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Two planes, one of them an Alaska Wildlife Trooper fixed-wing aircraft, collided in midair southwest of Wasilla on Saturday, and both pilots were injured in the crash, authorities and emergency responders said.

The crash was reported to Alaska State Troopers just after 1 p.m. Saturday. Multiple witnesses saw the planes collide in midair, said Clint Johnson, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board. A helicopter search located the crash sites about a mile apart in a wooded area near the privately owned South Hollywood airstrip, off Knik-Goose Bay Road and Vine Road.

The pilots of both aircraft were found alive but injured. No passengers were involved in the crash...

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Ever wonder what happens to all of Anchorage’s Christmas trees after the holidays are over?

Many undoubtedly end up in the trash, and some get burned. But many are now recycled, turned into chips and spread on local trails...

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Start to finish, 2014 was memorable. In March, I saw Dallas Seavey win his second Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race , something that seemed impossible until a fierce storm stopped the mushers ahead of him with less than 30 miles to go in the 1,000-mile long race across Alaska from Willow to Nome...

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To get from farm to fork, pigs at the Van Wyhe Family Farm travel more than 200 miles from the grassy reaches of Copper Center in eastern Alaska along the Richardson Highway to the urbane confines of Torchon Bistro in South Anchorage ...

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With a few quick toots from the horn, this year's Alaska Railroad holiday train took off from the Anchorage depot on Saturday morning with scores of excited children and their parents in tow...

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With a few quick toots from the horn, this year's Alaska Railroad holiday train took off from the Anchorage depot on Saturday morning with scores of excited children and their parents in tow...

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When Air Force Staff Sgt. Ashley Hubbard found out she was coming home early after an eight-month deployment to Korea, she wanted to find a way to surprise her three boys: Kaylem, 3, Gage, 7 and Ethan, 9. So she put in a call to the big man himself, Santa Claus...

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Two hours after he took office, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker added to his cabinet Monday by appointing two commissioners and a deputy commissioner in three key departments...

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On a crisp Saturday in November, around 45 disc golf enthusiasts showed up at the Westchester Lagoon Park disc golf course hauling their discs and a frozen turkey...

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On Tuesday night, after a six-month deployment in Afghanistan, 159 soldiers returned home to families and friends waiting for them at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson...

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