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An Alaska national park employee who was critically injured when a rescue helicopter kicked up a rock that hit him in the head suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Jerzy Shedlock
The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority and a private contractor signed a key 313-page agreement Friday to get a state-owned natural gas plant built on the North Slope.Alaska Dispatch News
Members of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) participated in a deployment ceremony Friday in Anchorage Friday as they prepared to head overseas to support peacekeeping efforts in the Balkan state.Sean Doogan
David C. Walcott and David R. Eneyuk, the village's only two village public safety officers, were both accused of assaulting their wives in separate alcohol-related incidents in the early morning hours of Sept. 6 and subsequently fired from their jobs. New Stuyahok has one village police officer. Officials hope to hire new VPSOs soon.Dave Bendinger
A small plane crashed Friday in northern Alaska, leaving at least one person aboard injured, according to the National Transportation Safety Board and Alaska National Guard. Tegan Hanlon
NORAD said the Russian planes -- two refueling tankers, two fighters and two long-range, nuclear capable bombers -- made a loop and returned to Russian airspace after being contacted by the NORAD jets. Sean Doogan
A National Guard general from Connecticut will lead the effort to restore the Alaska National Guard's confidence in its leadership. The appointment comes a little more than two weeks after an outside investigation found serious problems within the Guard's senior commandJill Burke
One Wasilla-area resident hopes the urn holding his infant son's ashes is among the contents of a stolen pickup that was driven by a man who died Thursday after a brief pursuit by Alaska State Troopers. Zaz Hollander
The latest in Alaska business news about new hires, promotions, certifications and honors.Kathleen Macknicki
Juneau police say they believe the thief hid inside the city's Costco store until after it closed, then broke open a jewelry case and made off with about $40,000 worth of merchandise.Jerzy Shedlock