1 dead, 4 missing after charter boat sinks in Sitka, Alaska

One man died and four went missing after a luxury charter fishing boat sank off the coast of Alaska on Sunday. The Coast Guard launched a search for the missing group Sunday evening after receiving a call from Kingfisher Charters, a Sitka-based fishing charter company, that the boat with five people on board had not […]

1 dead, 4 missing near Alaska after fishing boat sinks

The Coast Guard was searching for four people who went missing Monday after a fishing charter was found partially submerged near Sitka. A Coast Guard vessel searched Sunday night after receiving a call from Sitka-based fishing charter Kingfisher Charters that the boat was overdue with five people on board, said Petty Officer Ian Gray. said […]

Family of Zachary Porter who drowned in Alaska mud flats speak out

The grieving family of a 20-year-old Illinois man who drowned in quicksand-like mud in an Alaskan mudflat on Sunday said he loved to travel and was on an “adventure” when the tragedy struck. said it was. Zachary Porter, a college student from Bluff Lake, was traveling to Alaska with friends when he got caught in […]

Illinois man stuck in Alaska mud flats drowns as tide comes in

An Illinois man was reportedly drowned over the weekend after walking along the mudflats of an Alaska estuary when the tide came in and he got stuck. The Lake Bluff man was there with friends Sunday night and was waist-deep in quicksand-like silt. The body of Zachary Porter, 20, was recovered Monday morning. Officials told […]

First Lady Jill Biden visits Alaska to promote Internet for All initiative

First Lady Jill Biden and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visited Bethel, Alaska to highlight progress under the “Internet for All” initiative. Internet connectivity tends to be lost in remote Alaskan towns, requiring upgrades to satellite companies, costing about $3,000 per month The Biden-Harris administration’s “Internet for All” initiative provided $65 million in federal funding to […]

Six Russian aircraft intercepted near Alaska airspace during US military training exercises: NORAD

The North American Aerospace Defense Force issued a statement Saturday that it had intercepted six Russian aircraft flying off the coast of Alaska. In a press release about Thursday’s incident, NORAD said it “detected, tracked, positively identified and intercepted six Russian aircraft operating within and near the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).” Ukraine benefits […]

Black box recorders recovered from deadly Alaska Army chopper crash site

U.S. military investigators recovered flight data recorders from two Army helicopters that killed three soldiers and wounded one in a clash last week in a remote Alaskan interior, the Army said Wednesday. Two helicopters from the 1st Attack Battalion, 25th Air Regiment at Fort Wainwright collided about 50 miles east of Healy on April 27 […]

Army identifies 3 soldiers killed in Alaska helicopter crash

The US military identified three soldiers on Saturday. Two helicopters collide and die In Alaska on the way back from a training mission. The helicopter was en route to Fort Wainwright from a mission at the Donnelly training area when it crashed at 1:39 p.m. Thursday, about 50 miles east of Healy. The US military […]