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Emily Russo Miller

March indictments

By: Emily Russo Miller | Blog:

The Juneau District Attorney’s Office presents cases to a grand jury just about every Friday. Copies of the indictments are usually available to the Empire the following Monday. Here’s the a list of all who were indicted as of late, from grand juries that were convened March 13 and March 20:

Emily Russo Miller

Cyber-watchful parent stops Facebook hook-up

By: Emily Russo Miller | Blog:

Here’s another reason why parents of young children and teens should be monitoring their activities online.

State prosecutors in Juneau have charged a 19-year-old man with a crime for trying to an arrange a hook-up with an underage girl over the Internet.

Defendant Stephen B. Hadlock is accused of trying to set up an in-person meeting with the girl, who is under 16 years old, on Facebook. The plan was thwarted, though, when the girl’s mother found out and alerted authorities, prosecutors said.

Emily Russo Miller

Three Good Things Thursday

By: Emily Russo Miller | Blog:

It’s a sick, sad world out there, Juneau. Here’s three things to cheer you up.

1) ICYMI: Free ice cream at Coppa on Saturday

Coppa is giving out a free scoop or cone of ice cream on Saturday as a thank you to Juneau for its support during the Path to Prosperity competition. The artisan ice cream shop won the People’s Choice Award.

Emily Russo Miller

Southeast man wanted online, but not in real life

By: Emily Russo Miller | Blog:

About two weeks ago, a flier from the U.S. Marshal Service District of Alaska — complete with the agency’s official seal — began popping up on Juneau Facebook groups with pictures of James Arthur Mavromatis on it.

In one picture, Mavromatis is wearing a black turtleneck and smiling. The other picture is a mugshot, and he’s wearing an orange jumpsuit and decidedly not smiling.

Emily Russo Miller

Bicyclists still wanted for Be Safe, Be Seen project

By: Emily Russo Miller | Blog:

Juneau police said Tuesday that 48 bicyclists have signed up so far to participate in a new bike safety project called Be Safe, Be Seen. That means they are still looking for 52 more volunteers.

The project's organizers want 100 local bicyclists, who are regularly cruising on the roads, to sign up to bike around with lights on their handlebars and tires for the next three months. The volunteers will then be asked for feedback about whether it made them feel more visible to motorists on the roadways. Motorists will also be interviewed.

Randi Spray

Rainy Day Reads: Ignoring my reading list

By: Randi Spray | Blog:

I have an ongoing list of which books I’m going to read next. It exists only in my head and it’s not very trustworthy. It looks like this:

1.) Currently reading: “Far from the Madding Crowd” by Thomas Hardy

2.) Next Up: Something for my year of reading foreign, probably “In Praise of Hatred” by Khaled Khalifa

3.) The next book in Emile Zola’s Rougon-Macquart series

Randi Spray

Rainy Day Reads: Making us wait

By: Randi Spray | Blog:

 The internet tells me there won’t be a “Game of Thrones” book in 2015. This makes it officially four years of waiting for the sixth book, “Winds of Winter.”

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Randi Spray

Reading Foreign: Portugal/Pessoa

By: Randi Spray | Blog:

I don’t know about you, but I often forget about Portugal.

Randi Spray

Rainy Day Reads: What makes women dangerous?

By: Randi Spray | Blog:

What makes women dangerous? Is it sex? Insanity? The ability to beat you to a bloody pulp? Is the ability to wield power with grace and decisiveness? The ability to achieve their nefarious goals sneakily and without detection?

Katie Moritz

Juneau's drug-sniffing dog won't be trained on pot

By: Katie Moritz | Blog:

Hi, readers! Long time, no blog. In a recent story I wrote about the state's drug-sniffing dogs needing replacement in the light of marijuana legalization in the state (it's one of my favorites; read it here: http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-30/pot-puppies-get-pink-slip), I failed to mention Juneau's own drug-detecting canine.

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