Shooting suspect indicted for murder

A 32-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a man inside a Mendenhall Valley trailer park has been indicted on a slew of charges, including first-… Continue reading

Gastineau Apartments, a burned-out building in downtown Juneau, now has a new fate. A Seattle company entered into an agreement with the owner of the apartments Thursday to buy the building.

Company to buy, ‘restore’ Gastineau Apartments

A Seattle company entered into an agreement with the owner of the Gastineau Apartments Thursday to buy the burned-out building.Public Private Partnershipp LLC and James… Continue reading

Gastineau Apartments, a burned-out building in downtown Juneau, now has a new fate. A Seattle company entered into an agreement with the owner of the apartments Thursday to buy the building.

Teachers’ contract one step from finalized

It wasn’t an overwhelming majority, but there were enough votes Thursday to ratify a tentative contract between the Juneau Education Association and the Juneau School… Continue reading

Engineers Cutoff Road to close

The Alaska Department of Transportation has announced it will close Engineers Cutoff Road for the season on Nov. 2.Each winter, DOT closes the road —… Continue reading

Haines Brewery wins solar grant

Haines Brewing Co. has been awarded a $4,600 energy efficiency grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The award was part of $730,021 in grants… Continue reading

Police blotter for Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

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

Police seek help finding truck, driver involved in hit-and-run

Juneau police are asking the public to help locate a red pickup truck and its driver, who is suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run… Continue reading

JPD reminds motorists to be mindful on Halloween

Trick-or-treaters will be out in force tomorrow evening for Halloween, and the Juneau Police Department is reminding motorists to slow down in residential neighborhoods.“Please drive… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker and his wife, Donna, right, walk out of Centennial Hall after his Inaugural Ceremony. First Lady Donna Walker was adopted into a Tlingit clan Thursday night during a surprise ceremony at the Governor's Mansion in Juneau.

First Lady adopted into Tlingit clan

First Lady Donna Walker was adopted into a Tlingit clan Thursday night during a surprise ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion in Juneau. The adoption ceremony… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker and his wife, Donna, right, walk out of Centennial Hall after his Inaugural Ceremony. First Lady Donna Walker was adopted into a Tlingit clan Thursday night during a surprise ceremony at the Governor's Mansion in Juneau.
Monica Daugherty holds her 10-year-old female corn snake named Velvet on Thursday. The snake, which she has owned since August, escaped her painting studio on the second floor of the Emporium Mall recently and was found in the office of the Gold Town Nickelodeon.

A snake’s tale of escape

Her name is Velvet, she’s 10 years old and she’s a bit of a cinema buff — at least that’s what some people might think… Continue reading

Monica Daugherty holds her 10-year-old female corn snake named Velvet on Thursday. The snake, which she has owned since August, escaped her painting studio on the second floor of the Emporium Mall recently and was found in the office of the Gold Town Nickelodeon.

Miners gather seeking bright spots

If you look around the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage next week, you wouldn’t believe there’s a slump in mining industry.The Alaska Miners… Continue reading

Dan Earls poses for a picture in his front yard decorated for Halloween. "I like Halloween and the neighborhood sure likes it," says Earls. Earls is also turning his garage into a seven-room haunted house for trick-or-treaters to venture through Saturday night. "I work as a mechanic so this is my fun thing."

Photo: Halloween spirit

Dan Earls poses for a picture in his front yard decorated for Halloween. "I like Halloween and the neighborhood sure likes it," says Earls. Earls… Continue reading

Dan Earls poses for a picture in his front yard decorated for Halloween. "I like Halloween and the neighborhood sure likes it," says Earls. Earls is also turning his garage into a seven-room haunted house for trick-or-treaters to venture through Saturday night. "I work as a mechanic so this is my fun thing."

Shell posts loss of $7.4B after Arctic exit

LONDON — Royal Dutch Shell reported a third quarter loss of $7.4 billion Thursday as it re-organized and cancelled projects, including drilling in Alaska, to… Continue reading

Oregon public health officials: Teen girl has bubonic plague

PORTLAND, Ore. — A teen girl from eastern Oregon has contracted the bubonic plague, health officials said.The Crook County girl is believed to have acquired… Continue reading

China to end decades-old 1-child policy

BEIJING — China said Thursday it would allow all married couples to have two children, signaling the end after 35 years to its drastic and… Continue reading

Chile: Companies colluded illegally in toilet paper market

SANTIAGO, Chile — Two forestry companies colluded for more than a decade to control the prices of toilet paper and other products following a meeting… Continue reading

Migrant tragedy in Greek seas shows dangers as winter nears

LESBOS, Greece — Dead migrants float belly-up, stripped of their clothing by churning seas. On shore, wailing women search for loved ones among the shivering,… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2015
  • By DEREK GATOPOULOS and SRDJAN NEDELJKOVIC
  • Nation-World
Newly elected House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., receives the Speaker's gavel from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. Republicans rallied behind Ryan to elect him the House's 54th speaker on Thursday as a splintered GOP turned to the youthful but battle-tested lawmaker to mend its self-inflicted wounds and craft a conservative message to woo voters in next year's elections. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

New day for House as Ryan becomes the 54th speaker

WASHINGTON — Paul Ryan became the 54th speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday in a day of high political theater, a young new leader… Continue reading

Newly elected House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., receives the Speaker's gavel from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. Republicans rallied behind Ryan to elect him the House's 54th speaker on Thursday as a splintered GOP turned to the youthful but battle-tested lawmaker to mend its self-inflicted wounds and craft a conservative message to woo voters in next year's elections. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Two children dressed as zombies wait for the arrival of Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a campaign stop at Geno's Chowder and Sandwich Shop in Portsmouth, N.H., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

After dismal debate, Bush seeks ways to steady campaign

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Jeb Bush emerged from the third Republican debate as a candidate in crisis, with supporters struggling to understand why he keeps underperforming… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2015
  • By JULIE PACE, THOMAS BEAUMONT and KATHLEEN RONAYNE
  • Nation-World
Two children dressed as zombies wait for the arrival of Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a campaign stop at Geno's Chowder and Sandwich Shop in Portsmouth, N.H., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Firefighters walk past a burned out engine of a Dynamic Airways Boeing 767, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport in Dania Beach, Fla. The passenger plane's engine caught fire Thursday as it prepared for takeoff, and passengers had to quickly evacuate on the runway using emergency slides, officials said. The plane was headed to Caracas, Ven. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Plane catches fire at Florida airport; 1 burned, others hurt

DANIA BEACH, Fla. — A jet plane’s engine caught fire Thursday as it prepared for takeoff, and more than 100 passengers had to quickly evacuate… Continue reading

Firefighters walk past a burned out engine of a Dynamic Airways Boeing 767, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport in Dania Beach, Fla. The passenger plane's engine caught fire Thursday as it prepared for takeoff, and passengers had to quickly evacuate on the runway using emergency slides, officials said. The plane was headed to Caracas, Ven. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)