Leonardo T. Bongolto Jr., 37, and Denison D. Soria, 43, were acquitted of murder charges in the 2012 beating death of a coworker at a seafood company bunkhouse in Unalaska, but the jury deadlocked on manslaughter charges, prompting a new trial.
James Patterson has written more New York Times best-sellers than anyone else. He reportedly earned $90 million last year. And now he's shared some of those earnings -- and his passion for books and independent bookstores -- with Palmer's own Fireside Books. Zaz Hollander
They say it’s free. But the Matanuska-Susitna Borough has spent millions since taking possession of the ferry Susitna, a vessel never used as a ferry and so far impossible to even give away. Zaz Hollander
Many Mat-Su residents with behavioral health problems, including mental illness or substance abuse, find themselves admitted to the emergency department at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, where care can be more expensive and often less effective than care from a behavioral health professional.Tegan Hanlon
Two planes, one of them an Alaska Wildlife Trooper fixed-wing aircraft, collided in midair southwest of Wasilla on Saturday, and two people were injured, authorities and emergency responders said.Devin Kelly,Loren Holmes
Iceland native and Unalaska boat captain Kristjan Laxfoss has lived and worked in the Aleutians for 34 years. Last month, the Aleutians-Pribilof Islands Community Development Association awarded him $1,000 for his idea to produce pollock fish frankfurters on the remote island of St. George. John Messick