Police pursue, detain erratic driver behind late-night chase

Officers detained the driver of a truck who allegedly almost struck several pedestrians and vehicles head on Saturday night during a vehicle pursuit. The 22-year-old… Continue reading

Angelica Curtis sits with her son, Jonathan Torres, at their rented home in Haines in early April. Angelica's parents are trying to regain legal custody of Jonathan, conceived by statutory rape when Angelica was 13 in Petersburg. Currently, the father's parents in Petersburg have legal parental rights even though Jonathan has lived with the Curtis' since he was born.

Twice the victim of a rapist

It’s been six years since Angelica Curtis gave birth to a child she conceived through statutory rape, and she still remembers the name she wanted… Continue reading

Angelica Curtis sits with her son, Jonathan Torres, at their rented home in Haines in early April. Angelica's parents are trying to regain legal custody of Jonathan, conceived by statutory rape when Angelica was 13 in Petersburg. Currently, the father's parents in Petersburg have legal parental rights even though Jonathan has lived with the Curtis' since he was born.

Around Town

Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Gun Club, 1 Mile Montana Creek Road. The Juneau Gun Club is open to members and public trap… Continue reading

Police & fire for Sunday, May 1, 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

Tyler Rental to acquire T&S Welding

Tyler Rental, Inc., will acquire T&S Welding, Inc. business and assets. T&S will continue its current business until it can be incorporated into Tyler Rental,… Continue reading

Wet weather in forecast this weekend

A stream of subtropical moisture will splash Southeast Alaska this weekend, the National Weather Service expects.In a special weather statement issued Friday morning, the Weather… Continue reading

A pedi-cab driver celebrates the first cruise ship arrival, and her first fare of the year, Saturday morning when the Crystal Serenity Cruise ship arrived at 7 a.m. at the South Franklin Cruise Dock. With more rain than some may have expected, passengers were slow to exit the vessel.

Photo: Cruise ship season begins

A pedi-cab driver celebrates the first cruise ship arrival, and her first fare of the year, Saturday morning when the Crystal Serenity Cruise ship arrived… Continue reading

A pedi-cab driver celebrates the first cruise ship arrival, and her first fare of the year, Saturday morning when the Crystal Serenity Cruise ship arrived at 7 a.m. at the South Franklin Cruise Dock. With more rain than some may have expected, passengers were slow to exit the vessel.

Check your vessels over stormy weekend

The city is encouraging everybody who owns a boat to check their vessels as Juneau heads into a stormy weekend.In a news release issued Friday,… Continue reading

A sticky situation: Asphalt plant proposal forces tough choice at commission meeting

The Juneau Planning Commission tabled a conditional use permit for an asphalt plant at the Rock Dump. The decision came after taking public testimony from… Continue reading

In this still image from security footage, a man can be seen leaving the Nugget Alaskan Outfitter as a woman tries to stop him from exiting without paying for the merchandise in his hands.

Police search for shoplifter who carried out $500 worth of clothes, camping gear

Police are asking for help identifying a man caught on a surveillance video walking out of a store with more than $500 worth of merchandise.A… Continue reading

In this still image from security footage, a man can be seen leaving the Nugget Alaskan Outfitter as a woman tries to stop him from exiting without paying for the merchandise in his hands.

Drunk driver arrested after driving into Gov. Mansion’s garage door

Police arrested a drunk driver who allegedly struck the back of the Governor’s Mansion with his vehicle, damaging the historic house’s garage door Thursday night… Continue reading

JPD opens officer fitness test to public

People interested in a law enforcement career, or those merely curious what the physical requirements are for one, can join the Juneau Police Department for… Continue reading

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, left, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Thursday. Attending the interview with Johnsen is University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield.

Cuts after cuts: Facing a $75 million budget gap, UA president discusses plan

It’s the dead of winter in Fairbanks, and it’s 40 below. There’s a car stranded on the side of the road, its hazard lights intermittently… Continue reading

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, left, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Thursday. Attending the interview with Johnsen is University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield.

With drop-box, JPD not participating in drug take-back event this year

Cities around the country are gearing up for another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, but Juneau is not one of them.That’s because the city and… Continue reading

Alaska Seaplanes adds 23 seats to their fleet

The Juneau-based carrier Alaska Seaplanes has acquired two Cessna Caravans and a Cessna 207. Alaska Seaplanes will now operate four Cessna Caravans as part of… Continue reading

Free smoke alarms

The American Red Cross of Alaska, Capital City Fire/Rescue and the National Guard will be installing free smoke alarms and home fire emergency kits for… Continue reading

Police & fire for Friday, April 29, 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

Correction

An article titled “A sticky situation” in Thursday’s Juneau Empire incorrectly stated that the Planning Commision had denied the conditional use permit for an asphalt… 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

Amy Skilbred is the executive director of the Juneau Community Foundation.

In uncertain budget times, local philanthropy comes through

Just last week, a Juneau man with mental health issues issued violent threats inside a healthcare clinic. The situation ended up resolving peacefully, with the… Continue reading

Amy Skilbred is the executive director of the Juneau Community Foundation.