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Laron Carlton Graham listens to his attorney, Natasha Norris, in Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, during his trial on two counts of first-degree murder for the Nov. 14, 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Laron Carlton Graham listens to his attorney, Natasha Norris, in Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, during his trial on two counts of first-degree murder for the Nov. 14, 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Kelly Tonsmeire answers questions from the witness stand in Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, during the trial of Laron Carlton Graham on two counts of first-degree murder for the November 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. Kelly Tonsmeire was the first to discover the murder scene when he went to check up on his daughter. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Victim’s father in double murder gives haunting testimony

He walked out of life and into a nightmare.

Kelly Tonsmeire answers questions from the witness stand in Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, during the trial of Laron Carlton Graham on two counts of first-degree murder for the November 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. Kelly Tonsmeire was the first to discover the murder scene when he went to check up on his daughter. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Central Labor Council held its annual Labor Day picnic for Juneau residents at Savikko Park, Sept. 2, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Drizzly weather can’t dampen Labor Day picnic

Good food and live music outweighed a little rain.

The Juneau Central Labor Council held its annual Labor Day picnic for Juneau residents at Savikko Park, Sept. 2, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Pad Thai anyone? Chan’s is reopening

Owners needed a break and to remodel.

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake occured at a depth of less than a kilometer 100km northwest of Juneau on August 31. (Screenshot from USGS)

5.0 earthquake rumbles Juneau, but doesn’t do any harm

The quake originated 45 miles west of Haines.

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake occured at a depth of less than a kilometer 100km northwest of Juneau on August 31. (Screenshot from USGS)

JPD arrest man after stabbing

Police say man was found with a knife.

Bartlett Region Hospital staff, city officals and public enter the new front entrance after a small ceremony in Oct. 2010. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Last stop on the line: treating transient trauma

Bartlett Regional Hospital is there for wounded wanderers.

Bartlett Region Hospital staff, city officals and public enter the new front entrance after a small ceremony in Oct. 2010. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Tongass National Forest sign on the way to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Tongass National Forest sign on the way to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau police seeking man with warrant

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Juneau Crime Line or JPD.

Fishing boats stream out of Don D. Statter Boat Harbor in Auke Bay at the start of the Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Fishing boats stream out of Don D. Statter Boat Harbor in Auke Bay at the start of the Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A Capital City Fire/Rescue crew transports a cruise ship passenger off the Radiances of the Seas downtown on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Ship to shore: Juneau paramedics maintain care at sea

CCFR paramedics help out with at-sea medevacs.

A Capital City Fire/Rescue crew transports a cruise ship passenger off the Radiances of the Seas downtown on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Ruby Princess is escorted by the U.S. Coast Guard into Juneau downtown harbor on Monday, April 30, 2018. The ship was the first of the season.

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship near Douglas

The man was evacuated from a cruise ship.

The Ruby Princess is escorted by the U.S. Coast Guard into Juneau downtown harbor on Monday, April 30, 2018. The ship was the first of the season.
The City and Borough of Juneau has purchased 2.35 acres of land in Vintage Park that will solely be used for senior assisted living. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Developer sought for assisted living facility in Vintage Park

The Juneau Assembly will seek competitive bids for the development of assisted living facilities in the Vintage Hill subdivision. “Basically, what we’re trying to do… Continue reading

The City and Borough of Juneau has purchased 2.35 acres of land in Vintage Park that will solely be used for senior assisted living. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Empire Live: Assembly meets to discuss Vintage Park and Heat$mart

The project has been ongoing for months.

Recent wildfire response slowed by miscommunication

Brush fire was left burning for hours with locals battling the blaze.

The Ruby Princess is escorted by a U.S. Coast Guard 45 foot Response Boat-Medium into Juneau downtown harbor on Monday, April 30, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Moving target: How do you medevac embarked patients?

From ship to shore, the Coast Guard gets it done.

The Ruby Princess is escorted by a U.S. Coast Guard 45 foot Response Boat-Medium into Juneau downtown harbor on Monday, April 30, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S.C.G Dive Team, U.S. Army Dive Team and the Canadian Coast Guard participate in the annual Buoy Tender Olympics at Station Juneau on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Canadian Coast Guardsmen triumph in Buoy Tender Olympics

The inter-vessel competition was fierce.

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S.C.G Dive Team, U.S. Army Dive Team and the Canadian Coast Guard participate in the annual Buoy Tender Olympics at Station Juneau on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Maria Flores went missing in Hinesville, Georgia on May 20. (Courtesy Photo)

‘I have to find her’: Local women raise money to search for missing daughter

They’ll fly to Georgia to look for her.

Maria Flores went missing in Hinesville, Georgia on May 20. (Courtesy Photo)
Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to the scene of a structure fire the evening of Aug. 19, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to the scene of a structure fire the evening of Aug. 19, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Two students from Floyd Dryden Middle School were arrested for terroristic threatening, or planning to commit a school shooting, on Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Update: Two Juneau middle schoolers arrested for planning school shooting

The 13-year olds were arrested on the fourth day of school.

Two students from Floyd Dryden Middle School were arrested for terroristic threatening, or planning to commit a school shooting, on Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)