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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

WEBCENTER 11 - 2018-03-22 02:25:00

With a national a tour, including a Fairbanks stop, Love and Theft plans to steal the country music spotlight

FAIRBANKS - Country music duo Love and Theft made a big splash when they jumped into the music scene a decade ago. Their single "Angel Eyes" hit No. 1 and follow-up "Runaway" made the Top 10. Then, their record company dumped them. As independents, Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson took their

FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER - 2018-03-22 08:20:00

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

FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER - 2018-03-22 07:55:00

Snow load remains below Fairbanks building code, but some structures still at risk

FAIRBANKS - The snow load on Fairbanks roofs is now about 60 percent of the weight that new buildings are designed to withstand, but as last week's events demonstrated, some older buildings can collapse under significantly less weight. As of Monday, the weight load measured at Fairbanks Internationa


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

FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER - 2018-03-22 07:54:00

Fairbanks students stage a small walkout against gun violence at schools

FAIRBANKS-A few hundred students from Lathrop, West Valley, Hutchison and Ben Eielson Junior/Senior High School staged a walkout on Tuesday to call for new policies aimed at ending gun violence at school. "Nothing has changed since Sandy Hook," said Eleanor Adasiak, a freshmen at Lathrop and an orga

FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER - 2018-03-20 23:30:00

Fairbanks symphony, chorus performing Handel's 'Messiah'

FAIRBANKS - The Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, along with four vocal soloists, are set to perform Handel's 1741 Baroque oratorio "Messiah" at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Davis Concert Hall at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Over the years, people have been accustomed to hearing music from "Me

FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER - 2018-03-22 08:10:00

Self-governing is a precious liberty

To the editor:Is anyone else weary of specious argument of more-versus-less government regulation? This misleading dichotomy distracts from deeper considerations of what liberty means and unhelpfully divides us. Not choosing is a choice, goes an adage. Similarly, not regulating is regulating. After

FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER - 2018-03-22 08:52:00

Fairbanks mayor defends decision to demolish Masonic Temple

FAIRBANKS - Preservationists expressed grief Sunday at the loss of the Masonic Temple, a prominent building on First Avenue that had been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city mayor defended the decision to tear it down in a video posted on social media. A heavy snowload cause


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

WEBCENTER 11 - 2018-03-22 03:17:00

Gas storage should allow more residents to convert

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - While the Interior Gas Utility works on bringing new natural gas supply to Fairbanks, there's good news for those looking to switch home heating fuel sources. Construction is underway on a massive natural gas storage tank south of Fairbanks. It will be 90 feet across and three st

WEBCENTER 11 - 2018-03-22 03:15:00

Fairbanks sport fishing groups line up against Walker's fish board pick

FAIRBANKS - One of Gov. Bill Walker's picks for the Board of Fisheries has attracted strong opposition from sport fishing groups - including three in Fairbanks - who say the governor is trying to break an unwritten rule about the balance of power between commercial and sports fishermen in Alaska. Ea

FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER - 2018-03-21 09:26:00

Residents Give Feedback on Purposed City Marijuana Regulations

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks City Council held its first public work session Monday to discuss possible municipal regulations regarding marijuana retail shop density, onsite consumption, and other issues. Julia Laude reports. As the council meets with the public to discuss marijuana regulation

WEBCENTER 11 - 2018-03-22 03:48:00

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


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


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


Two Fairbanks buildings have roofs collapse in 3 days

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTUU) - Two Fairbanks buildings have had their roofs collapse since Thursday, no one was hurt in either incident. The City of Fairbanks posted to social media Saturday saying that the roof on the historic Masonic Temple collapsed around 2 p.m. Later in the evening, the City of F


Bucko's Coffee: Fairbanks coffee with a side of love

FAIRBANKS - Isaac Valdez works in customer service, so he appreciates being on the receiving end of good service. "It's one of the first things that I notice anytime I walk into a business," he said. Valdez said he passes about six places on his way to town to where he knows he can get a good cup of


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


Prisoners charged in riot, occupation of Fairbanks Correctional Center

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTUU) - Months after a jail wing was occupied by over a dozen prisoners, prosecutors identified those inmates that they say helped caused the riot disturbance. That event took place back in August 2017 when inmates staged a riot and took control of an area of the Fairbanks Correc