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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
John Venables, portraying Judge James Wickersham, talks with Helen Abbott Watkins during the Alaska Day breakfast at the Juneau Senior Center in 2012. Venables passed away Wednesday.

Beloved historical re-enactor John Venables dies

John Venables, a man who loved Juneau, the 49th state and its history, died Wednesday in Delta Junction, one of his sons said Thursday. He was 75.

by KATIE MORITZ

Police seek shoplifter who threatened Safeway employee, stole car

Juneau police and Juneau Crime Line are asking the public to help them identify a shoplifter who threatened a Safeway employee and drove away from the grocery store in a stolen vehicle.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Transit dream faces fiscal reality

Not since the 1980s has downtown Juneau had a circulator transit system enabling visitors to travel easily beyond South Franklin Street. Nearly 30 years later, city officials are considering reviving the circulator, if it isn't too...
SAM DeGRAVE

In the courts: Rape, child porn, criminal use of computer

A 37-year-old Juneau man accused of rape has pled guilty to two felonies in connection to the domestic violence-related attack that took place at his home in October.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Around town for Thursday, July 2

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., every Thursday, The Prospector Hotel. Women, Infants, and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor.

Police & Fire for Thursday, July 2, 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. Assault • At 5:56 p...
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