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Skagway floating dock sinks

The floating dock in Skagway, the same one which serves as a loading ramp for ferry passengers, is now on the bottom of the sea floor today, officials with the Alaska Department of Transportation confirmed.

by Abby Lowell

Clearing the PATH to independence

Nobody is more enthusiastic about the idea of working another decade than 63-year-old Mike Ricker, who dreams of driving the ice roads of the North Slope until he's at least 73.
MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Photo: Sign of the times

An anti-Koch brothers sign decorates a downtown Juneau lamp post on Wednesday.

Police canvas Riverside for assault suspect

Police canvassed an area of the Mendenhall Valley early Tuesday evening in search of an unknown man who allegedly tried to assault a teenage girl.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Bartlett board calls new CEO's pay average for Alaska

The Bartlett Regional Hospital board of directors met with the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly on Wednesday to justify the salary and bonuses it agreed to pay its new CEO.
KATIE MORITZ

Juneau Assembly votes to give schools at least $24 million

After months of talks and votes, the school budget process didn't get any less contentious in the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly.
KATIE MORITZ

JPD responds in force to plea for help in Douglas

Juneau police officers raced to the scene of a Douglas apartment complex early Tuesday evening after receiving a troubling 911 call from a woman who reported her boyfriend had a gun.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

JPD finds $158K worth of narcotics during arrest

The Juneau Police Department seized approximately $158,000 worth of narcotics from a Juneau home where officers arrested a suspected drug dealer on Tuesday, according to the department.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

State makes medevac insurance legal again

The Lubins consider themselves to be very, very fortunate. On April 5, their 13-year-old daughter Ella fell off a spooked horse running at a full gallop and hit her head on the concrete ground.
MATT WOOLBRIGHT

Add medicine cabinet to spring cleaning list with drug take-back day

Doing some spring cleaning and don't know what to do with the expired prescription pills in your medicine cabinet? 
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Schedule change for National Police Week events in Juneau

One of the events scheduled for National Police Week in Juneau has been moved to a different day. The Juneau Police Department said Wednesday that the May 9 ceremony at Evergreen Cemetery has been moved to May 8. It will still take place...

Around town for Thursday, April 24

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, April 24, 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 5:13 p...

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