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A Wasilla resident returned home early Saturday morning to find a stranger apparently “experiencing drug hallucinations,” hiding inside their house, the Alaska State Troopers said.

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Leonardo T. Bongolto Jr., 37, and Denison D. Soria, 43, were acquitted of murder charges in the 2012 beating death of a coworker at a seafood company bunkhouse in Unalaska, but the jury deadlocked on manslaughter charges, prompting a new trial.Jim Paulin
The driver was working for a company that said it was openly selling marijuana in anticipation of Alaska’s new legal possession law.Devin Kelly
James Patterson has written more New York Times best-sellers than anyone else. He reportedly earned $90 million last year. And now he's shared some of those earnings -- and his passion for books and independent bookstores -- with Palmer's own Fireside Books.  Zaz Hollander

National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine a plane crash near an airstrip on Sunset Avenue, off Knik-Goose Bay Road near Wasilla, on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. 

Loren Holmes
They say it’s free. But the Matanuska-Susitna Borough has spent millions since taking possession of the ferry Susitna, a vessel never used as a ferry and so far impossible to even give away. Zaz Hollander
Many Mat-Su residents with behavioral health problems, including mental illness or substance abuse, find themselves admitted to the emergency department at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, where care can be more expensive and often less effective than care from a behavioral health professional.Tegan Hanlon

George Nix, a Haida Indian from the Southeast Alaska village of Howkan, was Alaska's first NFL player, suiting up for the Buffalo Rangers in the 1920s.

Two planes, one of them an Alaska Wildlife Trooper fixed-wing aircraft, collided in midair southwest of Wasilla on Saturday, and two people were injured, authorities and emergency responders said.Devin Kelly,Loren Holmes
A short video that draws on the growing fame of Bethel musher Pete Kaiser to push a different sort of anti-suicide message is taking off on social media, with thousands of Facebook views.Lisa Demer