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MELISSA GRIFFITHS | JUNEAU EMPIRE
Tlingit Elder John Martin, right, shares a prayer in Tlingit to open an event at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall for the signing of a memorandum of agreement by Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska president Richard Peterson, left, and Gov. Sean Parnell, on behalf of the state of Alaska.

Tlingit, Haida sign agreement with state

With a pair of signatures and a handshake between Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska President Richard Peterson and Gov.

by MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Look out for lice as school starts

As fast as these tiny insects can spread, word about lice cases doesn't move much slower among Juneau parents.
MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Juneau schools improve district-wide

Performance is up in Juneau schools, according to preliminary numbers released last week by the state Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
KATIE MORITZ

Photo: Steady crossing

Crossing guard Marybeth Inventado helps tourists cross South Franklin Street during rain showers on Tuesday.

Police target man who aimed to shoot high

A man high on cocaine and painkillers was headed to the gun range for some target practice earlier this summer when he dozed off at the wheel, veered into a ditch and was arrested, according to court documents. Ronald W.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

The guns of August reach Alaska

Armored cars, automatic rifles, gas masks and grenade launchers. This is not Iraq. This is Ferguson, Missouri. It's also Juneau, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Ketchikan and Kodiak.
JAMES BROOKS

Burglar skips the brisket, goes for tips and sweets

Maybe he should have gone for the brisket. A burglar helped himself to chips, cookies and soda when he broke into a Randy's Rib Shack in downtown Juneau last month. He also grabbed $50 cash from the tip jar and till and nabbed the...
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Grand jury indictments

(HEADLINE) Man accused of failing to pay child support A Juneau grand jury has indicted a 50-year-old man for failing to pay child support for the past year and a half. Travis J.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

'Game cam' captures home intruder on tape

A 'game cam' outside a Juneau couple's home recently caught something more than the bear or deer it was designed for - it filmed the intruder who burglarized their home. Police said the camera footage helped them arrest 32-year-old Jeffrey...
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Coast Guard, Samaritans assist vessel near Sitka

A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and three good Samaritan vessels helped a fishing vessel after it took on water Tuesday morning near Cosmos Cove.

Man wanted for vehicle assault in WA arrested in Juneau

A 24-year-old man wanted for vehicle assault in Washington was arrested Saturday in Juneau, according to Alaska State Troopers.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Around Town for Wednesday, Aug. 27

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428. Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586...

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Aug. 27, 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. Child abuse • At 12...
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