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Woman drives to hospital after Cordova bear mauling

...Trail.Thomas sustained substantial injuries, but they are not believed to be life-threatening, according to troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters.Peters said she was unable to discuss the woman's specific injuries because of privacy issues...
Text message helps searchers locate lost hiker at about 4:45 p.m. Thursday. He was high up enough on the mountain to get cell phone service, said trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters."We had another rescue in a similar area the week before where someone didn't have cell coverage...
Alaska troopers search for missing Missouri man near Anchorage

...reported the search for Jerry Warner began Sunday in the area of Willow Creek near milepost 70 of the Parks Highway.Troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen says Warner and his wife have been visiting Alaska in their RV. Ipsen says Warner is an avid outdoorsman...
LCCC inmates treated for drug overdose

...Hospital for further medical treatment. The investigation is ongoing.The names of the inmates were not released.Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ispen said the overdoses occurred last Thursday, and it was reported to troopers on Monday. Troopers began...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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