Around town for Monday, Nov. 16

Digital World class, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way. Course will include: Google - Calendar, Drive, Sites (for web pages), Chrome Social… Continue reading

A man carries two children after panic broke out among mourners who payed their respect at the attack sites at restaurant Le Petit Cambodge and the Carillon Hotel in Paris, Sunday.

Paris unites in solidarity, then scatters in panic

PARIS — Parisians banded together Sunday in spontaneous celebrations of life in defiance of the attacks — but then panic over firecrackers sent the crowds… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2015
  • By THOMAS ADAMSON and PHILIPPE SOTTO
  • Nation-World
A man carries two children after panic broke out among mourners who payed their respect at the attack sites at restaurant Le Petit Cambodge and the Carillon Hotel in Paris, Sunday.

Syrian refugee policy takes focus in US 2016 politics

WASHINGTON — The bloody attacks in Paris are putting the Syrian refugee crisis at center stage in U.S. politics as migrants from that war-torn country… Continue reading

This photo released Friday by French Police shows 26-year old Salah Abdeslam, who is wanted by police in connection with recent terror attacks in Paris, as police investigations continue. The notice reads in French: "Call for witnesses - Police are hunting a suspect : Salah Abdeslam, born on Sept. 15, 1989 Brussels, Belgium. ...Dangerous individual don't intervene yourself".

After Paris attacks, fugitive slipped through dragnet

PARIS — Hours after the synchronized attacks that terrorized Paris, French police questioned and released the suspect who is now the focus of an international… Continue reading

This photo released Friday by French Police shows 26-year old Salah Abdeslam, who is wanted by police in connection with recent terror attacks in Paris, as police investigations continue. The notice reads in French: "Call for witnesses - Police are hunting a suspect : Salah Abdeslam, born on Sept. 15, 1989 Brussels, Belgium. ...Dangerous individual don't intervene yourself".
A bullet hole is seen Sunday in the window of the restaurant on Rue de Charonne, Paris, where attacks took place on Friday.

Paris attacks signal move toward more global IS strategy

BAGHDAD — As the deadly attacks in Paris made horrifically clear, the Islamic State group is determined to establish itself as the dominant jihadist movement… Continue reading

A bullet hole is seen Sunday in the window of the restaurant on Rue de Charonne, Paris, where attacks took place on Friday.

Disagreements threaten uneasy truce between tribes, Maine

PLEASANT POINT, Maine — Eighty-one years after a neglected tribal water supply caused a devastating outbreak of typhoid fever and a century after the state… Continue reading

Future uncertain for rare white deer at weapons site

ROMULUS, N.Y. — Hundreds of ghostly white deer roaming among overgrown munitions bunkers at a sprawling former Army weapons depot face an uncertain future after… Continue reading

Marcy Merrill, a nursing student at UAA, poses for a photo on Nov. 3 in Anchorage.  Merrill traveled out of state multiple times for medical procedures, saving tens of thousands of dollars in the process.

Alaska’s high health care costs drive patients out of state

ANCHORAGE — In 2007, Marcy Merrill decided it was finally time to get some help. She was obese, but wouldn’t truly admit it.Then one day,… Continue reading

Marcy Merrill, a nursing student at UAA, poses for a photo on Nov. 3 in Anchorage.  Merrill traveled out of state multiple times for medical procedures, saving tens of thousands of dollars in the process.

Search underway for Ketchikan hiker

A search is underway for a 22-year-old hiker in Ketchikan who was last seen Wednesday struggling to descend a mountain, possibly under the influence of… Continue reading

Committee asks for special sales tax for pot

If the city’s Marijuana Committee has its way, there will be a pot-related proposition on Juneau’s municipal election ballots in October. At their meeting Thursday,… Continue reading

Recall targets mayor in family spending controversy

ANCHORAGE — Residents are working to recall the mayor whose staff spent public money on purchases from and for her family members.Eighteen residents who applied… Continue reading

Former Sealaska CEO dies at age 68

Sealaska Corp. has announced the death of former president and CEO Robert Loescher.The news was delivered by email Friday afternoon. Loescher was of the Eagle… Continue reading

Ferry advisory board to meet Monday

Alaska’s Marine Transportation Advisory Board will meet starting at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Anchorage.On the board’s agenda is a presentation about the ferry system’s operations… Continue reading

Missing hunter found near Hoonah after search

A missing hunter was found Tuesday morning near Hoonah after an overnight search, Alaska State Troopers reported Thursday.Loren Cummins, 54, of Juneau, had been hunting… Continue reading

Around town for Sunday, Nov. 15

Knights of Columbus Bishop Kenny Council brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul’s Catholic Church. $10 for a family and $4 for an individual.Open trap shooting, 10… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Sunday, Nov. 15, 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

In this Nov. 30, 2011 photo, Juneau Superior Court Judge Phillip Pallenberg, left, shares a laugh with District Court Judge Thomas Nave, center, and Superior Court Judge Louis Menendez, during Menendez's swearing-in ceremony at the Dimond Courthouse. Pallenberg has put his name forward for a judgeship on the Alaska Supreme Court.

Juneau judge tries again for Alaska Supreme Court

Juneau Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg is trying again for the honor of serving on the Alaska Supreme Court.The capital city justice is among eight… Continue reading

In this Nov. 30, 2011 photo, Juneau Superior Court Judge Phillip Pallenberg, left, shares a laugh with District Court Judge Thomas Nave, center, and Superior Court Judge Louis Menendez, during Menendez's swearing-in ceremony at the Dimond Courthouse. Pallenberg has put his name forward for a judgeship on the Alaska Supreme Court.
Schools in jeopardy

Schools in jeopardy

Arthur Sharp remembers traveling with his elders in search of a new area to call home after a devastating earthquake rattled Southcentral Alaska in 1964.“They… Continue reading

Schools in jeopardy

Anchorage police arrest woman suspected of 3 armed robberies

ANCHORAGE — A woman suspected of armed robberies at two Anchorage coffee shops was disarmed and arrested when she attempted to rob a tobacco shop,… Continue reading

Rev. Dr. Phil Campbell, of the Northern Light United Church, gives a talk about the closing of the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Juneau by the Presbyterian Board of National Missions in 1962 during ceremonies for Dr. Walter Soboleff Day on Friday. Dr. Soboleff was pastor of the Memorial Presbyterian Church from 1940 until 1962.

Photos: Walter Soboleff Day

Mary Richey Sell and Nadine Hafner, right, of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, carry a painting of Dr. Walter Soboleff to show elders after the painting… Continue reading

Rev. Dr. Phil Campbell, of the Northern Light United Church, gives a talk about the closing of the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Juneau by the Presbyterian Board of National Missions in 1962 during ceremonies for Dr. Walter Soboleff Day on Friday. Dr. Soboleff was pastor of the Memorial Presbyterian Church from 1940 until 1962.