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Train derails in Skagway

...deep water where they could drown," Leggett said. "It just cushioned the fall."Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters told the Empire 10 to 20 passengers were believed to be on board at the time.The White Pass was built during the Klondike...
Explosion rattles Petersburg

...representative referred the Empire to another field office in Seattle, which could not be reached.Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters confirmed an Alaskan Wildlife Trooper stationed in Petersburg assisted the investigation when requested, then referred...
Two Alaska State Troopers killed

...shopkeeper said.Killed were Sgt. Patrick "Scott" Johnson and trooper Gabriel "Gabe" Rich," agency spokeswoman Megan Peters said in a release. Both worked out of the troopers' Fairbanks rural service unit.Troopers have released few details...
Human remains found by firefighters in Sterling

...the bones, but no identifying items could be located, according to a trooper dispatch Monday.Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters said the identity and gender of the remains are unknown and troopers are reviewing cases from the Missing Persons Clearing...
Man dies in skiff in Pelican waters, no foul play suspected

...the death of Robert Lesher is not considered suspicious and no foul play is suspected.The agency's spokeswoman, Megan Peters, said Lesher was returning to Pelican from his cabin three miles away when he was reported overdue. A search team...
Emotions run high after search is called off

...not finding anything to tell you where else she could be, you can only do that for so long," Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters told the Empire Friday. "That's really what it comes down to."Emotions ran high as friends and family learned...
Hiker's family: 'We're not throwing in the towel'

...that she's missing. And that we've searched the area that we believe she went missing."Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters confirmed on Monday that no new leads surfaced over the weekend. The case is now a missing persons case assigned to...
Slain troopers to be honored at Juneau ceremonies

...spend time together.For those wishing to donate to the families of Johnson and Rich, Alaska State Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said the Alaska Concerns of Police Survivors has established memorial funds through Wells Fargo that will go directly...
Inmate injured in assault at Goose Creek prison

...were no weapons involved in the latest attack and only minor injuries were reported, Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said.Charges are being forwarded to the district attorney's office in this case, Peters said.On April 11, an...
Troopers continue to investigate Homer fatality

...risk occupation in this day and age."Aware of "a huge rumor mill" regarding the incident, trooper spokesperson Megan Peters said, "That's why we have an investigation, so we can actually find out what happened."How long that investigation...


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