News of the North from Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
Dive teams search for missing flight passengers
Ketchikan, Alaska (AP) - Dive teams plunged into the icy cold waters of a southeast Alaska inlet Tuesday, searching an area the size of 24 football fields for two cruise ship passengers missing after two sightseeing planes collided.
Alaska House refuses to concur on crime bill
Juneau, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska House has refused to accept sweeping legislation aimed at cracking down on crime passed by the Senate, with members saying more time is needed to understand the bill. It failed on a 22-18 tally.
Alaska's longest recession might be over
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska's longest recession could be over, but we really don't know for sure at this point.
State labor article reveals zinc as the most valuable mineral in Alaska
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Metal mining in Alaska is explored in an article that appears in the May edition of Alaska Economic Trends published by the Research and Analysis Unit of the State Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Ketchikan responds to disaster
Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - Search and Rescue attempts continue from the mid-air collision of two float planes near Ketchikan.
CCFR helps rescues kayaker
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska Travel Adventures helped rescue two people in the span of 90 minutes Monday.
Alaska officials fear tuberculosis spread at religious event
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Attendees at an Alaska religious meeting may have been exposed to tuberculosis.
NTSB to investigate in Alaska after deadly midair collision
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A team of federal accident investigators is expected to arrive in Alaska Tuesday to try to piece together what caused a deadly midair collision between two sightseeing planes.
Four confirmed dead in mid-air collision
JUNEAU, Alaska (KINY) — The Coast Guard, partner agencies and good Samaritans continue to respond to the report of two aircraft colliding and are searching for two people in the vicinity of George Inlet near Ketchikan, Alaska, Monday.
Assembly decides several funding issues
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Assembly decided to spend $27.88 million to fund Juneau Schools for the fiscal year 2020.
Injured snowboarder, climbing partner rescued off Denali
TALKEETNA, Alaska (AP) — An injured snowboarder and a climbing partner were rescued off North America's tallest mountain four days after the climber was injured in a snowboarding accident.
Mostly Cloudy and 63 F at Juneau, Juneau International Airport, AK
Winds are Southwest at 12.7 MPH (11 KT). The pressure is 1005.9 mb and the humidity is 56%. The wind chill is 62. Last Updated on May 20 2019, 12:53 pm AKDT.