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Man found dead after barn fire

...identified him as Othaniel Cooper, a 29-year-old man from Kenai. Cooper's death was unrelated to the fire, however CES spokesperson Brad Nelson said they believe Cooper set the fire. Cooper is a former Air Force National Guard veteran, according to Department...
Busy weekend sees increase in accidents

...vehicle accidents across the Kenai Peninsula, said trooper spokesperson Megan Peters. Central Emergency Services aided in five accidents...pickup driven by James Sumner, 72, of Indian.Trooper spokesperson Beth Ipsen said road crews were painting lines where the...
Beaver Loop culvert nearing completion

...a completion date, Ruffner said the expectation for the road to be open is July 26. Alaska Department of Transportation spokesperson Jill Reese said the watershed extended its work permit to Aug 9. KWF Development Director Josselyn O'Conner said she is...
Missing Kenai woman found safe

...m. Sunday A Kenai woman who had been missing for nearly a week was found safe by Alaska State Troopers Sunday. Trooper spokesperson Tim Despain said Amanda May Guillemette, 35, was located in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley Sunday. Troopers confirmed...
Outage affects central Kenai Peninsula

A system wide power outage blacked out the central and southern Kenai Peninsula Monday. Homer Electric Association spokesperson Joe Gallagher said the power outage began at 4:15 p.m. and affected 32,000 meters of line. The outage was related...
Kenai man arrested on sex abuse charges

...made the arrest as a result of a two-week investigation initiated by troopers from the Soldotna detachment, said trooper spokesperson Beth Ipsen. Ipsen said the alleged acts happened at a residence in Kenai between February and May. "We don't believe...
Fatalities mar holiday weekend

...tip over. The impact caused Caven to hit the handlebars with her chest, while Schachle was sitting behind her, trooper spokesperson Megan Peters said.Caven initially stood up following the crash but then collapsed into the water. Schachle suffered minor...
Nikiski woman in critical condition after ATV accident

...of Halbouty Road in Nikiski, said Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Megan Peters. Nikiski emergency personnel were the critical condition, said Mikal Canfield, Providence spokesperson. Peters said an investigation revealed Ralston was riding...
Small wildfire contained near Anchor Point

...started in yard close to a home in the village of Nikolaevsk, 10 miles east of Anchor Point Wednesday.Andy Alexandrou, a spokesperson with the Division of Forestry, said a quick response from 19 firefighters with the Anchor Point Volunteer Fire Department...
Possible shellfish poisoning reported in Clam Gulch was not reported until Monday. The person became ill about four hours after eating razor clams Sunday evening, DHSS spokesperson Greg Wilkinson said. This is the first probable case of paralytic shellfish poisoning on the Kenai Peninsula this year...


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