Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.
The back of a police vehicle

2 people killed in Fairbanks apartment shooting, police say

Police are investigating the shooting as a double homicide.
Exterior: a herd of wood bison.

Young wood bison released to the wild in the western Interior

The 28 yearlings increase the Western Alaska Wood Bison herd to about 160 animals.
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‘She wasn’t afraid of adventure’: Alaska author Lael Morgan dies at 86

Morgan led an unconventional life, telling the stories of others, and creating her own.
An Alaska State Trooper cruiser parked on Nome’s Front Street in January 2015.

Four children killed in Fairbanks murder-suicide, troopers say

Troopers say their investigation determined that a 15-year-old boy shot three siblings and then himself.
a view from a car window of toppled trees

Power restored to thousands of Interior residents after major windstorm

As of late Wednesday afternoon, Golden Valley Electric Association had restored service to all but about 2,000 of the 30,000 members who lost power.
a fair outside on a cloudy day

There will be no poultry at this year’s Tanana Valley State Fair due to bird flu concerns

The decision also took into account the fairgrounds’ location next to Creamers Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, said the fair's board president.    
flames and smoke above trees

Denali Borough issues disaster declaration for Clear Fire damage

The 72,000-acre wildfire burned into two subdivisions.
a helicopter in front of mountains

‘I had to get out of there’: Fairbanks man’s remote rafting trip turns into wilderness COVID ordeal

David Hamilton, 77, emphasized the value of his $125 per year medevac insurance.
Exterior: a herd of wood bison.

More wood bison headed for Innoko River region

The 28 yearling wood bison are part of a group form Alberta’s Elk Island National Park that were trucked to Fairbanks in April.
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Troopers searching for grandmother after 2-year-old found locked in car near Healy

Troopers says evidence at the scene indicates the child and vehicle had been abandoned on Tuesday.
electric wires outside on a very foggy and cloudy day

Plane missing since Monday found crashed at Thompson Pass

Alaska State Troopers say the sole occupant, 38-year-old pilot Andy Andersen of Sutton, died in the crash.
flames and smoke above trees

The Clear Fire burned one year-round home and several cabins last week

Denali Borough Mayor Clay Walker says a preliminary report lists 15 affected properties.
a bulldozer pushes rocks on a roadway

Flash flooding closes stretch of Richardson Highway

It’s likely the 17-mile stretch of highway will remain closed through the weekend, says the state transportation department.
a person in a piece of heavy equipment grinds and chops trees

Cooler, wetter weather helps Interior fires, but ‘it’s not a season-ending event,’ says official

“It is not a season-ending event," said fire information officer Jose Acosta. "This will cause a lull in fire activity that could easily pick up.”
A firefighter stands watch over a fire burning in trees near a structure

Rain in Interior Alaska has not been nearly enough to stop wildfires, officials say

Fire information officer Jose Acosta said the state set a red flag record on Sunday.
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Officials still assessing damage of wind-driven Interior wildfire

The wind-fueled growth of the Clear fire Wednesday prompted urgent calls for residents of a nearby subdivision that had been under a long-standing evacuation call to leave if they hadn’t already.
flames and smoke above trees

As flames approach, Interior Alaska residents in Clear told to ‘leave now’

The fire was sparked by lightning in late June and has grown to more than 55,000 acres.
a house with smoke billowing behind it

Wildfire activity escalates in Alaska with 20 new fires Monday

Thousands of lightning strikes were again detected across a wide area, from Southcentral to the Interior and Northern Alaska. 
A packed courtroom

Two Rivers arson suspect pleads guilty to torching homes and lodge

Jamison Gallion's sentencing is scheduled for November 2-4.