Police & fire for Thursday, May 19, 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

Around Town

GED orientation class, 9 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. GED orientation is designed to improve the success rate of those taking the tests.… Continue reading

Photo: Tea time

Andy Swanson pitches bread chunks to ravens at Marine Park on Wednesday. “I enjoy feeding them,” Swanson said. “Drink my tea and feed them. There… Continue reading

Man’s body found in midtown Anchorage homeless camp

ANCHORAGE — Anchorage police say a body was found Wednesday in a homeless camp in midtown Anchorage.Police in a release said the body of a… Continue reading

High winds send waves crashing into the breakwater at the Don D. Statter Harbor in Auke Bay in January 2016.

Drowning-death rate declines slightly statewide

Alaska has more miles of coastline than the rest of the United States combined, and also the highest rate of drowning deaths in the nation.… Continue reading

High winds send waves crashing into the breakwater at the Don D. Statter Harbor in Auke Bay in January 2016.
Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, listens to debate on an amendment to the oil and gas tax credits bill during the 121st day of the legislative session on Wednesday.

Double overtime: As 121st day winds down, Legislature remains deadlocked

The Alaska Legislature is bound for some kind of double-overtime, with lawmakers — even after a four-month extended regular session — unable to reach a… Continue reading

Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, listens to debate on an amendment to the oil and gas tax credits bill during the 121st day of the legislative session on Wednesday.

Juneau school superintendent says Legislature is ‘using kids as pawns’

In a surprise move Tuesday, a legislative conference committee stripped close to $13 million in public education funding.The House and Senate Operating Budget Conference Committee… Continue reading

Trial to begin for Sterling woman charged with sex assault

KENAI — A judge has denied a request by the attorney of a Sterling woman charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy to dismiss the… Continue reading

Ganja have a good time

It’s celebration season in Juneau.But before Celebration — the biennial festival of Alaska Native culture, which will draw Native peoples from around Southeast Alaska to… Continue reading

Lawmakers approve cheaper Anchorage LIO

The Alaska Legislature is proceeding with plans to purchase an Anchorage office building.On Monday evening, the joint House-Senate Legislative Council voted 13-1 to give Sen.… Continue reading

AK congressional delegation urges protection for SE rivers

ALASKA’S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION URGES PROTECTIONS FOR SOUTHEAST ALASKA RIVERS BY SALMON BEYOND BORDERS AND UNITED TRIBAL TRANSBOUNDARY MINING WORKGROUPFor the Capital City WeeklyAlaska’s congressional delegation… Continue reading

Safe party for high school graduates

Safe party for high school graduatesAll 2016 high school graduates are invited to an evening of music, games, food, prizes and fun on May 29… Continue reading

Annual remembrance of loved ones

Remembrance of loved onesHospice and Home Care of Juneau invites the public to attend its annual remembrance gathering and candlelight ceremony in memory of loved… Continue reading

Maria Rosales, whose husband Duilio Antonio "Tony" Rosales, 34, was fatally shot Sunday night at a remote Excursion Inlet cabin, cries as she is escorted out of Juneau District Court Tuesday by Mattie Rielly-Bixby, a paralegal for the Juneau District Attorney's Office. Mark De Simone was charged with first- and second-degree murder in connection to Rosales' death and is behind held in custody in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Widow pleads with accused murderer in court: ‘Why?’

A Juneau man murdered during a hunting trip near Juneau on Sunday leaves behind a grieving wife with one question for his alleged killer: Why?Mark… Continue reading

Maria Rosales, whose husband Duilio Antonio "Tony" Rosales, 34, was fatally shot Sunday night at a remote Excursion Inlet cabin, cries as she is escorted out of Juneau District Court Tuesday by Mattie Rielly-Bixby, a paralegal for the Juneau District Attorney's Office. Mark De Simone was charged with first- and second-degree murder in connection to Rosales' death and is behind held in custody in lieu of $500,000 bail.
The field between Egan Drive and the Juneau International Airport after it was bulldozed on Tuesday. The Assembly backed the Planning Commission's decision last summer not to rezone the famed "Field of Fireweed" per Bicknell Inc.'s request.

Photo: ‘Field of Fireweed’ bulldozed

The field between Egan Drive and Juneau International Airport after it was bulldozed on Tuesday. The Assembly backed the Planning Commission’s decision last summer not… Continue reading

The field between Egan Drive and the Juneau International Airport after it was bulldozed on Tuesday. The Assembly backed the Planning Commission's decision last summer not to rezone the famed "Field of Fireweed" per Bicknell Inc.'s request.

Chamber luncheon will focus on wastewater treatment

The weekly Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday will discuss the future of flushing. City and Borough of Juneau utilities superintendent Samantha Stoughtenger will… Continue reading

Police & fire calls for Wednesay, May 18, 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

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

Drone ordered to leave area of Anchorage wildfire

ANCHORAGE — Anchorage officials say firefighting efforts to combat a wildfire that threatened homes in the Campbell Creek area were almost halted when crews spotted… Continue reading

Prospect of special session looms for lawmakers

JUNEAU — The prospect of a special session loomed as Alaska lawmakers hit their fourth month in regular session without agreement on a plan for… Continue reading