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Ex-postmaster charged with trafficking marijuana through Alaska post office he ran

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The former postmaster of the Kotzebue post office was charged with trafficking marijuana through the mail using the office he ran to facilitate shipments for over three years.


New exhibit highlights Alaska's food diversity and community

A new exhibit at the Anchorage Museum is now open, offering visitors some food for thought. What Why How We Eat, on the museum's first floor, highlights cultures and food traditions across the state.


Woman who fought for civil rights for the indigenous people across the state of Alaska was celebrated last night

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Inside the gymnasium of the Barnette Magnet Elementary School, community members gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of a well-known civil rights leader for Alaska natives, Elizabeth Peratrovich.


Two veterans of Alaska politics land contract jobs with Gov. Dunleavy

Two veterans of Alaska politics have signed contracts to work with GOP Gov. Mike Dunleavy, and one of them is maintaining ownership of her advertising, marketing and political strategy firm even as she works as the governor’s acting communications director.


Iron Dog front-runners in Manley Hot Springs

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The top teams in the 2019 Iron Dog are spending their mandatory 18 hour layovers in Manley Hot Springs. Team 10, Morgan and Olds, continue to hold their lead.


Fairbanks man arrested for striking family's car, shooting at them, AST says

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTUU) - A man in Fairbanks has been charged with striking a car with a family inside, and then opening fire on the vehicle following the crash, according to authorities.


Man Crashes Into and Then Shoots at Vehicle

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - On February 21st, just before midnight, State Troopers in Fairbanks received a report of a male subject driving a Chevrolet pick-up that had struck a vehicle occupied by a family with four juveniles.


Sexual Assault Retrial Ends, Jury Still Deliberating

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Retrial for a man accused of sexual assault wrapped up Friday with closing arguments from both sides heard by the jury. Jondean Willock was sentanced in 2012 to 35 years for a sexual assault conviction.


Steven Downs, 44, made it known in his first court appearance that he intended to contest his extradition to Alaska

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The accused killer of Sophie Sergie, a man now at the center of a 26 year old cold case, contested his extradition to Alaska in court today. According to the Associated Press, Steven Downs, 44, made it known in his first court appearance that he intended to contest his extraditio


Woman Shoots Herself at Fairbanks Rescue Mission

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A woman tried to take her own life this morning at a local emergency shelter. According to the Fairbanks Police Department, a woman shot herself in the chest at approximately 11:50 while at the Fairbanks Rescue Mission.


After playing for charity, an Alaska teen guitarist will get to play at world music festival

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A young Alaska guitar player used his musical talents to help raise money for others in need. 15-year-old guitarist Owen Parduhn played at a benefit for a home owner who's house was red tagged after the November 30th earthquake.


Alaska legislators leave Juneau for Coghill funeral and constituent meetings this weekend

JUNEAU — Railbelt lawmakers are leaving Juneau this weekend for a series of meetings with constituents and the funeral of an Alaska political icon. On Saturday, former lieutenant governor (and state constitution signatory) Jack Coghill will be laid to rest in Nenana. Gov. Mike Dunleavy, U.S. Sen. Da


Alaska Military Youth Academy to graduate 156 cadets

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The Alaska Military Youth Academy will celebrate the 51st class of students and more than 25 years of service to the State of Alaska as Class 2019-1 graduates 156 cadets from its ChalleNGe program on Friday, February 22nd.


New Airport Renovation Planned for 2021

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Fairbanks international airport is working on a 20-year master plan to renovate parts of the east side of the facility. Changes include resurfacing one of their runways mainly used for small airplanes, and reconstructing the east apron, where planes are tied down and parked.


Span Alaska to construct new freight terminal

One of Alaska’s largest shipping companies is investing in the state. Span Alaska Transportation Inc. announced Feb. 15 that it is constructing a new, 54,000 square-foot freight terminal in West Anchorage that will serve as the company’s primary service center.


Maine man accused of Alaska held without bail, awaiting extradition

LEWISTON, Maine (KTUU) - The suspect in a cold case murder trial, from over 25 years ago, appeared in a Maine courtroom Tuesday. According to NBC affiliate WCSH in Maine, the judge ordered that the Steven Downs be held without bail.


Senator Sullivan Addresses State Legislature

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Senator Dan Sullivan spoke before a joint session of the Alaska state legislature at today’s annual address. Sullivan's remarks ranged from the economic potential of Alaska, to his work on the 'choose respect' initiative- working to end domestic violence and sexual assault.


Store Spotlight: Exploring Alaska

With the nickname The Last Frontier, it’s no surprise that Home Depot associates living in Alaska see unique projects and customers. Our Alaskan associates are proud to live in such a unique state, and love to share what makes their stores and communities one of a kind.


For four-time Iditarod champ Lance Mackey, there’s only one thing harder than racing: Not racing

FOX — Lance Mackey picked at the lid of a coffee creamer at a truck stop north of Fairbanks on a recent afternoon. It took a few tries before his numb, swollen fingers could peel it back.


Local Electronics Recyling Facility Works to Reduce Large and Hazardous Materials from Landfills

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - In Fairbanks, Recycling Facilities are becoming more recognized as waste in landfills continue to keep up with the growing population. Hobbyists and volunteers are working together in Fairbanks to eliminate specific items and repurpose them back to the community.