Local News

Apparent suicide on POW

Alaska State Troopers are investigating an apparent suicide on Prince of Wales Island. Troopers discovered the body of a man outside of a truck near Hydaburg Road and One Duck Trailhead after responding to a call around 7 a.m. Tuesday.

A spokesperson for the troopers told KRBD that while next of kin has been identified, those family members have not yet been contacted.

The state medical examiner in Anchorage will conduct an autopsy of the body to determine whether the death was a suicide.

Recent News

Cruise passengers volunteer in Ketchikan

DSC_0845
It’s something between work and vacation. The Seventh-Day Adventist group Cruise With a Mission combines cruises and one-day mission projects at each of its ports. Most of the trips have been in the Caribbean, but in its second trip to Alaska the group made its first stop in Ketchikan on Tuesday. more

Subsistence Board vote makes Saxman rural again

The Saxman Clan House.
The Federal Subsistence Board voted during a work session Tuesday in Anchorage to return communities to the status they held before 2007. That’s the year the board decided to make Saxman non-rural, an action that Saxman residents and other Native leaders have fought against ever since. more