Mammography statistics

Every year, more than 200,000 women in the United Sates are diagnosed with breast cancer. Mammograms can help find breast cancer early, even before any… Continue reading

What cancer screenings and when?

The following is based on the American Cancer Society’s cancer screening schedules for a few cancers; this list is not exhaustive. Different national standards vary… Continue reading

Seeking help: Cancer services and programs in Juneau

Cancer services have increased in Juneau in recent decades. There are a variety of services created by the medical community and cancer survivors and their… Continue reading

Jordanian MP says son joined IS, carried out suicide attack

AMMAN, Jordan — A Jordanian parliament member said he learned from Islamic State-linked media that his son carried out a suicide attack in Iraq, three… Continue reading

A man walks past damaged cars in Biot, near Cannes, France on Sunday. Sudden heavy rains around the French Riviera have killed at least 10 people, including some trapped in cars, a campsite and a retirement home, and left six missing.

French Riviera hit by deadly flash floods

ANTIBES, France — In a matter of minutes, torrential rains transformed the postcard-perfect French Riviera into a terrifying flood zone, leaving at least 16 dead,… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2015
  • By LIONEL CIRONNEAU and ANGELA CHARLTON
  • Nation-World
A man walks past damaged cars in Biot, near Cannes, France on Sunday. Sudden heavy rains around the French Riviera have killed at least 10 people, including some trapped in cars, a campsite and a retirement home, and left six missing.
A helicopter flies over the Congaree River, swollen with floodwaters, near the Gervais Street bridge in West Columbia, South Carolina on Sunday.

Historic South Carolina floods: Heavy rain, hundreds rescued

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Hundreds were rescued from fast-moving floodwaters Sunday in South Carolina as days of driving rain hit a dangerous crescendo that buckled buildings… Continue reading

A helicopter flies over the Congaree River, swollen with floodwaters, near the Gervais Street bridge in West Columbia, South Carolina on Sunday.

San Francisco’s last gun store closing doors for good

SAN FRANCISCO — The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city’s political climate… Continue reading

The Juneau Urgent & Family Care building on Old Dairy Road.

Photos: Roof collapse

In these Oct. 2 photos, a North Pacific Erectors employee makes final repairs on the roof of Juneau Rental Space. The roof collapsed Sept. 21,… Continue reading

The Juneau Urgent & Family Care building on Old Dairy Road.
Rendering by MRV Architects of the proposed Ocean Interpretation Center featuring the bronze whale statue.

Whale, what now?

How do you change the planned location of a giant bronze whale statue? One proposal at a time. That’s how several Juneau residents have tried,… Continue reading

Rendering by MRV Architects of the proposed Ocean Interpretation Center featuring the bronze whale statue.
Michael J. Scaggs, 40, appears in Juneau Superior Court Friday to be sentenced for sexual abuse of a minor, indecent photography and possession of child pornography.

Child predator offers apology at sentencing

Before starting an eight-year prison sentence, a Juneau man convicted of sexually abusing a young girl gave a tearful apology to the her father during… Continue reading

Michael J. Scaggs, 40, appears in Juneau Superior Court Friday to be sentenced for sexual abuse of a minor, indecent photography and possession of child pornography.
This photo provided by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game shows a homemade spear that a homeless man used to kill a black bear cub that was sniffing around for food in an illegal camp site in Anchorage on Friday. The homeless man received a $310 citation for negligent feeding of wildlife for leaving food and garbage out that attracted the bear.

Homeless man in Anchorage uses homemade spear to kill bear

ANCHORAGE — A homeless man fashioned a machete-like blade to a groomed tree branch and speared a hungry black bear cub that was sniffing for… Continue reading

This photo provided by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game shows a homemade spear that a homeless man used to kill a black bear cub that was sniffing around for food in an illegal camp site in Anchorage on Friday. The homeless man received a $310 citation for negligent feeding of wildlife for leaving food and garbage out that attracted the bear.

Superintendents wary of small school shutdowns

When a school shuts down in rural Alaska, a community ceases to exist. Such a situation can be a school administrator’s nightmare, and in more… Continue reading

Gov. designates October Fire Safety Month

The month of October brings to mind crisp autumn weather and trick-or-treating.Gov. Bill Walker’s office hopes it will bring something else to mind as well:… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in… Continue reading

Around town for Sunday, Oct. 4

Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Trap Club, 1 Mile Montana Creek Road. The Juneau Trap Club is open to members and public trap… Continue reading

Business burglary is ‘Crime of the Week’

The Juneau Police Department and the Juneau Crime Line are asking the public for help solving a burglary case.JPD said Electric Power Systems, located at… Continue reading

Departures from Alaska at highest point in 25 years

FAIRBANKS — More people left Alaska last year than they have in decades, with net migration out of the state at its highest point in… Continue reading

Changes to bus service begin next month

For all the city bus passengers out there, don’t forget to take note of the new Capital Transit routes and schedule changes.The City and Borough… Continue reading

4 finalists named for CEO of Alaska Permanent Fund Corp

JUNEAU — Four finalists have been named for the job of CEO of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp.The corporation’s board plans to interview the candidates… Continue reading

More scams since PFD payouts

ANCHORAGE — With Alaskans ready to cash their Permanent Fund dividends, regulators and consumer protection organizations are seeing an increase in scams looking to snatch… Continue reading