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A fire in East Anchorage that saw two firefighters taken to the hospital with minor injuries was sparked by used charcoal, according to an Anchorage Fire Department investigator.

Tegan Hanlon
The Mat-Su child abuse investigation unit of the Alaska State Troopers in January 2013 received a report that the man had sexually abused a 5-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy over a 10-year period. Both are now over 18. Zaz Hollander
Yupadee Craig sent two of her children to Thailand and then accepted their PFD checks for two years, according to court documents. Now she faces multiple charges related to the alleged fraud, and is just one of more than a dozen people charged with PFD-related fraud in 2014.Megan Edge
An oil tanker left Valdez on Friday with a crude oil shipment bound not for the U.S. West Coast but for South Korea, the first export shipment of Alaska oil in a decade.Dermot Cole
The Anchorage School District will host a series of public meetings this week to get input on how it can deal with budget shortfalls projected to exceed $20 million each of the next three years.Michelle Theriault Boots
The spunky Torpedo Building is still standing at the airport in Unalaska, and though the state and city wish it were gone already, its status as a National Historic Landmark has delayed removal. Jim Paulin
After more than a week of drifting through Southwest Alaska down the expansive Kuskokwim River, a crew of men from Stony River arrived in Bethel Saturday afternoon with plans to cut up and sell the very raft they'd floated downriver on.Lisa Demer
An injured hiker and five companions were rescued from a steep Girdwood gorge Sunday night. One of the group ended up in the Anchorage Jail. Zaz Hollander
Seven months after an earlier proposal for a stadium at South Anchorage High School was rejected by the Planning and Zoning Commission, the school district is bringing forward a new set of plans. Devin Kelly