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Wasilla police shot and killed a 23-year-old man after responding to a possible domestic disturbance on the city’s western edge early Monday morning, an agency spokesman said.

Zaz Hollander
A 58-year-old general contractor running for Wasilla mayor once stalked Las Vegas jail officers he says subjected him to horrific treatment. Wasilla officials say that plus other recent encounters with law enforcement by Loren Means give them pause. Zaz Hollander
A musk ox at the popular farm outside Palmer head-butted a missionary volunteering to feed the animal in 2010. That volunteer, who filed a personal injury lawsuit two years after the fact, has been awarded $10,000 in a settlement. Zaz Hollander
Frank Rich, the Willow man whose 170 neglected huskies were seized by the Mat-Su Borough in 2011, had hoped to pay off court-ordered restitution with donations that poured into the animal shelter to help get the dogs healthy and adopted. Zaz Hollander
A proposal to give owners of older vehicles and trailers a break on registration fees could get an overhaul aimed at making sure there's enough money for road work and firefighting.Zaz Hollander
Armed with a two-month delay in repayment on a $12.3 million grant for the never-used ferry Susitna, Mat-Su Borough officials now hope to transfer or sell the vessel to the Philippine Navy. Zaz Hollander
A proposal to dike and dredge the Matanuska River comes after years of agitating from a Sutton couple whose house perches at the crumbling river's edge.Zaz Hollander
The Alaska VA Healthcare System has moved a nurse practitioner from Anchorage to Wasilla to treat patients at the Mat-Su VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic, a facility that Sen. Lisa Murkowski has flagged for investigation by the Department of Veterans Affairs.   Tegan Hanlon
The M/V Susitna, the Mat-Su Borough's ill-fated ferry, will get some long-delayed maintenance -- but no hull scraping -- even as federal officials press for the return of more than $12 million in grants. Zaz Hollander
One Wasilla-area resident hopes the urn holding his infant son's ashes is among the contents of a stolen pickup that was driven by a man who died Thursday after a brief pursuit by Alaska State Troopers. Zaz Hollander

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