Driver Zachary D. Butts, 26, was wanted on a $20,000 felony warrant, while Tanesha M. Hart, 25, was charged with three felonies after an early-morning Wasilla chase Tuesday.

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Jonathan R. Parrish, 36, suffered serious injuries when he was “partially trapped underneath his ATV” in a Saturday rollover, troopers said.Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska State Troopers have tentatively identified the victim of a fiery plane crash near Houston High School Thursday afternoon.Chris Klint,Zaz Hollander
Voters in Palmer, the heart of the farming stronghold that is the Matanuska Valley, apparently don’t condone the commercial cultivation of one potential crop: cannabis.Zaz Hollander
One of the vehicles struck a Wasilla man’s car on the Parks Highway early Saturday, and the other was an SUV that rolled into a gas station’s parking lot Tuesday.Alaska Dispatch News
An electrical fire at a hotel on the Parks Highway west of Wasilla early Wednesday was extinguished without injuries by 9:30 a.m. after more than 30 firefighters responded.Chris Klint, Zaz Hollander
Palmer residents apparently voted to ban commercial marijuana operations, according to early municipal election results, despite residents having voted in favor of legalizing pot when the issue came to a statewide vote last fall.Zaz Hollander
Wasilla’s Grape Tap just resolved a licensing problem that threatened to shutter the only wine bar in a city known more for strip malls and Sarah Palin than oenophiles. Zaz Hollander
The Red Cross is assisting a man and a woman who escaped a Monday fire west of Wasilla that “fully involved” their home within minutes after it was reported.Chris Klint
A drive to make a city out of Big Lake is revealing a deep split between residents seeking more local control and those leery of any more government at all.Zaz Hollander