Leila Kheiry, KRBD - Ketchikan
There are no tumbleweeds blowing through the streets of Southeast Alaska towns, but, the region has received less precipitation than usual over the past nine months. Listen now
Recently retired Ketchikan High School teacher and local pastor Doug Edwards has been arrested and charged with three counts of sexual abuse of a minor. Listen now
A crowd of determined well-wishers braved a wind-driven downpour to cheer the Ketchikan High School team’s return from Texas, where they took top honors at the national competition. Listen now
Ketchikan was warned Tuesday morning to expect a big storm that afternoon, and they weren’t kidding. Weather spotters clocked sustained winds around 70 mph and gusts exceeding 100. Listen now
The main theme of Friday’s discussion at the Ketchikan Public Library was “Access.” Listen now
A 39-year-old Ketchikan man was buried in an avalanche while snowboarding on Dude Mountain Sunday afternoon. A search began on Monday, but has been temporarily suspended because of bad weather. Listen now
Ketchikan High School’s Academic Decathlon team won the state championship Saturday in Anchorage. They will be headed to the national competition in April. Listen now
In Ketchikan, people can come up to the landfill and take what they want, which saves the city time, space and money. Listen now
A dog café - apparently the first one in Alaska - celebrated its official opening last weekend in Ketchikan. The café offers gourmet dog treats and an enclosed play yard. There's also coffee and treats for humans. KRBD's Leila Kheiry took her dogs to the new business to check it out. Listen now
A 26-year-old Ketchikan man faces first-degree murder charges related to the Wednesday shooting death of 64-year-old Brian Stanton of Ketchikan.
A 42-year-old Ketchikan man was arrested and charged Friday with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence for allegedly killing 55-year-old Richard Branda on Thursday evening. Listen now
Three people were arrested in a drug bust in Ketchikan Tuesday night. During the bust, Ketchikan police seized a pound of meth, 2.75 ounces of heroin, a handgun and a semiautomatic assault rifle loaded with armor-piercing bullets. Listen now
A group of Ketchikan residents gathered on the downtown cruise ship dock to board the Holland America ship Zaandam. The group had a fancy lunch on board, and then took a tour of not-so-fancy areas that most people never see: wastewater treatment, emissions filtration and garbage sorting.
Citing improper arguments by the prosecution, the Alaska Court of Appeals on Friday overturned the murder conviction of a 25-year-old Ketchikan man who was found guilty about five-and-a-half years ago. Listen now