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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.

Jim Paulin
The driver was working for a company that said it was openly selling marijuana in anticipation of Alaska’s new legal possession law.Devin Kelly
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

National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine a plane crash near an airstrip on Sunset Avenue, off Knik-Goose Bay Road near Wasilla, on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. 

Loren Holmes
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

George Nix, a Haida Indian from the Southeast Alaska village of Howkan, was Alaska's first NFL player, suiting up for the Buffalo Rangers in the 1920s.

A short video that draws on the growing fame of Bethel musher Pete Kaiser to push a different sort of anti-suicide message is taking off on social media, with thousands of Facebook views.Lisa Demer
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