Teachers’ union talks ‘game day’

Wednesday could be the last time the Juneau School District and the Juneau Education Association meet to finalize a new teachers’ contract. Both parties are… Continue reading

Supporters rally outside the Courthouse during an evidentiary hearing for the Fairbanks Four to try to prove their innocence Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 at the Rabinowitz Courthouse in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Four, George Frese, Kevin Pease, Eugene Vent and Marvin Roberts were convicted in the killing of 15-year old John Hartman 18 years ago. Roberts was released on parole this summer, the other three men remain in jail. (Eric Engman/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner via AP)

‘Fairbanks Four’ wants convictions overturned

FAIRBANKS — Four men who claim they were wrongly convicted of killing a Fairbanks teenager in 1997 are seeking post-conviction relief in a civil trial… Continue reading

Supporters rally outside the Courthouse during an evidentiary hearing for the Fairbanks Four to try to prove their innocence Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 at the Rabinowitz Courthouse in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Four, George Frese, Kevin Pease, Eugene Vent and Marvin Roberts were convicted in the killing of 15-year old John Hartman 18 years ago. Roberts was released on parole this summer, the other three men remain in jail. (Eric Engman/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner via AP)

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Burglary• At 9:01 p.m. Saturday, the Juneau Police Department received a report of a burglary in the 1800 block of Mark Alan Street. Investigation continues.Death•… Continue reading

Moderate earthquake felt in Alaska community

ANCHORAGE — Seismologists say a moderate earthquake was strongly felt in a community in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.The Alaska Earthquake Center says the 5.7 magnitude quake… Continue reading

Pitney: Cuts only one piece of budget picture

Even with major budget cuts, the state could see its credit rating dropped if it doesn’t take steps to address revenues, Gov. Bill Walker’s budget… Continue reading

Around town for Tuesday, Oct. 6

Computer Basics, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way.Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428.Day of quilting, sewing… Continue reading

Missing your Juneau Empire TV guide?

In this Sunday, Oct. 4 edition of the Juneau Empire, many readers noted the omission of the pages outlining television programming for the Juneau area.The… Continue reading

Correction

In the story titled “Whale, what now?” which appeared in the Sunday Oct. 4 edition, a section title incorrectly identified the proposed location of the… Continue reading

NATO denounces Russia for violating Turkish airspace

ANKARA, Turkey — In a signal of new tensions raised by Moscow’s airstrikes in Syria, NATO denounced Russia on Monday for “irresponsible behavior” after its… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2015
  • By SUZAN FRASER and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
  • Nation-World

Questions arise about neighborhood where slide killed 144

SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) — Emergency workers spent a fourth day digging bodies out of a massive mudslide on Monday, watching the death toll… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2015
  • By KATHERINE CORCORAN and SONIA PEREZ D.
  • Nation-World

3 share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel prize in medicine went Monday to three scientists hailed as “heroes in the truest sense of the word” for saving… Continue reading

United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

WASHINGTON — Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Obama administration now faces a potentially tougher task: selling the… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2015
  • By PAUL WISEMAN and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
  • Nation-World

US commander says Afghans requested US airstrike in Kunduz

WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghan forces who reported being under Taliban fire requested the U.S. airstrike that killed 22 people at a medical clinic in northern… Continue reading

Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The captain of the 790-foot El Faro planned to bypass Hurricane Joaquin, but some kind of mechanical failure left the U.S. container… Continue reading

Boston-bound airline pilot dies; co-pilot lands safely in NY

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — An American Airlines captain became gravely ill and incapacitated while flying from Phoenix to Boston and later died, but his first… Continue reading

Jeanni Adame rides in her boat as she checks on neighbors Tara Saracina seeing if she wants to evacuate  in the Ashborough subdivision near Summerville, S.C., after many of their neighbors left Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. South Carolina is still struggling with flood waters due to a slow moving storm system. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

‘Fire hose’ of moisture hits S. Carolina; 12 killed

COLUMBIA, S.C. — People across South Carolina got an object lesson Monday in how you can dodge a hurricane and still get hammered.Authorities struggled to… Continue reading

Jeanni Adame rides in her boat as she checks on neighbors Tara Saracina seeing if she wants to evacuate  in the Ashborough subdivision near Summerville, S.C., after many of their neighbors left Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. South Carolina is still struggling with flood waters due to a slow moving storm system. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

Oregon shooter rants in manifesto about no girlfriend

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The gunman who executed nine people at an Oregon community college before killing himself ranted in writings he left behind about not… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2015
  • By JONATHAN J. COOPER and TAMI ABDOLLAH
  • Nation-World

Law student sues CIA over data on Salvadoran Army officer

SEATTLE — A University of Washington law school student has filed a federal Freedom of Information lawsuit alleging the CIA has illegally withheld information about… Continue reading

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, search and rescue team members carry a body after it was found along Pine Creek, in Zion National Park, near Springdale, Utah.  Zion National Park officials are retracing what led up to the deaths of seven people in a flooded canyon on Sept. 15 before a panel assesses what can be done to keep a growing number of visitors safe when spectacular natural settings turn perilous. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Zion National Park probes run-up to deaths of 7 hikers

SALT LAKE CITY — Zion National Park officials are retracing what led up to the deaths of seven people in a flooded canyon last month… Continue reading

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, search and rescue team members carry a body after it was found along Pine Creek, in Zion National Park, near Springdale, Utah.  Zion National Park officials are retracing what led up to the deaths of seven people in a flooded canyon on Sept. 15 before a panel assesses what can be done to keep a growing number of visitors safe when spectacular natural settings turn perilous. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Student injured in Seattle bus crash sues duck boat operator

SEATTLE (AP) — A 21-year-old college student who was injured in a deadly bus crash sued the operator of an amphibious vehicle and the company… Continue reading