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  1. Second teen charged in connection with Palmer murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Anchorage Daily News

    A Palmer grand jury has indicted a second teenager in connection with the March shooting death of 45-year-old Frank Pushruk at a Glenn Highway overlook above the Matanuska River. The grand jury indictment, handed up Friday, charges 16-year-old Ethan Angasan with second-degree murder, manslaughter, evidence tampering and criminally negligent homicide.


  2. Teen charged with revenge killing of Palmer man and throwing body off Matanuska River bluffRead the original story

    Mar 14, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    A 17-year-old from Palmer faces murder charges in the shooting death of 45-year-old Frank L. Pushruk at an overlook high above the Matanuska River. Jacob Allen Dvorak told an Alaska State Trooper investigator that he killed Pushruk Wednesday night and dumped his body over a cliff as punishment for sexually assaulting a teenage girl a few days earlier, according to court documents filed by prosecutors.


  3. War of words over proposed debris-recycling landfill near PalmerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    An Anchorage company is making another run at a building debris recycling and disposal site near Palmer, the same site rejected last year by the Mat-Su Borough planning commission. Central Environmental Services operates Central Recycling Services and Central Monofill Services, the company behind the proposal to landfill shredded debris including asbestos at a 120-acre former gravel pit at Mile 38 Glenn Highway near the Matanuska Lakes State Recreation Area.


  4. Troopers: 2 men with bullet wounds seek aid after shots exchanged during home invasionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | Anchorage Daily News

    Three men were shot and a woman injured as home invasions were reported in two locations near Wasilla on Monday evening, authorities say. A man in an apartment was shot during a home invasion reported moments before two other men showed up at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center with gunshot wounds, Alaska State Troopers said Tuesday.


  5. AK Beat: Kodiak exotic dancing cruise temporarily halted after complaintRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Kodiak stripper boat opens to mixed reviews: An "adult" dinner cruise complete with exotic dancers was shut down over the weekend after authorities were alerted that there were potentially too many people aboard the vessel. Owner and operator Darren Byler told KMXT the vessel was inspected by the Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers and Kodiak police after an anonymous caller reported the vessel, and the show reopened Monday.


  6. Anchorage roadbuilder's bid for Willow farmland sparks talk of land bankRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Anchorage Daily News

    Anchorage road construction company Colaska Inc. bought land north of Willow in 2010 despite the farm-only provisions on 213 acres. Now Colaska wants permission from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly to buy the development rights on the land just east of the Parks Highway, at a cost the borough estimates at $1.6 million.


  7. Palmer man arrested in Butte murder now faces kidnapping chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    In an indictment handed up Thursday by a Palmer grand jury, Benjamin "Ben" Wilson, the 31-year-old Palmer man charged with murder after the death of 28-year-old Leticia Faller in the Butte Sunday night, now also faces charges of kidnapping another man prior to shooting Faller. Alaska State Troopers say Wilson was initially arrested on charges of first- and second-degree murder for shooting Faller in the head in front of the Green Store along the Old Glenn Highway before 10 p.m. Sunday.


  8. Are you ready for some volleyball?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Get ready for wall-to-wall volleyball. The sport will make spiketacular use of the new Alaska Airlines Center, where on Saturday two high school state champions will be crowned and two nationally ranked Division II volleyball teams will meet in a match with playoff implications.


  9. Palmer man charged with murder following fatal shooting in ButteRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Leticia Faller, the 28-year-old Palmer woman killed by a gunshot wound to the head in Butte Sunday, received threatening messages before the shooting, court documents show. And on Sunday, Faller gave her sister a letter signing over medical and school responsibilities for her 7-year-old daughter "in the event something has happened to me!" according to a sworn affidavit filed with charging documents at the Palmer courthouse Monday afternoon.


  10. Troopers: Palmer man charged with murder following fatal shooting in ButteRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    A 31-year-old Palmer man has been charged with first- and second-degree murder after shooting a woman in the head on Sunday night, according to Alaska State Troopers. Troopers responded to Marth Road in Butte, south of Palmer in the Mat-Su Borough on the Old Glenn Highway, shortly before 10 p.m. following an emergency call about a shooting.


  11. Retired Palmer couple killed in house fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Arvette Loucks, 59, and Clyde Loucks, 64, died in the fire at their house in downtown Palmer, their daughter Elli Loucks said Sunday. The couple had long lived in Anchorage but moved to Palmer in recent years.


  12. Moose capture Region III volleyball titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Palmer's Mariah McNamara showed off the skills that earned her Player of the Year honors in Region III volleyball, piling up 20 kills and 19 digs in her team's championship-match victory over Kodiak on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Kodiak beat Colony to advance to the title match.


  13. Mat-Su issues air-quality advisory for blowing dustRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    With gusty winds blowing clouds of silt around and no snow to keep the dust down, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough issued an air-quality advisory for Palmer and surrounding areas on Friday morning from 8 a.m. until "the wind subsides." The advisory instructs children, the elderly and people with existing heart or lung disease to stay inside and reduce physical activity.


  14. No surprises in Mat-Su as voters favor GOP incumbent legislators over indie challengersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Voters in the Republican stronghold of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough were returning that party's incumbents as well as sending some new faces to the Legislature, according to preliminary results after polls closed Tuesday night. Freshman state Sen. Mike Dunleavy, a former educator from the Wasilla area, held a commanding lead over challenger Warren Keogh, a former Mat-Su Assembly member from Chickaloon who ran an aggressive campaign as an independent.


  15. Providence to close Mat-Su primary care clinic at year's endRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Providence Medical Group Alaska will close its Matanuska Valley primary care location at the end of December due to declining patient numbers, a Providence spokesman said Friday. The facility, located between Palmer and Wasilla -- and right next to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, owned by another hospital operator -- employs 18 people and was bought by Providence 15 years ago.


  16. In Chickaloon coal debate, does what's best for locals even matter?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Wagons once rolled here. Now the tracks were left by moose, four-wheelers hunting those moose and my kids' sopping sneakers.


  17. Voters should know the judges they'll be voting onRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    OPINION: This year, the Alaska Judicial Council has take the rare step of recommending that voters not retain one state judge. On Election Day, we will vote for candidates for Congress, governor, and the Alaska Legislature, and one that gets little attention, whether judges in and near our community should serve another term in office.


  18. Teen with rifle in car triggers lockdown at Wasilla's Burchell High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    A 19-year-old Wasilla resident described as suicidal and later discovered with a loaded semi-automatic rifle triggered a brief lockdown at Burchell High School in Wasilla Monday afternoon, authorities say. Alaska State Troopers got a call Monday morning that Christopher Fritzler was suicidal and hadn't shown up at Valley Pathways alternative school near Palmer, according to court documents filed Monday.


  19. Mat-Su trooper hurt when cruiser sideswipes pickup, crashesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    An Alaska state trooper received minor injuries when her patrol vehicle sideswiped a 17-year-old's truck in Wasilla on Sunday, troopers reported. Around 1 p.m., Palmer-based trooper Sgt.


  20. Palmer police arrest 2 for daytime home invasion robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Palmer police say they arrested two men involved in a brazen home-invasion robbery near the small city's downtown on Wednesday afternoon. An adult female in a home on South Denali Street -- a quiet block-long street near the Mat-Su Borough building -- told officers that a man wearing a mask "accosted" her and pointed a firearm at her, police Commander Lance Ketterling said Thursday.