As winter sets in and the days get shorter, Alaska State Trooper said drivers can have a hard time seeing pedestrians and cyclists using roads, which makes reflective clothing or flashing LED lights critical.
The Fairbanks International Airport has a new hanger on its property designed to help save lives. LifeMed Alaska cut the ribbon on their new hanger Thursday, and welcomed guests to an open house on Saturday.
The Fairbanks Police Department (FPD) is cautioning parents and children about riding ATVs and dirt bikes on public roads. According to Deputy Chief Rick Sweet, FPD has been getting complaints about youth riding recklessly in residential areas.
Staffing issues at the Fairbanks Police Department have forced officers to work extra hours to try to keep Fairbanks safe. The department is short 11 positions from a total of 45 they are budgeted for.
According to a Facebook post put out by the Fairbanks Police Department (FPD), Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) residents have been receiving phone calls from an individual identifying themselves as a Fairbanks law enforcement officer.
On May 15 all vehicles operating in Fairbanks, and those of all Alaskans living above the 60 North Latitude line, will be required to remove any studded tires and replace them with their springtime counterparts.
The days are getting longer and warmer and many Alaskan’s are pulling out their ATVs, side-by-sides and dirt bikes to enjoy the summer, but like everything there are rules involved with recreational vehicles.
Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson chose Deputy Chief of Police Kenneth McCoy to replace Police Chief Justin Doll while he is on leave before official retirement. The change will go into effect at 8 a.m. Monday.
The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday suspended the search in waters off Alaska for an overdue helicopter piloted by the former head of Alaska’s largest tribal health care organization, who resigned last week after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against him.
Snowmachining is a popular winter activity in Alaska. Whether for fun or just to get you from one place to the next, many Alaskans spend their winter on the vehicles. However, they can be dangerous if used improperly.
Interior law enforcement is looking for a new place to train officers after the firing range they previously used was closed. They have identified 10 sites around the Fairbanks and North Pole area and are seeking public comment about the proposed locations.
The City of Fairbanks has announced it’s plans for hiring a new Police Chief for the Fairbanks Police Department. The spot was left vacant after the previous chief, Nancy Reeder, left the position suddenly in August. Since August, Rick Sweet has been serving as the acting chief at the department while they look to hire a new one.