AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge denied a bail request Wednesday for a man who is wanted in Alaska for killing a woman more than two decades ago.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who is fighting extradition to Alaska for a murder charge is due back in court for his case.
Steven Downs has been charged by Alaska authorities with the...
State drops charges against official who damaged car
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The state has dismissed criminal charges filed last summer against the coordinator of Village Public Safety Officers for interior Alaska.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The city's mayor and a borough mayor in one Alaska city are advocating opposite positions on marijuana consumption at retail stores.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska congressman has asked the Army surgeon general to investigate suicides at a military base.
Rep. Don Young wrote to Lt. Gen. Nadja West requesting an...
Mayor’s veto of anti-discrimination protections stands
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Officials of Alaska's second-largest city have agreed to a cooling-off period before discussing next steps for a vetoed local law that would have given sweeping equal...
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A 17-year-old Fairbanks boy has been sentenced to two years in prison for robbing a man outside the city's main public library.
Conservatives rally amid anti-discrimination veto debate
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Conservatives rallied to support Fairbanks and its mayor, who vetoed a local law that would have given sweeping equal rights protections to the LGBTQ community.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Earthquake Center says a small quake has hit the central part of the state.
The center says the magnitude 3.7 earthquake hit an area 18 miles (29...
European mushers, Alaskan battling for Iditarod lead
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two men living in Alaska but with European ties and a Fairbanks musher are battling for the lead in this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy's budget proposal that cuts university funding is a "policy choice for Alaskans, not a fiscal necessity," the president of the University of...
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Officials of Alaska's second-largest city are expected to consider overriding the mayor's recent veto of a measure that gave equal rights protections to the LGBTQ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two suspects in a high-profile southcentral Alaska murder case will be tried in Fairbanks.
Anchorage television station KTVA reports Judge Gregory Heath on Monday...
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks suffered serious injuries in a fall from the seventh floor of a dormitory.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly has agreed to remove gender-specific pronouns from its ordinance code.
Borough officials said new local laws are written...
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An important period of Alaska history is now preserved and available online thanks to longtime Fairbanksan Colleen Redman.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The mayor of Alaska's second-largest city vetoed a new local law Friday that gave sweeping equal rights protections to the LGBTQ community — just days after the City...
Fairbanks veterans’ cemetery may not survive state budget
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A proposed veterans' cemetery faces an uncertain future after its funding was eliminated in Gov. Mike Dunleavy's capital budget.
Fairbanks adds equal rights protections for LGBTQ residents
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The city of Fairbanks has passed sweeping new equal rights protections for the LGBTQ community.
The Fairbanks City Council this week approved an ordinance that...
Maine man charged in Alaska cold case denies involvement
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The lawyer for a Maine man charged with killing a woman 26 years ago in Alaska says his client "categorically denies any involvement."
US funds Coast Guard icebreaker in massive spending package
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A spending bill approved by Congress that kept the federal government open included a project dear to the Alaska congressional delegation: a new polar...
Troopers arrest Fairbanks man suspected in crash, shooting
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A 34-year-old Fairbanks driver suspected of crashing into a car and firing shots at the vehicle has been arrested.
Alaska State Troopers say Tucker Holmgren was held...
Fairbanks North Star Borough to remove CBD ads on buses
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Advertisements for a cannabinoid commonly called CBD were mistakenly posted on public buses, said a Fairbanks North Star Borough official.
Alaska troopers announce cold-case murder arrest
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in Maine in connection with the sexual assault and murder of a 20-year-old woman whose body was found in a dorm bathtub at the University of Alaska Fairbanks nearly 26 years ago, Alaska State Troopers said Friday.
Steven Downs of Auburn, Maine, was arrested in Auburn on Friday on charges of first-degree murder and sexual assault in the April 1993 death of Sophie Sergie of Pitkas Point, troopers said.
House majority coalition finalizes its leadership team
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The newly formed Alaska House majority coalition has finalized its leadership team.
Fairbanks Rep. Steve Thompson will be majority leader and Anchorage Rep. Chuck Kopp will be House Rules chair. Both are Republicans. Those roles are changed from what Speaker Bryce Edgmon told reporters Thursday.
Democratic Rep. Neal Foster and Republican Rep. Tammie Wilson will co-chair the House Finance Committee.
Signer of Alaska Constitution, Jack Coghill, dies at age 93
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One of the last remaining members of the Alaska constitutional convention has died.
Former Lt. Gov. Jack Coghill died Wednesday in North Pole. He was 93.
His son, state Sen. John Coghill, said in a statement that his father had the same passion for Alaska in his last days as he did throughout his life.
Fairbanks police kill man after armed robbery, carjacking
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Police shot and killed a carjacking and armed robbery suspect when he pointed a gun at Fairbanks officers after a chase, authorities said.
Garrett Ebenal, 28, a convicted felon, died Tuesday as he exited a stolen car and came toward four officers trying to arrest him north of Fairbanks.
Four officers fired at Ebenal, who died at the scene.
Alaska utility halts study of buying power from company
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An electric utility in eastern Alaska has stopped a study on the costs of buying power from a Colorado company's wind turbines and propane generators.
Brent Sass wins 2nd Yukon Quest
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A former champion of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race has won the 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) race for the second time.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Brent Sass of Eureka crossed the Fairbanks finish line at 12:39 p.m. Monday with all 14 of his dogs.
Yukon Quest leaders Sass, Moore reach final checkpoint
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A former champion of the Yukon Quest reached the final checkpoint Sunday and was expected in Fairbanks on Monday afternoon.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Brent Sass of Eureka is leading the 1,000-mile (1600-kilometer) race that started in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.
University of Alaska officials expect major budget cuts
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska is expecting Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration to make substantial slashes to university state funding, officials said.
Measure funding Native language programs supported in Alaska
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Native studies officials at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are praising efforts to reauthorize federal legislation funding immersion programs for Native American languages.
Activists air grievances about drilling in Alaska refuge
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Activists pushing against oil development in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge dominated a Bureau of Land Management public meeting in Fairbanks.
Alaska marijuana industry concerned about new board member
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Marijuana growers and retailers in Alaska say they're concerned about Gov. Mike Dunleavy's plans for the industry following his recent picks for the state marijuana board.
Alaska State Troopers arrest coach suspected of smoking pot
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The coach of a girls' basketball team from a rural Alaska village was arrested on suspicion of smoking marijuana between games at a tournament.
Alaska State Troopers say 23-year-old Kaylena Charlie of Minto (MIN-toh) was arrested Thursday in Nenana (nee-NA-nah).
Online court records Friday did not list the case and it was not known whether Charlie had retained an attorney. She remained jailed Friday morning in Fairbanks.
Regents board nominee withdraws amid social media scrutiny
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A University of Alaska Board of Regents nominee who faced criticism for social media posts has withdrawn from consideration for the job.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Tammy Randolph shared the letter she sent to Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday.
Fairbanks man sentenced to 30 years for fatal shooting
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A 20-year-old Fairbanks man who shot and killed a woman in 2016 has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Fairbanks television station KTVF reports Lewis Tyshawn Harvin pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder as part of a plea arrangement.
The Latest: Dunleavy appoints marijuana critic to pot board
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska's Marijuana Control Board (all times local):
A woman involved in a failed ban on marijuana operations in Fairbanks has been appointed to the board that regulates Alaska's legal marijuana industry.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy appointed Vivian Stiver to the seat that has been held by industry representative Brandon Emmett.
Judge declines to jail Fairbanks Four defendant in new case
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A man who was one of the defendants known as the Fairbanks Four will not be returned to jail immediately on new charges.
Kevin Pease, 40, will face a curfew and wear an ankle monitor as he awaits the outcome of charges in an assault case, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.
Son suspected in mother’s death found hiding in woman’s home
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man suspected of killing his mother and hiding in her home has been arrested in Alaska's second-largest city.
Fairbanks police announced Thursday that 34-year-old George Rosa is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of 70-year-old Molly Rosa.
He was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday afternoon. Online court documents do not list his attorney.
Fairbanks city, borough take in $1M in pot taxes for 2018
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The city of Fairbanks and the Fairbanks North Star Borough will collect more than $1 million in taxes on marijuana for 2018.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the bulk of the tax was collected by the city, which has a larger concentration of stores selling pot.
Fairbanks still gets cold, but not for as long or often
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Temperatures in Alaska's second-largest city dipped to the extreme last week but a weather expert who monitors them says legendary Fairbanks cold snaps are less frequent and less severe.
Snow removal equipment strikes pipe, causes spill in village
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A heavy equipment operator plowing snow in a Yukon River village struck a fuel pipe that spilled diesel.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports an estimated 3,000 gallons (11,356 liters) of diesel hit the ground in the village of Beaver. The spill is about the volume of 10 pickup truck bed tanks.
2-year-old girl dies in mobile home fire west of Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A 2-year-old girl died in a fire in a mobile home just outside the city limits of Fairbanks.
Alaska State Troopers say the University of Alaska Fairbanks Fire Department at about 4:15 a.m. Monday took a call of a home fire at Gold Rush Estates, a mobile home park west of Fairbanks.
The temperature was 36 degrees below zero (-37.78 Celsius).
Fairbanks teen charged in fatal stabbing of older brother
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An 18-year-old Fairbanks man has been charged with manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of his older brother.
Dustin Charley is charged in the death early Monday of 29-year-old Jonathan Titus.
Charley called 911 after the stabbing and told police he had armed himself with a small knife because he was afraid of how Titus was acting.
Hospital plans ER redesign to boost mental health services
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A Fairbanks hospital is planning to remodel its emergency room to expand services for people experiencing mental health emergencies.
Alaska guide pleads guilty to herding bears toward clients
ANCHORAGE , Alaska (AP) — An Alaska hunting guide who instructed employees on snowmobiles to herd grizzly bears toward clients has lost his master guide's license for life.
Brian Simpson of Fairbanks, operating as Wittrock Outfitters, also was fined $35,000 and sentenced to a year of probation Thursday in Nome District Court. He also was ordered to pay $2,600 in restitution for the killing of two grizzly bears.
The Latest: Alaska Supreme Court upholds recount result
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a disputed Alaska House race (all times local):
Republican Bart LeBon has won a disputed state House race after the Alaska Supreme Court on Friday upheld the recount results that gave him a one-vote victory over Democrat Kathryn Dodge.
The court issued a brief order affirming the decision by Alaska's former elections director following arguments heard by the court Friday morning. The court said a full opinion would follow.