Number of crimes trending downward in early 2018, police say

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 17:00
Fewer burglaries, assaults, thefts occurring so far in 2018, JPD chief says

Burglaries, thefts, robberies and aggravated assaults in the first quarter of 2018 are down compared to the first quarter of 2017, according to numbers shown to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce on Thursday.

Trapper pleads not guilty in illegal snare case

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:42
Troopers might ask special prosecutors to take case

Mark David Mitchell, charged with attempting to trap wolves during a closed season, was not present at his arraignment Thursday, but his attorney entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

Visitor center burglar sentenced to two years in prison

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:40
Time will be served in addition to federal sentence for weapons charge

Mack Arthur Parker, who pleaded guilty to burglarizing the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center last year, was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison.

12-year-old intentionally set brush fire, fire marshal says

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:17
Small blaze in Mendenhall Valley resulted in no structure damage, no injuries

A 12-year-old boy intentionally set a brush fire in the Mendenhall Valley on Wednesday, according to a statement from Capital City Fire/Rescue.

Ex-lawmaker Fansler pleads guilty, gets community service for striking woman

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:54
Fansler avoids jail time and fines, but must pay restitution and undergo alcohol assessment

Former Alaska legislator Zach Fansler pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment on Thursday for slapping a Juneau woman, and was sentenced to community service in lieu of jail time.

Juneau sees third-hottest day ever

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 13:19
Temperature of 85 is highest mark since 2013

Wednesday’s sunny weather resulted in the third-highest temperature ever recorded in the capital city and the warmest day in five years.

City revisits idea of North Douglas crossing

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 07:22
Eight years after voters reject North Douglas Crossing, city commits money to study project

A divisive issue dating back at least to 1984 on whether Juneau should have a second connection between Juneau and Douglas Island has come back into city plans.

Vandalism or art? City seeks solutions to rainbow-painted crosswalks

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 07:20
City has repainted over rainbow-colored crosswalks six times

Rainbow-painted crosswalks downtown have the City and Borough of Juneau trying to find a compromise between public safety and creative expression.

Alaska applies for control of Taku River, a federal waterway

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:03
River should have been Alaska property since statehood, state says

The land under the Taku River may soon have a new owner: the State of Alaska.

Good Samaritans, Coast Guard rescues boat taking on water

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:36
Three adults, three children safe after vessel takes on water

Three adults and three children are safe after their boat began taking on water near Long Island in Sitka Sound, according to a Coast Guard news release, thanks to a response from the Coast Guard, Sitka Fire Rescue and four good Samaritan crews.

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