Missing 7-year-old found, returned to parents

A Mendenhall River Community School student wasn‘t on the campus when a parent arrived to pick him up, sparking a search Monday that ended almost three hours later when the 7-year-old was located.

Just before 6:30 p.m., a citizen called JPD and reported locating the missing child near the intersection of Riverside Drive and Long Run Drive. JPD officers contacted the child and confirmed that he was fine. The child was returned to his parent.

Police were called at approximately 3:32 p.m., and police said the initial investigation indicated that the child left the school on a school bus.

Approximately seven officers assisted in looking for the child. Participating agencies included the Juneau Police Department, Alaska State Troopers, U.S. Forest Service and the Juneau Sea Dogs, police said in a prepared release.


Sun, 01/22/2017 - 07:41

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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Sun, 01/22/2017 - 07:40

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 juneaucrimeline.com.

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Sun, 01/22/2017 - 07:40

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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