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Updated: A Fairbanks grand jury has indicted 13 Fairbanks Correctional Center inmates on charges of rioting and criminal mischief related to an August 17th riot at the jail. The inmates took over a part of the jail for about an hour and a half before surrendering after they were tear-gassed by members of two tactical police units that were called in.


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A judge has set bail at $750,000 for a Fairbanks man charged with two counts of attempted murder.

A man who allegedly shot one person and fired on another Tuesday in Fairbanks is in custody.

Alaska State Troopers

A 23-car pileup closed a slippery stretch of the Johansen Expressway for nearly three hours Tuesday afternoon. Only minor injuries were reported, but the chain-reaction wrecks closed the two westbound lanes between Peger Road and University Avenue – right after four state Department of Transportation snowplows had passed through the area.


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The Fairbanks City Council on Monday approved bonuses to help recruit and retain police officers and dispatchers.

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Fairbanks Police say a man shot by police in June was prepared for violence. FPD held a press conference Thursday to share results of an investigation of the police killing of 21 year old Mathew Stover of Northway, after he opened fire on officers. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, police shared photo and video evidence of the deadly encounter, as well as extensive weaponry Stover had at the scene. The following story contains audio of the shooting.

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(STORY CONTAINS AUDIO OF SHOOTING INCIDENT THAT MAY BE UPSETTING TO SOME LISTENERS)

Dash and body camera video of Fairbanks Police shooting a suspect, backs law enforcement accounts of what happened. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the video released at a press conference Wednesday, shows a high speed chase and the fatal shooting of 23 year old Shawn Buck on May 25th.

Alaska Department of Corrections

Alaska State Troopers say they’ve charged several inmates at Fairbanks Correctional Center with rioting and assault for their roles in a disturbance at the jail Thursday that led to a lockdown and street closure.

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The Fairbanks Police department remains understaffed, despite a recently approved hiring bonus. Police Chief Eric Jewkes told City Council members this week the substandard pay is driving high turnover and making recruiting difficult. And while a new labor contract is being contested in court, Jewkes says the short-staffed department must deal with a spike in violent crime.


There was a funeral service in the village of Northway today (Fri) for a man shot by police in Fairbanks earlier this month. Twenty one year old Mathew Colton Stover of Northway died in a confrontation with FPD officers in a field next to Fairbanks Correctional Center on June 19th. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, questions remain about Stover’s motivation and what happened with police.

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