was under tow earlier Wednesday by the tug Altair near Port Frederick, about one nautical mile from Hoonah. At about 10:30 a.m. Altair crew members a sheen in the water, which was traced back to a two-inch fracture between the raised cargo tank bulkhead and the deck of the barge.
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By Ted Land and Channel 2 News | April 11, 2012
A National Transportation Safety Board report says a pilot and his wife, who died when their plane crashed into a mountain near Juneau last summer, were likely flying through poor weather conditions, with improper navigation instruments, and may have been in a rush to catch another flight. Charles Luck, 77, and his wife, 51-year-old Liping Tang-Luck, were flying from Hoonah to Juneau on the morning of July 24 when their Cessna 182 slammed into a slope roughly six miles southeast of Juneau.
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by Chris Klint and KTUU.com | July 25, 2011
Two bodies believed to be those of a husband and wife aboard a small plane that crashed near Juneau were found Monday, after a joint search by the U.S. Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers. According to troopers, 77-year-old pilot Charles Luck and his wife, 61-year-old Liping Tang-Luck, were flying from Hoonah to Juneau Sunday night on a Cessna 182 that never arrived in Juneau. The Coast Guard requested troopers' assistance in searching for the plane at about 11:30 p.m., with a Coast Guard helicopter searching near Juneau until weather deteriorated.
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by Channel 2 News staff | November 24, 2010
The Hoonah Police Department will be back at full strength next week, with the hiring of a recent academy graduate and the return of a force veteran. The police department was struck by tragedy on Aug. 28, when two officers were shot and killed. John Marvin Jr., 45, is accused of murdering Matthew Tokuoka and Anthony Wallace. David John Lindstrom is now working as a full-time officer in Hoonah. He joined the department in February 2009 and graduated from the Department of Public Safety Academy in Sitka on Nov. 11. Former officer Joe Mills is also expected to return Dec. 1. Over the past three months, eight communities near Hoonah have helped the department by rotating officers to serve there.
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