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This surveillance camera image shows a man who allegedly robbed the Northrim Bank branch in the Mendenhall Valley on Friday, April 17, 2015. The Juneau Police Department has identified the man as 52-year-old Larry Randolph Powell of Bay Minette, Alabama.

Juneau police arrest man who allegedly robbed Northrim Bank branch with bomb threat

The Juneau Police Department has arrested a man it says is the person behind the robbery of the Mendenhall Valley branch of Northrim Bank on Friday.

Tribal group sues Central Council over spent funds

As Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska welcomed hundreds of tribal members who traveled from Seattle, San Francisco, Anchorage and all over the Last Frontier to this week’s 80th annual tribal assembly in Juneau...
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

UPDATE: Man claims to have bomb, robs Mendenhall Valley bank

Juneau police are responding to a bank robbery at Northrim Bank at Nugget Mall in the Mendenhall Valley. According to the Juneau Police Department, a man walked into the bank about noon and claimed he had an explosive device.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Man wanted for theft, fraud arrested in Ketchikan

A 29-year-old man wanted for theft and fraud in the capital city was arrested Thursday trying to leave the state by ferry and traveling under a false name.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Around town for Sunday, April 19

Knights of Columbus Bishop Kenny Council brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul's Catholic Church. $10 for a family; $4 for individual. Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Trap Club, 1 Mile Montana Creek Road.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Empowered pool board may answer to Parks and Rec.

Although the Assembly agreed to the voter-approved empowered pool board earlier this month, the decision may see compromise.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Around town for Friday, April 17

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267. Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. Concerts on the Kimball Theatre Organ at the State Office Building take place most ...

Saturday carnival to support residents with autism, disabilities

The Capital City Council of the Autism Society of Alaska is hosting its 6th annual Autism Awareness Walk & Carnival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Nugget Mall.
By CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND

Police & Fire for Friday, April 17, 2015

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 ...

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Big Thorne timber injunction denied

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an injunction requested by environmental groups, allowing the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island to move forward Saturday.
By CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND

Jackson resigns from Planning Commission

Gordon Jackson has announced his resignation from the city's Planning Commission to accept employment outside of Juneau. Jackson submitted his letter of resignation to Mayor Merrill Sanford on ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Small fire, big save

Juneau firefighters responded to a report of a house fire in the Mendenhall Valley Wednesday night and extinguished a small fire found in the home's garage.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

JPD looks for man wanted for theft, fraud

Juneau police are searching for a man wanted for a string of thefts and fraud in the capital city. The Juneau Police Department and Juneau Crime Line released a statement Thursday saying they are ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Juneau flyer's carry-on includes a loaded pistol

A 64-year-old man attempting to board an Alaska Airlines flight at Juneau International Airport forgot he had something in his carry-on bag that's a big no-no: a loaded gun.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

JSD hopes to beat deadline with $20M bond

The Juneau School District is hopeful it can squeeze in a special election for a school bond measure before the state imposes a five-year moratorium on reimbursement.
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Pick a summit, gear up and climb on

John Beede's Mount Everest - his loftiest goal and childhood dream - was actually summiting Mount Everest, a feat he accomplished May 21, 2013.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Kensington Gold Mine announces big new gold deposit

A century after the Jualin Mine closed down amid World War I, new drilling at the site promises to extend the life of Kensington Gold Mine.
By JAMES BROOKS

Refunds could liquidate ski area's cash reserves, manager says

Eaglecrest pass holders are asking why they won't receive refunds after a failed winter season, and the ski resort has a response.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Tlingit, Haida tribes meet

Tlingit and Haida tribal citizens from Anchorage to Seattle, from Yakutat to Metlakatla, have gathered in Juneau for the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska's annual assembly.
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Correction

In Tuesday's article, "For Gastineau Apts, tide changes again," it was stated that James Barrett has an agreement with the City and Borough of Juneau for demolition.

Around town for Thursday, April 16

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.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Nonprofits get $1M from Hope Fund

Fifteen local nonprofits will receive over $1 million from the Juneau Hope Endowment Fund through the Juneau Community Foundation. Recipients were excited to get the news on Tuesday.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Juneau School District seeks ways to save school activities amid budget cuts

Nothing is off the table yet for student activities funding. Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller formed a special high school activities advisory group to make recommendations for ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Weekend community bike ride scheduled

Juneau Rides, the Juneau Police Department Bike Patrol and the Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club are organizing a family-friendly group bicycle ride Saturday. The event starts at 1 p.m.

Police & Fire for Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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 ...

Southeast forest plan meetings scheduled

The Alaska Division of Forestry is continuing its public hearings on the draft Southeast State Forest Plan. The draft, released March 9, describes how the state intends to manage the 48,000-acre ...

Medicaid rally scheduled for lunch hour Thursday

The Alaska Primary Care Association is scheduled to hold a rally on the steps of the Capitol building from noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, April 16.    
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