Tip leads police to woman linked to drive-by shooting

Juneau Police Department detectives followed up on a tip Thursday morning that helped them locate one person of interest tied to a drive-by shooting.Police found… Continue reading

Dr. Andre Rosay presents the results of the 2015 Alaska Victimization Survey to the Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault during their meeting in Juneau on Thursday. Lauree Morton, Executive Director for the CDVSA, left, and Richard Irwin, Chair of the CDVSA, listen during the meeting held in the Gold Belt Building.

‘Still atrocious, still unacceptable’

In 2015, more women in Alaska entered adulthood without a traumatic sexual assault lingering in their past than years prior.A survey funded by Alaska’s Council… Continue reading

Dr. Andre Rosay presents the results of the 2015 Alaska Victimization Survey to the Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault during their meeting in Juneau on Thursday. Lauree Morton, Executive Director for the CDVSA, left, and Richard Irwin, Chair of the CDVSA, listen during the meeting held in the Gold Belt Building.
Oil booms and absorbent pads are deployed at Twin Lakes downhill from an home heating oil tank failure in Mountainside Estates on Feb. 3.

DEC: Twin Lakes oil spill close to clean

By this time next week, the yellow and white booms that have surrounded a storm drain in Twin Lakes since the beginning of the month… Continue reading

Oil booms and absorbent pads are deployed at Twin Lakes downhill from an home heating oil tank failure in Mountainside Estates on Feb. 3.
Juneau District Court Judge Keith Levy speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce about recidivism rates in Alaska's judicial system at the Hanger Ballroom on Thursday. Attorney Ben Brown and Sen. John Coghill, R-Fairbanks, also spoke during the Chamber's weekly luncheon.

Photo: Chamber speaker

Juneau District Court Judge Keith Levy speaks to the Chamber of Commerce about recidivism rates in Alaska’s judicial system at the Hanger Ballroom on Thursday.… Continue reading

Juneau District Court Judge Keith Levy speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce about recidivism rates in Alaska's judicial system at the Hanger Ballroom on Thursday. Attorney Ben Brown and Sen. John Coghill, R-Fairbanks, also spoke during the Chamber's weekly luncheon.

Around Town

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176. Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. Details: 586-5267. Organ concert, noon, State Office Building.… Continue reading

Police & fire calls for Friday, Feb. 26, 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

Ballot initiative not done yet

A ballot initiative proposing a law to make it easier for Alaskans to register to vote isn’t officially on the fall primary election ballot —… Continue reading

APOC quashes complaint against Crane

It didn’t take long for the Alaska Public Offices Commission to reject Assembly member Debbie White’s complaint against mayoral candidate Karen Crane. A day after… Continue reading

School district’s budget priorities could cut cultural education resources

Depending on how much funding the Juneau School District gets, items like cultural education paraeducators and middle school activities could be at risk of getting… Continue reading

Mayoral candidates Karen Crane, left, and Ken Koelsch are shown during a forum held at the Assembly Chambers on Wednesday night, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Juneau Empire and KTOO.

Mayoral candidates disagree on senior sales tax, heroin crisis and ‘The Road’

Community members packed the Assembly Chambers on Wednesday night to hear mayoral candidates Karen Crane and Ken Koelsch speak on the issues. Overflow at the… Continue reading

Mayoral candidates Karen Crane, left, and Ken Koelsch are shown during a forum held at the Assembly Chambers on Wednesday night, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Juneau Empire and KTOO.

Juneau man indicted for child pornography

The U.S. Attorney’s office indicted a Juneau man Wednesday for the distribution of child pornography.Steven Raymond Foster, 45, was arraigned Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge… Continue reading

Perseverance’s 38th season to be biggest one yet

The 38th season marks a first for Perseverance, with a seven-show season in Juneau and a six-show season in Anchorage. This will be Perseverance’s sixth… Continue reading

Around Town

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas Library. Details: 586-5267. Annual JCCC Lenten Lunch Series, noon, Northern Light United… Continue reading

Coast Guard: Challenger recovery may cost more

The tugboat Challenger has been raised from Gastineau Channel and is moored at the AJ Dock, but its path to the scrapheap isn’t over yet.… Continue reading

Chamber hosts judge, attorney for lunch

The Juneau Chamber of Commerce hosts Juneau District Court Judge Keith Levy and attorney Benjamin Brown for its weekly business roundtable luncheon today.The two will… Continue reading

Marijuana drama at planning commission meeting

After a four-hour meeting as dramatic as it was long, Juneau’s Planning Commission decided Tuesday night to forward an ordinance establishing regulations for marijuana businesses… Continue reading

Jose Antonio Delgado, 47, is a Juneau resident and person of interest in connection to a drive-by shooting that took place Wednesday morning near Fourth Street. JPD is warning the public to consider Delgado as possibly armed and to not try to contact him directly. People who know the whereabouts of Delgado are encouraged to contact JPD immediately at 586-0600.

Police seek two people in drive-by shooting

The Juneau Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating two Juneau residents who are persons of interest in connection to an early Wednesday… Continue reading

Jose Antonio Delgado, 47, is a Juneau resident and person of interest in connection to a drive-by shooting that took place Wednesday morning near Fourth Street. JPD is warning the public to consider Delgado as possibly armed and to not try to contact him directly. People who know the whereabouts of Delgado are encouraged to contact JPD immediately at 586-0600.
Dr. Larry Kimura, Associate Professor of Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies at the Ka Haka 'Ula O Ke'elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawai"i at Hilo and Co-founder of the 'Aha Pūnana Leo, speaks at the Alaska Language Summit at the Walter Soboleff Center on Tuesday.

Fighting language loss: ‘Our language is a source of wealth’

“Even though we are from different tribes, we are all in the same canoe. We need to work together to preserve the languages of our… Continue reading

Dr. Larry Kimura, Associate Professor of Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies at the Ka Haka 'Ula O Ke'elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawai"i at Hilo and Co-founder of the 'Aha Pūnana Leo, speaks at the Alaska Language Summit at the Walter Soboleff Center on Tuesday.
Linda Boyle, the interim director of the Alaska Veterans Affairs system, listens to veteran James Helfinstine describes failures in the Veterans Affairs medical system during a town hall meeting in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday.

The few, the loud, the Marines

What the audience at Monday night’s Veterans Affairs town hall lacked in numbers, it made up for in volume.Only nine people (and not all were… Continue reading

Linda Boyle, the interim director of the Alaska Veterans Affairs system, listens to veteran James Helfinstine describes failures in the Veterans Affairs medical system during a town hall meeting in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday.

Mayoral candidates clash over seniors, wages

As Juneau’s upcoming special mayoral election draws closer, candidates Karen Crane and Ken Koelsch are beginning to move further apart.Tuesday’s Native Issues Forum, co-sponsored by… Continue reading