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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
A video detection camera is seen at the Egan Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road intersection on Thursday. The camera, which doesn't take pictures or record video, is one of five at busy locations in the valley.

A camera that doesn't record

This week, the Juneau Police Department called the state of Alaska Department of Transportation, requesting footage from a traffic camera at the intersection of Egan Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road.

by EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Man charged for shooting, wounding bear

A 42-year-old Douglas man is facing criminal charges for allegedly unlawfully shooting a black bear that was rummaging through trash in his yard.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Woman dives off dock, rescued by Coast Guard

A 35-year-old Juneau woman who had been consuming alcohol jumped off a steamship dock into the Gastineau Channel Friday morning and was fished out of frigid waters by the U.S. Coast Guard.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

More ferries for less ridership

The Alaska Marine Highway System serves fewer people today with 10 ferries than it did in the early '90s when there were only six. The ferry system hit its peak in 1992 when it took almost 400,000 people on trips.
KATIE MORITZ

Northrim Bank officially completes takeover

Newly erected signs announce the completion of a merger that brings Anchorage-based Northrim Bank to Southeast Alaska. Former Alaska Pacific Bank branches will feature familiar faces, but some new policies, practices and perks along with...
MELISSA GRIFFITHS

JPD gets a new face(book)

The Juneau Police Department sure "likes" that they have a Facebook page now. They're not the only ones, either. Forty-three people "liked" the new official JPD Facebook page within the first hour it was created Thursday.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Photo: Chamber election candidates

Juneau Assembly member Jesse Kiehl, right, running unopposed for the District 1 seat, speaks at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Juneau International Airport on Thursday.

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Juneau time capsule

A celebration will be held at the U.S. Federal Building in Juneau to mark the 20th anniversary of the city's time capsule. The celebration will take place 4-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in the lobby of the Federal Building, 709 W. 9th St.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Burglar lies in wait, steals Costco jewelry after hours

A burglar apparently laid in wait at Costco and stole from the business after hours Wednesday. Police on Thursday said the suspect made off with $40,000 worth of jewelry from the Lemon Creek area store by smashing open a jewelry case.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Around town for Friday, Sept. 19

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, Sept. 19, 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. Assault • At 1:02 a...

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Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Parking Day Sept. 19

Corvus Design and Rookery Cafe will be holding a Parking Day on Front Street between Seward Street and Main Street on Friday, Sept. 19. The purpose of this event is to temporarily turn three ...

Around town for Thursday, Sept. 18

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, Sept. 18, 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 ...

Around the nation in under 80 hours

Over two weeks' time, hopping from capital to capital, pilots Field Morey and Conrad Teitell will spend 77 hours in the air, flying in Morey's Cessna Corvallis TTx and touching ground in municipal ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Southeast art scene dwarfs that of US

It doesn't just seem like Southeast Alaska has more artists than the rest of the country. It really does. Southeast has almost three artists to every one United States artist, according to a study ...
By KATIE MORITZ

Juneau asked, candidates answered

You've got questions and now, thanks to a partnership between Juneau Votes, the Juneau Empire and KTOO, you have answers.
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater

The Coast Guard announced Wednesday morning that they have suspended their search for a missing boater near Auke Bay.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Parnell announces 2014 dividend

Gov. Sean Parnell announced the 2014 Permanent Fund Dividend would be $1,884 live on television during a 10:30 a.m. broadcast from Anchorage.
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Kitchen fire causes $50K in damage, no injuries

Firefighters put out a kitchen fire in an unoccupied Douglas apartment Tuesday morning. The fire caused an estimated $50,000 to the Geneva Woods Apartment, located at 1617 Douglas Highway, but no ...

Four-car pileup still under investigation

Police know one of two vehicles ran a red light at the Egan Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road intersection in the valley on Saturday night, causing a serious four-car pile-up that resulted in injuries.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Around Town for Wednesday, Sept. 17

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 ...

Photo: Out of thin air

The Holland America Cruis Ship Oosterdam appears out of the mist in Juneau's downtown harbor on Tuesday.

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 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 ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Hands-on help for STEM education

By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Juneau man facing felony sex abuse charge

A 19-year-old Juneau man is facing a felony sex offense charge for having sex with a 13-year-old girl last month.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

No sign of missing Auke Bay boater

After a day and a half of searching there's still no sign of a missing boater whose unmanned pleasure craft was found spinning in circles near Coghland Island close to Auke Bay on Monday afternoon.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

UAF to receive $1M gift

In memory of Juneau hatchery founder Ladd E. Macaulay, Douglas Island Pink and Chum is giving an endowment of more than $1 million to the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Pedestrian struck by suspected drunk driver

A 33-year-old woman was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital on Sunday morning after being struck by a suspected drunk driver in the 4500 block of North Douglas Highway.

School board gives itself good grade

The Juneau School District Board of Education gave itself high marks in its most recent self-evaluation. The board has completed a self-assessment survey provided by Ray and Associates Inc.
By KATIE MORITZ

Multi-car collision closed busy intersection Saturday

Four cars were involved in a collision at the intersection of Mendenhall Loop Road and Egan Drive on Saturday night.

Discover Eaglecrest on Saturday

Eaglecrest Ski Area will hold its sixth annual Discover Eaglecrest Day on Saturday, inviting Juneau residents of all ages for a day of activities. Eaglecrest will welcome guests between 10:30 a.m. ...

Marine Parking Garage closed this weekend

Parking will be temporarily unavailable at the Marine Parking Garage starting at 6 p.m. Friday evening through Sunday morning due scheduled painting.
By Juneau Empire
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