Gov. Bill Walker and Susan Carney talk to the press after making the announcement Thursday.

Carney named to replace Fabe on Alaska Supreme Court

ANCHORAGE — The law degree was impressive, but it was what Susan Carney did with it that helped get her a seat on the Alaska… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker and Susan Carney talk to the press after making the announcement Thursday.
Brian Hogan, 33, speaks to his attorney, Assistant Public Defender Eric Hedland, during his arraignment in Juneau District Court in July 2015.

Judge: No more ‘breaks’ for man who set woman on fire

An Oregon man who set a Juneau woman on fire last July will serve three years in prison.“A person only gets so many breaks in… Continue reading

Brian Hogan, 33, speaks to his attorney, Assistant Public Defender Eric Hedland, during his arraignment in Juneau District Court in July 2015.
A Seattle-based construction company is seeking a permit to build an asphalt plant at the Alaska Marine Lines Yard, seen here Wednesday.

Rocky road: Commission tables asphalt talk, again

A proposed asphalt plant at the Rock Dump hit another pothole in the permitting process during Tuesday night’s Planning Commission meeting.“This is our third meeting… Continue reading

A Seattle-based construction company is seeking a permit to build an asphalt plant at the Alaska Marine Lines Yard, seen here Wednesday.

Assembly makes Planning Commission appointment

For the first time since the end of February, the city’s Planning Commission is whole.At a special meeting Wednesday evening, the Juneau Assembly appointed Kirsten… Continue reading

Temperatures near 74-year-old record; warmth to continue through Saturday

It wasn’t a record, but only just.According National Weather Service measurements taken at Juneau International Airport, Juneau’s thermometer reached 73 degrees at 5 p.m. Wednesday.The… Continue reading

Alaska, JetBlue top annual survey of North American airlines

Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways still rank highest in the annual J.D. Power survey of passengers on the nine largest North American airlines, and the… Continue reading

Brent Murphy, vice president of environment with Seabridge Gold, gives a presentation on the KSM project at the Southeast Conference Office on Wednesday. Seabridge Gold are the owners of the KSM Project, a copper, gold and silver mine that would be located in northwestern British Columbia.

Controversial KSM mine isn’t expected anytime soon

In a few weeks, survey crews will again be working on British Columbia mountainsides that could one day be home to one of the world’s… Continue reading

Brent Murphy, vice president of environment with Seabridge Gold, gives a presentation on the KSM project at the Southeast Conference Office on Wednesday. Seabridge Gold are the owners of the KSM Project, a copper, gold and silver mine that would be located in northwestern British Columbia.
J.D. Hudson, left, wrestles with teammate Taylor Sutak during the Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling practice at the Marie Drake gymnasium.

School Board: Plan is not to merge all high school activities

The Juneau School District’s goal is not to merge all activities between the two high schools, said Board of Education Vice President Andi Story at… Continue reading

J.D. Hudson, left, wrestles with teammate Taylor Sutak during the Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling practice at the Marie Drake gymnasium.

Around Town

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who… Continue reading

Police & fire for Thursday, May 12, 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

Judge OKs feds to seize property in dispute

ANCHORAGE — A federal judge has authorized the U.S. Marshals Service to seize the property of the losing side of a prolonged power dispute in… Continue reading

State looks to sell southcentral meat plant

PALMER — The state is seeking a new owner for the only federally approved slaughterhouse in southcentral Alaska, as funding for the facility could run… Continue reading

Passenger’s quest for beer forced Alaska flight to divert

PORTLAND — A passenger who authorities say forced an Alaska Airlines flight to be diverted after he didn’t get a beer has pleaded not guilty… Continue reading

In this undated photo provided the American Bald Eagle Foundation, a bald eagle feeds on a salmon carcass in the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve outside Haines.

Oregon man fined for killing 2 Alaska bald eagles

DUTCH HARBOR — An Oregon man has pleaded guilty to killing two bald eagles in the Aleutian Islands port of Dutch Harbor.Alaska State Troopers say… Continue reading

In this undated photo provided the American Bald Eagle Foundation, a bald eagle feeds on a salmon carcass in the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve outside Haines.
Alaska artist and performer Jack J. Dalton, 43, faces felony charges of sexual abuse of a minor and attempted sexual abuse of a minor.

Alaska performer charged with sexual abuse of a minor

ANCHORAGE — An Alaska performer has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor.KTUU reports (https://is.gd/DJDCaa) 43-year-old Jack J. Dalton entered a not guilty plea… Continue reading

Alaska artist and performer Jack J. Dalton, 43, faces felony charges of sexual abuse of a minor and attempted sexual abuse of a minor.

PSP: Researchers warn not to harvest clams near Outer Point

Researchers are warning the public not to harvest shellfish near Outer Point in Douglas after some butter clams were found to have elevated levels of… Continue reading

Coast Guard rescues man from Gastineau Channel

A 50-year-old man spotted in Gastineau Channel was rescued in downtown Juneau early Wednesday morning, an incident that prompted an emergency police, fire department and… Continue reading

Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, left, pictured last month looking at the new office space for the Legislature at the Bill Ray Center.

House confirms its crime bill vote

The Alaska House has confirmed its decision last week to approve a set of sweeping reforms to the state’s criminal justice system.In a Wednesday floor… Continue reading

Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, left, pictured last month looking at the new office space for the Legislature at the Bill Ray Center.
Michael Coleman of the city's maintenance department, works on a bus shelter damaged by a vehicle on Mendenhall Loop Road in front of the Glacier Valley Baptist Church on Wednesday.

Driver rams into Valley bus stop early Tuesday, no injuries

A vehicle veered off road early Tuesday morning in the Mendenhall Valley and rammed into a bus stop, ripping its support beams from the ground… Continue reading

Michael Coleman of the city's maintenance department, works on a bus shelter damaged by a vehicle on Mendenhall Loop Road in front of the Glacier Valley Baptist Church on Wednesday.
Forest Wagner

UAS professor mauled by bear released from hospital

A Juneau assistant professor who was mauled by a bear earlier last month was released from the hospital Monday.Forest Wagner was leading a group of… Continue reading

Forest Wagner