Sunday 26, Feb 2017

Fairbanks Police Release Footage Of James Richards Shooting Incident

On Tuesday, August 30th 2016 at around 1:40 p.m., the Fairbanks Police Dispatch Center received multiple calls that a male, later identified as James Richards, was pointing a gun at a female inside of the Alaska Motel. One caller reported that Richards had fired a gun inside the room.
Multiple officers arrived on scene and we can see them attempt to make contact with Richards who was walking southbound, carrying a black semi-automatic pistol in his right hand.

"Put the gun down, Put your weapon down."

He ignores the commands.

Warm Weather, Heavy Snow Will Make Interior Roads Dangerous Through Weekend

Snowfall in the Tanana Valley and surrounding areas is expected to continue through Friday, and into the weekend, with a possible 5 or more inches of snow.

With the temperatures rising, snow has become significantly wet, making the roads very slick in town.
Everyone should continue to drive with extreme caution, as multiple accidents involving cars have been reported, particularly those driving off road and into the snow. People should also allow extra time to reach their destination.

Hearing On Oil & Gas Tax Brings Questions Of State's Reliance On Unstable Market

The State House Resources Committee held a hearing yesterday on House Bill 111, the oil and gas production tax measure.

Kara Moriarty of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association was one of those testifying.
She said that governments in Alaska, state and local combined, received over 2.1 billion dollars in taxes and revenue from the oil industry during the last fiscal year.

Tyson Foods Awards Fairbanks Food Bank $10,000 Donation

Tyson Foods made a generous grant to the Fairbanks and Mat-Su Community Food Banks Wednesday evening.

A group of local teenagers from the Future Farmers of America, or FFA Chapter, won a national competition based on community service work.
They chose two local food banks, one of which was the Fairbanks Food Bank, to be a recipient of the donation.

At the presentation, both checks were presented by the President of the National FFA.
The Mat-Su Food Bank received five-thousand dollars and the Fairbanks Food Bank received ten-thousand.

'Shine A Light On Slavery' Movement Raises Global Awareness On Human Trafficking

February 23rd, people all over the world are celebrating an event known as 'Shine A Light on Slavery'.
The observance is designed to generate awareness of human trafficking.

'Shine A Light on Slavery' is being coordinated by the 'END IT Movement'- a coalition of non-profit organizations.

Human trafficking issues have become more present since President Donald Trump signing an executive order on February 9th to help prevent international trafficking.

Fairbanks Family Affected By Cancer Donates For The Cause

For the last two years, Alex Schutte has been growing out his hair to donate to those battling cancer.
This started when his grandma was diagnosed with breast cancer and started losing her hair due to treatment.

Today, Julia Laude met with the Fairbanks family to learn their story of how cancer has affected them, and what they're doing to make things easier for other cancer patients.