2 dead after Taquan Air plane crash in waters near Metlakatla

2 dead after Taquan Air plane crash in waters near Metlakatla

Two people died Monday afternoon after their plane crashed in waters near Metlakatla, a week after another deadly crash in nearby Ketchikan involving the same operator.

Chris Klint
Felon caught with gun at Juneau airport gets federal time

Felon caught with gun at Juneau airport gets federal time

A Washington man arrested with illegal drugs, thousands of dollars and a loaded gun last year at Juneau’s airport has been ordered to serve nearly two years in federal prison.

KTVA Web Staff
'Always our pilot': Mom recounts giving birth on board Randy Sullivan's plane

'Always our pilot': Mom recounts giving birth on board Randy Sullivan's plane

After Ketchikan pilot Randy Sullivan passed away following a midair collision, friends are remembering the impact he had on their lives.

Megan Mazurek
Community mourns Randy Sullivan, pilot who died in Ketchikan collision

Community mourns Randy Sullivan, pilot who died in Ketchikan collision

Randy Sullivan died after his plane was involved in a midair collision near Ketchikan.

Elizabeth Roman
Alaska unemployment rate holds steady at 6.5 percent

Alaska unemployment rate holds steady at 6.5 percent

Alaska's unemployment rate remained steady at 6.5 percent last month. Federal labor statistics show that rate has held since August. 

Associated Press
1 wrecked plane recovered in deadly Ketchikan midair collision

1 wrecked plane recovered in deadly Ketchikan midair collision

Authorities have recovered one of the two planes which collided in midair near Ketchikan on Monday leaving six people dead and 10 others injured, National Transportation Safety Board officials said.

Bryan Dunagan
6 confirmed dead; investigation continues into 2 plane collision in Southeast Alaska

6 confirmed dead; investigation continues into 2 plane collision in Southeast Alaska

Six people have been confirmed dead following a Monday crash involving two flightseeing planes in Southeast Alaska.

KTVA Web Staff
Taquan Air safety record shows air tour danger in Southeast Alaska

Taquan Air safety record shows air tour danger in Southeast Alaska

A search of a National Transportation Safety Board database found that Taquan Air has been involved in five other aircraft accidents in Alaska since 1992, two of which were fatal.

Shannon Ballard
4 dead, 2 missing: Search continues after midair collision near Ketchikan

4 dead, 2 missing: Search continues after midair collision near Ketchikan

Two planes carrying a total of 16 people crashed into waters near Ketchikan Monday afternoon, with U.S. Coast Guardsmen responding to the area to conduct rescue efforts.

KTVA Web Staff
Clock ticking on lawmakers with crime bill, PFD undecided

Clock ticking on lawmakers with crime bill, PFD undecided

Lawmakers have until Wednesday to adjourn.

Steve Quinn
State studies Juneau air for possible effects from ships

State studies Juneau air for possible effects from ships

State officials are documenting air quality in Juneau to determine if harmful pollutants are showing up from cruise ships or other sources.

Associated Press
Coast Guard rescues 5 Alaska fishermen from life raft

Coast Guard rescues 5 Alaska fishermen from life raft

A Coast Guard helicopter plucked five commercial fishermen from a life raft after their fishing boat ran aground in southeast Alaska.

Associated Press
Crime bills inching forward in House and Senate

Crime bills inching forward in House and Senate

Public safety was a priority for Gov. Mike Dunleavy and many lawmakers, and their bills are approaching the finish line with just over a week left in session.

Steve Quinn
Photos: Juneau's first cruise ship of 2019 arrives

Photos: Juneau's first cruise ship of 2019 arrives

Early Sunday morning, the Ruby Princess pulled into downtown with more than 3,000 passengers who began exploring the capital city.

Steve Quinn
Alaska Red Cross to distribute hundreds of free smoke alarms

Alaska Red Cross to distribute hundreds of free smoke alarms

More than 800 free smoke alarms will be installed across Alaska during the next month, amid a Red Cross initiative meant to distribute 100,000 of the life-saving devices nationwide.

KTVA Web Staff
Ship strike may have killed Southeast Alaska sperm whale

Ship strike may have killed Southeast Alaska sperm whale

The rare discovery of a dead sperm whale beached along Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage has become a whodunit within a mystery, after part of the animal was illegally removed.

Chris Klint
‘This will be it’: NTSB recounts recovery of crashed Guardian Flight plane

‘This will be it’: NTSB recounts recovery of crashed Guardian Flight plane

Federal investigators are assessing the remnants of a shattered medevac plane carrying three people that crashed offshore near Kake in January, after its recovery from Southeast Alaska waters.

Chris Klint
Guardian Flight calls off 2-month search for crew members

Guardian Flight calls off 2-month search for crew members

Guardian has yet to find the remains of the three people who were on board the King Air 200. 

Bryan Dunagan
Photos: Juneau vigil remembers Alaskans lost to suicide

Photos: Juneau vigil remembers Alaskans lost to suicide

Two hundred lanterns were laid out symbolizing the number of Alaska lives lost to suicide in 2017.

Steve Quinn
State Capitol to host candlelight vigil against suicide

State Capitol to host candlelight vigil against suicide

Suicide prevention advocates will spend the day in Juneau as they urge lawmakers to retain a state group that combats Alaska’s worsening suicide trends. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will also hold a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m.

Chris Klint
Photos: Rally seeks to keep state ferry service afloat

Photos: Rally seeks to keep state ferry service afloat

Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday on the state Capitol steps in Juneau, carrying a message to the Legislature and Gov. Mike Dunleavy regarding the Alaska Marine Highway System: Keep it open.

Steve Quinn
Search team locates more plane debris, search for medevac team continues

Search team locates more plane debris, search for medevac team continues

As the search for the missing crew from a downed Guardian Flight medevac plane continues, underwater search crews have located more debris.

Elizabeth Roman
More wreckage from missing Guardian Flight may have been found

More wreckage from missing Guardian Flight may have been found

Flight with three people on board vanished Jauary 29 on its way to Kake from Anchorage.

Dave Leval
Juneau man gets 4-year sentence for flying in heroin, meth

Juneau man gets 4-year sentence for flying in heroin, meth

A Juneau man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for smuggling heroin and methamphetamine into Alaska’s capital city, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Chris Klint
Tribe calls for changes in management of Sitka herring

Tribe calls for changes in management of Sitka herring

Alaska Natives concerned with overharvest of herring in waters off Sitka have taken their concerns to state court and the street.

Associated Press
Memorial set for pilot in Guardian Flight crash

Memorial set for pilot in Guardian Flight crash

Guardian Flight Alaska’s Facebook page announced Friday that friends and family of Patrick Coyle will gather for a memorial in Lansdale, Penn.

Chris Klint
‘Elimination budget’ could end state ferry sailings by October

‘Elimination budget’ could end state ferry sailings by October

Lawmakers had sharp words for budget officials this week in Juneau, criticizing what one senator called an “elimination budget” for state ferries on track to end their 2019 sailings as soon as October.

Chris Klint
Sonar equipment will be used to find missing medevac plane

Sonar equipment will be used to find missing medevac plane

Guardian Flight Alaska plans to use sonar equipment to locate the thee people missing and presumed dead, aboard a missing medevac plane in the waters of Frederick Sound, near the Southeast community of Kake.

Megan Mazurek
Guardian Flight hosts memorials statewide for lost medevac crew

Guardian Flight hosts memorials statewide for lost medevac crew

Guardian Flight is holding a series of Friday candlelight memorials across Alaska and the western U.S. for three medevac crew members presumed dead near Kake.

KTVA Web Staff
PHOTOS: Community of Juneau gathers to remember missing Guardian Flight crew

PHOTOS: Community of Juneau gathers to remember missing Guardian Flight crew

Nearly 200 people braved single-digit temperatures and wind gusts off Juneau's Gastineau Channel to hold a candlelight memorial.

Steve Quinn
Subzero wind chills expected in Southeast this weekend

Subzero wind chills expected in Southeast this weekend

Wind and cold will have many residents of Southeast Alaska experiencing below-zero wind chills this weekend.

Jeremy LaGoo
State chooses savings over flexibility for Alaska-class ferries

State chooses savings over flexibility for Alaska-class ferries

Routing changes involving the state’s new Alaska-class ferries will save nearly $40 million, officials said this week, in large part by not adding crew quarters and committing the vessels to shorter trips.

Chris Klint
Skagway mayor dies after being hit by bus in Washington D.C.

Skagway mayor dies after being hit by bus in Washington D.C.

The mayor of Skagway and her mother were killed Wednesday evening in Washington D.C. after they were struck by a bus in a crosswalk.

Lauren Maxwell
'Be gracious': Police ask for kindness after woman saved on Juneau bridge

'Be gracious': Police ask for kindness after woman saved on Juneau bridge

Officials with the Juneau Police Department are asking people to be kind to others after a woman was saved on the Juneau Douglas Bridge.

Elizabeth Roman
Juneau clergy records reviewed after alleged Pennsylvania abuse

Juneau clergy records reviewed after alleged Pennsylvania abuse

The Roman Catholic Church in Juneau is examining its records for any possible links of current or former clergy to a vast series of cases in the Lower 48 which came to light in August.

Chris Klint
Juneau man wanted in drug-related shooting

Juneau man wanted in drug-related shooting

Juneau police are on the lookout for a 27-year-old Juneau man who shot someone over the sale of narcotics Thursday morning, according to authorities. 

3 Democrats claim strong leads in Juneau races

3 Democrats claim strong leads in Juneau races

Juneau will see the first wholesale turn over of its legislative representation in decades

Steve Quinn
Political newcomers Dimond, Hannan seek Juneau state House post

Political newcomers Dimond, Hannan seek Juneau state House post

Independent Chris Dimond and Democrat Sara Hannan are vying for seat currently held by Sam Kito III

Steve Quinn
Fish-to-Schools feeds Sitka students locally caught, donated salmon

Fish-to-Schools feeds Sitka students locally caught, donated salmon

Every Wednesday, children in Sitka are being served fish, caught from Alaska fisherman

Manny Creech
Nankervis, Story no strangers to public office, seek House seat

Nankervis, Story no strangers to public office, seek House seat

The Juneau District 34 post represents the Republicans' lone chance for a Juneau seat.

Steve Quinn
Etheridge, Kiehl vying for Juneau’s Senate seat

Etheridge, Kiehl vying for Juneau’s Senate seat

Sen. Dennis Egan is retiring after 10 years, leaving his post open for two candidates well known in the Capitol halls.

Steve Quinn
Sitka sea lion finds its way back to ocean

Sitka sea lion finds its way back to ocean

Stranded ashore in Sitka since early Friday morning, a 1,500-pound stellar sea lion was tranquilized and transported back to the ocean Monday afternoon.

Roadless rule agreement pits lawmakers against environmentalists

Roadless rule agreement pits lawmakers against environmentalists

Alaska's Congressional Delegation is praising the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service for signing a Memorandum of Understanding that starts the rulemaking process to develop an Alaska-specific Roadless Rule.

Angela Krenzien
NPS suspends search for overboard passenger

NPS suspends search for overboard passenger

The National Park Service has suspended their search for a man reported as overboard from a cruise ship in Glacier Bay National Park.

Dog dies after being left in hot car in Southeast

Dog dies after being left in hot car in Southeast

A dog was left in a hot car in Southeast on Tuesday where it eventually died, according to the Gastineau Humane Society. 

7 rescued in Alaska waters after fishing boat sinks

7 rescued in Alaska waters after fishing boat sinks

The Coast Guard rescued seven people from a lifeboat Friday morning in southeast Alaska waters after their fishing boat ran aground and sank.

Associated Press
Celebrating cultural reclamation through dance, song and art

Celebrating cultural reclamation through dance, song and art

Nearly 50 Native dance groups descended on Juneau last weekend, celebrating cultural reclamation through dance, song and art.

Steve Quinn
Vessel strike likely cause of humpback whale's death

Vessel strike likely cause of humpback whale's death

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's necropsy team says the male humpback whale found dead on Admiralty Island last week suffered severe trauma. 

56-acre fire burning north of Juneau

56-acre fire burning north of Juneau

The U.S. Forest Service has crews on the ground battling a wildfire in Berner's Bay. 

10 years in prison for meth, heroin distributor

10 years in prison for meth, heroin distributor

A Washington state man will serve 10 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute heroin and meth in Ketchikan and Sitka.

KTVA Web Staff
Attorneys seek later trial date in Alaska cruise ship death

Attorneys seek later trial date in Alaska cruise ship death

Attorneys are asking a federal judge to delay until next May the trial for a Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise to Alaska last summer.

Associated Press
First cruise ship for season arrives in Juneau

First cruise ship for season arrives in Juneau

Cruise season is underway in Alaska.

Steve Quinn
Split court sides with Alaska rafting company in man's death

Split court sides with Alaska rafting company in man's death

A divided Alaska Supreme Court has sided with a river rafting company, deciding its release form protected it from liability in the 2013 death of a man on a rafting trip.

Associated Press
2 of 3 suspects sought in Sitka shooting in custody

2 of 3 suspects sought in Sitka shooting in custody

Sitka Police say two of three suspects wanted in a shooting that took place over the weekend are now in custody. 

KTVA Web Staff
Quake felt as far as Juneau

Quake felt as far as Juneau

A 7.9 earthquake shakes Southeast communities, who were also put on Tsunami alert

Steve Quinn
Caller finds body near Douglas Bridge in Juneau

Caller finds body near Douglas Bridge in Juneau

Caller reports finding a body near the Douglas Bridge in Juneau. JPD investigates.

KTVA Web Staff
JPD arrests stabbing suspect

JPD arrests stabbing suspect

A Juneau man was stabbed inside his own home Thursday evening, according to police. 

KTVA Web Staff
Alaska marine scientist dies of injuries suffered in crash

Alaska marine scientist dies of injuries suffered in crash

An Alaska marine scientist severely injured in a December traffic crash has died.

Associated Press
Shot fired to break up dogfight in Juneau

Shot fired to break up dogfight in Juneau

A resident discharged a firearm Tuesday morning in Juneau after seeing two people being injured while trying to break up a dogfight. 

KTVA Web Staff
Search suspended for 2 missing in Juneau small-boat capsize

Search suspended for 2 missing in Juneau small-boat capsize

The missing men were last seen during the boat's capsize at about 9 p.m. Tuesday, in the 44-degree waters of Gastineau Channel.

Chris Klint
Juneau to address shoplifting with therapy-based program

Juneau to address shoplifting with therapy-based program

With petty theft on the rise, the City and Borough of Juneau are trying something new -- a therapy-based approach to try to curb crime.

Liz Raines
Man charged with murdering worker at Southeast Alaska logging camp

Man charged with murdering worker at Southeast Alaska logging camp

A 26-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting a worker at a Southeast Alaska logging camp Wednesday, after he allegedly confessed the crime to a colleague.

Chris Klint
Troopers catch 13-year-old behind the wheel in Southeast

Troopers catch 13-year-old behind the wheel in Southeast

A juvenile was pulled over in Ketchikan Saturday night after driving around without headlights on in the dark.

KTVA Web Staff
Kake man shoots up construction trailer with people inside

Kake man shoots up construction trailer with people inside

A Kake man is in custody after shooting up a construction trailer, nearly hitting people inside, according to Alaska State Troopers.

KTVA Web Staff
Report: Southeast Alaska economy down

Report: Southeast Alaska economy down

A new report says the loss of jobs around the state of Alaska is hitting the southeast portion of the state particulary hard.

Associated Press
Heavy rainfall recorded in Southeast Alaska

Heavy rainfall recorded in Southeast Alaska

The Ketchikan area has recorded 4-11" of rain since Monday.

Death of Kake woman, 19, reportedly 'suspicious'

Death of Kake woman, 19, reportedly 'suspicious'

A woman from the Southeast Alaska community of Kake died late Tuesday, Alaska State Troopers said, following an incident which is currently under investigation.

KTVA Web Staff
'Devastated' family releases new photo of cruise ship victim

'Devastated' family releases new photo of cruise ship victim

The family of the Utah woman who was killed aboard a cruise ship off Alaska says it is "devastated" by their loss.

CBS News
House Majority trickles into Juneau as clock winds down on special session

House Majority trickles into Juneau as clock winds down on special session

The clock is winding down on a second special session in Juneau, slated to end Saturday.

Liz Raines
As crime spikes in Juneau, neighbors, police point to opioid epidemic

As crime spikes in Juneau, neighbors, police point to opioid epidemic

In the last two years, burglaries in the capital city are up 60 percent, according to the Juneau Police Department.

Liz Raines

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