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Channel 2 NewsThe fire management plan for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is being revised for the first time in five years. Officials at the refuge will take public comments on the environmental assessment draft until the end of the month. The Peninsula...
Fairbanks Daily News-MinerA Colorado man who pleaded guilty to shipping almost $350,000 worth of methamphetamine to Fairbanks has been sentenced to 15 ½ years in federal prison. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/zjedx3) reports 40-year-old Mario Gutierrez sent meth...
Tags: Punishment, Methamphetamine (drug), Trials
The recent discovery of two rabid wolves has prompted Fairbanks North Star Borough animal control officials to offer nightly rabies vaccines next week at the shelter. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says the $5 vaccines will be available 4 p.m. to 7 p.m....
Tags: Rabies, Vaccines, Preventative Medicine
Channel 2 NewsDespite winter weather, thousands of people came to the Port of Anchorage Saturday morning to celebrate the transition of the Navy's newest ship from a vessel to a warship. For the crew of the USS Anchorage, designated LPD-23, the commissioning ceremony...
Channel 2 NewsOfficials in Juneau say they collected a record amount of unwanted prescription medication during a weekend disposal event. Similar events were held Saturday across the nation and across Alaska as part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day....
Channel 2 NewsInfants will be eligible for free vaccines throughout Alaska from April 20 to April 27 at state public health centers. State officials say in a release that public health centers will waive the cost of immunization for children up to two years and...
Channel 2 NewsAn Anchorage pharmacist was convicted of forgery on March 11, 2013. An investigation by the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing revealed that between 2009 and 2012, 42-year-old Ronald Engberson had forged more than 90...
Channel 2 NewsA federal judge sentenced a Homer charter boat captain to 10 years in prison for giving drugs to underage girls and for having child pornography. 34-year-old Randall Scott Hines received his punishment for one consolidated count of distributing drugs...
Channel 2 NewsPostal inspectors intercepted a large package of methamphetamine. The Anchorage Daily News reported Sunday that the package contained more than 4 pounds of methamphetamine that was sent from Visalia, Calif. Court documents say that the highly-...
Tags: Methamphetamine (drug)
Channel 2 NewsOver the years many people have explored the world of medicine, trying to find new ways to help heal the sick. Natural Health Center, a clinic in Anchorage, doesn’t prescribe the typical over the counter drug. This clinic treats its patients with...
Channel 2 NewsA state representative has introduced legislation to create schools of medicine and law at the University of Alaska. Rep. Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) says it’s time to invest in education, in order to build the workforce that Alaska will need...
Channel 2 NewsA Las Vegas man, authorities say trafficked prescription painkillers to Alaska, was sentenced to 15 years in prison. The U.S. Attorney in Nevada says 28-year old Nicholas Ghafouria pleaded guilty to money laundering, conspiracy and criminal forfeiture...
Tags: Punishment, Trials, OxyContin (drug)
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