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Craig Allan Porter, 29

Man wanted for theft, fraud arrested in Ketchikan

A 29-year-old man wanted for theft and fraud in the capital city was arrested Thursday trying to leave the state by ferry and traveling under a false name.

by EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Big Thorne timber injunction denied

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an injunction requested by environmental groups, allowing the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island to move forward Saturday.
CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND

JPD looks for man wanted for theft, fraud

Juneau police are searching for a man wanted for a string of thefts and fraud in the capital city. The Juneau Police Department and Juneau Crime Line released a statement Thursday saying they are looking for 29-year-old Craig Allan Porter.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Juneau flyer's carry-on includes a loaded pistol

A 64-year-old man attempting to board an Alaska Airlines flight at Juneau International Airport forgot he had something in his carry-on bag that's a big no-no: a loaded gun.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Empowered pool board may answer to Parks and Rec.

Although the Assembly agreed to the voter-approved empowered pool board earlier this month, the decision may see compromise.
STEPHANIE SHOR

Saturday carnival to support residents with autism, disabilities

The Capital City Council of the Autism Society of Alaska is hosting its 6th annual Autism Awareness Walk & Carnival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Nugget Mall.
CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND

Photo: JDHS automotive team

Juneau-Douglas High School junior Wyatt Nicholson, left, and senior Quincy Gregg are flying to Anchorage to compete on Friday against eight other schools in the National Automotive Troubleshooting Contest sponsored by the Ford Motor...

Jackson resigns from Planning Commission

Gordon Jackson has announced his resignation from the city's Planning Commission to accept employment outside of Juneau. Jackson submitted his letter of resignation to Mayor Merrill Sanford on April 14, with an effective date of May 31.
MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Small fire, big save

Juneau firefighters responded to a report of a house fire in the Mendenhall Valley Wednesday night and extinguished a small fire found in the home's garage.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Around town for Friday, April 17

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267. Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. Concerts on the Kimball Theatre Organ at the State Office Building take place most Fridays during the noon hour.

Police & Fire for Friday, April 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 this report is presumed innocent. Criminal mischief...

UPDATE: Man claims to have bomb, robs Mendenhall Valley bank

Juneau police are responding to a bank robbery at Northrim Bank at Nugget Mall in the Mendenhall Valley. According to the Juneau Police Department, a man walked into the bank about noon and claimed he had an explosive device.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER
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