Michael S. Lockett

Alaska Wildlife Troopers are searching for an illegal crabber near Auke Bay after at least two illegal, homemade crab pots were discovered. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska State Troopers)

Alaska Wildlife Troopers fishing for outlaw crabber in Auke Bay

At least two illegal, unmarked pots were found.

 

David A. Powell, 54, appears in court after being charged with property damage for nailing a sign to the door of the governor’s mansion on Dr. Martin Luther King Day as a form of protest, Jan. 27, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Man charged for nailing sign to governor’s mansion pleads no contest

He was fined and got a suspended three-day jail sentence.

 

Man pleads guilty for reduced sentence in 2016 theft

He was arrested last December for stealing a car.

 

Burglars strike American Legion, steal appliances, war memorial items

Police are investigating the burglary, which includes items from the post’s USS Juneau memorial

Kyle Worl talks at the University of Alaska Southeast campus on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Juneau local recognized for Herculean effort bringing back traditional sports

He’s bringing traditional games back to the Southeast to stay.

Kyle Worl talks at the University of Alaska Southeast campus on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Cars drive past Harris Harbor on Jan. 22, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Sloppy weather makes for dangerous driving

Take your time as you drive and save yourself an accident.

Cars drive past Harris Harbor on Jan. 22, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Bradley A. Bethel, 32, is wanted by the Juneau Police Department for a $20,000 warrant pertaining to a felony cruelty to animals charge issued Thursday. (Courtesy photo | Juneau Police Department)

$20K warrant out for man who allegedly tortured kittens

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact JPD.

Bradley A. Bethel, 32, is wanted by the Juneau Police Department for a $20,000 warrant pertaining to a felony cruelty to animals charge issued Thursday. (Courtesy photo | Juneau Police Department)

Axes to grind: Big changes coming to the Viking Lounge

The future for the Viking is shiny.

Shelby Surdyk gives a presentation on the health effects of depleted uranium ammunition on people in Iraq at KTOO Studios on Thursday. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Poison from the past: An Alaskan’s quest to study effects of depleted uranium ammo

The tank-killing rounds are likely killing Iraqis even now.

Shelby Surdyk gives a presentation on the health effects of depleted uranium ammunition on people in Iraq at KTOO Studios on Thursday. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
A submerged boat at Harris Harbor activated an automatic emergency beacon, triggering a search and rescue deployment from local Coast Guard units on Jan. 23, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Emergency beacon triggers Coast Guard search downtown

The Coast Guard traced the signal to a partially submerged boat downtown.

A submerged boat at Harris Harbor activated an automatic emergency beacon, triggering a search and rescue deployment from local Coast Guard units on Jan. 23, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
A man shovels snow near the state capitol as rising temperatures turn the roads to slush, Jan. 22, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Juneau in for warm, slushy week

The bitter cold is gone for now.

A man shovels snow near the state capitol as rising temperatures turn the roads to slush, Jan. 22, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
The sign nailed to the Governor’s Mansion by a man on Jan. 20, 2020. (Courtesy Photo)
The sign nailed to the Governor’s Mansion by a man on Jan. 20, 2020. (Courtesy Photo)

Man wanted for animal cruelty arrested

He was taken into custody peacefully Tuesday night.

Shots fired near Cinema Drive on Sunday, Monday nights

No one was injured and no property damage was located.

Photos: Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Juneau

Scenes from today’s community celebration.

Courtesy Photo | Joan Travers 
                                Inspiring Girls Expeditions is holding two tuition-free expeditions for 16- and 17-year-old girls in Alaska this summer.

Program introduces girls to science expeditions in wilderness

Expeditions in Alaska will explore a glacier and the intertidal zone.

Courtesy Photo | Joan Travers 
                                Inspiring Girls Expeditions is holding two tuition-free expeditions for 16- and 17-year-old girls in Alaska this summer.
A student fixes her hood as she walks across the campus at the University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

UAS proposes undergrad tuition hikes for next academic year

The increases would begin in Fall 2020.

A student fixes her hood as she walks across the campus at the University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
The derelict tugboat Lumberman lies moored to a city-owned pier on Sunday after coming adrift and grounding near Norway Point downtown. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

After unplanned voyage, run-away tugboat secured to city dock

The city will now likely take responsibility for the derelict tugboat.

The derelict tugboat Lumberman lies moored to a city-owned pier on Sunday after coming adrift and grounding near Norway Point downtown. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Bubble Room’s crispy chicken sandwich, Jan. 7, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Beyond The Ale: Tucked-away Bubble Room fare fit for discerning patrons

For when you want a cocktail and a bite to eat without too much fuss.

Bubble Room’s crispy chicken sandwich, Jan. 7, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file
                                A humpback whale is seen near Shelter Island in August 2011.
                                A humpback whale is seen near Shelter Island on August 3, 2011. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Stakeholders talk keeping whale watching bubble afloat

Nearly 3,000 people a day can go out whale watching during peak season.

Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file
                                A humpback whale is seen near Shelter Island in August 2011.
                                A humpback whale is seen near Shelter Island on August 3, 2011. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)