Juneau police officers joined by a U.S. Forest Service enforcement officer wait at the corner of Glacier Highway and Berners Avenue during a search for a man who robbed the Heritage Coffee Company stand at the Airport Shopping Center in August 2013.

JPD force rate below national average

Last year, Juneau Police Department officers used force in about 2.7 percent of all arrests, down from 2013. That rate was lower than in many… Continue reading

Juneau police officers joined by a U.S. Forest Service enforcement officer wait at the corner of Glacier Highway and Berners Avenue during a search for a man who robbed the Heritage Coffee Company stand at the Airport Shopping Center in August 2013.
Second and third grade students from Harborview Elementary School frolic in a pile of dried leaves at Evergreen Cemetery on Tuesday. An annual event organized by Linda Torgerson, students from downtown schools collected, bagged and stored the leaves to be used on Monday and Tuesday.

Photos: Jumping in leaves

Second and third grade students from Harborview Elementary School frolic in a pile of dried leaves at Evergreen Cemetery on Tuesday. An annual event organized… Continue reading

Second and third grade students from Harborview Elementary School frolic in a pile of dried leaves at Evergreen Cemetery on Tuesday. An annual event organized by Linda Torgerson, students from downtown schools collected, bagged and stored the leaves to be used on Monday and Tuesday.

Garbage pickup shifts due to holiday

Curbside garbage pickup will be delayed one day due to the Thanksgiving holiday, according to Pacific Waste, which collects most of the capital city’s residential… Continue reading

Troopers: Extra road caution encouraged during holiday travels

Alaska State troopers will be on high alert this holiday break, with extra traffic enforcement focused on seat belt safety.Troopers will also focus their attention… Continue reading

Around town for Wednesday, Nov. 25

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 Wednesday, Nov. 25

Burglary• At 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Juneau Police Department received a report of a burglary in the 9900 block of Stephen Richards Memorial Drive. Investigation continues.Fire… Continue reading

Man, 70, rescued near Funter Bay

A team of Coast Guard rescuers medevaced a 70-year-old man to Bartlett Regional Hospital early Tuesday morning after he fell from a 30-foot cliff near… Continue reading

A pedestrian walks beneath snow-lined trees on Calhoun Avenue on Monday. The National Weather Service forecast for Tuesday calls for morning fog with partly cloudy skies. Highs 28 to 34.

Photo: Snowy trees

A pedestrian walks beneath snow-lined trees on Calhoun Avenue on Monday. The National Weather Service forecast for Tuesday calls for morning fog with partly cloudy… Continue reading

A pedestrian walks beneath snow-lined trees on Calhoun Avenue on Monday. The National Weather Service forecast for Tuesday calls for morning fog with partly cloudy skies. Highs 28 to 34.

Breaking bread with Bill

The first time Johnny Sisneros met a governor of Alaska he was running his own business, he lived in Kenai and Tony Knowles was in… Continue reading

The Cost of Thanksgiving: Which Juneau grocery offers the best deal?

It’s a holiday about food. And thanks. But mostly food. (Mobile readers may view the infographic here.)In 2014, an estimated 46 million turkeys made their… Continue reading

Around town for Tuesday, Nov. 24

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

Employees of Southeast Earthmovers of Sitka move cement barriers into place in front of the the Gastineau Apartments on Franklin Street Monday. Monday marked the first day in the demolition process of the downtown apartments.

Photo: Gastineau demolition

Employees of Southeast Earthmovers of Sitka move cement barriers into place in front of the the Gastineau Apartments on Franklin Street Monday. Monday marked the… Continue reading

Employees of Southeast Earthmovers of Sitka move cement barriers into place in front of the the Gastineau Apartments on Franklin Street Monday. Monday marked the first day in the demolition process of the downtown apartments.

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Nov. 24, 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

Shooters listen to a range safety officer explain the rules of the Annie Oakley contest on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 during the Juneau Gun Club's annual Turkey Shoot fundraiser. During the Annie Oakley, a line of shooters is invited to fire shotguns in sequence at clay pigeons. If a shooter misses the pigeon, he is eliminated if the next shooter in line can destroy the flying target. Juneau Shooting Sports is a co-sponsor of the event with the Gun Club.

Photos: Turkey shoot

Eric Verrelli smiles after shooting in the Annie Oakley competition Saturday at the Juneau Gun Club’s Turkey Shoot. Verrelli won the competition, winning a frozen… Continue reading

Shooters listen to a range safety officer explain the rules of the Annie Oakley contest on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 during the Juneau Gun Club's annual Turkey Shoot fundraiser. During the Annie Oakley, a line of shooters is invited to fire shotguns in sequence at clay pigeons. If a shooter misses the pigeon, he is eliminated if the next shooter in line can destroy the flying target. Juneau Shooting Sports is a co-sponsor of the event with the Gun Club.
The Gastineau Apartments are scheduled for demolition. The first phase will begin with the destruction of Gunakadeit "Pocket" Park.

Gastineau demo to begin Monday

The demolition of the Gastineau Apartments is slated to begin Monday, according to a tentative project schedule released by the city.The first phase of the… Continue reading

The Gastineau Apartments are scheduled for demolition. The first phase will begin with the destruction of Gunakadeit "Pocket" Park.

$500 reward offered for heroin tips

The Juneau Crime Line is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to the source of “White China” heroin imported into Juneau.The heroin may… Continue reading

The city has oversold parking in their downtown parking garages, like the Downtown Transportation Center's Parking Garage, yet not all of the people that have paid for parking are using the spaces.

Moving past parking pains

For two years, a small storage room in the Transportation Center parking garage downtown has served as graveyard for two dozen passé parking meters, the… Continue reading

The city has oversold parking in their downtown parking garages, like the Downtown Transportation Center's Parking Garage, yet not all of the people that have paid for parking are using the spaces.

Plan proposed for sub shortage

The Juneau School District is reporting the highest rates of substitute shortages since 2012, a problem often resolved by teachers who double down and take… Continue reading

Seventh-grade student Isabella Hanna examines her dissected jack king salmon at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Friday.

Dissecting the effects of school budget cuts

On a Friday morning inside Floyd Dryden Middle School, a science teacher in room 94 is about to play a numbers game. The goal is… Continue reading

Seventh-grade student Isabella Hanna examines her dissected jack king salmon at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Friday.

Police blotter for Monday, Nov. 23, 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