Leila Kheiry, KRBD - Ketchikan

Leila Kheiry, KRBD - Ketchikan

Pilot dies in fourth plane crash near Ketchikan this summer

The Coast Guard sent out small boats from Station Ketchikan, and a search and rescue helicopter from Air Station Sitka. Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad crews were mobilized, and KVRS found the crashed plane.
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NTSB releases preliminary report for Metlakatla floatplane crash

The preliminary report on the fatal May 20 floatplane crash near Metlakatla was released by the National Transportation Safety Board on Friday.

NTSB releases preliminary report on May 13 mid-air collision

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report for a fatal May 13 mid-air collision of two flightseeing planes in Southeast Alaska.

Victims in floatplane crash near Metlakatla identified

The investigation into Monday’s fatal floatplane crash near Metlakatla on Annette Island has begun, and both victims have been identified.

Two dead after floatplane crashes near Annette Island

Two people are dead after a DeHavilland Beaver operated by Taquan Air went down near Metlakatla about 4 p.m. Monday.

Searchers recover two missing from mid-air collision

Six people are confirmed dead from a mid-air plane collision Monday near Ketchikan and crews are searching for two that remain missing.

NTSB: Southeast plane collision happened at about 3,300 feet

A National Transportation Safety Board team of investigators has landed in Ketchikan to look into Monday’s fatal mid-air collision of two tour planes.

Update: Four dead after two planes collided midair near George Inlet

Two floatplanes with a combined total of 16 people on board crashed Monday afternoon in the George Inlet area near Ketchikan.

Ketchikan pastor, teacher sentenced for sexually abusing minor

Former Ketchikan High School teacher and local pastor Doug Edwards was sentenced Thursday to serve six years in jail for sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl who was a student and member of his congregation.

In Ketchikan, Dunleavy presents arguments for big budget cuts

Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s Monday visit to Ketchikan included a 90-minute question-and-answer session with residents. Outside about 30 demonstrators picketed the venue.

AK: Ketchikan mental health clinic hopes ‘Proof’ will debunk taboos

The nonprofit that runs a Ketchikan mental health clinic recently sponsored a local production of a Broadway play. As Leila Kheiry reports, it's one of many steps in an effort to combat taboos around mental illness.

Former Ketchikan teacher pleads guilty to sexual abuse of minor; gets six years

A former Ketchikan High School teacher pleaded guilty Wednesday to sexual abuse of a minor through a plea agreement that calls for him to serve six years in jail.

Ketchikan ‘shutdown family’ met with kindness, empathy

As Alaskan families with federal government jobs weather the partial government shutdown, some say local businesses — small and large — are stepping up to help.

Alaska Made: A new rule makes this easy-to-build gadget a required kit for the tackle box

A Ketchikan band has a rap song about rockfish recompression. And you’d better listen up, because their easy-to-build gadget will soon be required by regulation in Southeast.

Two Ketchikan teens charged with threatening to be ‘next school shooters’

Two Ketchikan teenagers are in custody, charged with terroristic threatening, after allegedly threatening to be the “next school shooters.”
Voters mark their ballots in a long hallway

Voting machine problems delay results for parts of Southeast

Problems with voting machines in Southeast mean final election results for House districts 35 and 36 won’t be known for a while. Machines in Craig, Klawock, Thorne Bay, Sitka, Kake, Haines, Hydaburg and Metlakatla experienced issues.
Sunrise over Cook Inlet

Report: Suicide is Alaska’s fifth-leading cause of death

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services report shows that for 2017, suicide was the fifth-leading cause of death in the state. Nationally, it’s the 10th-leading cause.

With rain in the forecast, Ketchikan switches back to hydroelectric power

The second half of October brought enough rain for Ketchikan’s electric utility to switch off its diesel generators.

Begich discusses campaign viability, ‘path forward’

Democratic candidate for Alaska Governor Mark Begich said, like many Alaskans, he was surprised by Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott’s abrupt resignation and withdrawal from the campaign. Listen now

AK: Ketchikan students focus on ‘Sense of Place’ in Indigenous Peoples Day celebration

Monday marked the second year for Alaskans to commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day rather than the federal Columbus Day holiday. In Ketchikan, the local UAS Campus Library hosted a celebration of Indigenous culture. Listen now