Police & fire for Wednesday, April 27, 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

Introduction to Using Computers, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.Write About It: Writing Skills to Build Confidence, 9:15-10:45 a.m., The… Continue reading

Condition of Alaska bear mauling victim improves

ANCHORAGE — The university professor mauled while leading a mountaineering class in southeast Alaska continues to improve.Forest Wagner has been upgraded to fair condition at… Continue reading

Woody Collins touches up the paint on the Effy Jewelers on South Franklin Street on Tuesday. The first cruise ship of the season arrives on Saturday, April 30.

Photos: Tourist prep

Woody Collins touches up the paint on the Effy Jewelers on South Franklin Street on Tuesday. The first cruise ship of the season arrives on… Continue reading

Woody Collins touches up the paint on the Effy Jewelers on South Franklin Street on Tuesday. The first cruise ship of the season arrives on Saturday, April 30.

Enright moved out of ICU, continues treatment in Seattle

KETCHIKAN — Morgan Enright continues her recovery in Seattle after surviving a plane crash on Admiralty Island earlier in April.Enright was the lone survivor of… Continue reading

Free technical driving class for teens

The Taylor White Foundation is hosting a free “Technical Teen Driver Training” event May 14-15 at Eaglecrest Ski Area.The program aims to give drivers between… Continue reading

After the April 14 showing of "The Hunting Ground" at University of Alaska Southeast, members of a panel lead an audience discussion. Panel members are UAS Title IX Coordinator Lori Klein; AWARE representatives Ben Horton, Mandy Cole and Swarupa Toth; UAS counselor Margie Thomson and UAS student and AWARE advocate Jasmine Mattson.

How UAS handles sexual assault complaints on campus is changing

“The Hunting Ground,” a film about sexual assault on college campuses, is really troubling to view, said University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield, “but… Continue reading

After the April 14 showing of "The Hunting Ground" at University of Alaska Southeast, members of a panel lead an audience discussion. Panel members are UAS Title IX Coordinator Lori Klein; AWARE representatives Ben Horton, Mandy Cole and Swarupa Toth; UAS counselor Margie Thomson and UAS student and AWARE advocate Jasmine Mattson.

Home invaders pepper spray Douglas resident

Juneau police have not determined a motive for a home invasion early Saturday morning in Douglas that left a resident pepper sprayed.Around 4:30 a.m. on… Continue reading

Rudy Isturis takes a break to play his Native American flute while fishing for king salmon off the rocks at False Outer Point on Monday. Fishing was slow but fishermen caught a few fish during the weekend. When asked why he plays the flute, Isturis responded, "I play for myself, I play for those that are gone, I pray for those, I play for those that don't know they are gone, and simply, I play for everyone."

Video: Fluting fisherman

Rudy Isturis takes a break to play his Native American flute while fishing for king salmon off the rocks at False Outer Point on Monday.… Continue reading

Rudy Isturis takes a break to play his Native American flute while fishing for king salmon off the rocks at False Outer Point on Monday. Fishing was slow but fishermen caught a few fish during the weekend. When asked why he plays the flute, Isturis responded, "I play for myself, I play for those that are gone, I pray for those, I play for those that don't know they are gone, and simply, I play for everyone."

Man who threatened clinic turns himself in for mental health evaluation

Juneau police have located the man who threatened to harm people at a Juneau behavioral health unit Thursday afternoon. He was left in the care… Continue reading

A 28-foot boat is shown sinking at Don D. Statter Harbor in Auke Bay on Monday afternoon.

Boat sinks in Auke Bay

A 30-foot Bayliner boat was found sunk in Auke Harbor early Monday morning.The boat is owned by Juneau resident Rob Whitten, said City and Borough… Continue reading

A 28-foot boat is shown sinking at Don D. Statter Harbor in Auke Bay on Monday afternoon.
Juneau Empire Alaska Press Club Awards for 2016

Empire earns 25 Alaska Press Club awards

The Juneau Empire received 25 awards from the Alaska Press Club during an awards ceremony in Anchorage on Saturday.The Empire competed in the large newspaper… Continue reading

Juneau Empire Alaska Press Club Awards for 2016

Around Town

Introduction to Using Computers, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.Write About It: Writing Skills to Build Confidence, 9:15-10:45 a.m., The… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Assault• At 12:06 a.m. Sunday, Natasha Roberts, 24, was arrested for assault after punching and injuring a man in the 9100 block of Glacier Highway.… Continue reading

Cause of weekend car crash still unknown

Police are still investigating the cause of a car crash in the Mendenhall Valley that sent four people to the hospital Saturday evening.Just before 7… Continue reading

Peterson remains president of Tlingit and Haida Central Council

Richard Peterson was elected to his second term as president of the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. He ran… Continue reading

Around Town

Introduction to Using Computers, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.Write About It: Writing Skills to Build Confidence, 9:15-10:45 a.m., The… Continue reading

Chuck Raab plants radishes in the Glory Hole's rooftop garden on Tuesday. Raab said he has been staying at the shelter since August.

The heart of the garden

Each summer the Glory Hole, downtown Juneau’s homeless shelter and soup kitchen, harvests as much as a quarter of all the produce it uses on… Continue reading

Chuck Raab plants radishes in the Glory Hole's rooftop garden on Tuesday. Raab said he has been staying at the shelter since August.

Mental Health Trust considers project in Southeast Alaska

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office is considering a heavy mineral prospect in Southeast Alaska.The prospect would be at Icy Cape, a… Continue reading

CEO: Sitka hospital fiscal condition improving

Sitka Community Hospital isn’t out of the red yet but things are improving, CEO Rob Allen says.Allen has been managing the hospital since the previous… Continue reading