Christopher D. Strawn, 32, appears in Juneau Superior Court Tuesday for his arraignment on first- and second-degree murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, third-degree assault and weapons misconduct charges in the murder of 30-year-old Brandon C. Cook at the Kodzoff Acres Mobile Home Park Oct. 20.

Juneau man pleads not guilty in Valley murder

A Juneau resident accused of shooting and killing a man “execution style” in a Mendenhall Valley trailer park last month maintained his innocence during a… Continue reading

Christopher D. Strawn, 32, appears in Juneau Superior Court Tuesday for his arraignment on first- and second-degree murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, third-degree assault and weapons misconduct charges in the murder of 30-year-old Brandon C. Cook at the Kodzoff Acres Mobile Home Park Oct. 20.

Photo: Duck watchers

Haley Gaines watches the ducks at Rotary Park on Riverside Drive with her daughters Kaley, 3, and Kore, 7, on Monday.… Continue reading

Brian Wilson, a research analyst for the Alaska Mental Health Board, speaks to Juneau residents attending a lunch meeting on the city's homeless vulnerability index in the Assembly chambers on Monday.

Falling in between the cracks

Within the already delicate homeless population exists a subgroup of people classified as vulnerable. Their greatest vulnerability — a premature death.A two-day search by Glory… Continue reading

Brian Wilson, a research analyst for the Alaska Mental Health Board, speaks to Juneau residents attending a lunch meeting on the city's homeless vulnerability index in the Assembly chambers on Monday.

Land trade helps city tackle housing

Just off of Glacier Highway, across from Sherwood Lane, sits the city-owned Pederson Hill Subdivision. It’s hard to recognize unless you know what you’re looking… Continue reading

Around town for Tuesday, Nov. 3

Digital World class, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way. Course will include: Google - Calendar, Drive, Sites (for web pages), Chrome Social… Continue reading

Mendenhall Library to hold grand opening Saturday

The new Mendenhall Valley Public Library will hold a grand-opening celebration from 11 30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and the public is invited to… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

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

Rain showers bring down maple leaves downtown on 9th Street on Friday.

Photo: Autumn rains bring maple showers

Rain showers bring down maple leaves downtown on 9th Street on Friday.… Continue reading

Rain showers bring down maple leaves downtown on 9th Street on Friday.

October finishes drier than normal

October is the heart of the rainy season in Juneau, but not so much in 2015.According to figures from the National Weather Service office here,… Continue reading

Around town for Monday, Nov. 2

Computer Basics, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way.Digital World class, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way. Course will include:… Continue reading

Phil Isaak, right, and Nik Reis of Ike's Fuel finish filling a home heating oil tank downtown on Friday.

Bringing LNG to the CBJ

Alaska Electric Light and Power Company, commonly known to Southeast Alaskans as AEL&P, may soon have to squeeze a “G” into the acronym representing its… Continue reading

Phil Isaak, right, and Nik Reis of Ike's Fuel finish filling a home heating oil tank downtown on Friday.
A Seattle company is considering buying the Gastineau Apartments at Franklin and Front Streets which has been left vacant after a fire on November 5, 2012.

Developers to buy, restore Gastineau Apartments

A Seattle company entered into an agreement with the owner of the Gastineau Apartments on Thursday to buy the burned-out buildings.Public Private Partnership LLC and… Continue reading

A Seattle company is considering buying the Gastineau Apartments at Franklin and Front Streets which has been left vacant after a fire on November 5, 2012.

Around town for Sunday, Nov. 1

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 and fire for Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015

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

Rep. Dan Saddler, R-Eagle River, takes on door duty for children from the Discovery Preschool during their yearly Halloween costume parade through the Capitol on Friday.

Photo: Costume parade

Rep. Dan Saddler, R-Eagle River, takes on door duty for children from the Discovery Preschool during their yearly Halloween costume parade through the Capitol on… Continue reading

Rep. Dan Saddler, R-Eagle River, takes on door duty for children from the Discovery Preschool during their yearly Halloween costume parade through the Capitol on Friday.

Shooting suspect indicted for murder

A 32-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a man inside a Mendenhall Valley trailer park has been indicted on a slew of charges, including first-… Continue reading

Gastineau Apartments, a burned-out building in downtown Juneau, now has a new fate. A Seattle company entered into an agreement with the owner of the apartments Thursday to buy the building.

Company to buy, ‘restore’ Gastineau Apartments

A Seattle company entered into an agreement with the owner of the Gastineau Apartments Thursday to buy the burned-out building.Public Private Partnershipp LLC and James… Continue reading

Gastineau Apartments, a burned-out building in downtown Juneau, now has a new fate. A Seattle company entered into an agreement with the owner of the apartments Thursday to buy the building.

Teachers’ contract one step from finalized

It wasn’t an overwhelming majority, but there were enough votes Thursday to ratify a tentative contract between the Juneau Education Association and the Juneau School… Continue reading

Engineers Cutoff Road to close

The Alaska Department of Transportation has announced it will close Engineers Cutoff Road for the season on Nov. 2.Each winter, DOT closes the road —… Continue reading

Police blotter for Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

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