Month: March 2008

Victims ID'd in Sitka stabbings

Law enforcement officials have released the identities of the four victims in a multiple murder which took place in Sitka on Tuesday.
Dead are 69-year old John Abbot, his wife 68-year old Alice Abbot, their daughter 40-year old Elizabeth Abbot, and her boyfriend 37-year old Charles Tate.
Tate was not a Sitka resident. Authorities list his birthplace as Nome.
Unofficial sources report that a fifth victim of the attack, Mary Ricketts, a daughter of one of the deceased, is in stable condition at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital.

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Sitka youth arraigned on multiple murder charges

Eighteen-year-old Jason Abbot was arraigned in Sitka Superior Court Wednesday morning, March 26, on four counts of first-degree murder, and one count of attempted murder in the first degree, following a homicidal rampage in his family's home on Tuesday.

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Sitka drops objections to Sealaska selections — for now

The city of Sitka is dropping its objections to proposed Sealaska land selections – for now.
The Sitka assembly last night (Tue 3-25-08) failed to pass a resolution opposing three of the regional Native corporation’s selections on the grounds that Sealaska has made a good faith effort to choose less controversial sites.

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Mary Emerick: Wilderness Stewardship Challenge (pt 2)

Sitka wilderness manager Mary Emerick chairs the Forest Service's national Wilderness Advisory Group. She speaks with KCAW's Robert Woolsey about how forest users can help ensure that wilderness continues to serve the purposes it is intended for.

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Seiner, humpback tangle over herring set

A humpback whale became entangled in a herring seine during test fishing Tuesday morning (3-25-08) in Sitka. The vessel's skipper notified ADF&G, who notified NMFS, who dispatched local whale biologist Jan Straley to the rescue.

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