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Kellen Katcheak was driving a new snowmachine back home to Stebbins across frozen Norton Sound. But near the mouth of the Golsovia River, he and the machine plunged into the water.



Tegan Hanlon
The Alaska Supreme Court handed a stern rebuke to the state Board of Game on Friday, ruling that the buffalo can, in fact, roam -- at least on Kodiak Island -- without being declared feral and subjected to hunting.Nathaniel Herz
Citing improper jury instruction, the state's Court of Appeals has reversed a Sitka man's 2010 conviction of sexual assault.Jerzy Shedlock
A 6-year-old from the Southwest Alaska village of Akiachak died on Christmas Eve, three days after being struck by an ATV while he was lying on a trail in the dark, Alaska State Troopers reported.Jerzy Shedlock
The National Marine Fisheries Service has decided not to list a prized 6-inch Pacific marine snail -- once commercially harvested in Alaska -- as endangered or threatened.Associated Press
Along with being in wet, then frozen, clothes and enduring subzero temperatures with a wind chill estimated at 35 below zero, Johnson was being stalked by a wolverine, which he tried to shoot but ultimately ended up keeping at bay by stabbing at it with a stick.Jillian Rogers
An Anchorage nonprofit that helps people with disabilities has been contending with thefts and vandalism during the Christmas season.Associated Press
The events will be on five consecutive Saturdays starting Jan. 3 in Valdez, followed by Juneau, Nome, Fairbanks and Anchorage. The last two are Feb. 6 in Wasilla and March 7 in Ketchikan. Nathaniel Herz
Medics and police responded to a Spenard Motel in June and found Aaron Vanormer’s 2-month-old baby dead. Vanormer is now wanted on a $50,000 arrest warrant stemming from a manslaughter charge filed in Superior Court.Jerzy Shedlock
Alaska State Troopers said a young girl and a woman received life-threatening injuries Christmas afternoon after being struck while trying to jump-start a stalled pickup beside the Sterling Highway near Ninilchik.Alaska Dispatch News