A truck slammed into the back of a Capital Transit bus on Egan Drive Friday morning after traffic was stopped for another two-vehicle accident on Egan Drive at Vanderbilt Hill Road.

Twin accidents damage four cars and city bus

Five vehicles, including a city bus, were involved in a pair of accidents on Egan Drive Friday morning that sent an undetermined number of people… Continue reading

A truck slammed into the back of a Capital Transit bus on Egan Drive Friday morning after traffic was stopped for another two-vehicle accident on Egan Drive at Vanderbilt Hill Road.

NWS: Heavy snow expected tonight, tomorrow

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the Juneau area as a powerful storm moves from the Bering Sea into the… Continue reading

Dan Colman, a network specialist with the Juneau Public Libraries, helps Juan Orozco, 15, center, and Simon Smith, 14, during the library's Hour of Code class for teenagers at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Friday. The students were using an online program called "Scratch" developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The program can be found at https://scratch.mit.edu.

Photo: Hour of code

Dan Colman, a network specialist with the Juneau Public Libraries, helps Juan Orozco, 15, center, and Simon Smith, 14, during the library’s Hour of Code… Continue reading

Dan Colman, a network specialist with the Juneau Public Libraries, helps Juan Orozco, 15, center, and Simon Smith, 14, during the library's Hour of Code class for teenagers at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Friday. The students were using an online program called "Scratch" developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The program can be found at https://scratch.mit.edu.

Around town for Sunday, Dec. 13

Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Trap Club, 1 Mile Montana Creek Road. The Juneau Trap Club is open to members and public trap… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Sunday, Dec. 13, 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

Assistant City Attorney Jane Sebens, left, and Mila Cosgrove, Human Resources and Risk Management Director for the city, read over an exhibit offered by the firefighter's union during a fact finding session in the Assembly Chamber in August 2011. Then City Manager Rod Swope and Deputy City Manager Kim Kiefer watch in the background. Cosgrove is becoming the new Deputy City Manger for Juneau.

CBJ promotes from within to get new deputy manager

The City and Borough of Juneau will begin the new year with a new deputy city manager.On Friday, the CBJ announced that its human resources… Continue reading

Assistant City Attorney Jane Sebens, left, and Mila Cosgrove, Human Resources and Risk Management Director for the city, read over an exhibit offered by the firefighter's union during a fact finding session in the Assembly Chamber in August 2011. Then City Manager Rod Swope and Deputy City Manager Kim Kiefer watch in the background. Cosgrove is becoming the new Deputy City Manger for Juneau.
Eighth-grader Isabelle Wassilie shows off her car design in teacher Alan Denerger's technology class at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Thursday. Students can design the wooden CO2 powered-cars to be fast or just fun.

Photos: Dragsters

Racing cars made by eighth grade students in teacher Alan Denerger's technology class at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Thursday. The wooden cars are powered… Continue reading

Eighth-grader Isabelle Wassilie shows off her car design in teacher Alan Denerger's technology class at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Thursday. Students can design the wooden CO2 powered-cars to be fast or just fun.
Teslyn Harris, left, Denali Isaak, center, and Sophia Owen of the TAFY Dazzlers dance group practice their "Black Magic" routine at the TAFY Dance Studio on Thursday. The TAFY Dancers, lead by Director Mika Morford, perform their winter showcase at the Thunder Mountain High School auditorium this Saturday at 2 and 6 p.m.

Photo: TAFY dancers

Teslyn Harris, left, Denali Isaak, center, and Sophia Owen of the TAFY Dazzlers dance group practice their "Black Magic" routine at the TAFY Dance Studio… Continue reading

Teslyn Harris, left, Denali Isaak, center, and Sophia Owen of the TAFY Dazzlers dance group practice their "Black Magic" routine at the TAFY Dance Studio on Thursday. The TAFY Dancers, lead by Director Mika Morford, perform their winter showcase at the Thunder Mountain High School auditorium this Saturday at 2 and 6 p.m.
James Hoagland works at his wig shop in downtown Juneau in early December.

Styling the stars

From his office in downtown Juneau, James Hoagland adds a bit more volume and several more layers of hairspray to a Georgia client’s new up-do.… Continue reading

James Hoagland works at his wig shop in downtown Juneau in early December.

City group wants $50 licenses for pot biz

If the City and Borough of Juneau marijuana committee gets its way, the city will require all marijuana businesses to obtain a $50 local license… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

Drunken driving• At 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Gary Piper, 49, was arrested for operating a watercraft under the influence and refusing a breath test in the… Continue reading

Around town for Friday, Dec. 11

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

Bringing control ‘back home’

President Barack Obama is expected today to sign into law bipartisan legislation that would reform more than a decade of No Child Left Behind policies,… Continue reading

One less preschool option

In less than two weeks, signs that a nearly 20-year-old preschool closed are apparent: a disconnected phone line at the front office and empty playgrounds.The… Continue reading

After falling on hard times and living out of a tent at the Mendenhall Campgrounds a few years ago, Apryle and Shannon McVey, and their chidren, Arthur, 13, Carrie, 14, Katie, 17, have found stable, affordable housing through Saint Vincent de Paul. SVDP is hoping more Juneau residents will participate in its annual "Adopt A Family" holiday program which makes sure children staying at the shelter have presents under the Christmas tree.

Without more donations, Adopt-a-Family looks ‘bleak’

With Christmas just around the corner, St. Vincent de Paul is imploring the Juneau community to participate in its annual “Adopt-a-Family” program, which gives presents… Continue reading

After falling on hard times and living out of a tent at the Mendenhall Campgrounds a few years ago, Apryle and Shannon McVey, and their chidren, Arthur, 13, Carrie, 14, Katie, 17, have found stable, affordable housing through Saint Vincent de Paul. SVDP is hoping more Juneau residents will participate in its annual "Adopt A Family" holiday program which makes sure children staying at the shelter have presents under the Christmas tree.
Darren Adams, manager of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank, stands next to donated food at their warehouse on Crazy Horse Drive on Tuesday. The food bank is building a new building next spring to provide more storage area.

Food bank grows to meet city’s needs

For years, the need for food in Juneau has been growing. Now the city’s only food bank is, too.The Southeast Alaska Food Bank recently began… Continue reading

Darren Adams, manager of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank, stands next to donated food at their warehouse on Crazy Horse Drive on Tuesday. The food bank is building a new building next spring to provide more storage area.

APOA fundraises for Shop With A Cop

The Capital City Chapter of the Alaska Peace Officers Association is hosting its fifth annual Shop With A Cop outing next Saturday on Dec. 19.… Continue reading

Around town for Thursday, Dec. 10

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., Douglas… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Child pornography• At 10:51 a.m. Wednesday, the Juneau Police Department received a report of possible child pornography. Confidential investigation continues.Fire and medical• On Tuesday, Capital… Continue reading

Drawing new lines

When a charter school hoping to attract low-income students failed to get the green light by the Juneau Board of Education earlier this year, a… Continue reading