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Ketchikan has gone back to work after a plane crash June 25 killed eight tourists, and its skies are once again buzzing with floatplanes. The crash was an off-limits topic at the many other flying services in town.

Bob Hallinen
The man couldn't invoke state laws allowing animals to be shot in defense of life and property because his improper storage of garbage caused the incident, wildlife troopers said.Megan Edge
It could be weeks before investigators are able to move aircraft wreckage from the rugged site of a Southeast Alaska plane crash that killed nine people on a sightseeing tour out of Ketchikan Thursday.Michelle Theriault Boots
An elderly pit bull named Monkey is recovering after he nearly died following an encounter with a bear last week.Associated Press
A flightseeing plane carrying nine people, eight of them passengers on a Holland America Line cruise ship, crashed Thursday near Ketchikan, killing all onboard, authorities say.Tegan Hanlon
Alaska State Troopers said a Ketchikan man who was boating while intoxicated also drove a truck and trailer in the marina parking lot and ramp. He was charged with two DUI counts in the incident.Megan Edge
The men were fishing in Sumner Strait when their boat capsized, Alaska State Troopers said; one of the men signaled for help from the bow of the sunken vessel.Megan Edge
Alaska State Troopers said 22-year-old Samson Mullenax was accidentally shot at a gravel pit Sunday, and later died at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center.Megan Edge
A Wasilla pilot died after being hit by a spinning propeller in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Thursday morning, according to a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board.Megan Edge,Jerzy Shedlock
It takes approximately eight minutes and 52 seconds for a shuttle carrying astronauts to the International Space Station to get to space, according to astronaut Steve Swanson, who visited Ketchikan earlier this month.Megan Petersen
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