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JPD officers investigate at Auke Lake after a deadly crash early Tuesday morning, Oct. 18. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Police share more information about deadly crash

1 dead, 1 injured and police are looking for vehicle’s third occupant.

JPD officers investigate at Auke Lake after a deadly crash early Tuesday morning, Oct. 18. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Juneau Police Department and assistance from Capital City Fire/Rescue on the scene Tuesday morning, Oct. 18 at Auke Bay Lake off of Glacier Highway after it was reported that a white Chevrolet pickup truck occupied by three males lost control and rolled several times before landing into the lake. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Police investigate deadly wreck near Auke Lake

At 12:51 a.m. Tuesday, police received a report of a crash on Glacier Highway.

Juneau Police Department and assistance from Capital City Fire/Rescue on the scene Tuesday morning, Oct. 18 at Auke Bay Lake off of Glacier Highway after it was reported that a white Chevrolet pickup truck occupied by three males lost control and rolled several times before landing into the lake. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Brenda Weaver and Olga Lijó Seráns stand in Hearthside Books in downtown Juneau on Monday, Oct. 16, one day after Seráns took over as the official owner. Weaver, who had been the bookstore’s owner since 2014, said she looks forward to retirement and spending more time with friends and family. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Hearthside Books enters into new chapter with new owner

“I’m going to miss a whole lot about it, this has been a labor of love.”

Brenda Weaver and Olga Lijó Seráns stand in Hearthside Books in downtown Juneau on Monday, Oct. 16, one day after Seráns took over as the official owner. Weaver, who had been the bookstore’s owner since 2014, said she looks forward to retirement and spending more time with friends and family. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
This photo shows Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau. About 20% of the prison’s population was recently relocated to other facilities in South Central Alaska. The transfers come amid renovations to the aging facility. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

20% of prison’s population transferred amid repairs

Dozens of people incarcerated at LCCC moved to other facilities.

This photo shows Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau. About 20% of the prison’s population was recently relocated to other facilities in South Central Alaska. The transfers come amid renovations to the aging facility. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Jarrell Williams (1) smiles after securing what was essentially a game-ending interception. Payton Grant (9) and Thomas Baxter (84) react to the big play. After the big play, the Huskies’ offense would take the field for victory formation. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Huskies advance to state championship game

Juneau will face Colony High School in Anchorage.

Jarrell Williams (1) smiles after securing what was essentially a game-ending interception. Payton Grant (9) and Thomas Baxter (84) react to the big play. After the big play, the Huskies’ offense would take the field for victory formation. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
A ballot is placed in a drop box on Tuesday, Oct. 4, during the City and Borough of Juneau municipal election. Voters could cast ballots by mail. at voting centers located at City Hall and the Mendenhall Valley Public Library or at secure drop boxes at Don D. Statter Harbor and at the Douglas Public Library/ Fire Station. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Local election results: A few hundred votes the difference for two props

Friday figures have City Hall debt voted down, real estate ordinance repeal OK’d .

A ballot is placed in a drop box on Tuesday, Oct. 4, during the City and Borough of Juneau municipal election. Voters could cast ballots by mail. at voting centers located at City Hall and the Mendenhall Valley Public Library or at secure drop boxes at Don D. Statter Harbor and at the Douglas Public Library/ Fire Station. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Thunder Mountain High School swim team featured in the is photo at their first meet of the season at the beginning of September in Craig. (Courtesy Photo / Josiah Loseby)

Prep swim teams get ready for regions

Regions begin on Oct. 28

Thunder Mountain High School swim team featured in the is photo at their first meet of the season at the beginning of September in Craig. (Courtesy Photo / Josiah Loseby)
Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File 
This photo shows the Juneau Police Station in March 2020.

JPD finishes update to computer system

“It was certainly time to replace.”

Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File 
This photo shows the Juneau Police Station in March 2020.
Courtesy Photo / Robin Lonas 
This photo shows ( from left to right) Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters Bill McGoey, Karl Wuoti, Peter Flynn, Wendy Wallers, Captain Noah Jenkins, John Adams & Fire Marshal Dan Jager.

It’s Fire Prevention Week, do you have a plan?

Firefighters and insurance company share safety advice.

Courtesy Photo / Robin Lonas 
This photo shows ( from left to right) Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters Bill McGoey, Karl Wuoti, Peter Flynn, Wendy Wallers, Captain Noah Jenkins, John Adams & Fire Marshal Dan Jager.
Courtesy Photo / Gregory Chaney
A 60-foot fishing vessel was grounded in Favorite Reef on Thursday evening into Friday morning when three passengers were safely rescued off the boat by JPD Chief Ed Mercer. The Coast Guard continues to monitor the ship while crews work to safely defuel it.

Police chief rescues crew from grounded ship

Coast Guard continues to monitor ship.

Courtesy Photo / Gregory Chaney
A 60-foot fishing vessel was grounded in Favorite Reef on Thursday evening into Friday morning when three passengers were safely rescued off the boat by JPD Chief Ed Mercer. The Coast Guard continues to monitor the ship while crews work to safely defuel it.
Senior Talita Toutailepo waves to the crowd during introductions before the team’s first match up against the Ketchikan Lady Kings back in early Sept. Over the weekend Toutailepo came up big in THMS’ second face off against the Lady Kings. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Thunder Mountain nets two wins in Ketchikan

Conference record extends to perfect 6-0

Senior Talita Toutailepo waves to the crowd during introductions before the team’s first match up against the Ketchikan Lady Kings back in early Sept. Over the weekend Toutailepo came up big in THMS’ second face off against the Lady Kings. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Payton Grant makes his way to the end zone for his —and the Huskies’— first touchdown of the game as his teammates signal the score. Grant, a senior, had a big day for Juneau. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Payton Grant makes his way to the end zone for his —and the Huskies’— first touchdown of the game as his teammates signal the score. Grant, a senior, had a big day for Juneau. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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Capital City Fire/Rescue engineer Peter Flynn and firefighter Connor Hoyt stand at the bottom of the department’s new truck ladder on Thursday, Oct. 6 during training operations at the Glacier Fire Station.

Sooner or ladder CCFR’s new truck will be in service

Firefighters say extended reach means increased safety.

Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire 
Capital City Fire/Rescue engineer Peter Flynn and firefighter Connor Hoyt stand at the bottom of the department’s new truck ladder on Thursday, Oct. 6 during training operations at the Glacier Fire Station.
Alaska Native artist Logan Terry holds the latest edition of Thrasher Magazine, displaying the spread of his work as a featured artist for the month. (Courtesy Photo / Patrick Vanpool)
Alaska Native artist Logan Terry holds the latest edition of Thrasher Magazine, displaying the spread of his work as a featured artist for the month. (Courtesy Photo / Patrick Vanpool)
Juneau musician Michael Maas poses for a photo to promote his newest album “Here Be Dragons,” coming out on Friday, Oct. 7. This latest endeavor is being released under Maas’ Blue Nagoon project and was a collaboration of several different lead vocalists, many of which are local Juneau artists. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Juneau musician Michael Maas poses for a photo to promote his newest album “Here Be Dragons,” coming out on Friday, Oct. 7. This latest endeavor is being released under Maas’ Blue Nagoon project and was a collaboration of several different lead vocalists, many of which are local Juneau artists. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
The U.S. Coast Guard District 17 released video footage of two people being rescued during stormy conditions on Saturday, Oct. 1 after their boat ran onto rocks in Pavlof Harbor in southwest of Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guard makes rescue in poor visibility

Man and woman safe after boat grounds near Juneau

The U.S. Coast Guard District 17 released video footage of two people being rescued during stormy conditions on Saturday, Oct. 1 after their boat ran onto rocks in Pavlof Harbor in southwest of Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / U.S. Coast Guard)
Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire
After weeks of heavy rainfall, multiple portions of the Montana Creek Bridge were closed after sustaining weather-related damage.

Troubled bridges over Juneau waters

September saw record rainfall, damaged structures.

Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire
After weeks of heavy rainfall, multiple portions of the Montana Creek Bridge were closed after sustaining weather-related damage.
Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire 
Juneau’s largely by-mail municipal election is in full swing and time is beginning to tick down for residents to send in their votes before the Oct. 4 deadline. City officials urge voters to check mailboxes for potential cure letters to ensure their ballot can be counted.

CBJ Election Day is almost here

Deadline to cast municipal ballots is 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire 
Juneau’s largely by-mail municipal election is in full swing and time is beginning to tick down for residents to send in their votes before the Oct. 4 deadline. City officials urge voters to check mailboxes for potential cure letters to ensure their ballot can be counted.
Wendy Vuille poses with skater Brendyn Hatfield at the Arizona Adult Skating Camp. (Courtesy Photo / Wendy Vuille)

Better skate than never: Over a decade of hard work nets Juneau woman rare honor

Over a decade of hard work nets Juneau woman rare honor

Wendy Vuille poses with skater Brendyn Hatfield at the Arizona Adult Skating Camp. (Courtesy Photo / Wendy Vuille)
City and Borough of Juneau Public Works Department clears debris Wednesday morning on Gastineau Avenue. A landslide Monday evening brought down a large tree, which caused damage to homes and a vehicle. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Juneau man stunned by loss of home, community support

“If you’re going to have your home destroyed, Juneau is the best place to do it.”

City and Borough of Juneau Public Works Department clears debris Wednesday morning on Gastineau Avenue. A landslide Monday evening brought down a large tree, which caused damage to homes and a vehicle. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)