Hospital arsonist avoids longer prison term

A Juneau man received a mostly suspended sentence in court this week nearly two years after a methamphetamine-driven delusion caused him to start a fire… Continue reading

Police tight-lipped about cause of fatal SUV crash

The Juneau Police Department is still not saying what contributed to the fatal SUV crash that killed a 77-year-old pedestrian on Willoughby Avenue earlier this… Continue reading

Kay Diebels was a founding member of the League of Women Voters of Juneau and served as president in 1967. This photo was taken around that time.

Juneau advocate, former Assemblywoman Kay Diebels dies at 82

Longtime Juneau resident and civic participant Kay Diebels died Friday afternoon at Bartlett Regional Hospital. She was 82.“She really cared about Juneau,” said Sen. Dennis… Continue reading

Kay Diebels was a founding member of the League of Women Voters of Juneau and served as president in 1967. This photo was taken around that time.

Around Town

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Thursday, May 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

Photo: Preserving the meadow

Gary Miller volunteers his time to remove young trees and bushes encroaching on the picnic area at the Eagle Beach on Monday. “It’s fun; I… Continue reading

First National Bank warns of text message scam

MasterCard customers across the state Tuesday reported receiving text messages in a fraudulent attempt to gain private banking information, according to a press release by… Continue reading

Juneau Resident Joe Lassiter testifies against the Land Management Plan during Monday night's Assembly meeting. Lassiter was one of several people who spoke out on the proposed Pederson Hill subdivision during the public comment portion of the meeting.

Faced with developer concern, Assembly adopts Land Management Plan

The Juneau Assembly voted to adopt the 2016 Land Management Plan, which calls for the disposal and development of the Pederson Hill subdivision among other… Continue reading

Juneau Resident Joe Lassiter testifies against the Land Management Plan during Monday night's Assembly meeting. Lassiter was one of several people who spoke out on the proposed Pederson Hill subdivision during the public comment portion of the meeting.

Police and fire for Tuesday, May 24, 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

Wilson Nicklie Jr. reflects on his past alcohol dependence during an interview at his Juneau apartment in early May. Nicklie was recently filmed for a documentary for the Salvation Army.

The road to recovery: Juneau man shares story of addiction with LA Salvation Army film crew

Four years ago, Wilson Nicklie Jr. would have reached for a bottle of alcohol — most likely some whiskey — to celebrate anything that was… Continue reading

Wilson Nicklie Jr. reflects on his past alcohol dependence during an interview at his Juneau apartment in early May. Nicklie was recently filmed for a documentary for the Salvation Army.

Aquatic center to be closed Sunday

The Dimond Park Aquatic Center will be closed on Sunday, May 29, to honor Juneau area high school graduates.The aquatic center will resume its regular… Continue reading

Around Town

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who… Continue reading

Community dialogue on life after incarceration planned for Wednesday

Community dialogue on life after incarceration planned for Wednesday

Five formerly incarcerated individuals will tell their stories of what it’s like reentering the community at the Juneau Reentry Coalition’s May meeting Wednesday night.The community… Continue reading

Community dialogue on life after incarceration planned for Wednesday
Mark Anthony De Simone, 53, seen here during his first court appearance in Juneau District Court on Tuesday, May 17.

Ex-Arizona lawmaker’s murder trial set for August

The 53-year-old man accused of murdering a downtown Juneau jeweler during a hunting trip in Excursion Inlet entered a not guilty plea during an arraignment… Continue reading

Mark Anthony De Simone, 53, seen here during his first court appearance in Juneau District Court on Tuesday, May 17.
Greg Fitch is starting a nonprofit to help advocate for those with mental health issues.

Juneau man wants to start a mental health revolution through new nonprofit

Greg Fitch is starting a nonprofit that strives to give people experiencing mental illness “a voice in change.”The 46-year-old Juneau resident wants to help mental… Continue reading

Greg Fitch is starting a nonprofit to help advocate for those with mental health issues.
Chrystal Rose Phillips, 28

Juneau woman escapes police custody while in hospital

After claiming to have swallowed drugs during an arrest, a Juneau woman evaded custody by escaping the hospital when police weren’t looking. Now, the police… Continue reading

Chrystal Rose Phillips, 28

Police & Fire for Monday, May 23, 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

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who… Continue reading

Coast Guard observes National Safe Boating Week in Alaska

The U.S. Coast Guard’s National Safe Boating Week campaign is a public outreach effort held annually during the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend… Continue reading

Juneau teen crashes car, arrested for drunken driving

A Juneau teen was arrested for drunken driving Saturday morning after he crashed and totaled his car near 19-mile Glacier Highway.Daniel Justin Stevens, 18, was… Continue reading