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Search underway for Ketchikan hiker

...Nathan had been consuming alcohol while hiking," Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters told the Empire by email. "The 17...hunters are out, we get search and rescues," Troopers spokeswoman Peters said. "That happens in every part of the...
Search on for Wrangell fisherman

...searching for a Wrangell boater who embarked on a five-day fishing trip on Nov. 5 and hasn't been seen since.Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said the family of Kenneth Trammel reported him as an overdue boater on Sunday morning. A 53-year-old...
Hiker, dog rescued on Mount Roberts

...his family and 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...
Alaska woman accused of stealing patrol car holding husband

...He had been 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...
Search suspended for Colorado man missing from campsite

...with friends off 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...
3 vehicles damaged when moose crosses Sterling Highway

...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.
1 dead in small plane crash near Alaska high school

...only person on 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...
Homeless man in Anchorage uses homemade spear to kill bear

...tent. David Tandler, 49, told officers he was worried it would harm children inside the tent, Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said in an email to The Associated Press. No children were present at the camp site when troopers arrived...
Searchers find missing man's truck, unrelated body

...drove away from 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...
Beacon leads searchers to stranded hiker

...Houston, which receives emergency satellite signals for that particular commercial brand of beacon, called SPOT, trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said.Troopers coordinated the search and sent members of Juneau Mountain Rescue and SEADOGs to find...


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