FBI will take lead in Sitka Taser probe

The FBI will be taking the lead in the investigation of a 2014 Taser incident in the Sitka jail, police chief Sheldon Schmitt said Monday.On… Continue reading

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a medication used to reverse the effects of opioids. Capital City Fire/Rescue has been increasingly using this drug during emergency calls to save people who have overdosed on heroin.

In one weekend, 5 drug overdoses in Juneau

Juneau police suspect a strong batch of “China White” powder heroin may be to blame for a recent spike in drug overdoses this weekend.Five people… Continue reading

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a medication used to reverse the effects of opioids. Capital City Fire/Rescue has been increasingly using this drug during emergency calls to save people who have overdosed on heroin.

Man gets 25 years for near-fatal stabbing

Wielding a hunting knife over his step-sister on the stairs of their home, Wayne W. Williams stabbed her 16 times and had no intention of… Continue reading

Sammy Becker skis through fresh snow at Eaglecrest on Monday.

Winter storm warning issued for Juneau; 8-14 inches of snow expected

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Juneau as the capital city prepares to receive what may be its heaviest snowfall… Continue reading

Sammy Becker skis through fresh snow at Eaglecrest on Monday.

CCFR makes another heroin overdose save

Police say a 34-year-old Juneau woman overdosed on heroin Saturday morning, but she was revived by responding EMTs.Juneau Police Department officers responded to the 6… Continue reading

Henry Maier, 4, and Alexander Andrews, 3, sled past other members of Neighborhood Kids pre-school during an outing at Eaglecrest on Monday.

Season’s first snow leaves dusting in capital, powder elsewhere

The first measurable snowfall of the cold season arrived in Juneau over the weekend, with 0.4 inches recorded by the National Weather Service at Juneau… Continue reading

Henry Maier, 4, and Alexander Andrews, 3, sled past other members of Neighborhood Kids pre-school during an outing at Eaglecrest on Monday.

Around town for Tuesday, Nov. 17

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

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Nov. 17, 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

Montana Creek Road closes for the season today

The City and Borough of Juneau announced Monday that Montana Creek Road will be closed beyond the Hank Harmon Rifle Range starting today.The road closes… Continue reading

Search called off for Ketchikan hiker

The search for a 22-year-old hiker who was last spotted Wednesday trying to climb down a mountain has been called off, according to Alaska State… Continue reading

Juneau Police Department Officers Jim Esbenshade puts up police line tape at the Admiralty Condos at David and Rogers Streets in Douglas on Sunday. JPD confirmed two bodies were discovered after receiving a 911 call Sunday afternoon.

Searching for a murderer, motive

One day after a local couple was found murdered inside their home, Juneau police are sifting through dozens of tips from the public to try… Continue reading

Juneau Police Department Officers Jim Esbenshade puts up police line tape at the Admiralty Condos at David and Rogers Streets in Douglas on Sunday. JPD confirmed two bodies were discovered after receiving a 911 call Sunday afternoon.
This picture, provided by the Alaska State Troopers, shows the 38-foot Bayliner "Thalasa." Authorities are searching for the vessel and its owner, Kenneth Trammel, after Trammel's family reported Sunday he was overdue from a fishing trip.

Search on for Wrangell fisherman

Alaska State Troopers and the U.S. Coast Guard are searching for a Wrangell boater who embarked on a five-day fishing trip on Nov. 5 and… Continue reading

This picture, provided by the Alaska State Troopers, shows the 38-foot Bayliner "Thalasa." Authorities are searching for the vessel and its owner, Kenneth Trammel, after Trammel's family reported Sunday he was overdue from a fishing trip.
An honor guard made up of U.S. Coast Guard and Navy personnel struggle to hold their flags during wind gusts during a service at the U.S.S. Juneau Memorial downtown on Friday.

Photos: USS Juneau

Veterans John Cooper, left, John Larson, center, and Chaplain Kirk Thorsteinson carry flower wreaths and their stands away after a service at the U.S.S. Juneau… Continue reading

An honor guard made up of U.S. Coast Guard and Navy personnel struggle to hold their flags during wind gusts during a service at the U.S.S. Juneau Memorial downtown on Friday.
Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire, 34, was found shot dead in her Douglas Island home on Sunday along with 36-year-old Robert Meireis. Police are calling the deaths a double murder but say they do not have a suspect at this time.

Police: Double murder in Douglas

The shooting deaths of two people at a Douglas Island condominium is being investigated as a double murder, according to the Juneau Police Department.The bodies… Continue reading

Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire, 34, was found shot dead in her Douglas Island home on Sunday along with 36-year-old Robert Meireis. Police are calling the deaths a double murder but say they do not have a suspect at this time.

Police blotter for Monday, Nov. 16, 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

Around town for Monday, Nov. 16

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

Search underway for Ketchikan hiker

A search is underway for a 22-year-old hiker in Ketchikan who was last seen Wednesday struggling to descend a mountain, possibly under the influence of… Continue reading

Committee asks for special sales tax for pot

If the city’s Marijuana Committee has its way, there will be a pot-related proposition on Juneau’s municipal election ballots in October. At their meeting Thursday,… Continue reading

Former Sealaska CEO dies at age 68

Sealaska Corp. has announced the death of former president and CEO Robert Loescher.The news was delivered by email Friday afternoon. Loescher was of the Eagle… Continue reading

Missing hunter found near Hoonah after search

A missing hunter was found Tuesday morning near Hoonah after an overnight search, Alaska State Troopers reported Thursday.Loren Cummins, 54, of Juneau, had been hunting… Continue reading