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North Pole woman sentenced for role in 2017 burglary

FAIRBANKS - A 27-year-old North Pole woman accused of participating in a burglary and failing to appear in court was sentenced Wednesday to one year and five days in prison. Kayla Ann Forsland was charged with felony first- and second-degree theft and felony first- and second-degree burglary for her

FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER - 2018-03-23 08:47:00

Arraignment set for North Pole man accused of sex crimes

FAIRBANKS - A North Pole man was arrested Thursday afternoon on suspicion of multiple charges of sexual abuse of a minor, possession of child pornography and cruelty to animals. The arrest of Phillip Kiser, 36, of North Pole, stemmed from an investigation involving allegations he sexually abused min

FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER - 2018-03-24 08:03:00

Semi trailer accident causes $1.8 million in damage on Alaska's busiest highway

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced the closure of the Glenn Highway yesterday after a semi-trailer crashed into the South Eagle River Overpass. DOT has since evaluated the structure, and decided to keep that access to Anchorage closed given th

WEBCENTER 11 - 2018-03-23 04:26:00

Alaska officials report finding more sheep, goats with infectious disease

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The respiratory bacteria first confirmed to be infecting wild Alaska sheep and goats last week has now been found in additional animals. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Tuesday afternoon that an additional nine Dall sheep and three mountain goats have tested posi

COEUR D'ALENE PRESS - 2018-03-24 00:00:00

Carlson Center Prepares For Home Show

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - This weekend, the Northern Living Home Show will see home-related merchandise vendors cluster at the Carlson Center. Last year, the event featured more than 140 vendors and nearly 5,000 people in attendance. Event coordinator Kourtney Shannon says the event is like a phone book d

WEBCENTER 11 - 2018-03-24 04:30:00

Two sentenced for attacking woman

FAIRBANKS - Two North Pole women were sentenced Wednesday for breaking another woman's eye socket last year. According to charging documents, Savannah Hoban, 21, had suffered a miscarriage and was angry at the victim for having an abortion. Hoban's mother, Christina Armstrong, 38, joined her in the


Man accused of redirecting $315,000 in grant funds for his own use

FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks man has been indicted for allegedly using more than $300,000 in federal grant money to attend flight school and to buy himself an airplane, real estate, firearms and online pornography. David Michael McGraw, 38, "willfully misapplied" the money while he was working as the fin

KODIAK DAILY MIRROR - 2018-03-23 07:40:00

Fairbanks-based firm included in joint venture that won Eielson contract worth $19.1 million

FAIRBANKS - A joint venture between Fairbanks-based Callahan Construction Company and Anchorage-based Watterson Construction Co. has won a second big contract for Eielson Air Force Base construction. The military announced Friday that the Callahan/Watterson Joint Venture has won a contract worth ab

KODIAK DAILY MIRROR - 2018-03-24 07:08:00

Troopers arrest North Pole man accused of shooting gun while driving

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers received a call yesterday about an individual shooting multiple rounds from a moving green Ford pickup truck in the North Pole area. AST responded to the scene and reports state that the suspect, 52-year-old Curtis Gearhart of North Pole, was hostile towards


North Pole man charged with threatening men over shot dog

FAIRBANKS - A North Pole man faces multiple felony charges for reportedly threatening two men and shooting out the windows of a truck during a verbal dispute Tuesday. Curtis Gearhart, 52, thought both men had shot and killed one of his dogs, according to charging documents. Gearhart is charged with


New path planned for north bank of Chena River

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - An open house at City Hall last night discussed a possible path along the Chena River that would be put in place in 2020. The path would connect the foot bridge between Pioneer Park and the Carlson Center to Peger Road. The goal of the path is to provide a direct route from the b

WEBCENTER 11 - 2018-03-23 04:27:00

School Board Approves Budget with $8 Million in Cuts

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board approved its proposed budget at last night's Special Meeting. The recommended budget totals just over $232-million dollars, which means about $8 million in cuts to local schools. Julia Laude brings us the board discussion. In her four

WEBCENTER 11 - 2018-03-23 04:38:00

Personalized Learning Initiative Launches at Local Middle School

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is celebrating middle school 'personalized learning launch week.' Tanana Middle School is fully embracing the new teaching technique. What began as one specialized lesson per quarter has now turned into a daily routine. For Scienc

WEBCENTER 11 - 2018-03-23 04:37:00

Gas Utility working toward purchase of FNG parent company

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Interior Energy Project, which aims to bring natural gas to Fairbanks and North Pole, is close to sealing a deal for a merger with Fairbanks Natural Gas - but the gas utility board is still somewhat divided as other supply options prove tempting. The Borough Assembly got an u


More Snow Coming this Week

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - With the recent damage to two buildings in Fairbanks, the National Weather Service is speaking to the likelihood of more structural loss from an incoming system. According to National Weather Service Meteorologist, John Cowen, the Interior has not accumulated more than a typical


City officials address snow load risks after two building collapse

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - After the two local building collapses in the past week, many Fairbanks residents are worried about the snow load on their own roofs. In addition to the Masonic Temple incident Saturday, F&H fitness studio's roof caved in on Thursday. The Golden Heart City is approaching the tail


Mayor defends decision to demolish Masonic Temple

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Masonic Temple on First Avenue became the second building to have its roof collapse late last week at the tail end of an abnormally snowy winter in Fairbanks. Just after 2 PM Saturday, the south side of the building collapsed, with most of the damage appearing confined to the


Roof collapses on historic Masonic Temple in Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS - The roof has collapsed on the historic Masonic Temple on First Avenue in downtown Fairbanks. First Avenue is closed between Wickersham and Cowles streets, according to Fairbanks police. It's the second roof collapse in as many days. On Thursday, the roof of F&H Fitness Studio in south Fa


Blatant hypocrisy and conflict of interest

FAIRBANKS - It's been a long road for Alaska's budding craft distilling industry, fraught with pushback from every angle imaginable. We've come a long way since starting Ursa Major Distilling in 2012, but it seems that with every step forward, we get knocked three or four steps backward. Like every


Fairbanks City Council approves fire fighting grant application

FAIRBANKS - After a decade of stable call loads, Fairbanks Fire Department saw a jump of about 600 emergency medical service calls in each of the last two years. In 2017, there were more than 4,400 calls, and the upward trend in EMS calls isn't slowing down; it could top 5,000 this year. The numbers