Juneau police temporarily closed the Federal Building and 9th Street Monday evening, due to a suspicious package.
JPD received a 911 call about the package at 4:16 and sent an explosives team to the scene. The building and street were closed for nearly three hours while law enforcement officials investigated.
Just before 7 p.m. JPD issued a press release saying “the package was found to have nothing dangerous inside.”
- A whale-watching tour saw more than just whales Wednesday, after helping save a deer from drowning in the ocean.
- Equatorial Pacific Ocean finally shows signs of cooling, but the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea are still extremely warm. Latest research indicates both phenomenon helped with each other's formation between 2013 and 2015.
- The updated geochemical atlas was an outgrowth of another project. Geologists and surveyors were on a mission to find rare earth elements and minerals that could be strategically important to the country.
- During a brief layover Wednesday in Ketchikan on her way to Sitka, Alaska’s Sen. Lisa Murkowski talked about the state’s Republican primary campaign, and about the presidential election.