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.”
- Alaska Airlines is still ironing out operational wrinkles following the acquisition of Virgin America last year. At the same time, its smaller, regional airline is still grappling with a pilot shortage.
- A green sponge discovered in 2005 in Southeast Alaska waters has unique properties that could be used to treat certain types of cancer. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hosted a news conference Wednesday morning.
- An international television production company has optioned the rights for two of memoirs written by a Haines author. The small town may have more than 15 minutes of fame if the show comes to fruition.
- The Petersburg borough has rejected applications for the recall of four borough assembly members. The borough’s attorney has recommended against issuing recall petitions and defended the assembly’s decision to meet in May behind closed doors.