An emotional two hour sentencing hearing was held yesterday (Wednesday) for Tyler Emerson, the Juneau teenager who pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the June 2009 drunk driving death of his friend Taylor White.
Emerson will serve one year in jail after receiving a six year sentence with five suspended. He’ll also have at least two and half years probation waiting for him when he gets out. More important to those in the courtroom, though, was the hope that another kid won’t be lost in the system. Casey Kelly has more.
- Scattered throughout Alaska are hundreds of pieces of land that have been transferred to Alaska Native Corporations by the federal government.Some came with contamination. Getting them cleaned up has been a decades long process, and a new report catalogs those contaminated sites, but leaves some questions about who will orchestrate cleanup – and when.
- A bullet struck a Juneau school bus with two students aboard it Wednesday, according to a news release from Juneau Police Department.
- The cast and crew of the American Public Media program “A Prairie Home Companion” cruised to Alaska this summer.
- Skagway School went through a restructuring this year. An influx in students enabled the school to create single-grade classrooms in the elementary school, increase Spanish and music classes, and start an accelerated learning program. It also opened space for three new teachers.