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Kangas Guilty

May 16, 2016
Dan Bross / KUAC

A Tanana man has been convicted of first degree murder for killing 2 Alaska State Troopers. Twenty 2 year old Nathaniel Kangas shot Sargent Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabe Rich on May 1st 2014 as they tried to arrest his father at the Kangas home in Tanana. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, jurors spent less than 6 hours deliberating following a week of testimony, which included eye witness accounts and audio recordings of the killings.

Closing arguments in the trial of a Tanana man charged with killing 2 Alaska State Troopers, are scheduled for tomorrow (Fri) in Fairbanks Superior Court. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, presentation of evidence in the Nathaniel Kangas murder trial ended Wednesday.

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A new study identifies factors influencing wolf viewing opportunities in Denali National Park. Seeing a wolf has long been a draw for Denali visitors, but it’s become increasing rare to sight the predators along the park road. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the Park Service study looks at why.

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Ice is going out early along the Yukon River. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, flooding has so far not been an issue.

An independent review of the University of Alaska Fairbanks failed handling of sexual assault cases was released Friday. The review done by Anchorage attorney Jeff Feldman confirms that UAF failed to pursue required disciplinary action against perpetrators in 5 cases from 2011 into 2014. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Dam Approved To Save Home

Apr 21, 2016
Tom Gorman

Alaska’s braided rivers are known to change course, sometimes dramatically altering the landscape. An interior resident is experiencing that first hand. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, extreme measures are being taken by a Delta Junction area resident to protect his property from the Tanana River.

The season’s first wildfires are getting attention. The Alaska Inter-agency Coordination Center reports a 25 acre blaze in the Palmer being worked by 13 firefighters, with smaller blazes in the MatSu, on the Kenai, and in the Fairbanks area, drawing responses or being monitored in recent days.

Eastern Alaska Range Avalanche Information Center / Eastern Alaska Range Avalanche Information Center

A Fairbanks man was killed by an avalanche in the Summit Lake area. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, it’s the second fatal snow machine triggered slide in the area this month.