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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
I recently read two books with amnesiacs for main characters, and the one I liked best did not win the Nobel Prize.
“Missing Person” seems to be the big novel by Patrick Modiano, the French author who was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature. If big can be used to describe this 168-page work called “Rue de Boutiques Obscures” in the French.