Michael S. Lockett

Rear Adm. Nathan Moore, U.S. Coast Guard 17th District, commander, left, and Neil O’Rourke, Canadian Coast Guard Arctic Region, assistant commissioner, holding the officially signed Beaufort Sea Annex, at Hay River Base, Northwest Territories, Canada, June 8, 2022. (PO2 Alexandria Preston / USCG)

U.S., Canadian coast guards update joint pollution response plans

The conference also covered planning for other missions, such as search and rescue.

Rear Adm. Nathan Moore, U.S. Coast Guard 17th District, commander, left, and Neil O’Rourke, Canadian Coast Guard Arctic Region, assistant commissioner, holding the officially signed Beaufort Sea Annex, at Hay River Base, Northwest Territories, Canada, June 8, 2022. (PO2 Alexandria Preston / USCG)
Project Gabe, named after a young man who died of an opioid overdose, aims to bring overdose kits to the fisheries industry in the Southeast. Volunteers assembled 150 kits on Friday, June 10, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

‘This is stoppable’: Program works to bring opioid OD kits to seafood industry

The project began with a tragic death, but proponents hope it can prevent more.

Project Gabe, named after a young man who died of an opioid overdose, aims to bring overdose kits to the fisheries industry in the Southeast. Volunteers assembled 150 kits on Friday, June 10, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Juneau Police Department Chief Ed Mercer speaks during a department event on June 9, 2022. The department has made three major drug busts in the last week, seizing illegal drugs valued at more than $300,000 locally. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Juneau Police Department Chief Ed Mercer speaks during a department event on June 9, 2022. The department has made three major drug busts in the last week, seizing illegal drugs valued at more than $300,000 locally. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

‘It’s more than what we’ve seen in the past’: Police talk flurry of recent drug busts

A number of major busts have occurred in 2022, with three in the last week alone.

Juneau Police Department Chief Ed Mercer speaks during a department event on June 9, 2022. The department has made three major drug busts in the last week, seizing illegal drugs valued at more than $300,000 locally. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Juneau Police Department Chief Ed Mercer speaks during a department event on June 9, 2022. The department has made three major drug busts in the last week, seizing illegal drugs valued at more than $300,000 locally. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
A Juneau man was arrested last week and indicted on Thursday for multiple sexual abuse of a minor charges. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Juneau man indicted for sexual abuse of a minor

He was arrested last week following a police investigation.

A Juneau man was arrested last week and indicted on Thursday for multiple sexual abuse of a minor charges. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
There have been reports of wolves, like the one shown in this public domain image, near the Mendenhall River Community School in early June, but the Alaska Department of Fish and Game hasn’t received any reports of wolves being a nuisance, said a state biologist. (Milo Weiler / Unsplash)

Not-so-dire wolf: Animal sighting near school not necessarily cause for concern, says biologist

Its presence on a road in daylight is unusual, but not unheard of.

There have been reports of wolves, like the one shown in this public domain image, near the Mendenhall River Community School in early June, but the Alaska Department of Fish and Game hasn’t received any reports of wolves being a nuisance, said a state biologist. (Milo Weiler / Unsplash)
This April photo shows the Juneau International Airport. On Tuesday two Juneau residents were arrested on multiple drug-related charges at the airport. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Two Juneau residents arrested for drugs at airport

It’s the third six-figure bust this week.

This April photo shows the Juneau International Airport. On Tuesday two Juneau residents were arrested on multiple drug-related charges at the airport. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
A Juneau man was sentenced to more than a decade imprisonment for sexual abuse of a minor at Dimond Courthouse on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Man sentenced to 12 years in sexual abuse of minor case

The trial for the 2017 offense concluded in June 2021.

A Juneau man was sentenced to more than a decade imprisonment for sexual abuse of a minor at Dimond Courthouse on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Fenton Jacobs, 42, was found guilty on Friday of a number of charges from his involvement in a 2019 stabbing. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Man found guilty of 2nd-degree murder in fatal stabbing case

Jurors deliberated till late Friday, delivering a verdict.

Fenton Jacobs, 42, was found guilty on Friday of a number of charges from his involvement in a 2019 stabbing. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
A Juneau man was arrested for possession of drugs in Harris Harbor on Monday. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Juneau man arrested at harbor for drug possession

Law enforcement personnel waited till the man picked up the package before arresting him.

A Juneau man was arrested for possession of drugs in Harris Harbor on Monday. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
A woman was arrested Monday for allegedly crashing into a bus stand and leaving the scene while driving under the influence. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Woman arrested for DUI after vehicle strikes bus stop

No one was injured in the Monday morning crash.

A woman was arrested Monday for allegedly crashing into a bus stand and leaving the scene while driving under the influence. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
This April photo shows the Juneau International Airport. On Saturday a woman was arrested on multiple drug-related charges at the airport. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Police seize drugs at airport

The estimated value was more than $100,000.

This April photo shows the Juneau International Airport. On Saturday a woman was arrested on multiple drug-related charges at the airport. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
Trail Mix Inc.’s executive director, Ryan O’Shaughnessy, right, walks with Mike McKrill off Lemon Creek Trail on June 4, 2022 after taking part in the organization’s annual National Trails Day event. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Saturdays are for the trails: Trail Mix and volunteers work on Lemon Creek Trail

The organization brought back its in-person National Trails Day event.

Trail Mix Inc.’s executive director, Ryan O’Shaughnessy, right, walks with Mike McKrill off Lemon Creek Trail on June 4, 2022 after taking part in the organization’s annual National Trails Day event. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Fenton Jacobs, 42, stands during court as he’s tried for charges relating to a 2019 stabbing on June 3, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Fenton Jacobs, 42, stands during court as he’s tried for charges relating to a 2019 stabbing on June 3, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Capital City Fire/Rescue has issued a burn ban in effect till at least Friday evening as several small fires have been reported from the dry weather. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

CCFR handles multiple dry-weather fires

Rain is expected to provide relief over the weekend.

Capital City Fire/Rescue has issued a burn ban in effect till at least Friday evening as several small fires have been reported from the dry weather. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire 
Wilbur W. James Jr., 66, was sentenced Thursday to more than 22 years imprisonment for multiple charges of sexual assault, including sexual abuse of a minor, after being found guilty in a trial in February.

Juneau man sentenced to over 2 decades in child sex case

The crimes occurred over a span of decades, according to testimony.

Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire 
Wilbur W. James Jr., 66, was sentenced Thursday to more than 22 years imprisonment for multiple charges of sexual assault, including sexual abuse of a minor, after being found guilty in a trial in February.
An Alaska Army National Guard aircrew flying a UH-60 Black Hawk aided in the rescue of a mountain biker with a possible spinal injury from the wilderness east of Kenai on May 30, 2022. (Alejandro Pena / U.S. Air Force)

National Guard rescues injured biker near Kenai

The biker had a possible spinal injury, requiring aerial medevac.

An Alaska Army National Guard aircrew flying a UH-60 Black Hawk aided in the rescue of a mountain biker with a possible spinal injury from the wilderness east of Kenai on May 30, 2022. (Alejandro Pena / U.S. Air Force)
Written by Lily Wooshkindein Da.áat Hope and illustrated by Kelsey Mata Foote, Sealaska Heritage Institute just released a new children’s book about Celebration for their Baby Raven Reads program. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Written by Lily Wooshkindein Da.áat Hope and illustrated by Kelsey Mata Foote, Sealaska Heritage Institute just released a new children’s book about Celebration for their Baby Raven Reads program. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
A residential fire totaled a house in the Mendenhall Valley on May 30, 2022, possibly caused by electrical issues. (Courtesy photo / Dan Jager)

CCFR: Electrical issues may have caused Monday house fire

Hot, dry conditions are creating ideal conditions for grass fires elsewhere in Juneau

A residential fire totaled a house in the Mendenhall Valley on May 30, 2022, possibly caused by electrical issues. (Courtesy photo / Dan Jager)
The Juneau Off-Road Association and Trail Mix Inc. have received a grant from Polaris to begin preliminary work on building an off-road vehicle park out beyond the 35-mile marker on Glacier Highway. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Trail Mix, Juneau Off-Road receive grant for future park

The potential park would be located at mile 35 out on Glacier Highway.

The Juneau Off-Road Association and Trail Mix Inc. have received a grant from Polaris to begin preliminary work on building an off-road vehicle park out beyond the 35-mile marker on Glacier Highway. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Courtesy photo / JDHS soccer 
The JDHS boys soccer team overcame a 2-0 lead against TMHS to win the state title, including three goals by a freshman player.

JDHS boys coach talks 4-2 championship comeback win

Things were looking dire for the eventual winners.

Courtesy photo / JDHS soccer 
The JDHS boys soccer team overcame a 2-0 lead against TMHS to win the state title, including three goals by a freshman player.