Hunt for city manager drags on

The half-year hunt for Juneau’s next city manager is nearing its end, but not as quickly as some people, Assembly members included, had hoped. After… Continue reading

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott speaks at the Native Issues Forum sponsored by the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday.

Photo: Native Issues Forum

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott speaks at the Native Issues Forum sponsored by the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska at… Continue reading

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott speaks at the Native Issues Forum sponsored by the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday.

AMHS gets OK to power Matanuska with Rolls Royce

The federal government has granted the Alaska Marine Highway System permission to install a Rolls Royce propeller, shafts and gearing aboard the ferry Matanuska.Federal permission… Continue reading

University of Alaska to talk realignment next week

The University of Alaska Board of Regents will meet on Thursday and Friday next week to consider its “Strategic Pathways” program radically realigning the programs… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Thursday, Feb. 11, 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

Yup’ik singer Byron Nicholai to perform Friday and Saturday

Yup’ik singer Byron Nicholai who gained national attention through his Facebook page “I Sing. You Dance” will perform in Shuká Hít (the clan house) at… Continue reading

Around Town

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

A telephone wire for 700 Juneau phone lines is sprawled across the left turn lane on Vintage Drive Wednesday after an Arrow Refuse truck's garbage lift hooked on the line, bringing it down and traffic to a stop.

Disconnected: Truck driver takes out 700 phone lines

An Arrow Refuse driver brought down a telephone line while making a right turn onto Riverside Drive Wednesday morning, potentially interrupting several phone calls in… Continue reading

A telephone wire for 700 Juneau phone lines is sprawled across the left turn lane on Vintage Drive Wednesday after an Arrow Refuse truck's garbage lift hooked on the line, bringing it down and traffic to a stop.
Attorney Sheldon Winters, of Lessmeier & Winters, LLC, argues in front of Alaska Supreme Court Justices Peter Maassen, left, Dana Fabe, Craig Stowers, Daniel Winfree and Joel Bolger, right, in the case of Erin O'Kelley Long v. Robert Arnold at the Dimond Courthouse Tuesday.  The justices heard oral arguments in three other cases, including one involving the alleged wrongful firing of an Alaska Airlines employee.

State Supreme Court hears case against Alaska Airlines for firing employee

The Alaska Supreme Court heard oral arguments in four separate cases in Juneau court Tuesday, including one case alleging the wrongful firing of an Alaska… Continue reading

Attorney Sheldon Winters, of Lessmeier & Winters, LLC, argues in front of Alaska Supreme Court Justices Peter Maassen, left, Dana Fabe, Craig Stowers, Daniel Winfree and Joel Bolger, right, in the case of Erin O'Kelley Long v. Robert Arnold at the Dimond Courthouse Tuesday.  The justices heard oral arguments in three other cases, including one involving the alleged wrongful firing of an Alaska Airlines employee.
Nora E. Thomas, 28, speaks to Assistant Public Defender Eric Hedland during her arraignment in Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday for the death of 50-year-old Christopher K. Kenney in 2014.

Defendant in 2014 homicide pleads not guilty

A 28-year-old woman arrested in connection to a fatal stabbing in 2014 pleaded not guilty through her attorney during her arraignment Tuesday.Nora Edith Thomas, a… Continue reading

Nora E. Thomas, 28, speaks to Assistant Public Defender Eric Hedland during her arraignment in Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday for the death of 50-year-old Christopher K. Kenney in 2014.

Police & fire for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Fire and medical• On Sunday, Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to 12 EMS calls, two transport calls, and a fire alarm at a building on Glacier… Continue reading

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Russell Handy, Commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Northern Command, speaks to the Joint Armed Services Committee to give an Alaskan Command update at the Capitol on Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Bryan Owens, Commander General of the U.S. Army Alaska, Laurie Hummel, Adjutant General of the Alaska National Guard and commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, and Rear Admiral Daniel B. Abel,Commander of the 17th Coast Guard District, also spoke to the committee.

Photo: Military Brass

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Russell Handy, Commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Northern Command, speaks to the Joint Armed Services Committee to give an Alaskan Command… Continue reading

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Russell Handy, Commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Northern Command, speaks to the Joint Armed Services Committee to give an Alaskan Command update at the Capitol on Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Bryan Owens, Commander General of the U.S. Army Alaska, Laurie Hummel, Adjutant General of the Alaska National Guard and commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, and Rear Admiral Daniel B. Abel,Commander of the 17th Coast Guard District, also spoke to the committee.

Around Town

Intermediate Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel spreadsheets and other intermediate level skills. Free. Details: 586-5718. Writing… Continue reading

Wrangell doctor in child porn case gets 20 years

A former Wrangell family doctor will spend the next 20 years in prison and the remainder of his life on supervised release for receiving and… Continue reading

Assembly: Concentrate marijuana carefully or else

Anybody attempting to make marijuana concentrates using butane, propane or any other such chemical had better think twice. Not only could using these gases result… Continue reading

The U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tender Elderberry arrives to remove a broken light in Gastineau Channel on Monday. The crew of the Elderberry, based in Petersburg, came specifically to repair the light that was struck by a tug in November.

Photo: Fixing the broken light

The U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tender Elderberry arrives to remove a broken light in Gastineau Channel on Monday. The crew of the Elderberry, based in… Continue reading

The U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tender Elderberry arrives to remove a broken light in Gastineau Channel on Monday. The crew of the Elderberry, based in Petersburg, came specifically to repair the light that was struck by a tug in November.

JPD officer finds missing boy in playground

Police officers reunited a missing child with his family after what appears to have been a two-hour search in the Mendenhall Valley.At approximately 11 a.m.… Continue reading

Appellate court upholds ruling in Juneau meth case

The Alaska Court of Appeals upheld a Juneau Superior Court decision Wednesday in the sentencing of a 37-year-old man convicted for the sale of methamphetamine… Continue reading

Around Town

Intermediate Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel spreadsheets and other intermediate level skills. Free. Details: 586-5718. Writing… Continue reading

Grand jury indicts woman charged in 2014 homicide

A Juneau grand jury on Friday indicted a 28-year-old woman less than two weeks after her arrest in connection to an unsolved 2014 homicide.Nora Edith… Continue reading