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Fairbanks man sentenced to 9 years in cocaine case

FAIRBANKS—A Fairbanks man linked to local rappers and caught with more than 13 ounces of cocaine in 2012 will spend a little more than nine years in prison.

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City to send evidence to private lab in fatal fire at Fairbanks post office

FAIRBANKS—The city of Fairbanks possesses untested evidence from the fire that killed a homeless man last year in the lobby of the downtown post office, according to Mayor John Eberhart.

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Updated: July 09, 2014 - 12:26 pm

FAIRBANKS — It took five truckloads of gravel to fill a particularly deep sinkhole that appeared in a Gold Hill resident’s yard last week, but there are still plenty of theories on what might have caused the weak-knee-inducing 70- to 80-foot-deep hole.

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Yukon Quest overhauls rest times for 2015 race
Updated: July 09, 2014 - 6:51 pm

FAIRBANKS — The Yukon Quest will overhaul its plans for mandatory stops in the 2015 race, a change that race officials said is designed to ensure better rested dog teams.

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Drug trafficker gets 5 years for shipping pills
Updated: July 08, 2014 - 8:03 am

ANCHORAGE — An admitted drug trafficker and former heroin addict who shipped at least 10,000 oxycodone pills to Fairbanks and Juneau between 2008 and 2010 received a sentence of more than five years in prison Monday.

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Making his mark: Borough employee has mapped Fairbanks’ history
Updated: July 07, 2014 - 11:47 am

FAIRBANKS — Martin Gutoski is a man with a heart for history and maps.

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<p>David Jonas paddles a canoe in Goldstream Valley after bringing a skiff up from the Tanana River, where he had traveled to secure his cabin Wednesday night. Photo courtesy Amy Marsh.</p>

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David Jonas paddles a canoe in Goldstream Valley after bringing a skiff up from the Tanana River, where he had traveled to secure his cabin Wednesday night. Photo courtesy Amy Marsh.

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Fortymile caribou hunts delayed; season to open Sept. 3

FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced that the fall hunting season for Fortymile caribou along the Steese and Taylor highways is being delayed to avoid a Labor Day weekend slaughter similar to the one that occurred last year. The season is now set to open Sept. 3.

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