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Search called off for Ketchikan hiker

...Wednesday trying to climb down a mountain has been called off, according to Alaska State TroopersTroopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said Monday that even though the search for Justin Nathan is over, a missing persons case will remain open until...
Search underway for Ketchikan hiker go get help."It was reported to us that Nathan had been consuming alcohol while hiking," Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters told the Empire by email. "The 17 year old described Nathan as being intoxicated and having trouble with his footing...
3 vehicles damaged when moose crosses Sterling Highway

...Troopers say damage to Holman's car and Powell's truck was minor but that damage to Martin's car was substantial.All three drivers wore seat belts and were not injured.Troopers' spokeswoman Megan Peters says the moose did not survive.
Searchers find missing man's truck, unrelated body

...his home Tuesday morning, sparking frantic search efforts by family and friends.Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said a friend found Mitchell's Toyota Tundra on Saturday morning at a lake south of Girdwood. It was near mile marker...
1 dead in small plane crash near Alaska high school

...board the small plane when it went down about 1 mile from Houston High School north of Anchorage. Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters says family and friends at the scene identified the pilot.Peters says the fiery crash was reported about 1:45 p...
Alaska woman accused of stealing patrol car holding husband

...convicted of driving under the influence but had failed to attend court-ordered classes, said troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters.After Watford had been placed in the back of a patrol car, a passing motorist stopped and began speaking to the arresting...
Hiker, dog rescued on Mount Roberts

...said, 'Hey, I'm here, I'll try and get back later, don't worry,'" said Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters. "The next day, he realized he needed to call for help."Sauerteig made the call for help at 7:41 a.m. Tuesday...
Television show faces charges over hunt

...A former production company employee tipped troopers off about the illegal hunt, Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters told the Alaska Dispatch News on Tuesday."When the footage came on, we saw it," Peters said. "We were able to...
Search suspended for Colorado man missing from campsite the shore of Kenai Lake in an area that is not part of an organized campground.Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters says Moose Pass Fire Department and U.S. Forestry helped troopers search the campsite and lake but did not find the...
Downed plane spurs investigation

...personnel to get close enough to search inside the plane, according to the release.AST Public Information Officer Megan Peters said the owner of the plane has not yet been located, as the plane's tail number was "not able to be read." She...


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