Mat-Su

At least five people have filed reports with a Mat-Su group saying their dogs got caught in snares or traps set near trails in populated areas. Zaz Hollander
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 shook the ground in the area of Talkeetna Sunday evening, and could be felt elsewhere in the state, including in Anchorage.Alaska Dispatch News
A Palmer man was charged with attempted murder, Alaska State Troopers say, after he shot a man in the head with a rifle and threatened another person with the weapon Saturday.Alaska Dispatch News
One person died in an avalanche in Hatcher Pass Saturday afternoon, marking the area’s second avalanche death this month, Alaska State Troopers said.Devin Kelly,Egan Millard
Many of the cows, pigs and sheep at the fair's popular agricultural exhibit barn end up sold or donated for food because of Southcentral Alaska's only USDA-certified meat plant. Zaz Hollander
The inheritors of 240 acres of homesteaded property in the Mat-Su are fighting with the state to keep people off their land, which includes a portion of the historic Iditarod Trail claimed by the state.Jerzy Shedlock
A Wasilla man who stole thousands of dollars from people through a Southcentral Alaska phone scam has been sentenced to a four-year prison term and ordered to pay restitution to his victims.Alaska Dispatch News
Citizens will get a chance to weigh in on the proposal to ban the sale and commercial cultivation of marijuana within city limits on Jan. 25. Zaz Hollander
Drivers in Anchorage and the Mat-Su were warned of potentially slick roads Tuesday morning amid a combination of precipitation and near-freezing temperatures. Chris Klint
A Palmer man was killed Saturday afternoon when he was struck by a falling tree, according to Alaska State Troopers.Alaska Dispatch News
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