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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
A video detection camera is seen at the Egan Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road intersection on Thursday. The camera, which doesn't take pictures or record video, is one of five at busy locations in the valley.

A camera that doesn't record

This week, the Juneau Police Department called the state of Alaska Department of Transportation, requesting footage from a traffic camera at the intersection of Egan Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road.

by EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Man charged for shooting, wounding bear

A 42-year-old Douglas man is facing criminal charges for allegedly unlawfully shooting a black bear that was rummaging through trash in his yard.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Woman dives off dock, rescued by Coast Guard

A 35-year-old Juneau woman who had been consuming alcohol jumped off a steamship dock into the Gastineau Channel Friday morning and was fished out of frigid waters by the U.S. Coast Guard.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

More ferries for less ridership

The Alaska Marine Highway System serves fewer people today with 10 ferries than it did in the early '90s when there were only six. The ferry system hit its peak in 1992 when it took almost 400,000 people on trips.
KATIE MORITZ

Northrim Bank officially completes takeover

Newly erected signs announce the completion of a merger that brings Anchorage-based Northrim Bank to Southeast Alaska. Former Alaska Pacific Bank branches will feature familiar faces, but some new policies, practices and perks along with...
MELISSA GRIFFITHS

JPD gets a new face(book)

The Juneau Police Department sure "likes" that they have a Facebook page now. They're not the only ones, either. Forty-three people "liked" the new official JPD Facebook page within the first hour it was created Thursday.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Photo: Chamber election candidates

Juneau Assembly member Jesse Kiehl, right, running unopposed for the District 1 seat, speaks at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Juneau International Airport on Thursday.

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Juneau time capsule

A celebration will be held at the U.S. Federal Building in Juneau to mark the 20th anniversary of the city's time capsule. The celebration will take place 4-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in the lobby of the Federal Building, 709 W. 9th St.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Burglar lies in wait, steals Costco jewelry after hours

A burglar apparently laid in wait at Costco and stole from the business after hours Wednesday. Police on Thursday said the suspect made off with $40,000 worth of jewelry from the Lemon Creek area store by smashing open a jewelry case.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Around town for Friday, Sept. 19

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267. Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m.

Police & Fire for Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

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. Assault • At 1:02 a...
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