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Miranda Barbour, who grew up in North Pole and Palmer before moving Outside, had pleaded guilty to murder in August in the stabbing death of a Pennsylvania man she and her husband met through a Craigslist ad.

Alaska Dispatch News
Anchorage music lovers will have a rare chance to experience Baroque music as it was meant to be presented, with dancers, at a concert on Sunday. Mike Dunham
Alaska’s two senators proposed congressional action Thursday to clamp down on the National Guard to prevent misconduct from festering the way it has in the scandal-plagued Alaska National Guard.Richard Mauer
Kenai resident Michael Keith Ellis stands accused of raping or sexually abusing at multiple children from infancy until they were about 8 and 9 years old. Some of the victims were allegedly abused into their teen years.Jerzy Shedlock
Uber -- the company that lets you order and pay for a car ride via smartphone app -- began operating in Anchorage on Wednesday night over the objections of taxi companies and questions about whether it conforms to municipal code.Sean Doogan
Democratic Alaska Sen. Mark Begich on Thursday voted against a measure backed by President Barack Obama to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State, breaking with the Senate majority leader, other Alaska lawmakers in the nation's capital and his Republican opponent, Dan Sullivan.   Tegan Hanlon
With the federal environmental review process recently launched for a massive Alaska LNG project, the federal gas pipeline coordinator’s office is looking for direction from the White House on whether its mission will change.Alex DeMarban
The Alaska Department of Transportation released a new plan for a Juneau road Thursday, with Gov. Sean Parnell's re-election campaign following up by highlighting his support for the road. His opponent, Bill Walker, criticized  Parnell for trying to win local support with expensive capital projects. Pat Forgey

Palmer farmer Ben VanderWeele and his crew were harvesting potatoes on Wednesday.

Bill Roth
Alaska State Troopers say a brief pursuit just outside Wasilla ended Thursday afternoon when the driver of a stolen car was killed in a single-vehicle rollover. Zaz Hollander