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Joshua Huerta, 26, of California, remains hospitalized after being hit by a camper jack that went through his window in a head-on collision Monday near Cantwell, Alaska State Trooper said.

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A 55-year-old man died near Dillingham Tuesday after his boat's motor exploded, throwing him in the water, where he apparently drowned, Alaska State Troopers say.Zaz Hollander
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

Students returned to school in the Anchorage School District on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.
 

Marc Lester
Though at least 14,000 absentee ballots will not be counted for days, the repeal referendum known as Ballot Measure 1 was losing by 6,796 votes early Wednesday, a 4.45 percent margin.Alex DeMarban

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