Testimony presented at a brisk pace on Wednesday morning in the case of a Juneau man accused of using a stolen vehicle to smash open the front of a local brewery and steal beer.
Michael Rae, 54, is accused of theft, burglary, criminal mischief, and vehicle theft in connection with the April 29th incident at Alaskan Brewing Company.
Brewery employees testified to a Breeze-In box van or cube truck in the area and damage to the front of the gift shop when they arrived at work. A bumper from the truck was recovered from in front of the brewery.
A Breeze-In employee testified that she spotted the truck parked near Gruening Park later that morning and had asked if another employee had borrowed it for personal use overnight.
Two small kegs, a case, and several six-packs of beer reported stolen from the gift shop. Damage to the store front was estimated at about $4,500.
- A swath of downtown Juneau went dark for about a half hour on Friday morning. AEL&P blamed the outage on unspecified equipment failure in a feeder circuit.
- It aims to preserve Alaska Native culture by giving tribes and tribal organizations the ability to oversee local child welfare problems, rather than social workers coming in from outside their communities. That often results in children being removed from their communities.
- Dressed in full Gwich’in regalia, Potts recounted growing up in a modest dirt-floor hunting cabin in Eagle, losing someone close to suicide, and taking the conventions theme of strength in unity to get back to enjoying life again.
- The Juneau School District wants to consolidate its two high school football programs and cheer squads. Superintendent Dr. Mark Miller said at a press conference Thursday afternoon that the decision to send a formal request to the Alaska School Activities Association has been two years in the making.