Smartphones hit Juneau market in time for the holidays

Apple customers can now get their hands on at least a demo model of the iPhone 5 in Juneau’s major cellular stores. Coming next is a crop of new Android and Windows 8 phones are scheduled to hit shelves sometime between now and post Thanksgiving’s heavy shopping days.

AT&T plans to have the Sony Xperia TL and LG Optimus G available on Nov. 2 in its Juneau store, Andy Colley AT&T spokesperson said. He said the store hopes to offer the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 a week later. Later customers can find Windows Phone 8 devices - Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumina 820 and HTC Windows Phone 8x. AT&T plants to carry HTC‘s 1.7Ghz quad-core One™ X+ and lower-end HTC One VX sometime in November.

GCI stocks the HSPA+ 4G Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC’s One X, also HSPA+4G

“Which are our top sellers,: David Morris spokesperson for GCI said.

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This Day in Juneau History: Jan. 22, 1987

On Jan. 22, 1987, Gov. Steve Cowper prepared to discuss the final part of his fiscal plan: budget cuts. The total amount suggested to be cut by his temporary cabinet was $300 million, which tore funding from a variety of different programs. However, although what propositions Cowper accepted were still a mystery, Press Secretary David Ramseur confirmed that the cuts he did accept totaled at about $200 million. Cowper was to give a speech directly to the Alaska Legislature discussing the specifics of his recommended cuts.

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Fire calls for Jan. 22, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to

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Man caught with 3 pounds of meth on Southeast Alaska-bound ferry sentenced to 20 months

A 21-year-old man who was caught transporting three pounds of methamphetamine — reportedly the largest seizure in Southeast Alaska in at least 10 years— on the ferry between Bellingham and Ketchikan last May was “a patsy, plan and simple,” his defense attorney argued.

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