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Man dead, two women seriously injured in Knik-Goose Bay crash

One man is dead and two women are seriously injured after a head-on crash New Year's morning on Knik-Goose Bay Road, Alaska State Troopers told Channel 2 News.

Thief steals Salvation Army red kettle in Wasilla

A red kettle containing hundreds of dollars in donations was stolen Wednesday night in Wasilla, the Salvation Army announced Thursday.

Teen charged in 2014 killing of Palmer man changes plea

A Mat-Su Valley teen has avoided murder charges after changing his plea for the 2014 killing of a 42-year-old man on the Glenn Highway.

Wasilla officials consider moving police department

Wasilla officials weigh proposal to move police department

As Wasilla officials review the city's budget, a years-old proposal to relocate the police department's headquarters is being reconsidered in light of a new opportunity to cheaply purchase the old Iditarod Elementary School building.

Float plane strip

Study underway for new Mat-Su float plane base

As the population of the Mat-Su area continues to grow, so do the number of planes in the sky. That’s why borough officials are looking into ways to expand the areas in which float plane pilots can land.

Book controversy Patrick

Concerned Wasilla parents push to have controversial library book moved

A concerned parent is asking the Wasilla Public Library consider relocating a controversial book from its current position in the youth section.

Mat-Su benefits lawsuit

Mat-Su Borough to pay $160,000 in settlement with emergency responders

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough has reached a settlement with nine emergency responders who filed a lawsuit in January 2014 claiming they did not receive retirement benefits owed to them by the Public Employee’s Retirement System.

Experts discuss Heroin

Experts on the front line of Mat-Su valley heroin abuse discuss remedies

A panel of experts in health care and drug and alcohol addiction met in the Mat-Su valley Monday to discuss what they describe as a growing problem.