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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.


Dan Bross / KUAC

A long standoff between police and an armed man in Fairbanks ended with the suspect being taken into custody alive yesterday afternoon. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.