A French national was arrested after allegedly smashing a door to a state building to find shelter on Tuesday morning.
Nicholas Riethmann, 36, was charged with burglary and criminal mischief and lodged at Lemon Creek Correctional Center.
According to a release provided by the Juneau Police Department, a private security guard noticed that a glass door to the court plaza building at 240 Main Street had been shattered. The guard called police, checked survellienace video, and notified police that the alleged burglar may still in the building.
Officers found the man sleeping in a hallway and discovered damage to an interior water fountain. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident.
Juneau Police say no foul play is suspected after a man died from what appeared to be self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Auke Recreation Area. The 34-year old Juneau man, whose identity was not released, was discovered in his vehicle in an area pull-out on Saturday afternoon.
Firefighters transported him to Bartlett Regional Hospital where the man was declared deceased. His family has been notified.
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- An online controversy spread to the halls of city government in Anchorage on Tuesday, with accusations flying about fake news, liberal media bias and a militant Islamic training camp in Wasilla that does not exist.
- Former Sen. John Glenn has died at 95. After a career as a Marine pilot, Glenn was chosen as an astronaut. He was the third American in space.
- In the past two months, 300 dead puffins have washed up on St. Paul Island, alarming residents who had only seen six carcasses over the last decade. The die-off appears to be slowing down now, but scientists say it could be the sign of a much larger ecosystem problem.