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January 9, 2014 at 5:26 AM

Alaska man shoots neighbor’s dog, claims self-defense

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A Fairbanks man claimed self-defense after shooting a neighbor’s dog in his yard near downtown Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the man shot the 30-pound chow-type dog Sunday once with a .45-caliber handgun and was not charged. Police Lt. Doug Welborn says the man had previously complained to authorities about his neighbor’s…


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January 2, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Heroin found in Fairbanks child’s toy packaging

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Fairbanks police say a small bag of heroin was found in the packaging of a local child’s toy. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner  says police were called to a home on the 1200 block of McCarthy Avenue Sunday by the father of a young boy. Police say the father found a baggie containing what…


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