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Mad Hatcher gets creative to keep its doors open

Unseasonably warm weather and a lack of snowfall have forced park rangers to keep Hatcher Pass closed to all motorized vehicles, a decision that has upset park visitors and created problems for local businesses.

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New transitional housing opens in Wasilla

Clients of Knik House can begin moving in as early as this week, said director and co-founder Andrea Moore.

Girl, 8, struck by school bus in Wasilla

UPDATE: Girl suffers life threatening injury after being hit by vehicle in Wasilla

An air ambulance medevaced a young girl Friday morning from a Wasilla bus stop, where she was struck by a vehicle initially reported to be a school bus.

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Wasilla man accepts plea deal in child sexual abuse case

The trial of a Wasilla man accused of sexually abusing four children dozens of times began Wednesday in Palmer. 

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REDDI calls help stop Glenn Highway driver in high-speed DUI case

Alaska State Troopers credit reports by concerned citizens with leading to the arrest of a Houston man for DUI at speeds of over 100 mph on the Glenn Highway late Friday evening.

Troopers Investigating Man Found Dead Along Glenn Highway

Second teen charged in alleged revenge killing of Palmer man

A second teenager has been charged with murder in the March shooting of a Palmer man, the latest development in a case which the first suspect allegedly claimed was retribution for a sexual assault by the victim.

Mat-Su commission again rejects controversial monofill plan

After nearly 6 hours of public testimony and debate, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Planning Commission rejected a conditional use permit for a construction waste landfill near Palmer.

Man shot woman hurt Monday in Wasilla-area home invasions

Man shot on night of Wasilla home invasions dies

Alaska State Troopers say one of the two men who showed up at a Wasilla-area hospital with gunshot wounds last week, shortly after a home invasion that ended in a firefight, has died.

Pilot and passenger walk away from accident in Jim Lake

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