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Two Fairbanks residents were arrested Tuesday for filing nearly 100 false tax returns claiming $214,560 in refunds, according to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office.

Jerzy Shedlock
Originally slated to open this Sunday, Krispy Kreme said it has not yet broken ground on an Alaska franchise.Sean Doogan
A 28-year-old man accused of attempting to smuggle drugs over the fence and then fleeing from the scene at the Anchorage Correctional Complex is facing multiple charges. Megan Edge
Alaska State Troopers are investigating the beating of one man and threats to kill a family in a Western Alaska Village. Two men have been arrested and troopers say they are looking for a third man. Megan Edge
A tractor-trailer crashed on the Dalton Highway spilling 3,000 to 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel about 30 miles of the Yukon River, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation officials said.Megan Edge
It's a topsy-turvy world we're living in lately, where it's raining in normally sub-zero Alaska and the U.S. South is dealing with show-stopping winter weather. And some research suggests it's only likely to continue.Craig Medred
A House committee Thursday morning approved a plan to cut the Legislature’s spending by 1.7 percent, well short of the reductions proposed by Gov. Bill Walker to state agency budgets under his control.Nathaniel Herz
A representative from First Student, the bus company used by the school district, had originally recommended third-grade as a minimum for students to be dropped off or picked up alone, but the board settled on kindergarten.Associated Press
The 600-foot container vessel had stopped in Dutch Harbor to pick up a cargo of seafood to bring back to Asia when the U.S. Coast Guard conducted an inspection, which they said required further investigation.Tegan Hanlon
Willow's fire department covers 100 square miles with some of the oldest equipment in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, a moldy fire station and rising frustration that's led to a public "letter of discontent" with the board of supervisors in charge of it all. Zaz Hollander