Daniel Tosh tickets as high at $500: Funny guy, Daniel Tosh, will be making some people laugh this weekend and flat out offending others Saturday night at the Atwood Concert Hall. His two shows sold out in hours Dec. 13, but have no fear, Craigslist is here! Scalpers, or folks that just couldn't make the time to see Tosh live, are selling tickets on the free website for anywhere from $63 to $500. Luckily, Alaska has no ticket scalping law, so it is totally acceptable.
Teenage robbery suspect to be tried as adult: A Fairbanks teen is being charged as an adult for allegedly robbing an apartment at gunpoint and shooting a 30-year-old occupant in the spine, according to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Chester Clifton Fields Jr., 16, went to the Wedgewood Resort apartments with 21-year-old accomplice Isaiah Cross. They got into a gun fight with the occupants, at which time Fields shot one of them with his 9 mm pistol, and Cross was injured. The teen has been charged with first-degree felony assault, first-degree robbery and felony burglary. He allegedly told police he was robbing the apartment's occupants for drugs and money.
Big Lake man held after firing at neighbor: A Big Lake man is in jail without bail after firing several round from a handgun at his neighbor, according to Alaska State Troopers. Troopers responding to a disturbance report from a residence on Musk Ox Street in Big Lake shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday said they discovered that 38-year-old Brandon Schatz had allegedly fired at his neighbor five times with a handgun. “No injuries were sustained,” according to trooper reports. Schatz was charged with five counts of second-degree misconduct involving a weapon, six counts of third-degree assault, and a single count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a weapon and held without bail.
The mystery of Moose die-offs in Minnesota: Moose is parts of the contiguous United States are dying off at rates that alarm biologists and residents of those regions. Minnesota’s northwest population dropped from 4,000 in the 1980s to just 100 today. The state’s more robust northeast population has fallen from 8,800 in 2006 to just 4,300, a decline so fast that the local Chippewa tribe canceled its subsistence hunt. The New York Times follows the problem in an article and accompanying video. The immediate causes of the moose deaths aren’t really in dispute; parasites like ticks and brainworm are responsible for many of them. What has scientists puzzled is why these scourges -- which aren’t new to the animals -- are suddenly causing so many more deaths.