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Budget constraints land rescue copter in storage

...helicopter will be stored indefinitely starting June 30. If funding is not restored, both may be sold.Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said helicopters are vital to rescue efforts in a state that's a fifth of the size of the contiguous United States...
Nine killed on scenic flight near Ketchikan

...would attempt to reach the plane Friday. "We don't know yet whether there are survivors," Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters told the Empire. "It's steep terrain. ... Efforts are still focussed on the rescue and recovery."Peters said...
CCFR asks revelers to not set off fireworks

...for impaired drivers. Alaska State Troopers said they will be out patrolling the roads as well.Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters noted that Alaska Wildlife Troopers will be on the water near Juneau and other Southeast communities, looking for impaired...
Some residents flee over tsunami fears

...sergeant who lives in the city of Kodiak "was sitting on his couch just watching the curtains sway," agency spokeswoman Megan Peters said in an email to the AP.The "earthquake lasted a minute - max," Kodiak resident Don Roberts told the Kodiak...
Man killed in Unalakleet, another man injured

...treatment.Troopers said Showalter and the other man were involved in a fight that led to the death. Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said no one was immediately arrested Monday in connection with the case.Few other details have been released and troopers...
Chain saw, knife fight leads to injuries in Alaska village

...first.The woman was treated in Emmonak.The man was flown to Bethel and eventually Anchorage.Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters says by email that the man's injuries were serious but not life-threatening.No one had been arrested as of Wednesday...
Wilderness Safety Challenge coming to Juneau

...funded by the state of Alaska Department of Public Safety's Division of Alaska State Troopers. Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said the funds (less than $25,000) come from the DPS Search and Rescue budget specifically for public outreach...
Former fish board nominee charged with wildlife violations in Montana

...has not yet responded to the charges and has until March 31 to contact the court.Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said she couldn't say whether or not Maw is under investigation in Alaska, or if authorities in that state communicated...
Village school placed on lockdown as residents exiled

...the community.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported the brief lockdown occurred Tuesday.Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters says the people who were asked to leave are no longer in the Koyukuk River community.Peters said she couldn't elaborate...
Alaska adopts 'Silver Alerts' for missing adults

...vulnerable adult in Alaska is missing and believed to be in serious danger, effective Thursday, said DPS spokeswoman Megan Peters. Peters said the "Alaska Silver Alert" system is similar to the Amber Alert system, which notifies the public of...


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