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Paula Ann Solis I Juneau Empire
A telephone wire for 700 Juneau phone lines is sprawled across the left turn lane on Vintage Drive Wednesday after an Arrow Refuse truck's garbage lift hooked on the line, bringing it down and traffic to a stop.

Driver takes out an estimated 700 phone lines

An Arrow Refuse driver brought down a telephone line while making a right turn onto Riverside Drive Wednesday morning, potentially interrupting several phone calls in the process.

by PAULA ANN SOLIS

Defendant in 2014 homicide pleads not guilty

A 28-year-old woman arrested in connection to a fatal stabbing in 2014 pleaded not guilty through her attorney during her arraignment Tuesday.
PAULA ANN SOLIS

Assembly: Concentrate marijuana carefully or else

Anybody attempting to make marijuana concentrates using butane, propane or any other such chemical had better think twice. Not only could using these gases result in a potentially deadly explosion, they will now result in misdemeanor...
SAM DeGRAVE

Wrangell doctor in child porn case gets 20 years

A former Wrangell family doctor will spend the next 20 years in prison and the remainder of his life on supervised release for receiving and distributing child pornography.

State Supreme Court hears case against Alaska Airlines for firing employee

The Alaska Supreme Court heard oral arguments in four separate cases in Juneau court Tuesday, including one case alleging the wrongful firing of an Alaska Airlines employee that was dismissed by the lower courts.
PAULA ANN SOLIS

Photo: Military Brass

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Russell Handy, Commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Northern Command, speaks to the Joint Armed Services Committee to give an Alaskan Command update at the Capitol on Tuesday. 

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Police & fire for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Fire and medical • On Sunday, Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to 12 EMS calls, two transport calls, and a fire alarm at a building on Glacier Highway that was activated due to burned food.

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Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

Photo: Fixing the broken light

The U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tender Elderberry arrives to remove a broken light in Gastineau Channel on Monday. The crew of the Elderberry, based in Petersburg, came specifically to repair the light ...

JPD officer finds missing boy in playground

Police officers reunited a missing child with his family after what appears to have been a two-hour search in the Mendenhall Valley. At approximately 11 a.m.
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Appellate court upholds ruling in Juneau meth case

The Alaska Court of Appeals upheld a Juneau Superior Court decision Wednesday in the sentencing of a 37-year-old man convicted for the sale of methamphetamine and weapons possession. Superior ...
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Around Town

Intermediate Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel spreadsheets and other intermediate level skills. Free. Details: 586-5718. Writing Skills Class, ...

Grand jury indicts woman charged in 2014 homicide

A Juneau grand jury on Friday indicted a 28-year-old woman less than two weeks after her arrest in connection to an unsolved 2014 homicide. Nora Edith Thomas, a former Juneau resident, was ...
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Innovation Summit begins with strong emphasis on local businesses

If there's one impression that Michael Shuman, the first of three keynote speakers at this year's Innovation Summit, left with his audience, it's the importance of local businesses.
By SAM DeGRAVE

CEO: Hydropower will bring the heat

The minds behind Juneau Hydroelectric Inc. are in hot water - and that's just the way they want it.
By JAMES BROOKS

State considers fixes for Lemon Creek roads

The Alaska Department of Transportation is pondering changes to Glacier Highway in Lemon Creek, but before construction begins in 2017, engineers want the public's ideas.
By JAMES BROOKS

Angoon officials worry about mercury in subsistence foods

JUNEAU - The city and tribal government of Angoon want state health officials to look into mercury levels in seals and other subsistence foods near Hawk Inlet.

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

Nothing but the budget, House says

In an unprecedented action, the Alaska House of Representatives voted 38-1 Monday to suspend work on all bills not related to the state budget.
By JAMES BROOKS

Candidate profiles: Meet Juneau's next mayor

On March 15, the City and Borough of Juneau will hold a special mayoral election to determine who will fill the rest of former Mayor Greg Fisk's term, which ends in 2018.
By SAM DeGRAVE

Anchorage LIO proposal offers savings, settlement to lawsuit

A proposal by the building owners to keep the Legislature in the Anchorage Legislative Information Office building could save the state millions of dollars and get the legislators out of a ...
By ELWOOD BREHMER

More support for more moms

"How's his eating been?" asked Madi Nolan-Grimes, the clinical director of The Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. "He's a snacker, he doesn't eat for very long," replied new mom Lynn Burnett.
By REBECCA SALSMAN

Around Town

Intermediate Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel spreadsheets and other intermediate level skills. Free. Details: 586-5718. Writing Skills Class, ...

Police & Fire for Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in ...

Photos: Parachutes away

Auke Bay Elementary School fifth-graders Alex Filkov, right, and Kean Buss take turns releasing their parachutes during an class engineering project on Friday.

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016

Analysis: Fewer Juneau homes built in 2015

Just off of Mendenhall Loop Road - nestled between the Juneau School District Parking bus storage lot, Auke Bay Elementary School and the Squires Rest parking lot - sits an empty dirt lot.
By SAM DeGRAVE

Around Town

Juneau Skating Club 11th annual Basic Skills Competition, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Treadwell Ice Arena. Figure skaters and skaters will compete in a variety of ice skating disciplines, including elements, ...

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

Photo: Falling Lights

Steve Davis, center, volunteers with Bing Carrillo, left, and Joe Carlson on Thursday at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center to build creative lighting for the Wearable Art Extravaganza to be ...
By Michael Penn

Finalists named in city manager search

In mid August, City Manager Kim Kiefer announced that she planned to retire, sending city officials into an urgent search to find her replacement. Almost six months and 56 applicants later, it's ...
By SAM DeGRAVE

Bystanders come to woman's aid during assault

Two people early Thursday morning near Telephone Hill Park heard a loud argument and then found a man on top of a woman, striking her and refusing to let her go, according to a report by the ...
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Moving forward with the arts

By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Police & Fire for Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in ...

Correction

A Wednesday story on the plan to raise the tugboat Challenger incorrectly stated that SouthEast Alaska Lightering removed oil from the boat when it sank.

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