Latest Ketchikan News

Alaska plane survivor: 'For those wondering I'm alive'

Jul. 12, 2018 1:07 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Ginny Hacker Eiseman spent the weekend reeling in a bounty of colorful fish at Steamboat Bay Fishing Club on remote Noyes Island in Alaska. She was returning home to Ketchikan when the unthinkable happened. The chartered Taquan Air flight that she and 10 others were on crashed Tuesday...

The Latest: Pilot says he tried to avoid mountainous terrain

Jul. 11, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a plane crash in southeast Alaska (all times local): 2 p.m. The pilot of a small plane that crashed in Alaska says he tried unsuccessfully to avoid the mountainous terrain the plane hit. Clint Johnson is with the National Transportation Safety Board. He says an...

Correction: Alaska-Plane Crash story

Jul. 11, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — In a story July 10 about a plane crash in Alaska, The Associated Press, relying on information from Alaska State Troopers, reported erroneously the name of the pilot. Troopers now say the pilot was Mike Hudgins. A corrected version of the story is below: 11 rescued after plane crashes...

Woman reaches goal of doing a headstand in all 50 states

May. 26, 2018 1:36 PM EDT

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A 71-year-old woman has completed her mission of performing a headstand in all 50 states. The Ketchikan Daily News reports retiree Anne Bruinooge checked the last state off her list Thursday as she laid down a mat and did a headstand outside of the Alaska newspaper's office....