Outgoing President Lance Stevens, right, welcomes Dan Fabrello as the incoming President of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at their weekly luncheon meeting held at the Juneau International Airport on Thursday.

Photo: Incoming Chamber president

Outgoing president Lance Stevens, right, welcomes Dan Fabrello as the incoming president of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at their weekly luncheon at the Juneau… Continue reading

Outgoing President Lance Stevens, right, welcomes Dan Fabrello as the incoming President of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at their weekly luncheon meeting held at the Juneau International Airport on Thursday.
Daniel Darbonne, left, is congratulated by Juneau Police Chief Bryce Johnson after being sworn in as a new officer on Thursday.

Officer injured at airport awarded Police Purple Heart

When an airline passenger tried to subdue a Juneau Police Department officer at the airport and take her weapon, Sgt. Christopher Burke put his partner’s… Continue reading

Daniel Darbonne, left, is congratulated by Juneau Police Chief Bryce Johnson after being sworn in as a new officer on Thursday.
Jenn-Marie Mann, a flight attendant with Alaska Airlines, demonstrates how carry-on roller bags fit up on their sides in new larger luggage bins installed a Alaska Airlines 737-900ER airplane on Friday in Seattle. The new overhead compartments, which Boeing calls "Space Bins," can hold six standard-size bags in the same space that used to hold four. Alaska Airlines will be the first to use the new bins, both on new and retrofitted planes.

Alaska Airlines debuts bigger overhead bins

Alaska Airlines is rolling out a new feature that fliers are sure to appreciate — larger overhead storage bins.The “Space Bins” debut today as Alaska… Continue reading

Jenn-Marie Mann, a flight attendant with Alaska Airlines, demonstrates how carry-on roller bags fit up on their sides in new larger luggage bins installed a Alaska Airlines 737-900ER airplane on Friday in Seattle. The new overhead compartments, which Boeing calls "Space Bins," can hold six standard-size bags in the same space that used to hold four. Alaska Airlines will be the first to use the new bins, both on new and retrofitted planes.

At LCCC, prison riot starts with a phone

A Lemon Creek Correctional Center dorm has been left uninhabitable and all inmate visitations have been stopped after a prison riot Monday night.According to sources… Continue reading

Bodies of 2 more men identified in 1952 plane crash

ANCHORAGE — The remains of two more U.S. service members who died in a plane crash outside Anchorage in 1952 have been identified.The Alaska Dispatch… Continue reading

Trio of suicides leaves Alaska village in grief

ANCHORAGE — An entire village on Alaska’s western coast is grieving the back-to-back suicides of three young adults —with each subsequent death influenced by the… Continue reading

Biologists track unusual fish sightings on Alaska’s coast

ANCHORAGE — Biologists say unusual fish are appearing near Alaska’s shores, likely because of warmer ocean temperatures caused by El Nino and the patch of… Continue reading

Lon Garrison escapes some of Thursday's rain by exercising his dog, Barnacle, under the Douglas Bridge. The National Weather Service forecast for Friday calls for rain, heavy at times in the afternoon. Highs around 55. Northeast wind 20 to 30 mph. Wind gusts up to 45 mph in the afternoon.

Photo: Escaping the rain

Lon Garrison escapes some of Thursday's rain by exercising his dog, Barnacle, under the Douglas Bridge. The National Weather Service forecast for Friday calls for… Continue reading

Lon Garrison escapes some of Thursday's rain by exercising his dog, Barnacle, under the Douglas Bridge. The National Weather Service forecast for Friday calls for rain, heavy at times in the afternoon. Highs around 55. Northeast wind 20 to 30 mph. Wind gusts up to 45 mph in the afternoon.

Officials kill invasive fish in Oregon ponds

UMATILLA NATIONAL FOREST, Ore. — Oregon wildlife officials are trying to remove goldfish and other invasive fish that have been introduced to ponds in the… Continue reading

In this photo taken Wednesday Oct. 7, 2015, Lokita Carter and friends put this small shrine together in Fairfax, Calif., at the site where her husband Steve was found apparently shot to death near Fairfax, Calif. Authorities said Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, that they recovered the gun thought to be the one used to kill the popular tantra yoga teacher when they arrested three drifters in Oregon traveling in the victim's car. The three young suspects will be extradited to California after investigators tracked them from the homicide scene from a scenic hiking trail 20 miles north of San Francisco to a community dining hall 600 miles away in Portland, Oregon.  (Frankie Frost/Marin Independent Journal via AP)

Gun found during arrest of 3 in tantra teacher’s death

SAN FRANCISCO — Authorities have recovered the gun believed to be the one used to kill a popular tantra yoga teacher when they arrested three… Continue reading

In this photo taken Wednesday Oct. 7, 2015, Lokita Carter and friends put this small shrine together in Fairfax, Calif., at the site where her husband Steve was found apparently shot to death near Fairfax, Calif. Authorities said Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, that they recovered the gun thought to be the one used to kill the popular tantra yoga teacher when they arrested three drifters in Oregon traveling in the victim's car. The three young suspects will be extradited to California after investigators tracked them from the homicide scene from a scenic hiking trail 20 miles north of San Francisco to a community dining hall 600 miles away in Portland, Oregon.  (Frankie Frost/Marin Independent Journal via AP)
Charles Wheaton, 59, shows stuffed toys he plans to present to Bartlett Regional Hospital staff for caring for him after it was discovered he had a bleeding ulcer. Wheaton recently moved in a one-room apartment at St. Vincent de Paul after being homeless in Juneau for nine years.

Man with nothing gives a piece back

After spending nine years living on the streets and under Gold Creek bridge, the first bed Charles Wheaton had to lay his head was in… Continue reading

Charles Wheaton, 59, shows stuffed toys he plans to present to Bartlett Regional Hospital staff for caring for him after it was discovered he had a bleeding ulcer. Wheaton recently moved in a one-room apartment at St. Vincent de Paul after being homeless in Juneau for nine years.

Police euthanize bear after it was hit by car

The Juneau Police Department euthanized a bear after it was struck by a car in the Mendenhall Valley Wednesday night, according to police.Shortly after 8… Continue reading

McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker

WASHINGTON — Confronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday, shocking colleagues just… Continue reading

US airman who thwarted French train attack stabbed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, celebrated as a hero for helping to stop a terror attack on a French train over the… Continue reading

New tally in Saudi hajj disaster shows at least 1,399 killed

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,399 people… Continue reading

Rupert Murdoch apologizes for ‘real black President’ tweet

NEW YORK (AP) — Rupert Murdoch, who founded the News Corp. media empire that includes Fox News Channel, apologized on Thursday for a Twitter message… Continue reading

Prudhomme, Louisiana chef who popularized Cajun food, dies

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2015
  • By JANET MCCONNAUGHEY and REBECCA SANTANA
  • Nation-World

Cleveland woman takes gun from 7-year-old seen loading ammo

CLEVELAND (AP) — A vigilant Cleveland woman standing at her kitchen window Tuesday evening may have averted a tragedy when she confiscated a full gun… Continue reading

California to phase out microbeads used in soaps, toothpaste

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Thursday requiring California to phase out the use of microscopic exfoliating beads in personal care products… Continue reading

Young not in running for Speaker of the House

As the U.S. House of Representatives scrambles to find its next Speaker, there are few certainties.One of them is that Rep. Don Young, Alaska’s sole… Continue reading