Michael S. Lockett

Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire                                 Substance misuse costs the state of Alaska $3.45 billion every year, according to a report released recently by the McDowell Group.
Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire                                 Substance misuse costs the state of Alaska $3.45 billion every year, according to a report released recently by the McDowell Group.
Juneau Police Department Chief Ed Mercer, photographed on Wednesday, has worked to spearhead three initiatives coming to fruition in the next month to make Juneau a safer place. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Police Department Chief Ed Mercer, photographed on Wednesday, has worked to spearhead three initiatives coming to fruition in the next month to make Juneau a safer place. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Keith Anders Hermann, 54, sits in court Tuesday. Hermann is charged with multiple counts of sexual assault of a minor. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Man arrested Friday for sexual abuse makes court appearance

He’s being held Lemon Creek Correctional Center on $50,000 bail.

Keith Anders Hermann, 54, sits in court Tuesday. Hermann is charged with multiple counts of sexual assault of a minor. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Schools and bus routes are cancelled in Juneau following heavy snow, Feb. 4, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Snow causes closings for schools, bus service across Juneau

Many other offices and businesses are open as usual.

Schools and bus routes are cancelled in Juneau following heavy snow, Feb. 4, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Skating Club took second place in the The Ice Sports Industry’s West Coast Skating Championships in Tacoma on Jan. 17-19, 2020. (Courtesy Photo | JSC)
The Juneau Skating Club took second place in the The Ice Sports Industry’s West Coast Skating Championships in Tacoma on Jan. 17-19, 2020. (Courtesy Photo | JSC)
JPD arrest man wanted for sexual assault on $50,000 warrant

JPD arrest man wanted for sexual assault on $50,000 warrant

The crimes the man allegedly committed spanned over 15 years.

JPD arrest man wanted for sexual assault on $50,000 warrant
Crosstown rivalry: JDHS, TMHS to square off on homecoming weekend

Crosstown rivalry: JDHS, TMHS to square off on homecoming weekend

It’s set to be a big weekend for boys and girls basketball.

Crosstown rivalry: JDHS, TMHS to square off on homecoming weekend
Cope Park may be the new home of Juneau’s first bike skills park if a plan between the City and Borough of Juneau Parks and Recreation Department and the Juneau Mountain Bike Alliance comes to fruition, Jan. 30, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Juneau may be getting its first official bike park

The idea is still in its infancy, but it has support.

Cope Park may be the new home of Juneau’s first bike skills park if a plan between the City and Borough of Juneau Parks and Recreation Department and the Juneau Mountain Bike Alliance comes to fruition, Jan. 30, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Hands-on care: Homeless receive haircuts, food, help at community event

Hands-on care: Homeless receive haircuts, food, help at community event

More than 200 people experiencing homelessness received care today.

Hands-on care: Homeless receive haircuts, food, help at community event
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.

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)
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.

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 pleads guilty for reduced sentence in 2016 theft

Man pleads guilty for reduced sentence in 2016 theft

He was arrested last December for stealing a car.

Man pleads guilty for reduced sentence in 2016 theft
Burglars strike American Legion, steal appliances, war memorial items

Burglars strike American Legion, steal appliances, war memorial items

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

Burglars strike American Legion, steal appliances, war memorial items
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
Axes to grind: Big changes coming to the Viking Lounge
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)