Michael S. Lockett

Volunteers from Humane Borders, a charitable organization, fill a water drum in the Arizona desert for immigrants traveling the waste. (Ken Huse | Courtesy Photo)

A long way from home: Juneau man lends a hand on Mexico border

Mexico is a long way from Juneau, but humanity is universal.

Volunteers from Humane Borders, a charitable organization, fill a water drum in the Arizona desert for immigrants traveling the waste. (Ken Huse | Courtesy Photo)
Marcella Poloa poses with her newborn daughter, Ronarielle Poloa-Maae, the first baby born in Juneau in 2020 on Jan. 1, 2020.
                                Courtesy Photo | <strong>Bartlett Regional Hospital</strong>

Juneau welcomes its first baby of the decade

It’s certainly one way to ring in a new year.

Marcella Poloa poses with her newborn daughter, Ronarielle Poloa-Maae, the first baby born in Juneau in 2020 on Jan. 1, 2020.
                                Courtesy Photo | <strong>Bartlett Regional Hospital</strong>
Tommy Reber cleans a fresh coat of snow off his vehicle at Gruening Park on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Tommy Reber cleans a fresh coat of snow off his vehicle at Gruening Park on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka carries out training in Juneau, Alaska, June 26, 2018. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)

Kayaker reported missing near Sitka

The missing man’s kayak was found empty and overturned.

A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka carries out training in Juneau, Alaska, June 26, 2018. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)
Officer from the Juneau Police Department investigate an officer involved shooting that occured early Sunday morning off of Cinema Drive, Dec. 29, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Officer from the Juneau Police Department investigate an officer involved shooting that occured early Sunday morning off of Cinema Drive, Dec. 29, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Two cars were involved in a wreck near the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal, totaling both vehicles, on Dec. 31, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Two vehicles totaled in wreck by ferry terminal

One driver was taken to BRH for minor injuries.

Two cars were involved in a wreck near the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal, totaling both vehicles, on Dec. 31, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Natalie Zimmerman, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé and member of the cheer team, tosses out a dead Christmas tree as part of a fundraiser for the team during 2019. (Natalie Zimmerman | Courtesy photo)

Win-win: JDHS cheerleading team to recycle trees to fundraise

Don’t want to get pine needles all over your car? Let someone else do it.

Natalie Zimmerman, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé and member of the cheer team, tosses out a dead Christmas tree as part of a fundraiser for the team during 2019. (Natalie Zimmerman | Courtesy photo)
Courtney Pegus with a stuffed Kermit on his shoulders and other Polar Dip participants start off 2020 with a charge into the water at Auke Bay Recreation Area. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Juneau Polar Bear Dip goes down swimmingly

Even a warm winter means a cold swim.

Courtney Pegus with a stuffed Kermit on his shoulders and other Polar Dip participants start off 2020 with a charge into the water at Auke Bay Recreation Area. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Officers from the Juneau Police Department investigate an officer-involved shooting that occured early Sunday morning off of Cinema Drive Sunday. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Man killed by police screamed at and threatened officer with chain

Police release more details about Sunday’s officer-involved shooting.

Officers from the Juneau Police Department investigate an officer-involved shooting that occured early Sunday morning off of Cinema Drive Sunday. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Burglars used rocks to break into the Gas N’ Go early Tuesday and steal an unknown quantity of vaping supplies, Dec. 31, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Gas station burglarized for second time this year

Burglars broke window, took vaping-related items.

Burglars used rocks to break into the Gas N’ Go early Tuesday and steal an unknown quantity of vaping supplies, Dec. 31, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Loridee Wilson, John Franklin Godfrey, and Tracy Lynn Day are among the missing persons on the registry from the Juneau area. (Composite photo | Juneau Empire)

New registry shows 131 unresolved missing persons cases in Juneau since 1960

It’s uncommon for people to go missing in Juneau, but it does happen.

Loridee Wilson, John Franklin Godfrey, and Tracy Lynn Day are among the missing persons on the registry from the Juneau area. (Composite photo | Juneau Empire)
Cody Eyre, 20, was shot and killed by law enforcement officers in Fairbanks during a mental health crisis on Dec. 24, 2017. (Samantha Eyre-Harrison | Courtesy Photo)

Wrongful death? Family of man gunned down by police files lawsuit

Christmas Eve marks the second anniversary of his death.

Cody Eyre, 20, was shot and killed by law enforcement officers in Fairbanks during a mental health crisis on Dec. 24, 2017. (Samantha Eyre-Harrison | Courtesy Photo)

Landfill accepting Christmas trees for free this month

Finally, a place to divest yourself of that rotting tree-corpse!

A loaded tots from Nano’s Kitchen at Louie’s Douglas Inn, Dec. 23, 2019. (Robert Monteith | Juneau Empire)
A loaded tots from Nano’s Kitchen at Louie’s Douglas Inn, Dec. 23, 2019. (Robert Monteith | Juneau Empire)
The National Weather Service issued a gale warning for the waters around Juneau and most of the Inside Passage, Dec. 26, 2019. (Screenshot | National Weather Service)
The National Weather Service issued a gale warning for the waters around Juneau and most of the Inside Passage, Dec. 26, 2019. (Screenshot | National Weather Service)

JPD seeking information on Sportsman’s shoplifter

The incidents occurred in October.

Russ Hazlett (left), a commercial fishing vessel inspector for Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, performs a CFV safety exam in Kotzebue, Alaska, July 10, 2019. (Courtesy photo | U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guard pulls out stops in yearlong facilities inspection mission

The state has more than 380 bulk oil facilities to certify, almost all of them remote.

Russ Hazlett (left), a commercial fishing vessel inspector for Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, performs a CFV safety exam in Kotzebue, Alaska, July 10, 2019. (Courtesy photo | U.S. Coast Guard)
File photo of Juneau Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters at work. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
File photo of Juneau Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters at work. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the “Eightballers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, approaches the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) as the carrier transits the Gulf of Alaska on May 25, 2019. (MC2 Anthony J. Rivera | United States Navy)
An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the “Eightballers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, approaches the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) as the carrier transits the Gulf of Alaska on May 25, 2019. (MC2 Anthony J. Rivera | United States Navy)