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Boaters say they found human remains at river

...of human remains found in the Chena River State Recreation Area.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that trooper spokesman Tim Despain said boaters reported finding human remains while in the area Saturday evening.Despain said troopers...
JMR finds lost hiker on West Glacier

...Mendenhall Glacier Friday night was found by Juneau Mountain Rescue members, according to Alaska State Troopers.Troopers spokesman Tim DeSpain said the woman did not have a flashlight and required assistance. She was found safely and returned...
Two teens rescued on Mount Juneau Sunday night

...which troopers said expedited the rescue.They were picked up at 7:45 p.m., and no injuries were reported, Trooper spokesman Tim DeSpain told the Empire via email.Troopers viewed the incident as an opportunity to remind hikers to dress...
Fisherman charged with wasting salmon

...not successful.The charge carries a maximum penalty of up to one year in jail and a $10,000 fine, though a Troopers spokesman said it is more likely Schaeffer would face forfeiture of his net and other fines if found guilty.While the fish...
Talkeetna man crashes in rare electric car

...was heading north at about 5:20 p.m. when he lost control on the icy road surface. The car was demolished.Trooper spokesman Tim DeSpain says roads from Willow to Trapper Creek were "pure ice." West was wearing his seat belt and was treated...
2 injured in Chiniak banya explosion

...Alaska State Troopers say they were in a banya Tuesday when they accidentally used fuel oil instead of water.Troopers spokesman Eric Olsen said they are investigating, but don't believe it was anything other than an accident.Chiniak is...
Former Troopers captain accused of child sex abuse

...reported.Marshals were asked to help in serving the warrant because they were already in town on other business, Trooper spokesman Tim Despain said.Tanner retired as a captain in 1999.He was head of D Detachment for two years. The detachment...
Prescription painkillers are becoming a bigger problem in SE

...troopers have broken out OxyContin and hydrocodone into categories of their own. "They find it an increasing trend," trooper spokesman Greg Wilkinson said from Anchorage. Troopers put the street value of an OxyContin tablet at $80. Hydrocodone...
Troopers arrest suspect in Maggie Wigen case

...first-degree sexual assault, two counts of attempted first-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree theft, trooper spokesman Greg Wilkinson said. Maggie Wigen's mother, Karin Wigen, said from Bisbee, Ariz., that she had mixed feelings...
State Briefs

...identified as Robert Tolson of Hydaburg. Troopers in Ketchikan were notified of the mishap at 12:40 p.m., trooper spokesman Greg Wilkinson said. CPR was performed on Tolson at the scene and discontinued at 1:15 p.m. Troopers said no...


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