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Troopers ask for help with Chena Ridge mailbox vandalism

Details FAIRBANKS — Alaska State Troopers are asking for help finding suspects in the vandalism of about 50 mailboxes in the Chena Ridge neighborhood. ...

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Judge tosses Alaska lawsuit over federal refuge closures

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - A federal judge in Alaska has dismissed the state's lawsuit over the closure of national wildlife refuges during the partial federal government shutdown last year....

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Yukon Quest purse will be more than $127,000, up from 2014

Details FAIRBANKS - The Yukon Quest's purse will be up in 2015, bolstered in part by unclaimed money in this year's 1,000-mile dog sled race. ...

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Southcentral Foundation announces new building

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Southcentral Foundation has announced it will build a new three-story, $28 million building in Anchorage....

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Gold miners outraged at critical Nome letter

Details NOME, Alaska - Nome gold miners are angry about a city letter citing the "negative social impacts" of their industry....

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Anchorage police: Crash victim was drunk, driving in wrong lane

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Authorities say a woman killed in a head-on collision last spring was drunk and driving in the wrong lane of the Seward Highway....

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Parnell signs bill designating state gun

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska will now have an official state bolt-action rifle....

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Youth-only fishing day set for Homer

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A youth-only fishing day is scheduled to take place Saturday at the Homer Spit....

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Plea deal reached in Ketchikan standoff

Details KETCHIKAN, Alaska - A 30-year-old Ketchikan man has pleaded guilty in a case alleging he threatened to shoot anyone who walked past his home....

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Fairbanks priest sentenced to alcohol treatment program

Details FAIRBANKS — A Fairbanks priest arrested last spring on a driving-under-the-influence charge will return to the Fairbanks diocese but not his old parish when he completes an alcohol treatment program. ...

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Looking back in Fairbanks: July 30

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Cemetery death likely a suicide

Details FAIRBANKS — Foul play is not suspected in the death of a man found Friday evening in a vehicle at the Birch Hill Cemetery, according to Fairbanks police. ...

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Twins delivered after Nulato emergency transport

Details FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Air National Guard, the state Bureau of Land Management and private civilian resources teamed up to transport a pregnant woman from Nulato who had gone prematurely into labor Mo...

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Public Safety Report — July 30, 2014

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Jersey Jones leading auction for Denali Education Center

Details Jersey Jones leading auction for Denali Education Center DENALI PARK — The famous Jersey Jones jump will be on grand display at the 20th annual auction for the Denali Education Center, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday....

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Birch Hill Cemetery death likely a suicide

Details FAIRBANKS — Foul play is not suspected in the death of a man found Friday evening in a vehicle at the Birch Hill Cemetery, according to Fairbanks police. ...

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Nulato woman delivers twins after emergency transport

Details FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Air National Guard, the state Bureau of Land Management and private civilian resources teamed up to transport a pregnant woman from Nulato who had gone prematurely into labor Mo...

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Fundraiser for Horace Smoke family

Details An emergency fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the Doyon, Limited Chiefs Court for the family of Horace Smoke, of Stevens Village....

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Children adrift in boat in Alaska rescued

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Three children have been rescued after going adrift in their family's small boat in a southeast Alaska harbor....

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Suspects identified in Anchorage school arson fire

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Authorities say they've identified suspects in a fire that burned about 15,000-square-feet of the rubberized playground at an Anchorage school...

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New refuge manager begins job in Bethel

Details BETHEL, Alaska — The massive Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge has a new manager from Louisiana to oversee nearly 20 million acres of wetlands, river and tundra habitat in Alaska....

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New Begich ad touts cooperation with Murkowski

Details JUNEAU, Alaska -A€” U.S. Sen. Mark Begich is out with a new ad touting the level of cooperation between him and Alaska's senior senator, Republican Lisa Murkowski....

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Alaska river data gathered as safeguard against uranium mining

Details NOME, Alaska — The western Alaska village of Elim has teamed up with a conservation organization to collect data from the Tubutulik River as a safeguard against possible uranium mining....

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Anchorage volunteers help arrest 103 for DUI

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A citizen task force that helps Anchorage police look for drunken drivers is seeing results....

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Fatal crash on Old Rich, section of road remains closed

Details FAIRBANKS — One person died this morning in a head-on crash on the Old Richardson Highway near 12 Mile Village....

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Man killed in fiery crash on Old Richardson Highway tentatively identified

Details Update 3:16 p.m.: Alaska State Troopers Troopers have tentatively identified the man who was killed as Ernest Ford, 59 of North Pole. The other driver was Eddie Ahyakak, 37, of Fairbanks, according to...

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Swimmer rescued from Chena River

Details Fairbanks fire fighters rescued a lost swimmer from the Chena River Monday evening....

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Denali commission well meet Aug. 7

Details FAIRBANKS — The Denali National Park Subsistence Resource Commission will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Cantwell School in Cantwell. The meeting is open to the public....

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Children's museum finds home downtown

Details FAIRBANKS — After three years of operating at various venues around town, the Fairbanks Children’s Museum has found a home of its own....

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Peter to take over vice chancellor position at UAF

Details FAIRBANKS — Half a year after the death of Alaska Native education advocate Bernice Joseph, the University of Alaska Fairbanks has filled her position as vice chancellor of rural, community and Native...

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