Snowmachiner dies in apparent avalanche in Hatcher Pass

ANCHORAGE — Troopers and search and rescue crews have recovered the body of a 35-year-old man believed to have died in an avalanche in Hatcher… Continue reading

Obama moves to require background checks for more gun sales

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama moved Monday to expand background checks to cover more firearms sold at gun shows, online and anywhere else, aiming to… Continue reading

Gastineau demolition takes first big bite next week

Like a worm in an apple, a bottle of Pepto-Bismol, or the face-hugging alien in “Alien,” the contractors demolishing the Gastineau Apartments will do their… Continue reading

Only one prospect for vacant D-1 seat

The deadline for a temporary position on the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly is 4:30 p.m. today, and only one person has applied as… Continue reading

Photo: Wetlands walk

Wendy Whelan and Jeff Short enjoy the clear weather during a hike in the Mendenhall Weltlands State Game Refuge near the Juneau International Airport on… Continue reading

CBJ mulls expanding gravel quarry

The city-owned Stabler’s Point Quarry is running out of rock.“This year was a record year for the amount of rock,” CBJ public works director Rorie… Continue reading

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker speaks in an interview at the Juneau Empire on Dec. 23, 2015.

Walker: Jail death videos will be public

The following Q&A was conducted with Gov. Bill Walker on Dec. 23, 2015, at the Juneau Empire. This is part three of the interview. Read… Continue reading

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker speaks in an interview at the Juneau Empire on Dec. 23, 2015.

Photo: Sunrise

Fog and low-hanging clouds light up with color as the sun rises under clear skies on Monday. Sunny weather is predicted to last through Thursday.… Continue reading

Police blotter for Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016

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

Weather Potdevin's breath lingers in the cold air during a run along the Aiport Dike Trail on Monday.

Photo: Runner’s breath

Weather Potdevin's breath lingers in the cold air during a run along the Aiport Dike Trail on Monday.… Continue reading

Weather Potdevin's breath lingers in the cold air during a run along the Aiport Dike Trail on Monday.

Group: Pilot in Alaska crash took plane without permission

ANCHORAGE — A pilot who crashed a small Civil Air Patrol plane into office buildings in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, was using the search-and-rescue aircraft without… Continue reading

Around town for Jan. 5

Introduction to Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel to organize and calculate data in the workplace. Free.… Continue reading

8 seriously injured in small plane crash near Anaktuvuk Pass

FAIRBANKS — Officials say all eight people aboard a small plane that departed from Fairbanks and crashed near its destination of Anaktuvuk Pass have been… Continue reading

Troopers investigate break-in at Pilot Station school

PILOT STATION — Alaska State Troopers are investigating a break-in and damage at a village school.Troopers say the principal of the school in Pilot Station… Continue reading

Stocks sink on first day of 2016 on China, Mideast worries

NEW YORK (AP) — The new year got off to an inauspicious start on Wall Street as stocks tumbled Monday in a global sell-off triggered… Continue reading

Workers return to San Bernardino offices following massacre

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Behind a chain-link fence and under heavy security, workers on Monday returned to their offices at the San Bernardino campus… Continue reading

UK’s Cameron dismisses latest Islamic State extremist video

LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday dismissed a new video in which five purported British spies are shot dead by masked Islamic… Continue reading

Iraqi Shiite protesters chant slogans against the Saudi government as they hold posters showing Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, who was executed in Saudi Arabia last week, during a demonstration in Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. Demonstrations against the al-Nimr execution and Saudi Arabia are also being called for in the predominantly Shiite southern cities on Monday. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

Allies follow Saudis in cutting ties with Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Allies of Saudi Arabia followed the kingdom’s lead Monday and scaled back diplomatic ties to Iran after the ransacking of… Continue reading

Iraqi Shiite protesters chant slogans against the Saudi government as they hold posters showing Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, who was executed in Saudi Arabia last week, during a demonstration in Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. Demonstrations against the al-Nimr execution and Saudi Arabia are also being called for in the predominantly Shiite southern cities on Monday. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
Former President Bill Clinton waves to a cheering crowd as he arrives during a campaign stop for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Two Clintons, plenty of Republicans in motion

BOONE, Iowa — The sprint to the Iowa caucuses opened Monday with nearly a dozen presidential candidates in motion, a rather restrained Bill Clinton stepping… Continue reading

Former President Bill Clinton waves to a cheering crowd as he arrives during a campaign stop for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Hundreds of military kids sexually abused annually, says Pentagon

WASHINGTON — Cpl. Aaron C. Masa befriended a fellow Marine during field training in North Carolina. But behind his buddy’s back, Masa sexually abused his… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2016
  • By RICHARD LARDNER, EILEEN SULLIVAN and MEGHAN HOYER
  • Nation-World