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Search for victims ends after mid-air crash of Alaska tour planes; probe begins

Searchers found the bodies of the last two Alaska seaplane crash victims on Tuesday evening, after a hunt through the debris and frigid waters following a mid-air collision that killed six people and injured 10, officials said. The two missing, an Australian and a Canadian, had been among 14 passengers from a Princess Cruises ship who boarded two seaplanes operated by separate tour companies in the town of Ketchikan on Monday, the cruise line said. "This is not the outcome we hoped for," said ...
Tags: News, Alaska, U S Coast Guard, Ketchikan, Capt Stephen White

4 killed when floatplanes carrying cruise tourists collide midair over Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Four people are dead and two are missing after two floatplanes collided midair on Monday near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Ten people were taken to hospitals, including four who were then sent to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Monday night. Their injuries include […]
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Australian man one of six dead after midair seaplane collision in Alaska

Four Americans and a Canadian also among those killed after crash involving cruise ship sightseeing planesAn Australian man has been confirmed as among six people killed after two sightseeing seaplanes crashed midair in Alaska.Four Americans and one Canadian were also among those killed when two planes carrying 16 people – including the two pilots – collided and plunged into the icy cold waters of a inlet near the south-eastern Alaskan town of Ketchikan on Monday, the US coast guard said. Conti...
Tags: Australia news, US news, Canada, Alaska, Plane Crashes, US Coast Guard, Ketchikan

NTSB to investigate collision of floatplanes near Ketchikan, Alaska; at least 4 dead, 2 missing

At least four people died and 10 were injured after two floatplanes crashed in the water near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Alaska, Usa Today, Ntsb, Ketchikan, Ketchikan Alaska

Alaska: at least four dead after two sightseeing planes collide midair

Coast Guard reports 10 injured after small float-planes carrying cruise ship tourists crash over water in south-east of stateFederal accident investigators are due to arrive in Alaska on Tuesday after at least four people were killed when two sightseeing airplanes carrying cruise ship tourists collided in midair during daylight, neara popular tourist town. The National Transportation Safety Board investigators are traveling to Ketchikan, near where Monday afternoon’s crash happened, an NTSB offi...
Tags: US news, Alaska, Air transport, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, Coast Guard, Ketchikan

'Good Samaritans' search for 2 missing people after deadly Alaska air collision

At least four people died and 10 were injured after two floatplanes crashed in the water near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Alaska, Usa Today, Ketchikan

Two floatplanes collide in midair near Ketchikan, Alaska; at least 4 dead

Five people died and 10 were injured after two floatplanes crashed in the water near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Alaska, Usa Today, Ketchikan, Ketchikan Alaska

Deadly seaplane collision in Ketchikan Alaska

Two planes carrying sightseers collide near Ketchikan, with at least four people dead and two missing.
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Group to focus on southwest Alaska’s ferry service needs

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Members of a new group focused on the future of southeast Alaska’s ferry service will focus on ways to sustain the system. The Ketchikan Daily News reported Wednesday that members of the group based in Ketchikan attended a Rotary 2000 meeting where former Republican Gov. Frank Murkowski spoke Tuesday. Retired Ketchikan […]
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Ketchikan’s mayor, manager take free cruise to Los Angeles

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Ketchikan’s mayor and city manager accepted a free cruise to Los Angeles, which they said allowed them to continue talks with those in the private sector as Ketchikan looks to expands cruise ship berths. Mayor Bob Sivertsen and City Manager Karl Amylon were among officials from several West Coast port towns […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Ap, West Coast, Northwest, Ketchikan, Ketchikan Alaska, Bob Sivertsen, Karl Amylon

Sailing of state ferry Malaspina cancelled for repairs

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Sailings of the Alaska state ferry Malaspina have been cancelled for repairs, starting April 29. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the ferry will be sidelined for repairs to the vessel’s bow thruster. The ferry is expected to be back in service May 6 with a run from Ketchikan to British Columbia’s […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, British Columbia, Northwest, Ketchikan, Ketchikan Daily News, Ketchikan Alaska, Malaspina

Ketchikan beaches fail water quality standards

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Many beaches around Ketchikan have failed to meet Alaska water quality standards for recreation and consumption. The Ketchikan Daily News reported on Friday that reports from beaches in the area over the last couple of years show the elevated presence of fecal coliform and enterococci bacteria. The Alaska Department of Environmental […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Ketchikan, Ketchikan Daily News, Ketchikan Alaska, Alaska Department of Environmental

Ketchikan author discusses new fantasy novel

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Ketchikan author Patrice Motschenbacher-Hammer has recently released her new fantasy novel, “The Weavings of Akaria,” the first in her planned series: “The Veils of Wisdom.” Motschenbacher-Hammer sat down at a local coffee shop Wednesday with her husband, Bob Hammer, to talk about the journey of publishing her first novel. “It just […]
Tags: News, Ap, Northwest, Ketchikan, Bob Hammer, Ketchikan Alaska, Patrice Motschenbacher Hammer, Motschenbacher Hammer

US Naval warship visits southern Alaska port city

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Navy warship has docked at an Alaska port for a rare visit. The Juneau Empire reported Saturday that the USS Zumwalt docked in Ketchikan for a weekend stay beginning Saturday. Officials say the 610-footlong ship based in San Diego was scheduled to be open for public tours Sunday in […]
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Alaska board nominee Shaw withdraws nomination

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A former Ketchikan school board president has withdrawn his nomination for a state judicial conduct commission. Gov. Mike Dunleavy nominated Trevor Shaw for the Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct. Shaw faced questioning over his relationship to a former Ketchikan teacher accused of sexual abuse and a recall effort. Shaw said former […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Shaw, Mike Dunleavy, Juneau Alaska, Ketchikan, Trevor Shaw, Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct Shaw

Lawmakers grill Dunleavy pick over recall effort

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Senators grilled one of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s board appointees over his relationship to a former Ketchikan teacher accused of sexual abuse and a recall effort he faced. Trevor Shaw was nominated to the Commission on Judicial Conduct. He is a former Ketchikan School Board president who resigned amid what he calls […]
Tags: News, Ap, Northwest, Mike Dunleavy, Juneau Alaska, Ketchikan, Dunleavy, Ketchikan School Board, Trevor Shaw

Ketchikan power customers urged to cut back on electricity

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Ketchikan’s power utility is asking customers to throttle back their electrical usage. Freezing temperatures and low water levels in lakes, the source of hydropower for Ketchikan Public Utilities’ electric division, has maxed out power production, the Ketchikan Daily News reported . A 30-megawatt demand is putting stress on the system during […]
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Ketchikan historical museum displays model boats

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Terry Richardson blends art, science and patience to create intricately accurate models of marine vessels and aircraft, of which a few specimens can be seen in the Tongass Historical Museum. Richardson explained the history, process and materials involved in his passion for creating the models to an audience of about 25 […]
Tags: News, Ap, Northwest, Terry Richardson, Richardson, Ketchikan, Ketchikan Alaska

Square dancing a long-standing Ketchikan tradition

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Ketchikan’s square dancers warmed up a chilly Friday night in the Creekside Cabaret with laughter and enthusiastic allemandes timed to the lively music of the Free Radicals band. Barbara Morgan, who has teamed up with Hilary Koch for the past nine or 10 years to hold the Alaska Square Dance events, […]
Tags: News, Ap, Northwest, Ketchikan, Barbara Morgan, Ketchikan Alaska, Creekside Cabaret, Hilary Koch, Alaska Square Dance

New youth podcast launches in Ketchikan

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Ketchikan’s young people have a new venue to make their voices heard, with “KTown: A Youth Podcast.” In the premiere episode released Friday, listeners were led through a dizzying array of topics by podcasters Jefferson Barry, Hiro Fifield, Nathaniel Johnson, Caleb Strait and Evan Yoder. The podcast was led by host […]
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Southeast man arrested with meth at Ketchikan airport

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A rural southeast Alaska man suspected of carrying methamphetamine was arrested at the Ketchikan airport. Alaska State Troopers say 50-year-old Stanley Lynch of Hollis was carrying 159 grams of meth when he was arrested at about 5 p.m. Friday. Hollis is a village on the east side of Prince of Wales […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Prince Of Wales, Northwest, Hollis, Ketchikan, Alaska State Troopers, Ketchikan Alaska, Stanley Lynch

Ketchikan man sentenced to 10 years for assaulting woman

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A Ketchikan man who authorities say bashed a woman’s head into a car door before running over her foot was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Ketchikan Daily News reports 26-year-old Lapairs Shaw was sentenced last week in Ketchikan Superior Court after pleading guilty to second-degree assault in the attack […]
Tags: News, Northwest, Ketchikan, Ketchikan Daily News, Ketchikan Superior Court, Alaska AP, Lapairs Shaw

Ketchikan city officials mull cruise passenger fee ruling

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Ketchikan city officials are mulling the potential impacts of a federal court decision on use of cruise ship passenger fees. U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland ruled that while Juneau can keep collecting the fees, their use must constitute a service to the ship. The decision restricting use of the […]
Tags: News, Ap, Juneau, Ketchikan, Russel Holland, Ketchikan Alaska, Nation & World, U S District Court Judge

Ketchikan couple charged in felony heroin, meth case

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — State prosecutors in Ketchikan have charged a local couple with possessing illegal drugs with an estimated street value of more than $250,000. The Ketchikan Daily New reports 35-year-old Jason Simpson and 33-year-old Angelina McDonald face two felony counts of drug misconduct. They are represented by the public defender’s office, which did […]
Tags: News, Ap, McDonald, Ketchikan, Ketchikan Alaska, Nation & World, Jason Simpson, Ketchikan Daily New

Ketchikan applies for permit to blast underwater rock

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Ketchikan officials are looking to remove part of an underwater rock to expand the waterway’s safe navigable area for cruise ships docking at the city. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a public notice Monday on the city’s application to remove the rock. The application […]
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Ketchikan pauses contracting process for fiber project

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Ketchikan officials have halted the contracting process for a proposed undersea fiber-optic cable linking the city to Canada after permits and funding were not secured. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the Ketchikan City Council voted unanimously Monday to reject bids and cancel the proposed project contract. Ketchikan Public Utilities issued a […]
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Ketchikan man indicted on attempted arson, assault counts

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A 53-year-old Ketchikan man suspected of smashing his girlfriend’s vehicle and showing up at her home with a gasoline can has been indicted on charges of felony assault and attempted arson. The Ketchikan Daily News reports Kenneth Reese called the victim Oct. 24 and said he was going to destroy her […]
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Ketchikan utility continues running diesel generators

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Utility officials say recent rainfall in Ketchikan has helped fill reservoirs, but the precipitation has not been enough to switch on the area’s largest hydroelectric source. The Ketchikan Daily News reports Ketchikan Public Utilities has been running diesel generators around the clock since it switched off the Swan Lake Hydro Facility […]
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Woman dies in fall into water near Ketchikan harbor

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The body of a woman has been recovered from waters off Ketchikan. Alaska State Troopers say 66-year-old Doretta Dowhitt died Wednesday near Hole-In-The-Wall Harbor, a boat launch about 8 miles (13 kilometers) south of Ketchikan. A neighbor at 6:30 a.m. spotted Dowhitt in the water and pulled her out. The neighbor […]
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Cruise in Alaska: The Perfect First Introduction

I had many excuses for never having visited our 49th state, but ultimately the real reason why my first visit to Alaska happened just a few months ago was because I didn’t make it a priority. It wasn’t from a lack of desire; I’ve only ever heard great things about traveling around the state and, given my own love of remote destinations, it seemed like the perfect fit for me and my travel style. Earlier this year, the stars finally aligned and I had my first opportunity to visit America’s Last F...
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