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Intoxicated Fairbanks Driver Collides with, Shoots at Family in Vehicle

Alaska State Troopers say that they, along with the Fairbanks and North Pole police arrested an intoxicated Fairbanks driver who collided with and shot at a family that included four children on Chena Hot Springs near Nordale on Thursday night.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


North Pole woman charged with felony in stabbing of boyfriend

FAIRBANKS — A North Pole woman is accused of stabbing her boyfriend early Wednesday morning after they reportedly argued over who should feed their 3-month-old daughter. Diva Marceen Velez, 33, is charged with felony second-degree assault.


Local Man Faces Jury for the Second Time After Being Granted an Appeal

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Jondean Willock appeared in court today for the first day of his new trial. Willock was previously convicted in 2012 of first degree sexual assault for an incident in January of 2011 and was sentenced to serve 35 years. That conviction was overturned because part of the States te


Iron Dog Day 5: Race heads south through storms

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Despite major storms hitting the west coast of Alaska, 16 pro class teams left Nome Thursday morning. Team 10, Mike Morgan and Chris Olds were the first out at 8:00 a.m., and headed southbound to the finish line in Fairbanks.


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.


State funding for public broadcasting in Alaska would go away under Dunleavy plan

JUNEAU — Gov. Mike Dunleavy has proposed permanently eliminating state support for public broadcasting in Alaska, including the program that broadcasts legislative hearings to Alaskans for free.


Holland America Line, Princess Cruises are accepting grant applications

Applications are being accepted by the Holland America Line and Princess Cruises Community Advisory Boards for grants to local service and nonprofit groups in six communities in Alaska and Canada: Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, Seward, Sitka and Yukon. The community advisory boards, or CABs, consist


Military Report: Eielson Aggressors in Pacific for 'COPE North 2019'

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Aggressors from Eielson Air Force Base are off to Guam for one of the largest military exercises in the Pacific, 'COPE North 2019'. The role of the Aggressor fighter jets is to be the opponents so that the United States and allies can practice against them, before having to f


US funds Coast Guard icebreaker in massive spending package

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - The massive spending bill that Congress approved last week includes funding for a new polar icebreaker, spending that Alaska’s three-member congressional delegation has been pushing for.


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.


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.


Alaska kids exercise at the same time with others across the country

An nationwide initiative got kids in Alaska and across the country up and and moving at the same time this week. For 30 minutes Thursday, hundreds of students took part in PLAAY Day; a half-hour of organized activity. PLAAY stands for Positive Leadership for Active Alaska Youth.


PET OF THE WEEK: Meet Puddin Pop the Cat

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - She's sweet and full of surprises and waiting to melt your heart. Meet 'Puddin Pop' – our News 13 "Pet of the Week.'. "My name is Shelby, and this week's pet of the week is Pudding Pop. She's a 13 year old spayed cat. She's and older cat that wants a quieter home, maybe with olde


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