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Troopers said that Ronald Wray Stafford and Ryan Christopher Stafford had been in the water “for 35 minutes or more" before being rescued by bystanders. 

 

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The 20-acre Horseshoe Lake fire, first reported in the early afternoon Sunday, is burning near the end of Millers Reach Road, south of Houston. Michelle Theriault Boots

It’s official: Denali is now the mountain formerly known as Mt. McKinley.

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The Sheep Creek fire is burning in forested land around Mile 90 of the Parks Highway, the Alaska Division of Forestry said Sunday. Michelle Theriault Boots
Police arrested Michael Dorell Kelvin Reynold, also known as “Boogie,” Saturday, in connection to the Jan. 27 deaths of Krystal Hawk and Christian Haynes. Michelle Theriault Boots
The Palmer Police Department on Sunday morning reported officials were able to recover the body of a 22-year-old man who drove into the river the day before.Alaska Dispatch News
A state financial audit details questionable spending by the old Newtok Traditional Council for an evacuation center, including double billings, an unsupported advance, retroactive pay and a lump sum paid to the chief executive of a tribal nonprofit corporation.Lisa Demer
Eric Pedersen, UAA’s chief of enrollment, breathed a sigh of relief last Monday, the first day of fall semester at UAA. Since last spring, when students could register for fall 2015 classes, the state’s budget woes from plummeting oil prices had dominated headlines. Would students still come?Kathleen McCoy
President Barack Obama may be traveling into unfriendly political territory as he heads north to Alaska Monday, but he has been slowly paving the way with announcements aimed at ensuring a welcoming populace.  Erica Martinson
Anchorage police said a man was stabbed in the face downtown and an apartment building was struck by gunfire in Mountain View in the early morning hours Sunday.Alaska Dispatch News