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Lt. Col. Pat Carothers, left, receives a U.S. flag from Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal John Olson in honor of his son, U.S. Marshal Deputy Commander Patrick Carothers, 53, at his Juneau home on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. Deputy Commander Carothers was gunned down Nov. 18 during the arrest of 25-year-old Dontrell Carter while in Georgia. Lt. Col. Carothers, 90, a veteran of the WWII, Korea and Vietnam Wars, was unable to attend the funeral for health issues.

A flag finds its home

Veterans of military service and law enforcement will tell you here are two types of heroes: the audacious and the everyday.


Haines man charged with pistol-whipping, shooting at another man

A Haines man is in custody and charged with first-degree assault for allegedly pistol-whipping and firing a gun at another man.

Renowned Chilkat weaver Clarissa Rizal dies of cancer

Renowned Chilkat weaver Clarissa Rizal, a Raven of the T’akdeintaan, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer.

Rallying around the grill: Nano's Grill helps family keep late son's spirit alive

When Kerry and Richard Tucker's son Michael passed away in April, like many grieving parents they were despondent: Richard found it hard taking direction at work; Kerry would spend most of the day "just waiting for him to walk back through...

Video: A harmonica harmony

John d'Armand, right, listens to Cary Shilts play a 12-hole Hohner Marine Band harmonica at the entrance of Foodland IGA on Wednesday.

Photo: Dressed for success

Charlie Gallant, right, empties garbage containers with Brian Felipe for Pacific Waste on South Franklin Street on Wednesday.

Smiling in the snow: No significant problems reported

The town of Pelican calls itself "closest to the Fish," but today it's also closest to the snow. A yardstick will just about disappear in the drifts of the Chichagof Island town, which received 31.

Tracy's King Crab Shack gets new spot on S. Franklin

Tracy's King Crab Shack has a new location - about 100 feet down South Franklin Street from where it used to be located.

Photo: Moonrise

The moon rises over the snow-laden forest near Auke Lake on Thursday.

Photo: Laying the Sea Walk

Mark Mitchell, left, and Spencer Davis, of North Pacific Erectors, align some of the last planks to be laid on the newest Sea Walk near the Bridge Park on Thursday.

Photo: Snow life

A pedestrian crosses Glacier Avenue as a city vehicle moves snow on Wednesday.

JPD shooting victim released on bail; faces Washington court date

A man shot by a JPD officer will be released from jail in Washington state once he pays $10,000 bail, court records reveal. It was not immediately clear whether he had already done so.

This Day in Juneau History: Dec. 9, 1986

On Dec. 9, 1986, the finance committee of the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly reviewed a sales tax ordinance that had already been talked about much before the meeting.

Around town for Friday, Dec. 9

New student orientation, 9-10 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Interested in improving your skills for college, training programs or for taking the GED Test? Learn how to get started with TLC classes,...

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Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

Police & Fire for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information.

Around town for Thursday, Dec. 8

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel. Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor.

This Day in Juneau History: Dec. 8, 2016

On Dec. 8, 1986, the University of Alaska Board of Regents approved a controversial plan proposed by UA President Donald O'Dowd to restructure the campuses, cognizant of impending budget cuts.

Rasmuson Foundation awards $525K to Southeast

The Rasmuson Foundation awarded $525,000 to select Southeast Alaska community organizations, nonprofits and municipalities during the Board of Directors' biannual meeting in November.

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

CCFR extinguishes Riverside duplex fire

A fire at a duplex in the Mendenhall Valley had Capital City Fire/Rescue working late into the night on Tuesday to put out the blaze. The duplex's four occupants and pets all escaped the fire ...

For phone scammers, 'tis the season

When local grandmother Marjorie Haffner recently received a call from one of her grandkids, she knew something was up.

Brandi Renee Pratt Brandi Renee Pratt died Sept. 27, 2016. She was 27 years old. A celebration of life ceremony will take place Saturday, Dec. 10, starting at 3 p.m., at the Moose Lodge. The ...

Fire marshal seeks info on Sunday boat fire

The fire marshal is asking anyone with information about a Mendenhall Valley boat fire early Sunday morning to come forward.

Corrections and clarifications for Dec. 7, 2016

Saturday's police shooting was the first time since 2007 that a Juneau Police Department officer shot an individual. Department officers have shot at (but not hit) suspects since that 2007 incident.

City landscape architect is Chamber speaker this week

Michele Elfers, a landscape architect with the City and Borough of Juneau Engineering and Public Works Department, will be the featured speaker at this week's Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Around town for Wednesday, Dec. 7

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor.

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016

Braving winter storm, Juneau lines up for open house

Like many long-running traditions, the annual holiday open house at the Governor's Mansion means something different to everybody who walks through the door.

Holiday pet food drive starts Dec. 12

A local nonprofit is hosting a holiday pet food drive to collect dog and cat food.

Monday, Dec. 5, 2016

Photo: Surfing at the Shrine

A surfer prepares to enter the wind-blown surf in front of the Shrine of St. Therese.
By Michael Penn

JPD reveals veteran officer shot man

Juneau's first police shooting in nine years came at the hands of one of the department's most experienced officers. JPD on Monday announced that on Saturday morning, Sgt. Chris Gifford fired a ...

Attendance plummets at area schools following shooting threat

More than 550 Thunder Mountain High School students stayed home from school Monday after three students reported a school-shooting threat on Saturday.

JPD releases names of officers, victim from weekend shooting

The Juneau Police Department has released the names of the officer who shot an unarmed 38-year-old man over the weekend.

Schools and JPD on guard after shooting threat

The Juneau School District and Juneau Police Department are on alert today after three students told police that a fourth student had threatened to bring a gun to Thunder Mountain High School and ...

New book explores how firearms changed Native America

It's a story familiar to anyone who reads the news. A nation is invaded by a foreign power. To defend itself, that nation sells its natural resources on the open market and buys firearms to resist ...

Police blotter for Monday, Dec. 5, 2016

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 ...

This Day in Juneau History: Dec. 5, 1986

On Dec. 5, 1986, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly chose Karen Boorman for an open position as director of the Department of Community Planning.

Around town for Monday, Dec. 5

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor.


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