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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...
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...
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...
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...
Fight ends in man's death

...Alaska State Troopers say a 27-year-old California man is dead after a fight at a home in Cooper Landing.Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters identified the man found dead early Thursday as Genghis Muskox.Peters says a man named Paul Vermillion...
Searchers find body of missing man in Haines

...Alaska State Troopers said searchers on Wednesday located the body of a man who was reported missing in Haines.Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said the family of 26-year-old Jonathan Ward has been notified. No foul play is suspected, she...
Troopers: Palmer man's death a homicide

...PALMER - Alaska State Troopers say they're investigating the death of a 60-year-old Palmer man as a homicide.Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters says by email that about 60 marijuana plants were on the property.Troopers say the body of Theodore...
Troopers investigate death of Palmer man

...the body of Theodore Konyot was found by a family member Monday night in his home.An autopsy has been ordered.Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters says by email that about 60 marijuana plants were on the property.Troopers are investigating the...
Friday night boat capsize kills two Juneau brothers

...Juneau drowned in Southeast waters when their boat capsized Friday evening, according to Alaska State Troopers.Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters identified the brothers as Casey Newman, 26, and Kelly Newman, 23.A third person on the boat...


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