No injuries after fishing boat grounds near Hoonah

HOONAH — A 43-foot fishing boat ran aground in southeast Alaska early Tuesday morning after it lost its GPS system.

Alaska State Troopers say the Stardust grounded on Sisters Island in Icy Straits, near Hoonah.

Wildlife troopers in Hoonah responded and stayed on-scene until the boat was refloated about 5 a.m. by the incoming tide. The U.S. Coast Guard escorted the Stardust to Juneau.

Troopers say the captain of the Stardust, 38-year-old Kristopher Foster of Sitka, wasn’t injured in the grounding.

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Reality star sues ‘Life Below Zero’ over safety claims

ANCHORAGE — A star of the Alaska-based reality series “Life Below Zero” is suing the show’s producers, alleging she was hurt while forced to perform dangerous acts in support of false story lines.

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State halts boat landing project on Kenai Peninsula

KENAI — The state has decided to hold off on installing a boat ramp on the banks of the Kasilof River on south-central Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula after getting input from the public on the project.

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