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Fairbanks man indicted on child sexual abuse charge

FAIRBANKS-A 54-year-old Fairbanks man has been indicted for reportedly sexually abusing a 2-year-old child he was acquainted with and had authority over, according to court documents. Russell Raymond Svendsen was initially charged with felony first-degree sexual abuse of of a minor and felony second

FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER - 2017-09-21 02:10:00

North Pole Man Killed In Chainsaw Accident

At 5:30 on Monday evening, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a deceased man in the woods near a residence off of Cloverleaf Drive in North Pole. AST responded and located 48-year-old Robert J. Grill of North Pole deceased near his residence. Investigation revealed Grill was cutting trees w

WEBCENTER 11 - 2017-09-20 22:55:00

Ft. Wainwright man charged with assault on infant

An arrest warrant was issued after a Fort-Wainwright man allegedly kicked, shook and whipped an 8-month-old baby. 22-year-old Ronald McGriff is charged with first degree assault. According to the felony complaint, on August 5th, McGriff drove his child into Fairbanks Memorial Hospital after the infa

WEBCENTER 11 - 2017-09-21 05:53:00

Fairbanks father charged with severely assaulting 8-month-old baby

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A 22-year-old Fort Wainwright man is being held without bail after being charged with severely assaulting his 8-month old son. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Ronald McGriff is charged with felony assault. Online court documents do not list his attorney. Charging doc

KTUU - 2017-09-21 16:37:00

DOT begins multi-year project to upgrade all Fairbanks traffic lights

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Facilities have started a multi-year project to upgrade traffic signals at all intersections in town. The goal of the project will be to have upgraded all of the signals, signal arms, some signing, and have better control over the timing of all the traffi

WEBCENTER 11 - 2017-09-21 03:55:00

16-Year-Old Arraigned As Adult Following Armed Robbery Near University Ave.

A 16-year-old was arraigned as an adult today in Fairbanks Superior Court after charges were brought forth that he allegedly robbed a couple at gun-point. Ike Cofey Junior pleaded 'not guilty' to First degree armed robbery, theft and two counts of assault. According to reports, on September 4th nea

WEBCENTER 11 - 2017-09-20 23:09:00

State Rep. David Talerico issued hunting citation

An Interior legislator is in hot water with the state for an alleged hunting violation. State Representative, Dave Talerico of Healy, received a citation last Friday while hunting in the Wood River Controlled Use Area south of Fairbanks. Talerico and his son were cited for using an all-terrain veh

WEBCENTER 11 - 2017-09-21 05:38:00

State sells 'Taku' ferry to Oregon developer

The state of Alaska is selling one of its retired ferries to an Oregon developer who wants to turn it into a floating hotel. The state was auctioning off the ferry 'Taku', which has been out of service since 2015. The ferry is 352-feet long and was built in 1963. Although all the bids for the ferry

WEBCENTER 11 - 2017-09-21 04:01:00

Veteran takes virtual Honor Flight thanks to technology

GRAND JUNCTION Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) -- Taking an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. is the experience of a lifetime for most veterans. But for some World War II veterans, that trip is too far and too hard. This is the case for Bob Smith, a 94-year-old Grand Junction, Colorado resident. But thanks to mod

WEBCENTER 11 - 2017-09-20 15:49:00

Grandpa fights off suspected burglar

PHILADELPHIA, Tenn. (WVLT) -- "Next time anybody comes up, there won't be fists flying, there will be lead flying." That's the message Clarence Clark has for anyone who tries to take advantage of him. The Roane County, Tennessee grandfather said a burglary suspect, Bradley Webb, was trying to take

WEBCENTER 11 - 2017-09-20 15:42:00

Haunted mansion gets national attention

ALBION, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) -- With Halloween approaching, haunted houses will start opening soon. One small town in Idaho, and specifically one old building, gets national attention from world famous ghost hunters. "This year's been kind of special because we had Ghost Adventures come out," said T

WEBCENTER 11 - 2017-09-20 15:41:00

Volunteers lend veteran a helping hand

SAGINAW COUNTY, Mich. (WJRT) -- A nationwide blitz by Home Depot to perform service projects for veterans kicked off in mid-Michigan earlier this week. This is part of The Home Depot's annual "Celebration of Service" campaign. On Tuesday, they partnered with the United Way of Saginaw County to tran

WEBCENTER 11 - 2017-09-20 15:12:00

Neighbors angry after finding KKK fliers in their driveways

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) -- Neighbors in two neighborhoods in Killeen, Texas are upset after receiving fliers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. They found the fliers on Sunday. Photo by Tianna Jenkins Dena Nelson was on her way to take her daughter and sister to the airport Sunday mor

WEBCENTER 11 - 2017-09-20 14:48:00

High school seniors' class shirt stirs controversy

THORP, Wis. (WEAU) -- This week in Thorp, Wisconsin, words spoke as loud as actions. Seniors at Thorp High School display the back of a T-shirt which was deemed inappropriate by school officials Tuesday. The class of 2018 at Thorp High School wanted to have T-shirts made, complete with a catchy gro

WEBCENTER 11 - 2017-09-20 14:47:00

Air Force Celebrates 70 Years

We take a look at the history of the United States Air Force as they celebrate their 70th year this week. The Air Force was created from the United States Army Air Corps after World War II, in 1947. The Air Force became an individual entity after the first Secretary of the Air Force, Stuart Symingto

WEBCENTER 11 - 2017-09-21 06:05:00

University Considering Two Years Of Tuition Hikes

University of Alaska officials say they are considering increasing tuition by 5 percent annually for the next two years. AP reports the university has been slowly raising its tuition since it lost millions of dollars in state funding and experienced a 14 percent decline in enrollment in 2014. Just

WEBCENTER 11 - 2017-09-20 23:24:00

Twin brothers launch sock company in father's memory

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WCAV) -- Towering at 6'9" and 6'11," Dan and Mike Friedman, twin brothers, know the struggle when it comes to shopping. "You go into a big and tall store and the designs are just very plain," said Dan. "A lot of plain blacks and blues, plain browns, maybe a stripe or argyle bu

WEBCENTER 11 - 2017-09-20 14:20:00

North Pole man charged with attempted murder after holding woman hostage

A North Pole man was arraigned in Fairbanks Superior Court today on attempted murder charges after he and a co-defendant allegedly held a woman hostage, threatened to wrap her in plastic, and then throw her in the Tanana River. 32-year-old Christopher Gillaspy is charged with attempted murder, kidn

WEBCENTER 11 - 2017-09-20 22:37:00

Fairbanks Man Arraigned For Sexual Abuse Of 2-Year-Old

A 54-year-old Fairbanks man was arraigned in District court Tuesday for allegedly engaging in sex acts with a 2-year-old. Svendsen is charged with first and second degree sexual abuse of a minor. According to the indictment, on or about June 25th 2017, Svendsen allegedly abused a two-year-old toddl

WEBCENTER 11 - 2017-09-19 23:43:00

Fairbanks man shot after assaulting family members, troopers say

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTUU) - One man was shot and sent to the hospital on Sunday afternoon following what authorities described as a "domestic disturbance" in Fairbanks. The man, who Alaska State Troopers did not identify by name, was "assaulting family members" at a home on Grayling Avenue. AST was

KTUU - 2017-09-19 19:24:00