3 passers-by, officer stop woman from jumping off overpass

ANCHORAGE — The Anchorage Police Department says a police officer and three passers-by stopped an apparently suicidal woman from jumping off a pedestrian overpass Saturday… Continue reading

Alaska sees unemployment rise in August Jobless rates fall in 29 states in August

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in 29 states in August and held steady in 11 as hiring remained solid nationwide. Falling oil and coal prices… Continue reading

Feds pay for Southeast kids to visit park

The National Park Service has announced that students from five Southeast schools will be transported free to Glacier Bay National Park this spring as part… Continue reading

Petersburg beach tainted with sewage

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation reports that it has found high levels of fecal coliform bacteria at Petersburg’s Sandy Beach.The beach is a popular… Continue reading


• In the police blotter published in the Empire on Thursday, Sept. 17, the Juneau Empire erroneously stated that two people were arrested on Egan… Continue reading

Anchorage man arrested for stabbing sleeping girlfriend

ANCHORAGE — A 22-year-old Anchorage man has been charged with assault for stabbing his girlfriend in the head as she slept.Court records say the man… Continue reading

Agency probes deaths of 25 walrus on coast

ANCHORAGE — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday it is investigating the deaths of 25 Pacific walrus found on an isolated northwest Alaska… Continue reading

UA researchers use game to show state budget woes

ANCHORAGE — Researchers at the University of Alaska Anchorage are using a game to demonstrate the state’s growing financial issues.The Alaska Dispatch News reported that… Continue reading

Industry, private jewelers at odds over marketing

By the end of the week, the cruise tourism season will be over. Most of the ships will make their way south to the warmer… Continue reading

No. 15 Ole Miss stuns No. 2 Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Chad Kelly completed a deflected 66-yard touchdown pass and added two more long ones in the fourth quarter to help No. 15… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2015

Cardinals first team to clinch playoff berth

CHICAGO — Kris Bryant got another Chicago Cubs rookie record.Meanwhile, it looks like the Cubs and Cardinals might just want to just get at each… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2015

Seahawks, Packers square off in rematch of NFC title game

GREEN BAY, Wis. — There is no looking back for the Green Bay Packers.They’re following coach Mike McCarthy’s lead heading into their home opener on… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2015

Day runs in place at BMW, but still leads

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Instead of running away from the field one more time, Jason Day spent most of the third round at the BMW… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2015

Hamels, Beltre help Rangers pound Seattle 10-1

ARLINGTON, Texas — Cole Hamels struck out 12 over seven innings, and Adrian Beltre collected three hits and three RBIs as the Texas Rangers beat… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2015

Europe leads US 8-5 at Solheim Cup

ST. LEON-ROT, Germany — Lexi Thompson and Cristie Kerr earned a point for the United States to trail Europe 8-5 in the Solheim Cup before… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2015

Murkowski questions fees at glacier

Sen. Lisa Murkowski has interjected herself into plans by the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center to impose fees on summer visitors hiking the Photo Point Trail… Continue reading

Youngsters learn a lesson about survival

The boat was flooding, and the third-graders were screaming: Just as planned.Augustus Brown Pool hosted dozens of third-graders from Harborview Elementary on Friday for a… Continue reading

Sealaska looks to diversify revenue

KETCHIKAN — As Sealaska Corp. reduces its timber program, the company is exploring new revenue streams, including a possible acquisition of a natural foods business.Sealaska… Continue reading

Candidate profile: Josh Keaton, school board

If you are elected to the Juneau Board of Education, what major issue do you hope to address with the school district, students, parents, teachers… Continue reading

Candidate profile: Emil Robert Mackey III, school board

If you are elected to the Juneau Board of Education, what major issue do you hope to address with the school district, students, parents, teachers… Continue reading