Engineering & Public Works Director appointed

The City and Borough of Juneau announced Tuesday afternoon that Roger Healy has been appointed to the Engineering & Public Works Director position.The current Director… Continue reading

Woman charged with violating court-appointed custodian duty

ANCHORAGE — A 50-year-old Kenai resident serving as a court-appointed custodian has been charged with violating her duties.Alaska State Troopers say 50-year-old Raylene Wallace failed… Continue reading

Phoenix police face bullets from shooter who killed family

PHOENIX — Phoenix police and firefighters braved bullets and flames as they responded to a shooting and house fire that left five family members dead… Continue reading

Michigan gunman had no barriers to weapons

PLAINWELL, Mich. — A man accused of randomly killing six people in Michigan had a personal cache of weapons that included handguns and long guns,… Continue reading

Bambino’s Baby Food’s Hali Halibut wins at Symphony of Seafood

Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation unveiled the winners of the Alaska Symphony of Seafood, and named Bambino’s Baby Food’s Hali Halibut as the Grand Prize Winner.… Continue reading

The 96-foot tugboat Challenger is towed by the tugboat Norman O away from the barge-crane Brightwater to the Alaska-Juneau Mine dock to start the demolition process on Tuesday.

Challenger fully raised, moved to AJ Dock

The 96-foot tugboat Challenger has been raised and moved to the Alaska-Juneau Dock for the next steps in its demolition.The tugboat, built in 1944, sank… Continue reading

The 96-foot tugboat Challenger is towed by the tugboat Norman O away from the barge-crane Brightwater to the Alaska-Juneau Mine dock to start the demolition process on Tuesday.

Lawmaker’s widow plans to seek his seat

JUNEAU — The state Democratic party says 11 people have applied to fill the vacancy left when Anchorage Rep. Max Gruenberg died earlier this month.While… Continue reading

Around Town

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Photo: Bursell sworn into Assembly

Jamie Bursell, left, is sworn into office by Juneau City Attorney Amy Mead on Monday to fill the vacant District 2 seat left open when… Continue reading

Police calls for Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

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

Lecturer to discuss ownership of clan crests, designs

Sealaska Heritage Institute will host a visiting scholar from Norway to discuss intellectual property claims associated with clan crests, names, songs and stories.Jacob Adams, a… Continue reading

Buggin’ Out: Cavs’ Irving was bitten by bed bugs before game

CLEVELAND — Turns out, Kyrie Irving didn’t have a flu bug. He had bed bugs.Following Monday’s loss to Detroit, the Cavaliers star guard said he… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2016
  • By TOM WITHERS

Picking the best team tough in wild year

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Good luck sorting out who is college basketball’s best team this season.Six teams have held the No. 1 spot in the… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2016
  • By AARON BEARD

Nationals’ Zimmerman defends himself against PED allegations

VIERA, Fla. — Even after a decade in the majors, Ryan Zimmerman knows that one report saying he took performance-enhancing drugs could tarnish his reputation.So… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2016
  • By STEPHEN WHYNO

Obama: Gitmo undermines security, must be closed

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba slammed into a wall of Republican opposition on Tuesday, stopping… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2016
  • By LOLITA C. BALDOR and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY
  • Nation-World
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, and his wife, Jane arrive for a rally in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Poll: Jobs, Social Security are key for next president

WASHINGTON — Here’s something that Democrats, Republicans and independents agree on. When it comes to the economy, they all want to protect Social Security and… Continue reading

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, and his wife, Jane arrive for a rally in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

GOP senators: No hearing, no vote for Obama pick

WASHINGTON — The Senate will take no action on anyone President Barack Obama nominates to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2016
  • By ANDREW TAYLOR and MARY CLARE JALONICK
  • Nation-World
Migrants stranded in Greece, face eviction in France

Migrants stranded in Greece, face eviction in France

IDOMENI, Greece — At flashpoints near borders on either side of Europe, authorities tried Tuesday to force back migrants desperate to begin new lives in… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2016
  • By COSTAS KANTOURIS and ELENA BECATOROS
  • Nation-World
Migrants stranded in Greece, face eviction in France

Saudi oil minister: Market should handle prices

HOUSTON — Saudi Arabia’s oil minister said Tuesday that production cuts to boost oil prices won’t work, and that instead the market should be allowed… Continue reading

DOT plans safety improvements near Shrine

In the wake of a fatal traffic accident on Glacier Highway near the Shrine of Saint Thérèse, the Alaska Department of Transportation has begun planning… Continue reading