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Police respond to morning shooting in Auke Bay

A seemingly intentional shooting this morning left a home on Glacier Highway with damaged front window, according to a press release from the Juneau Police Department. Shortly after 8 a.m.

by SAM DeGRAVE

Bear hunter gets mauled by brown bear on Admiralty Island

A Kentucky man was mauled by a brown bear Thursday night at the end of a day of bear hunting on Admiralty Island, according to Alaska State Troopers.
LISA PHU

Iconic rock spire behind Mendenhall Glacier crumbles

At 30-by-30 feet and 150 feet tall, the Rabbit Ears, a pair of rock spires behind the Mendenhall Glacier, have piqued the interest of local mountaineers since climbers John Svenson and George Fisher first ascended the formation in 1974.
KEVIN GULLUFSEN

Nothing but support for ballot measure to make voter registration easier in Alaska

Two people testified Friday morning in support of a citizen's ballot initiative that ties voter registration to the Permanent Fund Dividend application.
LISA PHU

After eight trips in one season, woman becomes 1 millionth cruise passenger to visit Juneau

Wendy Yoisten, a resident of St. Albert, Canada, stepped off a cruise ship in Juneau for the eighth time this season Thursday morning. As familiar as she's grown with her "favorite port" in Alaska, disembarking was quite different this...
SAM DeGRAVE

New brewery has a plan to get you in - without beer

When Barnaby Brewing Company opens its doors Saturday, you can thank Gov. Bill Walker.
JAMES BROOKS

New center to ease Juneau's child care shortage

Shamila Scalf is hoping to ease Juneau's child care shortage a bit by opening a new child care center in the Mendenhall Mall. On Wednesday, she was painting the walls a light grey color. Animals, birds and trees will come next. "It's...
LISA PHU

Electrical glitch brings fire crews to SOB

Capital City Fire/Rescue responded Wednesday night to a smoke alarm in the State Office Building downtown triggered by an overworked electrical outlet.
PAULA ANN SOLIS

Engineers: Labor Day boat crash caused $80K in damages

After assessing damage that an allegedly boozy boater caused when he crashed into a dock in Aurora Harbor on Labor Day, city officials have determined that repairs will likely cost about $80,000.
SAM DeGRAVE

This Day in Juneau History: Sept. 23, 1986

On Sept. 23, 1986, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope John Paul II, announced his plan to visit Juneau as a part of his tour of continental U.S. in September of 1987.
TASHA ELIZARDE

This Day in Juneau History: Sept. 24, 1986

On Sept. 24, 1986, 75 people joined the search for a missing teenage boy. The 17-year-old was last seen intoxicated at 1 a.m. at a drinking party near Mendenhall River.
TASHA ELIZARDE

Around Town

Southeast Alaska SHRM Chapter Meeting with JEDC, 7:30 a.m., Prospector Hotel. New student orientation, 9-10 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way.

Police & Fire for Friday, Sept. 23, 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 in this report is presumed innocent.

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