Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

A former FBI agent says Fairbanks police violated fundamental investigative protocol following the 1997 murder of John Hartman. Download Audio

Two of the Fairbanks Four say they lied to police about some of what they did the October 1997 night John Hartman was attacked, but maintain they did so out of fear and confusion, not guilt. Download Audio

The Fairbanks Police Department came under criticism at last night’s city council meeting. During citizen’s comments, Fairbanks resident and Alaska Native Daisy Stevens questioned the department’s handling of recent and past homicide investigations. Download Audio

Boot print evidence used to link one of the Fairbanks Four to the 1997 murder of John Hartman, are disputed by a forensic expert. Download Audio

The first of four Fairbanks men seeking exoneration from convictions for a 1997 murder took the stand at an ongoing evidentiary hearing yesterday. Download Audio

People who say they were with the Fairbanks Four the night of John Hartman’s 1997 murder, recount aggressive questioning by police trying to build a case against the men.

A perception and memory expert took the stand at the Fairbanks Four hearing on Tuesday. University of Washington psychology professor Jeffrey Loftus’s work focuses on our ability to recognize others at distance and under various conditions, including darkness. Download Audio

Two Alaska State Troopers hired in September 2013 to re-investigate the 1997 John Hartman murder case testified in state court in Fairbanks on Monday. Download Audio

A man who claims a high school classmate told him he and group of friends killed John Hartman back in 1997, testified in state court in Fairbanks on Thursday. Download Audio

A video deposition of a man implicated in the 1997 John Hartman murder in Fairbanks, was played in court Wednesday. Download Audio

A hearing re-examining long questioned murder convictions opened in state court in Fairbanks today. A group of Native men, who’ve come to be known as the Fairbanks Four, were convicted of the October 1997 beating of 15 year old John Hartman on a downtown street, but new evidence has leveraged another look. Download Audio

An evidentiary hearing is scheduled to begin Monday in state court in Fairbanks in the case of four Fairbanks men seeking exoneration from convictions for a nearly two-decade old murder. Download Audio

School and University of Alaska Fairbanks classes are cancelled and thousands are without power this morning in the Fairbanks area due to heavy snow. Download Audio

The public’s help is being sought to find a Fairbanks man who went missing off the Dalton Highway 3 weeks ago. Twenty-three-year-old Dalton Hanson disappeared while on a moose hunting trip. Download Audio

An international seminar on extractive industries in the Arctic is happening at the University of Alaska Fairbanks this weekend. UAF history professor and seminar organizer Terrance Cole says it’s bringing together participants from numerous circumpolar nations to discuss the increasing focus on developing the Arctic’s largely untapped resources.

Fairbanks got its first major snowfall of the season Friday. As usual, drivers are counting on the state to plow and sand highways and some side roads, but budget cuts mean reduced maintenance. The downsized operation is expected to be tested this winter.

A new dinosaur species has been discovered in Alaska. Bones of the plant eating Hadrosaur were excavated by researchers working in a known fossil rich zone north of the Brooks Range.

Local hearings are happening this week on the planned basing of 54 F-35 fighter jets at Eielson Air Force Base. The sessions, in North Pole, Delta and Fairbanks, provide opportunity to comment on a draft Environmental Impact Statement on the basing plan.

Fairbanks annual Equinox Marathon is Saturday. A hilly, mostly off road course and wet, cool weather make the race a challenge, but a few participants in this year’s event are battling a much tougher foe. Download Audio

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority will select a partner for the Interior Energy Project by the end of the year. Download Audio