Mat-Su

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s new tax on increasingly popular electronic cigarettes still stands, despite objections from e-cig users and sellers.

Zaz Hollander
A man at a residence north of Willow was shot Wednesday morning by another man who fired in from outside, troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said.Zaz Hollander
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough is finally on the verge of selling the ill-fated ferry Susitna after four years of trying and more than $2 million spent to store the never-used craft.Zaz Hollander
The Alaska Supreme Court has rejected a bid by a Lazy Mountain hay farmer to stop paying local road taxes for roads he doesn’t use.Zaz Hollander
The Horseshoe Lake fire in Mat-Su has more than doubled in size since Sunday, but firefighters bulldozed a line that should help keep the 52-acre fire from spreading, borough officials said.Michelle Theriault Boots
As winter looms, dozens of Willow residents are working with ever-increasing urgency to rebuild homes incinerated in the Sockeye Fire in June. Zaz Hollander
Authorities responded shortly before 11 a.m. to a report that someone had driven a car over an embankment and into the fast-moving river north of Sherrod Elementary School in Palmer.Devin Kelly
A fire at Motor Rage Auto Sales in Meadow Lakes, near Wasilla, brought out a massive response by emergency responders Friday afternoon, said emergency officials on the scene. No injuries were reported.Zaz Hollander,Laurel Andrews
An Anchorage man is facing multiple charges, including kidnapping, after he threatened a woman at gunpoint when she tried to leave their campsite in Sutton, troopers said.Megan Edge
Troopers said two Big Lake residents drove off in a patrol vehicle Wednesday afternoon after one of them was handcuffed and placed in the cruiser's backseat. Laurel Andrews