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Fairbanks police respond to report of person with gun in hospital parking lot
A second person is in the vehicle with the dangerous individual, but police won’t say if they are being held involuntarily, stating only that the individual is threatening to kill himself.
Police detain man after seven-hour standoff outside Fairbanks hospital
Buy NowPolice officers monitor the situation as negotiations take place with a man with a gun who is threatening suicide while sitting in his car with a passenger in the parking lot of Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Monday morning, October 22, 2018.Eric Engman
Armed man detained after 7 hour standoff at FMH
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -Monday at 9:30 a.m., Fairbanks police sent out a 'NIXLE' alerting people of a standoff between authorities and an armed man at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. The standoff continued until police sent another alert at 4:16 p.m. saying the subject had been detained and the area had bee
Alaska lawns still green with unusually warm fall weather
"It's not freezing up," said Delbert Pungowiyi, Savoonga tribal president. "Normally, we'd be able to cross the rivers and lakes."
UPDATED: Fairbanks Police Warn Citizens to Avoid Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Fairbanks -- AKUPDATE: Police activity continues at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, however the ER is open. You can enter through the surgery center on the north side of the building.Fairbanks police are warning people to stay away from Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Police are investigating activity in
Winter storm to impact travel in Interior Alaska today
A winter weather advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. today until midnight for much of the Interior north of the Alaska Range, as well as the Copper River Valley. Drivers are advised to plan for slippery road conditions, especially in shaded areas of the Parks and Elliott highways, as well as Chena Ho
Alaska AFL-CIO proudly endorsed Gov. Walker for re-election. Now, it 'enthusiastically' supports Begich.
The largest labor union in the state, the Alaska AFL-CIO, switched its endorsement for governor from independent candidate Gov. Bill Walker to Democrat Mark Begich three days after Walker announced he was ending his campaign.
LeBon is a strong voice for Fairbanks
To the editor:Please consider Bart LeBon for your House District 1 vote. Bart is a hardworking, community-minded family man who’s been a pillar of our community for decades. He graduated from UAF and had a very successful carrier in banking. I’ve known Bart for many years and have tremendous respect
Road rage driver avoids jail time for pointing BB gun
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Three vie for open northwest Fairbanks seat in House
Democrat Grier Hopkins, 35, is the nephew of the House District 4’s current representative, Democrat David Guttenberg, who is retiring. Jim Sackett, 53, is the Republican candidate. The nonpartisan is 47-year-old Tim Lamkin.
The Latest: Suicidal man in Alaska detained after standoff
Exterior entrances at nearby schools were locked during the incident, according to Sharice Walker, a spokeswoman for the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.
Fairbanks Ice Dogs finish up weekend sweep over Corpus Christi
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -The Fairbanks Ice Dogs were able to finish off a weekend sweep over the Corpus Christi Ice Rays on Saturday night in dramatic fashion.They defeated the Rays 3-2 in overtime.Both teams scored once in the opening period but the Ice Dogs were able to take a 2-1 lead in the second per
People near Fairbanks talk to state officials about arsenic
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Residents of towns near Fairbanks have been talking to state officials about possible arsenic contamination of private wells where they live, the Fairbanks News-Miner reports.
Military convoys plan return trips to Alaska bases
About 6,000 soldiers and support personnel were at Donnelly Training Area for a multi-national training exercise dubbed Arctic Anvil 19-01. Military personnel from Hawaii, Canada and the Alaska National Guard also were to participate.
Alaska Gov. Walker suspends re-election campaign, favors former U.S. Sen. Begich
FAIRBANKS—Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announced today he is suspending his re-election campaign.Walker made the announcement at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage. The announcement follows this week’s resignation of Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, who admitted to making inappropriate comme
Four-term legislator faces two-term assemblyman in low-key east Fairbanks House race
They are competing in the Nov. 6 election for House District 2, which also includes neighborhoods on Fort Wainwright’s border — Hamilton Acres, Island Homes, Shannon Park and a slice of Badger Road, including Lakloey Hill.
Begich’s challenge: Telling voters Walker is out
Alaska gubernatorial candidate Mark Begich, a Democrat, speaks during a debate Friday, October 19, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Begich debated Republican Mike Dunleavy shortly after incumbent Gov. Bill Walker dropped his re-election bid. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)Mark Thiessen
North Pole wins Meltdown wrestling
FAIRBANKS — North Pole had 13 finalists, including champions, and the Patriots earned the team title in the Hutchison Meltdown wrestling tournament on Saturday at Hutchison High School.
Vikings win 19th straight with sweep at Alaska Fairbanks | 1170 KPUG-AM
The Vikings improved to 19-3 overall and remain perfect in GNAC play at 14-0 with the 25-22, 25-20, 25-20 straight-sets victory. WWU has now won its last 32 GNAC contests dating back to last season. Alaska Fairbanks had its seven-match winning streak snapped to fall to 10-11 overall and 8-6 in confe
Two Cars Collide on Johansen Expressway
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -A two car collision on the Johanson Expressway delayed traffic between College Road and the Steese Highway Friday afternoon. A statement from the Fairbanks Police Department confirmed that a driver failed to stop at a red light resulting in the collision. Although injuries were su