In this still image from security footage, a man can be seen leaving the Nugget Alaskan Outfitter as a woman tries to stop him from exiting without paying for the merchandise in his hands.

Police search for shoplifter who carried out $500 worth of clothes, camping gear

Police are asking for help identifying a man caught on a surveillance video walking out of a store with more than $500 worth of merchandise.A… Continue reading

In this still image from security footage, a man can be seen leaving the Nugget Alaskan Outfitter as a woman tries to stop him from exiting without paying for the merchandise in his hands.

Drunk driver arrested after driving into Gov. Mansion’s garage door

Police arrested a drunk driver who allegedly struck the back of the Governor’s Mansion with his vehicle, damaging the historic house’s garage door Thursday night… Continue reading

JPD opens officer fitness test to public

People interested in a law enforcement career, or those merely curious what the physical requirements are for one, can join the Juneau Police Department for… Continue reading

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, left, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Thursday. Attending the interview with Johnsen is University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield.

Cuts after cuts: Facing a $75 million budget gap, UA president discusses plan

It’s the dead of winter in Fairbanks, and it’s 40 below. There’s a car stranded on the side of the road, its hazard lights intermittently… Continue reading

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, left, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Thursday. Attending the interview with Johnsen is University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield.

With drop-box, JPD not participating in drug take-back event this year

Cities around the country are gearing up for another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, but Juneau is not one of them.That’s because the city and… Continue reading

Alaska Seaplanes adds 23 seats to their fleet

The Juneau-based carrier Alaska Seaplanes has acquired two Cessna Caravans and a Cessna 207. Alaska Seaplanes will now operate four Cessna Caravans as part of… Continue reading

Free smoke alarms

The American Red Cross of Alaska, Capital City Fire/Rescue and the National Guard will be installing free smoke alarms and home fire emergency kits for… Continue reading

Police & fire for Friday, April 29, 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

Correction

An article titled “A sticky situation” in Thursday’s Juneau Empire incorrectly stated that the Planning Commision had denied the conditional use permit for an asphalt… Continue reading

Around Town

GED orientation class, 9 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. GED orientation is designed to improve the success rate of those taking the tests.… Continue reading

Amy Skilbred is the executive director of the Juneau Community Foundation.

In uncertain budget times, local philanthropy comes through

Just last week, a Juneau man with mental health issues issued violent threats inside a healthcare clinic. The situation ended up resolving peacefully, with the… Continue reading

Amy Skilbred is the executive director of the Juneau Community Foundation.

UAS commencement ceremonies in Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka this weekend

University of Alaska Southeast is honoring 670 graduates from the Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka campuses this weekend. They’ll receive 755 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees… Continue reading

Assembly discusses lowering mill rate

The members of the Assembly Finance Committee began to chew on some of the more difficult policy questions they’ll face this budget season at it’s… Continue reading

Pillars of America speaker Tiana Tozer poses for a picture with eighth grade students from Floyd Dryden Middle School at Centennial Hall on Wednesday.

Tiana Tozer: More than a disability

Author, human rights activist, paralympian: Tiana Tozer has played many roles in her life. The one role she refuses to play is victim.Tozer spoke at… Continue reading

Pillars of America speaker Tiana Tozer poses for a picture with eighth grade students from Floyd Dryden Middle School at Centennial Hall on Wednesday.

UA president to speak at lunch lecture

University of Alaska president Jim Johnsen will be the featured speaker at this week’s Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon.Johnsen is scheduled to discuss the university’s… Continue reading

Police & fire for Thursday, April 28, 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

A foundation is compacted for an area to hold new tennis courts in Cope Park on Wednesday. The park is closed while the area is being remodeled with play equipment and a new picnic area. A new water main running through the park is also being installed.

Photo: Cope Park remodeling

A foundation is compacted for an area to hold new tennis courts in Cope Park on Wednesday. The park is closed while the area is… Continue reading

A foundation is compacted for an area to hold new tennis courts in Cope Park on Wednesday. The park is closed while the area is being remodeled with play equipment and a new picnic area. A new water main running through the park is also being installed.

Up to $10,000 in medical grants available for Alaska children

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is accepting grant applications from Alaska families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care… Continue reading

Free ice cream at Coppa on Saturday

It’s Free Ice Cream Day this Saturday, April 30, at Coppa’s downtown store from noon-5 p.m. Coppa will give out its handmade ice cream as… Continue reading

Around Town

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.English as a Second Language, 9-10:15 a.m., Gruening Park Learning Connection, 1800 Northwood Dr. Free eight… Continue reading