A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka medevac’d a cruise ship passenger from the Diamond Princess early this morning (Tuesday).
The 81-year-old woman was showing signs of a blocked artery in her right leg.
The MH-60 Jayhawk hoisted her from the ship in Frederick Sound, north of Admiralty Island about 4:30 this morning. She was transported to Guardian Flight in Juneau and flown to Seattle for advanced care.
- The Republican-led Senate majority is more focused on cutting spending to close the state’s budget deficit than the new mostly Democratic House majority or independent Gov. Bill Walker.
- Alaska Native carvers and weavers say they're worried about the future of yellow cedar.
- Mark Anthony De Simone is accused of shooting 34-year-old Duilio Antonio “Tony” Rosales twice in the back of the head in May 2016.
- The Alaska Marine Highway has seen deep funding and service cuts as the state deals with a massive budget deficit. With the money running low, what are the system’s prospects during this year’s legislative session?