The third annual Flint Hills Resources 'Swap-O-Rama' is hosting a community-wide clothing event for all ages this Saturday at the Pioneer Park Civic Center. The event offers a chance for folks to clean out their closets and bring over used clothes in good condition. Green Star of Interior Alaska is accepting clothing donations from noon to 8 p.m. today and Friday. This year, Green Star is taking the extra time to sort out the clothes so that they are organized by size and gender.
A Fairbanks man was arraigned yesterday in Fairbanks Superior Court after being arrested when a family member allegedly witnessed him assaulting a woman. 28-year-old Ronald Aldrich is charged with two counts of second degree assault. According to charging documents, a woman contacted the Alaska State Troopers that her family member had witnessed Aldrich choking and hitting another woman. The troopers went to Aldrich's residence where they saw a woman lying on the floor holding her throat. The victim had swelling on her face, bumps on head, a hoarse voice, and scratch marks.