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A Fairbanks woman was shot and killed Wednesday, but police said they were not immediately calling the death a homicide and are not seeking suspects at this time. 


Megan Edge
Two people have fallen seriously ill as a botulism outbreak that could affect as many as 25 people in communities in the Bristol Bay region is monitored by health officials. The contamination appears to be linked to seal oil.Dave Bendinger | KDLG News
A brief mystery surrounding the disappearance of a skiff used by monks living off the grid on an island in the Gulf of Alaska was resolved with help from two nun witnesses on a nearby island.Alaska Dispatch News
Keith Cormican hopes his equipment, which can scan 200 feet of river bottom at a time and produce high-resolution images, will speed up the search and recovery effort for two travelers whose ATV was discovered under Kuskokwim River ice earlier this month.Sean Doogan
A bulldozer being driven across the Nenana River at the town of Nenana plunged through ice at a spot that's traditionally used as an ice bridge. The driver wasn't reported injured.Associated Press
Investigations into alleged "inappropriate communications" with a minor began in April, Alaska State Troopers write.Laurel Andrews
A man who escaped an avalanche in the Alaska Range in early December returned to the site of the slide with another man to retrieve the body of Erik Peterson, who died in the avalanche.Dermot Cole
The Alaska Bar Association's Ethics Committee has offered informal advice regarding personal use and other ethical issues attorneys may face as Alaska prepares to legalize recreational marijuana use and develop a marijuana industry.Laurel Andrews
Bruce Wolf, a 73-year-old former Alaska ophthalmologist who had a private practice in Fairbanks for many years, died in a car accident Dec. 21 in Blaine, Wash.Alaska Dispatch News
The offices of Alaska Dispatch News will be closed Christmas Day and will close early on Dec. 24, Christmas Eve. Alaska Dispatch News