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In a step that promises to reshape the Fairbanks energy picture, a state agency has signed a letter of intent to purchase the small natural gas utility system there for $52.5 million, potentially fueled by natural gas supplies that would be trucked in.


Dermot Cole
It was about 0 below Monday afternoon when UAF crews attempted to locate a steam and water line breakage that left more than a dozen buildings without heat or water. By 8:30 p.m., services had been restored to all of the buildings. Laurel Andrews
Officials say the dog alerted family members, who smelled burning when they woke up and discovered a glow coming from their stove's chimney. The family called 911. Family members then ran outside, where it was 25 degrees below zero.Associated Press
The wheels may have fallen off the plan to truck natural gas to Fairbanks from the North Slope, but proponents are hoping to build momentum for another try -- expanding the list of possible energy sources this time to include Cook Inlet.Dermot Cole
Electric rates will soon be declining by an average of about $17 a month for customers of Golden Valley Electric Association, thanks to lower costs of generating power with oil.Alaska Dispatch News
The Regulatory Commission of Alaska approved a rate increase for the 90 customers who rely on steam heat in downtown Fairbanks. Alaska Dispatch News
A Fairbanks man is facing multiple charges after he robbed a female acquaintance at gunpoint, then kicked her out of the vehicle both were riding in, Alaska State Troopers say.Megan Edge
Alaska State Troopers have arrested a Fairbanks halfway-house escapee considered a "dangerous" offender, while another man remains on the loose after fleeing a third-party custodian in Fairbanks this month. Megan Edge
Alaska State Troopers say they are investigating the shooting of a 49-year-old North Pole man, who's being treated for life-threatening injuries. Megan Edge
In an “unusual if not unprecedented” night of activity, scientists successfully launched four rockets into the upper atmosphere from the University of Alaska’s Poker Flat Research Range Sunday night.Michelle Theriault Boots