Tim Ellis, KUAC - Fairbanks
U.S. fighter jets intercept, escort Russian aircraft off Alaska’s coast
NORAD scrambled Alaska-based F-22 and F-16 fighters and an AWACS radar plane for Thursday's "routine interception."
10,000 service members begin massive Northern Edge military exercise
Military officials advise Alaskans to expect aircraft noise and Gulf of Alaska naval operations during the state's biggest exercise of the year.
Delta Junction couple faces federal charges for allegedly bilking ‘Bud and Breakfast’ investors
The FBI investigators say the couple used false and fraudulent claims to get 22 people to invest more than $700,000 in a “marijuana theme park.”
Army sends 90 Stryker vehicles from Fort Wainwright to Ukraine
A few Stryker combat vehicles remain at Fort Wainwright, for training soldiers in facing weapons of mass destruction.
EPA fines Interior Alaska gold mine’s owner $600K for mishandling hazardous waste
An EPA attorney says the violations were found in 2019 at the Pogo mine and two underground tanks beneath its assay laboratory.
State cuts fire breaks on wildfire-prone land near Delta Junction
The 300-foot-wide fire break, west of Delta Junction, is near an area that has seen wildfires sparked by military training.
Army’s 11th Airborne to host ‘large-scale’ training exercise near Fort Wainwright, Eielson
Convoys from JBER started rolling toward Fort Wainwright over the Parks Highway on Wednesday. They'll begin returning on April 6.
State proposes regulations for nuclear facilities, asks public input
The state is asking for public comments on new rules for siting small nuclear reactors, like one planned for Eielson Air Force Base.
Tanana man charged with murder in shooting of relative
A Tanana man has been charged with first-degree murder, after Alaska State Troopers say he fatally shot a family member who lived next door.
Airman slipped on ice, fell off Tanana River bridge, troopers say
Troopers have wrapped up their investigation of the Feb. 18 incident. The Eielson Air Force Base airman who fell is still being treated for her injuries.
Army selects natural gas-fired heat system for Fort Wainwright
The U.S. Army is proposing to replace Fort Wainwright’s coal-fired heat and power plant with natural-gas fired boilers installed around the post.
2 hurt when Army attack helicopter crashes in Talkeetna
An Army spokesperson says the AH-64D Apache helicopter was one of four that were taking part in a training flight.
The Air Force is swapping out Eielson’s aging F-16 fighter jets
The new jets will join Eielson's 18th Aggressor Squadron, which trains Air Force pilots during Red Flag and Northern Edge events.
North Pole man held in double homicide near Delta Junction
Daniel Serkov, 33, was arraigned Saturday on two counts of first-degree murder in the Friday deaths. His bail was set at $2 million.
State offers help with high feed prices, but some farmers are pushing for an Alaska grain reserve
Higher prices for feed, fuel and fertilizer have driven some producers to cut back on their livestock.
JBER jets get warm welcome on Whitehorse repair stop
Aviation enthusiasts were excited to see two Alaska-based F-22 Raptors land in Yukon's capital after one had an engine problem returning from Europe.
Three Bears Alaska to build North Pole grocery/retail complex
Wasilla-based grocery chain Three Bears Alaska will build a new store in North Pole, the latest in its statewide expansion plan.
Homeless man dies in Fairbanks during 50-below wind chill
Troopers say 55-year-old Charles Akiviana was found dead Friday morning, frozen in a snowdrift near a tent he had been living in.
Interior Alaska may soon be home to the state’s first community solar project
The "community solar" project would offer an alternative for members who can’t install green-energy system at home.
State downsizes bison hunt after a third of Delta herd starves to death
Fish and Game is shortening the six-month Delta Junction bison season to two weeks, and reducing its hunt quota from 120 to 50.