A search is underway Tuesday for a 33-year-old Nevada man who has been missing since Monday evening, Alaska State Troopers said. Matt Asturi was last seen canoeing on Upper Trail Lake about 15 minutes before his canoe was discovered floating upside down.
Megan Edge
Authorities estimate that roughly 2,000 gallons of No. 1 diesel fuel spilled on the Parks Highway early Tuesday morning after a fuel tanker crashed between Healy and Nenana.
Laurel Andrews
Anchorage police are continuing a search for a man suspected in an early-April rape near Mosquito Lake and have released a sketch of the suspect based on details provided by the victim. 
Jerzy Shedlock
Republican leaders say they have solid ground to extend the Legislature's work beyond 90 days because they are relying on the Alaska Constitution's maximum 120-day session limit, not the shorter limit established by the voter initiative process in 2006.
Pat Forgey
The family of Ezra Golilie Sr. had been trying to find him for months before his body was found partially submerged and frozen in Cuddy Family Midtown Park pond on April 11. 
Michelle Theriault Boots
In a show Monday evening that marked his first (but maybe not last) trip to Alaska and was billed as the enigmatic musician’s first-ever totally acoustic performance, Jack White captivated concert-goers, many of whom waited for hours outside the Wendy Williamson Auditorium in a sopping snow earlier in the day for a chance at a precious ticket.MusicChris Bieri
Breakup appears to be imminent on the Tanana River at Nenana,  perhaps the third-earliest in the history of the Nenana Ice Classic. The ice has never gone out on April 21 or 22.FeaturesDermot Cole
An animal control unit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will travel to Kagalaska Island in the Aleutians to kill invasive caribou that swam from nearby Adak Island.WildlifeDan Joling
Rank-and-file legislators trickled into the Capitol later than usual Monday as Republican and Democratic leaders met to try to resolve a budget impasse that extended the Alaska Legislature’s 90-day session past its scheduled adjournment Sunday night.PoliticsNathaniel Herz

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Troopers investigate death of 18-year-old Homer man

Alaska State Troopers said 18-year-old Devin Iredale-Sharp was declared dead not long after police and emergency services responded to a Soldotna 911 call. Few details were immediately available, but troopers said they did not suspect foul play. Alaska Dispatch News

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It could have been just the hobby Tlingit artist Rico Worl chose: painting formline designs -- art where lines taper and swell, creating shapes to depict human and animals -- on skateboards for friends and relatives.
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