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MELISSA GRIFFITHS | JUNEAU EMPIRE
Sarah Solberg, 20, serves a customer at the Heritage Coffee stand in Lemon Creek. She was working on Wednesday evening when a man robbed the stand with a weapon.

Heritage coffee stand robbed

Twenty-year-old Sarah Solberg, a barista at the drive-through Heritage Coffee stand on Glacier Highway in Lemon Creek, didn't immediately realize she was being robbed.

by EMILY RUSSO MILLER

JSD boots hazers from football

The Juneau-Douglas football team will play nonconference Railbelt power Colony on Saturday without four of the Crimson Bears' 12 seniors.
Klas Stolpe

Youth robotics teams need more coaches

Juneau kids are eager to be part of a robotics program sweeping the state. The materials and funding are available. All the program is missing is coaches.
KATIE MORITZ

P-burg bomber indicted

A 59-year-old man who set off explosives in Petersburg and seriously injured himself last month is now facing felony criminal charges. Mark W.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

To raise revenue, Juneau Assembly targets tax exemptions

In the ongoing push to whip Juneau’s city budget into better shape, the Assembly’s tax exemption committee has turned its focus to three of Juneau’s tax breaks: those for senior citizens, the out-of-borough sales tax exemption and the $...
KATIE MORITZ

Kasaan's West named VPSO of the year

In rural Alaska, it's not uncommon for one person - the Village Public Safety Officer - to handle law enforcement and emergency medical services, serve as fire chief or, when needed, help raise a totem pole.
MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Around Town for Friday, Aug. 29

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267. Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m.

Police & Fire for Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

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 report is presumed innocent. Fire and medical •...

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Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Photo: Coffee and cops

Juneau Police Department Lt. David Campbell takes pictures as JPD Chief Bryce Johnson speaks with Noelle Derse during a "Coffee with a Cop" at the Second Street Heritage Coffee Shop on Wednesday.

Around Town for Thursday, Aug. 28

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.

Police & Fire for Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

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 ...

Case closed on dog shooting death

Police have concluded their investigation of the shooting death of an allegedly aggressive 6-year-old mixed-breed dog on North Douglas.
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Some Alaskans could lose health care coverage

About 500 Alaskans who have signed up for health care marketplace coverage may find that coverage canceled at the end of September if they don't submit requested documents.
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Move-in day comes for new UAS dorm

New students, meet your dorm. New dorm, meet your students.
By KATIE MORITZ

JSD identifies 7 hazers, 6 victims

Seven male high school seniors have been identified as the perpetrators in a late-May hazing incident in which upperclassmen abducted a group of incoming freshmen and beat them with a paddle in ...
By KATIE MORITZ

Prosecutors drop 'fugitive from justice' case

A man who was arrested in Juneau on a $100,000 extraditable warrant out of Washington has been cleared of being a "fugitive from justice" and has been released from jail.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Tlingit, Haida sign agreement with state

With a pair of signatures and a handshake between Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska President Richard Peterson and Gov. Sean Parnell on Monday, the state of Alaska has ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

The guns of August reach Alaska

Armored cars, automatic rifles, gas masks and grenade launchers. This is not Iraq. This is Ferguson, Missouri. It's also Juneau, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Ketchikan and Kodiak.
By JAMES BROOKS

Burglar skips the brisket, goes for tips and sweets

Maybe he should have gone for the brisket. A burglar helped himself to chips, cookies and soda when he broke into a Randy's Rib Shack in downtown Juneau last month. He also grabbed $50 cash from ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Grand jury indictments

Recent Juneau grand jury activity includes a man who failed to pay child support, weapons misconduct and vehicle theft. 
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

'Game cam' captures home intruder on tape

A 'game cam' outside a Juneau couple's home recently caught something more than the bear or deer it was designed for - it filmed the intruder who burglarized their home.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Coast Guard, Samaritans assist vessel near Sitka

A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and three good Samaritan vessels helped a fishing vessel after it took on water Tuesday morning near Cosmos Cove.

Around Town for Wednesday, Aug. 27

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428. Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts ...

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

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 ...

Police target man who aimed to shoot high

A man high on cocaine and painkillers was headed to the gun range for some target practice earlier this summer when he dozed off at the wheel, veered into a ditch and was arrested, according to ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Photo: Steady crossing

Crossing guard Marybeth Inventado helps tourists cross South Franklin Street during rain showers on Tuesday.

Firefighters follow cries for help to find lost woman

Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters rescued a lost tourist on Mount Roberts above downtown Juneau Tuesday night by following her cries for help.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Gunman arrested outside Nugget Mall after hours

A 43-year-old man was arrested early this morning after reportedly pointing a rifle at a pedestrian walking past Nugget Mall, according to police.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Man wanted for vehicle assault in WA arrested in Juneau

A 24-year-old man wanted for vehicle assault in Washington was arrested Saturday in Juneau, according to Alaska State Troopers.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Juneau schools improve district-wide

Performance is up in Juneau schools, according to preliminary numbers released last week by the state Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
By KATIE MORITZ

Look out for lice as school starts

As fast as these tiny insects can spread, word about lice cases doesn't move much slower among Juneau parents.
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS
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