Fairbanks

Sporadic power problems at the University of Alaska Fairbanks this winter highlight the urgent need for a new power plant, UA President Pat Gamble told legislators Tuesday.

Dermot Cole
Two men found dead in separate incidents in Fairbanks on Friday are suspected to have succumbed to exposure. Temperatures in Fairbanks dropped rapidly on Thursday evening.Laurel Andrews
Over a period of six years, hundreds of prescriptions mailed by Alaska pharmacies to veterans and villagers disappeared while in the custody of the U.S. Postal Service in Fairbanks. The postal clerk who admitted stealing some of the medication would face no jail time under a plea bargain.Dermot Cole

General, a husky puppy in Fairbanks, was born with deformed front legs, but that hasn't slowed him down one bit.

Craig Medred
The driver of the car, whom troopers suspect of drunken driving, faces one count of negligent homicide. Devin Kelly
A long-awaited transition in local energy supplies from heating oil to natural gas advanced Thursday with state approval of a $29 million financing package that clears the way for the installation of pipes in the North Pole area this summer. Dermot Cole
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
A married couple entered guilty pleas on Friday in Anchorage to sex trafficking charges stemming from an investigation that found they ran a prostitution ring in cities across Alaska. Amber Batts faces 10 years in prison.Jerzy Shedlock
Faced with falling rates of shareholder participation, Alaska Native corporations are moving to avoid the possibility of annual meetings where they cannot conduct business.Jeannette Lee Falsey
A man flying his drone caused quite a stir among residents of one Eagle River neighborhood this week after police received reports that the device had been spotted following children.Sean Doogan