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  • Wildfires May Send Permafrost Protections up in Smoke Jan 28, 2020
      Across much of Alaska, permafrost is thawing. In most locations of interior and south Alaska, what permafrost exists is protected by the ecosystems around it. Trees, moss and peat shade the ground from summer heat and help slow thaw. At the same time, scientists predict that wildfire seasons in Alaska will increase in duration and […]
  • DVPO Suspect Injures Wasilla Trooper During Arrest Jan 28, 2020
      AST revealed that a trooper received minor injuries during the arrest of a Domestic Violence Protective Order suspect on Tuesday morning. Troopers received a call-in at 5:19 pm on Monday reporting that 27-year-old Tyler Jimenez was violating a DVPO on Unalaska Drive in Wasilla.  At 7:30 am on Tuesday, troopers went to the Mat-Su […]
  • Congressman Young Announces 2020 Service Academy Nominations Jan 28, 2020
      Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young announced his official list of Alaskan students nominated for appointment to a United States Service Academy for the Class of 2024. “It is a tremendous honor to represent so many talented young students who are willing to serve our country in uniform,” said Congressman Young. “I am delighted to once again nominate […]
  • Global Efforts to Contain Coronavirus Epidemic May Not Work, Experts Warn Jan 28, 2020
      The coronavirus outbreak in mainland China is spiraling out of the country’s ability to control it and spreading across the world as health experts warn that it may be impossible to fully control what could be turning into a global epidemic.  Experts in infectious diseases told Scientific American‘s health vertical STAT on Monday that despite the efforts of […]
  • Mosquitoes are Drawn to Flowers as much as People — and now Scientists Know Why Jan 28, 2020
      Without their keen sense of smell, mosquitoes wouldn’t get very far. They rely on this sense to find a host to bite and spots to lay eggs. And without that sense of smell, mosquitoes could not locate their dominant source of food: nectar from flowers. “Nectar is an important source of food for all […]
  • Fairbanks Victim Hospitalized after being Shot by Unknown Assailant Jan 28, 2020
      A 37-year-old man in Fairbanks was transported to the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound after calling in the incident early Tuesday morning, troopers report. The victim, whose name was not released called AST at 1:21 am on Tuesday morning to report that he had been shot by an unknown person while at […]
  • NTSB: Pilot of Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter Climbed to Avoid Cloud Layer Jan 28, 2020
      The pilot of the helicopter that crashed and killed basketball superstar Kobe Bryant climbed to avoid a cloud layer just before slamming into a hillside, federal investigators say. Jennifer Homendy of the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday the pilot received special clearance to fly in heavy fog, then minutes later advised air traffic […]
  • Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Prepared to Protect Health of Travelers, Staff and the Public Jan 28, 2020
      (Anchorage) – Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) has taken additional precautions to protect the health and welfare of travelers, airport staff and the public, from the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). ANC is coordinating its efforts with the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS). Since the first of the year, six cargo flights from Wuhan, China have landed at ANC. These cargo flights […]
  • January 28th, 1908 Jan 28, 2020
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  • Forest Service Paying Timber Industry to Pick Which Trees It Wants in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest Jan 27, 2020
      Documents obtained via Freedom of Information Act detail close collaboration linking logging interests, Forest Service, and State of Alaska JUNEAU – Up to $1.3 million in U.S. Forest Service (USFS) dollars will wind up in the hands of the Alaska Forest Association – a timber industry group – for work that entails selecting old-growth […]

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Fairbanks Victim Hospitalized after being Shot by Unknown Assailant

Fairbanks Victim Hospitalized after being Shot by Unknown Assailant

  A 37-year-old man in Fairbanks was transported to the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound after calling in the incident early Tuesday morning, troopers report. The victim, whose…

Passed Out Driver in Wrong Lane Jailed on DUI/Endangering Charges in Fairbanks

Passed Out Driver in Wrong Lane Jailed on DUI/Endangering Charges in Fairbanks

  Alaska State Troopers responded to multiple calls reporting a vehicle in distress stopped in the wrong lane of travel on Sheep Creek and Line Drive in Fairbanks on Saturday…

Two Die on Icy Roads in Parks Highway Collision

Two Die on Icy Roads in Parks Highway Collision

  Two persons died in a two-vehicle collision on the  Parks Highway on Saturday afternoon according to Alaska State Troopers. Troopers responded to mile 61 of the Parks Highway to…

Fairbanks Police Investigating Missing Person Find Remains in Vacant Apartment

Fairbanks Police Investigating Missing Person Find Remains in Vacant Apartment

Fairbanks police discovered human remains after searching an apartment in connection with a missing persons report. Fairbanks police say. Fairbanks police received a missing persons report last week and as…

Northstar Center Escapee Captured with K9 Lenox’s Assistance

Northstar Center Escapee Captured with K9 Lenox’s Assistance

  At 4:23 pm on Saturday, the Department of Corrections contacted Alaska State Troopers and advised them that 37-year-old Stewart Erhart of Tanana had fled the Northstar Center and now…

Officers Identified in Officer-Involved Shooting of Long-Sought Sex Crimes Suspect Daniel Jensen

Officers Identified in Officer-Involved Shooting of Long-Sought Sex Crimes Suspect Daniel Jensen

  Authorities have released the names of the officers involved in the officer-involved shooting that occurred on Tuesday morning at a remote location along the Alaska Highway as 12-year veteran…

Fairbanks-Based Troopers Arrest Two During Sexual Assault Investigation Tuesday Night/Wednesday Morning

Fairbanks-Based Troopers Arrest Two During Sexual Assault Investigation Tuesday Night/Wednesday Morning

  Alaska State Troopers report that they made two arrests in a sexual assault investigation and follow-up late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. Troopers responded to a Birch Lane…

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