A new attorney is on the case and new trial date has been set for a man accused of stealing a vehicle and crashing it into the brewery to get some beer.
A jury trial was scheduled to start Monday for Michael Rae. He’s the 54 year old Juneau man who was arrested after a vehicle was crashed into the Alaskan Brewing Company storefront on Shaune Drive last May.
“Want to dismiss today?” Rae loudly asked District Attorney Dave Brower from the other side of the courtroom during a hearing Thursday. He repeated the question when he received no answer.
Rae’s jury trial has been rescheduled for December 12th as his new lawyer comes up to speed on the case. The judge also is expected to consider the latest set of motions to suppress evidence and dismiss the indictment.
- The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has a new target date for opening its cultural immersion park at the old Thane Ore House. Last year, Central Council officials had hoped it would open this summer. Now, they’re shooting for 2018, after the Juneau Assembly approved a 1.2-acre land lease making it possible Monday evening.
- William Quayle, Jr. is running for the District 1 Juneau Assembly seat. The municipal election is Oct. 4.
- Winds of that speed can uproot trees, knock branches down and damage property, including vessels and aircraft moored and tied down outdoors.
- The aurora borealis, more commonly known as the Northern Lights, were visible in much of Southeast Alaska late Wednesday and early Thursday. Share your Northern Lights photos with us.