A screenshot of JPD's Facebook page Thursday afternoon, quelling rumors on social media that armed gunmen were at Switzer Village Mobile Park.

Social media spreads false alarm

Reports of armed gunmen in Switzer Village Mobile Park spread quickly on social media Thursday afternoon. The alleged gunmen were actually detectives with the Juneau… Continue reading

A screenshot of JPD's Facebook page Thursday afternoon, quelling rumors on social media that armed gunmen were at Switzer Village Mobile Park.
Sammy Becker and Mo Michels head up to Pittman's Ridge to take advantage of the fresh snow at Eaglecrest on Wednesday.

Photos: Winter at last

Sammy Becker, right, and Mo Michels head up to Pittman’s Ridge in wintery conditions to take advantage of the fresh snow after skinning up the… Continue reading

Sammy Becker and Mo Michels head up to Pittman's Ridge to take advantage of the fresh snow at Eaglecrest on Wednesday.
Freshmen Abby Locks, left, and Maya Garza play with a tobacco trivia game ball while manning an anti-tobacco information stand at the downtown Heritage Coffee shop on Wednesday. The students hung anti-tobacco graffiti on clothes lines in the cafe. The national Kick Butts Day is sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Photo: Kick Butts Day

Freshmen Abby Locks, left, and Maya Garza play with a tobacco trivia game ball while manning an anti-tobacco information stand at the downtown Heritage Coffee… Continue reading

Freshmen Abby Locks, left, and Maya Garza play with a tobacco trivia game ball while manning an anti-tobacco information stand at the downtown Heritage Coffee shop on Wednesday. The students hung anti-tobacco graffiti on clothes lines in the cafe. The national Kick Butts Day is sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Early childhood conference focuses on social-emotional learning

“Resilience & The Power of Relationships” is the theme of an early childhood conference that will be held in Juneau’s Centennial Hall Friday and Saturday.… Continue reading

Tsunami warning test imminent

On March 30, the National Weather Service will be testing the tsunami warning communications system in Juneau and other coastal Alaska communities.“The intention is to… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Thursday, March 17, 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

Governor’s fiscal plan topic of chamber luncheon

The commissioner of the Alaska Department of Revenue will speak about the governor’s fiscal plan at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce’s weekly luncheon Thursday. Randy… Continue reading

Sham Jam charity event this Saturday

The “Viva Las Vegas” Sham Jam charity event will take place at the Canvas Art Studio on Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m. Proceeds will… Continue reading

Around Town

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Open lab computer training, 9-11 a.m, The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Home Safety for People… Continue reading

CERT to hold free course

The Juneau Local Emergency Planning Committee will be holding a free course for anybody interested in volunteering on the Community Emergency Response Team or learning… Continue reading

Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, questions Dr. Susan McCauley, Interim Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, during a Senate Education Committee on SB 191 at the Capitol on Tuesday. Committee member Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, left, listens. SB 191, sponsored by Sen. Dunleavy, aims to restrict abortion providers, like Planned Parenthood, from teaching or providing sexual education in schools.

Bill to ban Planned Parenthood in schools passes education committee

A bill that would restrict abortion service providers, like Planned Parenthood, from teaching in public schools has jumped its first hurdle. The Senate Education Committee… Continue reading

Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, questions Dr. Susan McCauley, Interim Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, during a Senate Education Committee on SB 191 at the Capitol on Tuesday. Committee member Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, left, listens. SB 191, sponsored by Sen. Dunleavy, aims to restrict abortion providers, like Planned Parenthood, from teaching or providing sexual education in schools.

Assembly stands by pot zoning decision

The Juneau Assembly has decided to not revisit its Nov. 9 decision allowing limited commercial cultivation of marijuana in some residential areas.At a work session… Continue reading

Around Town

Writing Skills Class, 9:15-10:45 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Improves skills for work, school or testing. Free. Details: 586-5718. Using iPads and other… Continue reading

‘Wonderful Pistachios’ recalled due to Salmonella

The Division of Environmental Health’s Food Safety & Sanitation Program confirmed the Alaska distribution of Wonderful Pistachios, which was recently recalled due to Salmonella contamination.… Continue reading

3 injured in Lemon Creek car crash

Alcohol was involved in a car crash that injured three people and downed power lines in Lemon Creek Monday night, according to the Juneau Police… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Wednesday, March 16, 2016

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in… Continue reading

Economic impact of Gold Medal tourney akin to Celebration

Come this weekend, Juneau’s hotels will be brimming with hoops fans from all around Southeast Alaska. Restaurants and grocery stores around town will feel the… Continue reading

Ken Koelsch, second from left, and his wife, Marian, right, celebrate his win for mayor during a party in the Senate Mall building on Tuesday.

Koelsch likely winner of Juneau mayor race

Ken Koelsch held a sizeable lead over opponent Karen Crane in Tuesday’s special mayoral election, a lead that will likely hold after absentee ballots are… Continue reading

Ken Koelsch, second from left, and his wife, Marian, right, celebrate his win for mayor during a party in the Senate Mall building on Tuesday.
Volunteers take the first results of the night in the Assembly chambers on Tuesday.

Koelsch likely winner of mayoral race

Ken Koelsch held a sizeable lead over opponent Karen Crane in Tuesday’s special mayoral election, a lead that will likely hold even after absentee ballots… Continue reading

Volunteers take the first results of the night in the Assembly chambers on Tuesday.

Some voters face problems at the polls

Several voters were left confused about where to vote in today’s special mayoral election after the polling locator phone number stopped working, according to city… Continue reading