Alaska State Troopers

The state Department of Public Safety has identified the two Alaska State Troopers who were part of last weekend’s fatal officer-involved shooting near Fairbanks.

Alaska State Troopers are investigating an officer-involved fatal shooting of a suspect this weekend at a residence on the North Side of Fairbanks.

Alaska State Troopers

There’s a break in a murder case that has haunted Fairbanks for over a quarter century. Alaska State Troopers held a press conference Friday identifying a Maine man as a suspect in a 1993 sexual assault and murder at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Eyre family

Christmas Eve will mark one year since 20 year old Cody Eyre was fatally shot by Fairbanks Police and Alaska State Troopers. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, Eyre’s family is holding Christmas Eve events to remember Cody, and raise awareness about what they see as law enforcement’s poor handling of a mental health crisis.

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The chief of Alaska’s National Transportation Safety Board office has released additional information about the people and plane involved in an Aug. 12 crash at a remote airstrip about 40 miles southwest of Delta Junction.

“No injuries,” he said. “Definitely substantial damage to the airplane.”

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.


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.


Kangas Guilty

May 16, 2016
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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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