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Superior Court Judge Jack Smith handed down a 40-year sentence Friday against Terence Gray, 33, for the 2010 killing of Edwing Matos in the Dimond Center after a dispute over allegedly stolen belongings including a video game console.

Jerzy Shedlock
Gov. Bill Walker on Friday named retired Army colonel Laurie Hummel as adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard and commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.Laurel Andrews
Ten drug-sniffing dogs used by the Alaska State Troopers will be taken out of service when recreational use of marijuana becomes legal Feb. 24, the Juneau Empire reported.Associated Press
The Seattle Aquarium is welcoming a six-month-old Mishka, a sea otter from from the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. Mishka is scheduled to arrive in Seattle Saturday.Associated Press

Students at Academy Charter School in Palmer got a visit from a U.S. Coast Guard HH-60T Jayhawk crew from Air Station Kodiak on Thursday.

The search 27-year-old Sally Stone, missing in a December ATV accident that killed two others, was suspended because of cold weather, equipment in need of repair and low morale.Associated Press
Gov. Bill Walker is scheduled to announce his choices for adjutant general and deputy commissioner of the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs in Anchorage Friday.Associated Press
Depending on who tells this story, Alaska endurance athlete Kiersten Lippmann is either a sad victim of cyber-bullies or a reckless owner of a loose pack of biting dogs.Craig Medred
The Alaska Arctic Policy Commission is expected to submit its final report to the Legislature on Friday. Companion bills introduced in both houses identify four areas of focus: economic and resource development, infrastructure, health communities and a state-based agenda for science and research.Associated Press
The Anchorage School District has canceled classes Friday for ACE/ACT students after a water line broke at the Anchorage Mental Health Trust Authority Building.  Tegan Hanlon