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The Wasilla pilot killed in a Prince William Sound plane crash last week had hoped to descend below the clouds and land on an island before he went down, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report.Zaz Hollander
Alaska State Troopers said they received a report of a dangerous driver in a truck at Mile 10.5 of the Knik Goose Bay Road outside Wasilla, then found wreckage of the truck, and the driver dead, at Mile 12.Alaska Dispatch News
The National Weather Service was predicting up to 4 inches of snow in parts of Anchorage through Monday night, along with mixed rain and snow in the city and north to the Mat-Su. The weather was expected to have "significant travel impacts."Alaska Dispatch News
The building's owners wrote that there was a break-in right before the fire started on Friday evening and asked the public to provide photos of the blaze’s early stages and any vehicles nearby at the time. No one was injured in the fire. Jeannette Lee Falsey

Feeling the pinch of the state budget crisis, the Alaska Department of Public Safety announced this month that the state is closing Alaska State Troopers posts in Talkeetna and Girdwood this year.

 

Erik Hill
The state's plan to close the Alaska State Troopers post in Talkeetna for a savings of $80,000 a year is generating heated local criticism. Zaz Hollander
The shooting occurred at a home in the Montana Creek area of Talkeetna and involved two men, according to the troopers dispatch. Jeannette Lee Falsey

The historic Motherlode Lodge in Hatcher Pass was engulfed in flames Friday evening, and firefighters were letting the building burn because it was outside any fire service area. 

Ron Wilmot

The historic Motherlode Lodge in Hatcher Pass was engulfed in flames Friday evening, and firefighters were letting the building burn because it was outside any fire service area. 

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