The defense opened its case Wednesday(5-15-14) in the trial of former Blatchley Middle School principal accused of sexual assault of three female teachers in his building. The police department updated the Sitka Assembly on the problem of illegal drugs in Sitka. Ketchikan City Council considers a citywide smoking ban. Risk of fires in the Tongass National Forest has dropped. State wildlife officials have closed moose hunting north of the Brooks Range because of decline in the population.
Thurs May 15, 2014
On July 7, 2014, KCAW News broadcast a special report from the Center for Investigative Reporting on the aftermath of the crash of Coast Guard helicopter 6017, and its impact on the culture of accountability in the Coast Guard. On the same day, the co-pilot and lone survivor, Lt. Lance Leone, revisited the crash site to talk with the Quileute Tribe fishermen who pulled him from the ocean. Former KCAW reporter Ed Ronco accompanied Leone on his return to La Push, Washington -- his last as an officer in the Coast Guard. more
Mother Nature rattled Northern Southeast this morning (7-25-14) with and magnitude 5.9 earthquake and several dozen aftershocks. The quake appeared to have damaged internet and cell service to thousands of Southeast residents. Service providers suspect damage to an underwater fiber-optic cable, but the cable's owner, Alaska Communications Systems, has not released any information. more