Man arrested after being found in air duct

He made it in, but his escape wasn’t such a breeze.

City seeks hotline employees

Duties include screening for COVID-19 testing.

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

State reports 55 cases, 1 in Juneau

Hospital employee among those testing positive.

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)
Nolin Ainsworth sights down an Ishapore 2A1 rifle at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range, Dec. 1, 2019. The range will be closed Monday and Tuesday as the brush around the perimeter is cleared by the COVID-19 Conservation Corps. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Rifle range closing Monday and Tuesday for maintenance

It’s been some time since the hedges were trimmed.

Nolin Ainsworth sights down an Ishapore 2A1 rifle at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range, Dec. 1, 2019. The range will be closed Monday and Tuesday as the brush around the perimeter is cleared by the COVID-19 Conservation Corps. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
A Capital City Fire/Rescue ambulance splashes through a flooding area of Riverside Drive on their way to a call in this January 2015 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Without a million tourists, emergency services still staying busy

The need for medical services has shifted, but it’s still there

A Capital City Fire/Rescue ambulance splashes through a flooding area of Riverside Drive on their way to a call in this January 2015 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Man arrested by JPD Monday faces new charges

The charges include half a dozen felonies accrued over approximately 48 hours.

6 cited or arrested at condemned building in Valley

Police investigated the house after following a vehicle driving unsafely.

Capital City Fire/Rescue Chief Rich Etheridge talks about the appointment-based drive-thru testing site located at the Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center for people who may have COVID-19, March 24, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Capital City Fire/Rescue Chief Rich Etheridge talks about the appointment-based drive-thru testing site located at the Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center for people who may have COVID-19, March 24, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Task force arrests two, seizes $40,000 in drugs

The regional organization has members from a number of law enforcement agencies.

A Homer Volunteer Fire Department emergency medical technician, left, assists a person who was involved in a boat capsizing, center, as they walk up the load-launch ramp on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at the Homer Harbor in Homer, Alaska. The crew of the F/V Captain Cook helped rescue the person. The crew of the F/V Casino rescued the other two people who were aboard the 14-foot skiff when it capsized near the entrance of China Poot Bay. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

1 dead, 2 rescued after boat capsizes near Homer

HOMER — One person is dead and another two were rescued Wednesday from the waters of Kachemak Bay by commercial fishermen and a surfer when… Continue reading

A Homer Volunteer Fire Department emergency medical technician, left, assists a person who was involved in a boat capsizing, center, as they walk up the load-launch ramp on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at the Homer Harbor in Homer, Alaska. The crew of the F/V Captain Cook helped rescue the person. The crew of the F/V Casino rescued the other two people who were aboard the 14-foot skiff when it capsized near the entrance of China Poot Bay. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
This July 2019 photo shows some of over 2,000 backpacks that were given away to students throughout Southeast Alaska through Tlingit and Haida’s Temporary Assistance For Needy Families Department. This year in order to help accommodate virtual learning, when backpacks are distributed, they will come with Google Chromebooks. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Back to school backpack program goes high tech

The program has adapted to distanced learning as coronavirus shows no signs of slowing.

This July 2019 photo shows some of over 2,000 backpacks that were given away to students throughout Southeast Alaska through Tlingit and Haida’s Temporary Assistance For Needy Families Department. This year in order to help accommodate virtual learning, when backpacks are distributed, they will come with Google Chromebooks. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Juneau School District is evaluating its strategy for beginning the school year in seven weeks as the coronavirus continues to be present in Alaska and the United States. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau School District is evaluating its strategy for beginning the school year in seven weeks as the coronavirus continues to be present in Alaska and the United States. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
A freezer was stolen from a Lemon Creek apartment early Sunday while the victim was home. (Unsplash | NRD)

Freezer stolen from Lemon Creek residence

With a suspect at large, it’s not a cold case.

A freezer was stolen from a Lemon Creek apartment early Sunday while the victim was home. (Unsplash | NRD)
Perseverance Trail on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

California man dies after fall while hiking Perseverance Trail

The man slipped and fell several feet, striking his head on a rock.

Perseverance Trail on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)