Teacher on administrative leave, still in hospital after being accused of inappropriate contact with a student
The white fluffy flakes that started falling Sunday was a sure sign that winter has arrived on the Kenai Peninsula. Another sign of winter's arrival is cars in ditches and the smell of new tires.
Efforts by the Alaska State Troopers to curb traffic collisions, reckless driving and DUIs over the holiday weekend paid off. After troopers put in approximately 120 hours of overtime, not only were there no fatal crashes on the Kenai Peninsula, there were no highway fatalities in the entire state.
Friday's snowfall gave Kenai Peninsula motorists a crash course in driving in inclement weather. But even as flakes fluttered to the ground and vehicles rolled over or skidded off roads, very few accidents resulted in injuries.
Excessive purchases of the drug pseudoephedrine, the active ingredient in many cold medicines, lead to the arrest of a Kenai man on Tuesday.
David Chapman, 43, of Sterling, was pronounced dead on the scene Friday evening after his car collided with a tractor trailer on the Sterling Highway.
An Alaska Wildlife Trooper found Ray Tranpiar of Michigan on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. after he was separated from his party on the Swanson River.
Alaska State Troopers identified a man whose body was found on Kalgin Island on Oct 13 at 1:13 p.m. An autopsy revealed that Tony Vo, 22, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., drowned, but how his body got on the island is still a mystery.
Every day since Tuesday five Central Emergency Services rescue workers have combed the inlets and fjords of Prince William Sound in the hopes of finding some clue as to the location of the LifeGuard helicopter that went missing more than a week ago.
A Soldotna man was arrested for assault when he turned himself in at the Soldotna Police Department after shooting another man in the leg on Saturday. An argument sent Samuel Willey, 40, of Soldotna, to the hospital with gunshot wounds after Joshua Freeman, 24, also of Soldotna, shot him with a handgun.
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