May 15, 2010
by The Associated Press Saturday, May 15, 2010 KETCHIKAN, Alaska -- The lawyer for a Ketchikan woman accused of conspiring to murder her mother has asked to delay the trial until the end of August, citing an unavoidable scheduling conflict in another case. Attorney Steven Wells has also asked a judge to move the trial of Rachelle Waterman from Ketchikan to Anchorage. The 21-year-old Waterman was charged at age 16 with conspiring with two 24-year-old men to murder her mother, Lauri Waterman, in November 2004.
May 2, 2010
by The Associated Press Sunday, May 2, 2010 KETCHIKAN, Alaska -- No charges are likely over an incident in which a teenager challenged an inebriated homeless man to fight at a place known as "The Moon" in Ketchikan. The incident near the end of Venetia Avenue on April 23 was briefly posted on YouTube. Ketchikan Police Chief Ed Talik says the homeless man accepted the challenge, pulled his shirt off, threw the first punch, and the two fought. He says about 15 other teenagers watched the action.
April 18, 2010
by The Associated Press Sunday, April 18, 2010 JUNEAU, Alaska -- In a bold move that could sink a cruise ship passenger tax bill, House Majority Leader Kyle Johansen advanced a Senate version he considers more favorable to his district. It came at the end of a long day for representatives including House Finance Committee members, who'd stayed until 1:30 a.m. Saturday to craft their version of the bill. Both lower the state head tax by $11.50 and allow for deeper offsets for ships stopping in Juneau and Ketchikan.
March 29, 2010
by The Associated Press Sunday, March 28, 2010 KETCHIKAN, Alaska -- A Ketchikan Public Utilities worker went for a wild ride as he serviced power lines. The worker was in the truck's bucket at the end of its extended boom when the truck tipped Friday. The bucket hit near the curb about six feet from the base of a utility pole. Ketchikan Police Department Officer Charlie Johnson witnessed the accident from his squad car. He tells the Ketchikan Daily News he saw the tires on the left side of the truck start coming up off the ground and had his radio out for an emergency call before the bucket hit. Johnson says the worker, whose name was not released, stood up right away and reported a bloody nose and banged-up ribs.
March 17, 2010
by The Associated Press Wednesday, March 17, 2010 KETCHIKAN, Alaska -- A scheduled blast at a Ketchikan construction site sent rock flying into a neighborhood, punching holes in houses and shattering windows in homes and cars. No one was injured in the mishap Tuesday afternoon. The work was at a Ketchikan Public Utilities Water Division site. The division is replacing a wooden tank built in 1973 with a 750,000-gallon concrete tank. Southeast Earthmovers is the contractor in charge of site preparation.
February 8, 2010
by The Associated Press Sunday, February 7, 2010 KETCHIKAN, Alaska -- A 26-year-old Ketchikan man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for stabbing an 86-year-old World War II veteran during a theft. James Eddy was sentenced Friday to three years, nine months in prison by Ketchikan Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens for the July incident. District Attorney Stephen West and public defender Sam McQuerry told Stephens that Eddy had agreed to plead guilty to assault and theft in return for dismissal of a robbery charge, with the condition that the judge impose a sentence of no more than two years to serve in prison.
January 24, 2010
by The Associated Press Sunday, January 24, 2010 JUNEAU, Alaska -- Sarah Palin is no longer governor and supporters of the so-called "bridge to nowhere" are regrouping. The bridge would connect Ketchikan with its airport and a huge area of land on Gravina Island ready to be developed. The project got the attention of politicians outside Alaska who criticized it as a waste of money. Palin then told Alaskans she was stopping work on the Gravina Access Project because Alaska's delegation could not get enough earmarks to build it. Later, she told the Republican National Convention she opposed it because it was funded by earmarks.
October 1, 2009
by Channel 2 News staff Wednesday, September 30, 2009 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- In a poll conducted by Channel 2 News, respondents were asked what the best way to connect Ketchikan to its airport at Gravina Island is. Here is the official question and results of the 330 people who voted. What's the best way to connect Ketchikan to its airport at Gravina Island? Build a Bridge 48% Improve Ferry Service 52 % All polls conducted by Channel 2 News and KTUU.
July 18, 2009
by Megan Baldino Friday, July 17, 2009 KETCHIKAN, Alaska -- TripAdvisor.com named it one of the top 10 tours in the country, and once you've been on it you know why. The idea was simple: take a fishing vessel and teach visitors all about Alaska's fishing industry, and 774 miles southeast of Anchorage, Capt. Terry Barkley tells it like it is. "This thing got hit by a massive rogue wave," he tells an audience as they tour the Aleutian Ballad. It was during season 2 of "Deadliest Catch" the ship was hit by a 60-foot wave on its wayward side.
May 2, 2009
Location and Climate Ketchikan is located on the southwestern coast of Revillagigedo Island, opposite Gravina Island, near the southern boundary of Alaska. It is 679 miles north of Seattle and 235 miles south of Juneau. The 2.2 million acre Misty Fiords National Monument lies 22 air miles east of Ketchikan. It is the first Alaska port of call for northbound cruise ships and State ferries. The community lies at approximately 55.342220° North Latitude and -131.646110° West Longitude.