Charred octopus at Red Spruce on Jan. 28, 2020. (Emily Russo Miller | Juneau Empire)
Charred octopus at Red Spruce on Jan. 28, 2020. (Emily Russo Miller | Juneau Empire)
Courtesy photo | UA Museum of the North
                                The fossil of Gunakadeit joseeae, which was found in Southeast Alaska. About two thirds of the tail had already eroded away when the fossil was discovered.

Ancient species found near Kake given Tlingit name

This is the first species ever given a Tlingit name.

Courtesy photo | UA Museum of the North
                                The fossil of Gunakadeit joseeae, which was found in Southeast Alaska. About two thirds of the tail had already eroded away when the fossil was discovered.
Juneau Police Department Chief Ed Mercer, photographed on Wednesday, has worked to spearhead three initiatives coming to fruition in the next month to make Juneau a safer place. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Police Department Chief Ed Mercer, photographed on Wednesday, has worked to spearhead three initiatives coming to fruition in the next month to make Juneau a safer place. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Spruce Root business development manager Paul Hackenmueller, Village Coffee Company owner Justyne Wheeler, Foundroot co-owner Leah Wagner, Spruce Root Board Chairwoman Susan Bell and Spruce Root programs manager Ashley Snookes smile together after the presentation of the Path to Prosperity awards Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

These two Southeast businesses just won $25K

Alaska-ready seeds and village’s first drive-thru earn awards.

Spruce Root business development manager Paul Hackenmueller, Village Coffee Company owner Justyne Wheeler, Foundroot co-owner Leah Wagner, Spruce Root Board Chairwoman Susan Bell and Spruce Root programs manager Ashley Snookes smile together after the presentation of the Path to Prosperity awards Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Keith Anders Hermann, 54, sits in court Tuesday. Hermann is charged with multiple counts of sexual assault of a minor. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Man arrested Friday for sexual abuse makes court appearance

He’s being held Lemon Creek Correctional Center on $50,000 bail.

Keith Anders Hermann, 54, sits in court Tuesday. Hermann is charged with multiple counts of sexual assault of a minor. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Schools and bus routes are cancelled in Juneau following heavy snow, Feb. 4, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Schools and bus routes are cancelled in Juneau following heavy snow, Feb. 4, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

JPD arrest man wanted for sexual assault on $50,000 warrant

The crimes the man allegedly committed spanned over 15 years.

Cope Park may be the new home of Juneau’s first bike skills park if a plan between the City and Borough of Juneau Parks and Recreation Department and the Juneau Mountain Bike Alliance comes to fruition, Jan. 30, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Juneau may be getting its first official bike park

The idea is still in its infancy, but it has support.

Cope Park may be the new home of Juneau’s first bike skills park if a plan between the City and Borough of Juneau Parks and Recreation Department and the Juneau Mountain Bike Alliance comes to fruition, Jan. 30, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Hands-on care: Homeless receive haircuts, food, help at community event

More than 200 people experiencing homelessness received care today.

Assembly member Carole Triem chairs the Visitor Industry Task Force meeting in the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Jan. 7. The task force will hear public testimony Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Visitor Industry Task Force to hold public comment meeting

Here’s your second chance to weigh in.

Assembly member Carole Triem chairs the Visitor Industry Task Force meeting in the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Jan. 7. The task force will hear public testimony Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Alaska Wildlife Troopers are searching for an illegal crabber near Auke Bay after at least two illegal, homemade crab pots were discovered. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska State Troopers)

Alaska Wildlife Troopers fishing for outlaw crabber in Auke Bay

At least two illegal, unmarked pots were found.

Alaska Wildlife Troopers are searching for an illegal crabber near Auke Bay after at least two illegal, homemade crab pots were discovered. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska State Troopers)
David A. Powell, 54, appears in court after being charged with property damage for nailing a sign to the door of the governor’s mansion on Dr. Martin Luther King Day as a form of protest, Jan. 27, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
David A. Powell, 54, appears in court after being charged with property damage for nailing a sign to the door of the governor’s mansion on Dr. Martin Luther King Day as a form of protest, Jan. 27, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Burglars strike American Legion, steal appliances, war memorial items

Police are investigating the burglary, which includes items from the post’s USS Juneau memorial

Cars drive past Harris Harbor on Jan. 22, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Sloppy weather makes for dangerous driving

Take your time as you drive and save yourself an accident.

Cars drive past Harris Harbor on Jan. 22, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Bradley A. Bethel, 32, is wanted by the Juneau Police Department for a $20,000 warrant pertaining to a felony cruelty to animals charge issued Thursday. (Courtesy photo | Juneau Police Department)

$20K warrant out for man who allegedly tortured kittens

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact JPD.

Bradley A. Bethel, 32, is wanted by the Juneau Police Department for a $20,000 warrant pertaining to a felony cruelty to animals charge issued Thursday. (Courtesy photo | Juneau Police Department)
Shelby Surdyk gives a presentation on the health effects of depleted uranium ammunition on people in Iraq at KTOO Studios on Thursday. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Shelby Surdyk gives a presentation on the health effects of depleted uranium ammunition on people in Iraq at KTOO Studios on Thursday. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
A submerged boat at Harris Harbor activated an automatic emergency beacon, triggering a search and rescue deployment from local Coast Guard units on Jan. 23, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Emergency beacon triggers Coast Guard search downtown

The Coast Guard traced the signal to a partially submerged boat downtown.

A submerged boat at Harris Harbor activated an automatic emergency beacon, triggering a search and rescue deployment from local Coast Guard units on Jan. 23, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
A man shovels snow near the state capitol as rising temperatures turn the roads to slush, Jan. 22, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Juneau in for warm, slushy week

The bitter cold is gone for now.

A man shovels snow near the state capitol as rising temperatures turn the roads to slush, Jan. 22, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)