Crime

Alaska Police Standards Council Addresses Possession, Distribution, and Cultivation of Marijuana by Officers

Alaska Police Standards Council Addresses Possession, Distribution, and Cultivation of Marijuana by Officers

(Juneau, Alaska) – In February of 2015, following the legalization of recreational marijuana in Alaska, the Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC) examined the applicable state regulations prohibiting certified police, correction, probation/parole, and municipal corrections officers from using or consuming marijuana and determined by a unanimous vote that the regulations should […]

Troopers Conducting High Visibility Enforcement Effort

Troopers Conducting High Visibility Enforcement Effort

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers started the Annual Memorial Day Weekend Click It or Ticket High Visibility Enforcement Effort on May 15th 2017. The effort runs through June 4. The main focus of the National Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign is to save lives. […]

Alaska Opioid Task Force Recommendations

Alaska Opioid Task Force Recommendations

The Alaska Opioid Task Force recommends collaborative prevention, treatment and recovery support strategies to reduce opioid misuse in Alaska. The Alaska Opioid Policy Task Force has issued a broad set of recommendations to prevent, treat, and support recovery from opioid misuse and addiction in Alaska, as mentioned in Governor Bill […]

TEST of the Alaska AMBER Alert System

TEST of the Alaska AMBER Alert System

(STATEWIDE, Alaska) – A live code Emergency Alert System (EAS) test of the AMBER Alert System is scheduled for Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 10:20am until 11:20am. The test will be issued by the Alaska State Trooper Dispatch in Fairbanks. The activation is intended to test the AMBER Alert system […]

Fa La La La La La Don’t Drive Impaired

Fa La La La La La Don’t Drive Impaired

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – Most everyone is in a festive mood. Even Grinches still tend to partake in the merrymaking of large gatherings. As the holiday parties get into full swing keep in mind a plan to get home safe and sound. To help remind you to not drive impaired, the […]

Recent death in Seward investigated as a homicide

The body of James Woods, age 58 of Wasilla, was discovered 0n August 22nd, 2016 near the Polar Seafoods Processing Plant in Seward.  Alaska State Troopers Spokesperson Megan Peters confirmed that the death is being investigated as a homicide. No additional information, including cause of death, was available. While Anchorage, just […]

Spring Creek Correctional Facility, Seward, Alaska - State of Alaska photo

Corrections Report Sheds Light on Prison Practices

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Gov. Bill Walker recently released a 20-page report detailing some widespread failings that occurred in Alaska’s prisons and jails, and troubling patterns in the corrections system that reviewers felt need to be addressed. Walker also replaced the Alaska Corrections Commissioner with Interim Commissioner Walter Monegan […]

Suspect charged with local area burglaries nabbed

Suspect charged with local area burglaries nabbed

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Alaska State Troopers arrested Seward’s Christopher Spiers, 31, in Nikiski Monday night, November 9th, and arrested him on three outstanding arrest warrants for allegedly breaking into two Seward residences and a tool shed, and stealing numerous valuable items, including at least 10 guns and ammunition. […]

SHS’s more proactive approach to school intruder

SHS’s more proactive approach to school intruder

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Seward High School Principal Trevan Walker’s voice came over the school loudspeaker Tuesday afternoon, announcing that there would be a tabletop training for the unlikely event of an armed intruder in the high school. He asked all students without classes to report to the library. […]

Giving women tools to defend themselves

Giving women tools to defend themselves

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Solomon D’Amico, a longtime Seward man is offering a new women’s self-defense course at the 5th Avenue Fitness gym. With only room for eight students at one time, it’ll be a small effort, but he feels it’s something he can do to help curb […]

Seward Jail faces uncertain future

Seward Jail faces uncertain future

By Brent Ursel – Rumors. Let’s face it, they tend to run rampant in a small town. The juicier the better. And really, who hasn’t passed on some information that they heard from a “reliable source.” Some rumors have just enough truth to them to seem plausible: “Did you hear that […]