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Bear Can

4 hours ago
Jeff Wells / Alaska Department of Fish and Game

State officials came to the aid of a bear with a can stuck on its head along the Alaska Highway. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Dan Bross / KUAC

Fairbanks Growden Park is getting a face lift. The home of the Alaska Goldpanners baseball team, and the annual Midnight Sun Game, has fallen into disrepair in recent years. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the Goldpanners have teamed with the Fairbanks North Star Borough to fix it up the stadium.

UAA Justice Center

Results are in from a survey of University of Alaska students about sexual victimization. The University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center administered “Campus Climate” survey provides insight into occurrences of sexual assault and other misconduct. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Todd Paris / University of Alaska Fairbanks

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has several prospective customers for the HAARP facility. UAF took ownership of the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program facility in Gakona from the Air Force last summer, and as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, there’s optimism that the station, once destined for scrap, has a future.

Dan Bross / KUAC

The state plans to open its Tanana Valley Fisheries Center in Fairbanks next week (June 7). As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the visitor’s center will realize a long envisioned public interface at the Ruth Burnett Sport fish hatchery.

Tim Ellis/KUAC

Alaska State Parks officials have closed a section of trail in Big Delta State Historical Park near Delta Junction, because the Tanana River been cutting sharply into its southern bank where the trail is located. The extreme erosion now threatens a couple of historical cabins within the park. State and local officials are working on a plan to shore up the bank – and to come up with a way to pay for it.

Pump Turns Cold Into Hot

May 25, 2016
Dan Bross / KUAC

A prototype heat pump that can derive warmth from extremely cold air, will be tested in Fairbanks. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the unit which amplifies heat extracted from well below zero ambient air, could offer an alternative to fossil fuel and wood fired stoves and boilers.

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.

05-09-16 8:30 AM newscast