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Junior League state champs welcomed home

0811151609dThe Ketchikan Junior League Baseball team, this year’s state champions, returned home Tuesday with a few new stories and a state title.

Education funding lawsuit enters final stretch

gavelThe lawsuit has been ongoing for about a year and a half, and while borough officials are adamant that they’re in the right, questions from the public posted on social media and news websites indicate some doubt: What’s the point of this lawsuit? Why was it filed? Why did the borough win in Superior Court? And, how will public schools be funded if Ketchikan wins the Supreme Court appeal?

Cruise lines hit with air-emissions violations

Smoke pours out of the smokestack of the Carnival Spirit as it fires up its engines. (Courtesy Ground Truth Trekking)Seven major cruise lines face penalties for polluting the air while sailing Alaska waters. The state has issued 18 notices of violation involving 48 instances.

Local man dies from early-morning stabbing

A 33-year-old Ketchikan man died Monday after he was stabbed early Monday morning at a home on Park Avenue.

Senator Murkowski visits Ketchikan

photo (10)Senator Lisa Murkowski was in Ketchikan this last weekend, and stopped by KRBD's studio to talk about big local and national issues including Planned Parenthood, Environmental Protection Agency regulations, and mining in British Columbia.

Ketchikan man guilty of raping stepdaughter

Mason CroppedJurors on Friday found a 50-year-old Ketchikan man guilty of sexually assaulting his 14-year-old stepdaughter.

Council disappointed with Assembly tax action

(Creative Commons image)Members of the Ketchikan City Council were unanimously unhappy Thursday with changes made this week by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly to the $3-per-pack tobacco tax.

Ketchikan assault trial: Day 3

0806150837Testimony concluded today (Thursday) in the trial of a Ketchikan man accused of sexually assaulting his 14-year-old step-daughter. The accused – 50-year-old David Mason – was the final witness. Mason is charged with four separate counts of sexual assault on a minor from one incident, with a maximum penalty of over 300 years in prison.

Ketchikan assault trial: Day 2

BlaTestimony continued Wednesday in the trial of a Ketchikan man accused of sexually assaulting his 14-year-old stepdaughter, starting with the cross-examination of the now 16-year-old alleged victim.

Radio event honors Coast Guard’s 225th

Gary Freitag talks to other ham radio operatorsAugust 4th marked the 225th anniversary of the United States Coast Guard. To commemorate the day, the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad set up its communications van to broadcast from the site of a former Coast Guard high-frequency radio station.