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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
The Palmer-based electricity provider told customer to expect rate increases of 15 to 20 percent in the coming 18 months, driven by the costs of fuel and construction.Alaska Dispatch News
With a majority of votes counted, Dan Sullivan emerged as the clear leader Tuesday in the three-way Republican race for U.S. Senate. Sullivan, the former Alaska attorney general and natural resources commissioner, held an 8-point lead on 2012 Republican primary winner Joe Miller with Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell trailing in third. Dermot Cole,Nathaniel Herz
Moods went up and down among supporters and critics alike Tuesday night as results began to roll in and showed a razor-thin margin in the vote on Ballot Measure 1, the oil-tax referendum that sought to repeal the tax structure known as SB 21.Richard Mauer
At least one Alaska legislator is losing their seat in Tuesday's primary election, but others may be in danger as well. And two sitting members of the state House of Representatives have taken their first steps to becoming senators.Pat Forgey