Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters Craig Brown, left, and Travis Wolfe use a tarp to cover a broken skylight in the 3200 block of Foster Avenue in West Juneau on Monday. CCFR had to break the skylight while fighting a fire that started in a bedroom closet. CCFR Fire Chief Richard Etheridge said, "The smoke was clear down to the floor and it was super hot in there, so for them to find the fire they had to vent the smoke out." The fire was contained to the one room, but the upper floor suffered heavy smoke damage, according to Etheridge. The homeowner was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital for a minor injury to the top of his head while fighting the fire.
Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters Craig Brown, left, and Travis Wolfe use a tarp to cover a broken skylight in the 3200 block of Foster Avenue in West Juneau on Monday. CCFR had to break the skylight while fighting a fire that started in a bedroom closet. CCFR Fire Chief Richard Etheridge said, "The smoke was clear down to the floor and it was super hot in there, so for them to find the fire they had to vent the smoke out." The fire was contained to the one room, but the upper floor suffered heavy smoke damage, according to Etheridge. The homeowner was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital for a minor injury to the top of his head while fighting the fire.

Police & fire for Tuesday, April 12, 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

Around Town

Introduction to Using Computers, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.Write About It: Writing Skills to Build Confidence, 9:15-10:45 a.m., The… Continue reading

Zane Jones and Paul Voelckers, left, of MRV Architects, make a presentation for a new arts complex to the Selection Committee of the Architectural Firm at KTOO on Monday. The committee heard presentations by MRV, NorthWind, and Jensen Yorba Lott.

Photo: Arts complex presentation

Zane Jones and Paul Voelckers, left, of MRV Architects, make a presentation for a new arts complex to the Selection Committee of the Architectural Firm… Continue reading

Zane Jones and Paul Voelckers, left, of MRV Architects, make a presentation for a new arts complex to the Selection Committee of the Architectural Firm at KTOO on Monday. The committee heard presentations by MRV, NorthWind, and Jensen Yorba Lott.
Photo: West Juneau house fire

Photo: West Juneau house fire

Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters Craig Brown, left, and Travis Wolfe use a tarp to cover a broken skylight in the 3200 block of Foster Avenue… Continue reading

Photo: West Juneau house fire
A Cessna 206 that crashed on the southern edge of Admiralty Island on Friday is shown in this photograph, which was provided to the Empire on Monday.

NTSB is trying to piece together the tragic, fatal Admiralty crash

The sole survivor of Friday’s plane crash remained in critical condition at a Seattle hospital Monday afternoon.Twenty-one-year-old Morgan Enright is in the intensive care unit,… Continue reading

A Cessna 206 that crashed on the southern edge of Admiralty Island on Friday is shown in this photograph, which was provided to the Empire on Monday.
Hazel LeCount holds her pet dog, Serenity, as she waits with other residents to be let back into the Channel View Apartments on Sunday after a fire broke out in a unit on the fifth floor.

2 taken to hospital after downtown apartment fire

Investigators from the Fire Marshal’s office are still at the scene tonight after a top floor apartment fire in downtown Juneau. According to online reports from… Continue reading

Hazel LeCount holds her pet dog, Serenity, as she waits with other residents to be let back into the Channel View Apartments on Sunday after a fire broke out in a unit on the fifth floor.

Sunday recap: Lawmakers join another call for U.S. Constitutional convention

The Alaska House of Representatives is again recommending Alaska join a convention to revise the U.S. Constitution.On Sunday, lawmakers spent nearly 90 minutes debating the… Continue reading

Jury indicts woman tied to hit-and-run

A Juneau grand jury indicted a 49-year-old woman Friday who police say provided a false name during a hit-and-run investigation.Sherry Lynn Petranovich told a Juneau… Continue reading

Community discussion planned to help struggling adolescents

An informal community discussion today called “Help and Hope” will connect community members with services in and around Juneau for adolescents struggling with emotional or… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Monday, April 11, 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

Around Town

Introduction to Using Computers, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.Write About It: Writing Skills to Build Confidence, 9:15-10:45 a.m., The… Continue reading

Rising assessments raise questions

When Juneau resident Barb Bonner received her property assessment card from the city last month, she was alarmed by what she saw. The assessed value… Continue reading

Friday plane crash on Admiralty leaves three dead, one survivor

The community of Wrangell is mourning the loss of three residents that died in a plane crash Friday.Pilot David Galla, 60, and passengers Greg Scheff,… Continue reading

Around Town

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

Police calls for Sunday, April 10, 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

Folk Fest calendar for Sunday, April 10

Afternoon PerformancesHeaven Bound, noon.Tim Pepper, 12:15 p.m. Folk with 90s and Indy influence.The Girl from the North Country, 12:30 p.m. Eleven year old Sophia is… Continue reading

Mendenhall Valley home intruder escapes on foot

A man woke up Friday morning and found a burglar standing in the living room of his Mendenhall Valley home.The 50-year-old man told police he… Continue reading

Bodies recovered of three plane crash victims

Bodies recovered of three plane crash victims

The community of Wrangell is mourning the loss of three residents that died in a plane crash Friday.Pilot David Galla, 60, and passengers Greg Scheff,… Continue reading

Bodies recovered of three plane crash victims
Sophie Lager sings during a sound check as keyboardist Craig Millard and drummer Darren Jaeckel back her as they ready for a performance at McGivney's in the Gold Belt Hotel on Thursday. Bassist Alexei Painter completes the local band.

Folk Fest Q&A: Not too flustered to dance

After playing gigs around town for the past year and a half, Flustered Cluckers is thrilled to be making their Alaska Folk Festival debut Saturday… Continue reading

Sophie Lager sings during a sound check as keyboardist Craig Millard and drummer Darren Jaeckel back her as they ready for a performance at McGivney's in the Gold Belt Hotel on Thursday. Bassist Alexei Painter completes the local band.