Robyne, KUAC - Fairbanks
Law enforcement officers who arrested Steven Downs for the 1993 rape and murder of Sophie Sergie testified at Downs’s trial on Wednesday.
Debra Gillis, with the Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory, said the bullet she examined was too mangled to match it to guns taken from the suspect.
The trial may wrap up this week.
The former girlfriend and chief investigator of the 1993 murder of Sophie Sergie took witness stand in a Fairbanks courtroom on Tuesday to testify in a case that was cold for nearly three decades.
Nicholas Dazer shared a dorm room with Steven Downs, who is accused of killing Sophie Sergie in 1993. He said Downs had two guns.
The chaos of students taking finals and then leaving at the end of the spring semester frustrated investigators in the days after 20-year-old Sophie Sergie was found dead on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.
The first person who reported seeing the Sophie Sergie’s body was Okcha Ancheta. She testified Thursday in the trial of Steven Downs, who is charged with Sergie’s murder and sexual assault.
Former UAF students describe what they heard and saw in dorm in 1993 before Sophie Sergie was found dead
The former university students spoke at the trial of Steven Downs. Downs is charged with Sergie’s murder and sexual assault.
The "Molly of Denali" project is just one effort of Doyon Foundation’s language revitalization program, which works to preserve the ancestral languages of the Doyon region.
"We are in a spike far bigger than anything that we have seen to date," says chief medical officer of Foundation Health Partners. "And unfortunately we’re in it at the same time as many places across the country and Alaska.”
Detective Avery Thompson was put on leave this spring and then demoted after he says he supported his partner, Alana Malloy’s sexual harassment claims.
Before too many people move on from the pandemic the University of Alaska's Museum of the North wants to collect culturally important objects that represent Alaska’s response to the pandemic to be able to display for future museum visitors.
Walter Harper, an Athabascan guide, was the first person to step foot on Denali. A group of Alaskans have been pushing for more recognition of Harper, who died in his 20s after a steamer he was on ran aground on his way to medical school.
Jenney Tse is an international-award-winning tea expert, consulted by artisanal growers in Hawaii, India and China. Now she will be starting the only tea farm in Alaska linked to Chena Hot Springs geothermal resources.
After COVID-19 has kept stages dusty and theaters empty for more than a year, performing arts producers, venues, and operators are getting a much-needed lifeline.
A household is eligible if someone qualifies for the Lifeline program, receives assistance like free school lunches, or experienced a substantial loss of income due to pandemic. Households that make less than 135% of the federal poverty designation per household also apply.
Medical workers at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital say the hospital’s capacity is being strained by high COVID-19 rates, and the community should be more alarmed.
Fairbanks doctors are pointing to a direct relationship between the high case rate and the Interior’s low vaccination rate.
The 1993 killing of 20-year-old Sophie Sergie at the UAF dormitory was a considered a cold case until 2018, when DNA evidence found a suspect.