Born Arthur Stanley Jefferson, on this date in 1890, Stanley “Stan” Laurel, was an English comedian, writer, film director, and better known as Laurel teamed with Oliver Hardy. The partnership of Gavin and Wyatt join at Stanley’s side as they celebrate Stan’s birthday with a smile. You are invited to join John as he celebrates Stan’s birthday with jovial tunes on Crosscurrents, 6/16 at 8 a.m.
- Juneau’s Gunakadeit Park getting ready to be torn down. The park will serve as the staging area for the larger demolition of the Gastineau Apartments.
- Turkey said the plane violated its airspace and that it had issued 10 warnings before firing. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the downing was a "stab in the back by the terrorists' accomplices."
- One doesn’t usually associate “state gasline corporation” and “drama” — but this weekend, the state-owned Alaska Gasline Development Corporation was the source of all kinds of drama.
- This season's pink salmon were slightly bigger, but southern Panhandle runs fizzled.