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Experts: Man in stabbing case is OK to stand trial

FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks judge heard testimony from two mental health experts who contend a man with a history of paranoid schizophrenia might be capable of aiding...
Judge throws out murder charge

FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks judge threw out a murder charge against a man with a history of mental illness. Superior Court Judge Robert Downes dismissed the charge...
Family alleges school district knew of sex abuse

...continue.In April, Fowlkes' aunt offered to serve as a third-party custodian of him until his trial, but a Fairbanks judge denied the request when he learned that 10 children were living at the aunt's home.The lawsuit only names the...
Fairbanks judge moves Senate case to Juneau

JUNEAU - A state court judge has moved a lawsuit over Alaska's still-disputed U.S. Senate race from Fairbanks to the state capital, Juneau.
Fairbanks judge told man not competent for trial

FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks Superior Court judge has been told that 53-year-old Brian Galbraith, of Fairbanks, is not competent to stand trial in the 2007 killing of a mental health worker.
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Fairbanks judge throws out marijuana conviction

FAIRBANKS - A Superior Court judge dismissed a man's marijuana conviction, ruling that the Alaska Constitution guarantees the right to possess marijuana for personal use in the home. Judge Richard Savell of Fairbanks dismissed Scott A. Thomas' conviction. Thomas was charged with three counts of felony fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance for allegedly growing pot plants in his home last summer.
North Pole woman jailed for beating kids

FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks judge has sentenced a 52-year-old North Pole woman to 2 1/2 years in prison for repeatedly beating three children in her care...
Program targets chronic inebriates of Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS - Charged with no crime and not in jail, a man faced a Fairbanks judge with his next 30 days hanging in the balance. A city attorney was trying to prove the man belonged in alcohol treatment even though...
Senior citizens group plans appeal for dismissed longevity bonus lawsuit

FAIRBANKS - A group of senior citizens is planning to appeal a decision by a Fairbanks judge who dismissed their lawsuit seeking a return of the state Longevity Bonus program. The plaintiffs said they'll take their case...
Candidates face off in final debate

...him from signing his natural gas contract. Sound off on the important issues at This week, the Legislature asked a Fairbanks judge to grant a temporary restraining order to prevent the governor from signing the contract with three oil companies...


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