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Train derails in Skagway

...wasn't real 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...
Explosion rattles Petersburg

...Anchorage, whose 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...
Hiker's family: 'We're not throwing in the towel' "I know 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...
Inmate injured in assault at Goose Creek prison

...jailed. There 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...
Emotions run high after search is called off

...and you're 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...
Alaska man accused of killing employer with machete

...machete was found in the living room, along with a partially opened butterfly knife. Both had blood on them.Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said an autopsy was conducted, but the official cause of death had not been reported to troopers late...
Suicidal man was teacher under investigation

...was located by troopers on the Kenai Spur Highway and is being treated for unspecified injuries.Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen confirmed the man found Friday was the same one who caused lockdowns at two Nikiski schools on Thursday...
Slain troopers to be honored at Juneau ceremonies

...friends to 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...
Troopers name 2 men killed in Alaska plane crash

...the scene by helicopter after the plane was reported overdue, and a local pilot spotted the burning wreckage, troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said.Responders found the remains of the men in the wreckage.Johnson said he didn't know who...
Troopers investigate assault at LCCC

...being released at this time because the incident is still under investigation and charges have not been filed, troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said Thursday.Peters noted the trooper assigned to the case is off-duty and could not provide...


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