Washington company exploring gas service in southeast Alaska

KETCHIKAN — A Washington state-based utility is looking to southeast Alaska for a launch of natural gas, which would primarily be delivered to homes for… Continue reading

Attempted murder charge reduced in rodeo grounds stabbing

STANLEY, N.D. — Prosecutors have reduced an attempted murder charge against an Idaho man accused of stabbing an Alaska man in the North Dakota oil… Continue reading

Pot board turns down marijuana clubs

Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board found its hands tied Thursday as it rejected the establishment of marijuana clubs.With clubs not covered by last year’s voter-approved legalization… Continue reading

Police are seen searching a vehicle found abandoned in a driveway on Mountain Avenue after a police chase Thursday morning, in this photograph submitted to the Empire by a witness to the chase.

Jeep leads police in morning chase

A green Jeep Cherokee led police on a vehicle chase through Twin Lakes and Lemon Creek Thursday morning.Juneau residents on the road pulled over as… Continue reading

Police are seen searching a vehicle found abandoned in a driveway on Mountain Avenue after a police chase Thursday morning, in this photograph submitted to the Empire by a witness to the chase.
A Steller sea lion munches on a silver salmon in front of the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Wednesday.

Photo: Stellar meal

A Steller sea lion munches on a silver salmon in front of the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Wednesday.… Continue reading

A Steller sea lion munches on a silver salmon in front of the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Wednesday.

City asks for pot position

The City and Borough of Juneau Marijuana Committee discussed the possibility of creating a new position within the Community Development Department “to help usher in… Continue reading

Dead walruses found on northwest beach

ANCHORAGE — Walrus carcasses were found last week on a northwest Alaska beach, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the deaths appear to… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

Editor’s Note: A Daily Incident Report from Capital City Fire/Rescue was not available by press time.Disorderly conduct• At 1:48 a.m. Thursday, the Juneau Police Department… Continue reading

Around town for Friday, Sept. 25

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176.Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. J. Allan MacKinnon to play variety of music.Senior Lunch,… Continue reading

DOT map reveals impact of budget cuts on snow removal

The snow hasn’t yet started to fall, but when it does, the Alaska Department of Transportation has a new tool to tell you what to… Continue reading

Sitka bulk water company looks to extend contract

SITKA — A company looking to export water in bulk from Alaska to dryer climates is looking to extend its contract with Sitka for the… Continue reading

Auke Bay Elementary School students play during recess on Tuesday.

Auke Bay playground revamp gains momentum

After five years of saving, a parent group at Auke Bay Elementary School managed to set aside almost $30,000 in hopes of upgrading the playground.… Continue reading

Auke Bay Elementary School students play during recess on Tuesday.

Border tensions rise between Croatia and Serbia

ZAGREB, Croatia — Tensions escalated between Serbia and Croatia on Thursday as the longtime rivals struggled to come up with a coherent way to deal… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2015
  • By DANICA KIRKA and DUSAN STOJANOVIC
  • Nation-World
Muslim pilgrims gather around bodies of people crushed in Mina, Saudi Arabia during the annual hajj pilgrimage on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. Hundreds were killed and injured, Saudi authorities said. The crush happened in Mina, a large valley about five kilometers (three miles) from the holy city of Mecca that has been the site of hajj stampedes in years past. (AP Photo)

Over 700 killed in crush of hajj pilgrims

MINA, Saudi Arabia — Two giant waves of Muslim pilgrims collided at an intersection Thursday near a holy site in Saudi Arabia, and more than… Continue reading

Muslim pilgrims gather around bodies of people crushed in Mina, Saudi Arabia during the annual hajj pilgrimage on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. Hundreds were killed and injured, Saudi authorities said. The crush happened in Mina, a large valley about five kilometers (three miles) from the holy city of Mecca that has been the site of hajj stampedes in years past. (AP Photo)

Political, legal barriers face historic Colombia peace deal

BOGOTA, Colombia — A stunning diplomatic breakthrough leaves a minefield of problems standing between Colombia and the tantalizing prospect of peace after generations of armed… Continue reading

Six killed while being transported by smuggling ring

EDNA, Texas — Federal immigration officials say six people who were killed after the SUV they were in crashed following a police chase were being… Continue reading

Border Patrol agent indicted in 2012 fatal shooting

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Border Patrol agent charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Mexican teen is one of only three agents to… Continue reading

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal collision involving a charter bus, center left, and a "Ride the Ducks" amphibious tour bus on the Aurora Bridge in Seattle on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)  SEATTLE OUT; USA TODAY OUT; MAGAZINES OUT; NO SALES; TELEVISION OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT: KEN LAMBERT/THE SEATTLE TIMES

Tour vehicle, bus collide on Seattle bridge; 4 dead

SEATTLE — A “duck boat” tour vehicle and a charter bus carrying foreign college students collided on a busy Seattle bridge Thursday, killing four people… Continue reading

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal collision involving a charter bus, center left, and a "Ride the Ducks" amphibious tour bus on the Aurora Bridge in Seattle on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)  SEATTLE OUT; USA TODAY OUT; MAGAZINES OUT; NO SALES; TELEVISION OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT: KEN LAMBERT/THE SEATTLE TIMES

Obama’s personal ties with Xi yield mixed policy results

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has invested more time building personal ties with Chinese President Xi Jinping than with most other world leaders. But as… Continue reading

McConnell moves ahead with bipartisan stopgap spending bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate’s top Republican moved swiftly to avoid a government shutdown in six days, pushing legislation that would keep agencies operating without a… Continue reading