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A Palmer judge has delayed the murder trial for a Palmer teen accused of shooting 45-year-old Frank Pushruk and pushing his body off a cliff over the Matanuska River in March. 

Zaz Hollander
An ex-Marine from Alaska accused of killing a California woman and dumping her body in a remote desert mine shaft made an initial court appearance at the Anchorage Correctional Complex courtroom Tuesday.Jerzy Shedlock
When the owners of the Clearwater Lodge in Delta Junction heard that a 16-year-old had been arrested Monday in connection with the May fire that burned their lodge to the ground, they were not surprised, they said. Alcohol had been stolen from the lodge before it burned. Megan Edge
Five Anchorage men were charged in connection with four robberies this spring, according to indictments filed Aug. 12. One of the men was also arrested in a brawl last week in South Anchorage, which sent two teens to the hospital. Megan Edge
Alaska Native babies in small, remote villages die at twice the rate of Native babies in cities, according to new research from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.Kyle Hopkins
Authorities updated the number of people hurt in Monday's crash involving a tour bus and a semi on the Parks Highway to roughly 10 Princess guests plus both drivers. The semi driver and a Princess guest required medevac flights to the hospital. Zaz Hollander
The Palmer-based electricity provider told customer to expect rate increases of 15 to 20 percent in the coming 18 months, driven by the costs of fuel and construction.Alaska Dispatch News
Until Austrian Gerhard Hafele completed his trek, there is no indication anyone has ever hiked and paddled Alaska overland north to south from the North Slope to Cook Inlet for more than 1,500 miles, crossing two major mountain ranges.  Craig Medred
The former U.S. Coast Guard commandant, tapped by Secretary of State John Kerry last month to serve as U.S. special representative to the Arctic, seeks to the raise the region's profile in the Lower 48. Yereth Rosen
Alaskans go to the polls Tuesday to select candidates for the general election and decide whether to repeal the state’s current oil tax regime. Polls will be open to registered voters from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.Alaska Dispatch News

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