A Southeast Alaska cultural center will study a Tlingit bentwood drum that’s more than a hundred years old. By scanning the box drum in infrared, century-old details are returning to the surface.
Bruce Owens, 63, suffered a fatal gunshot wound Saturday at a Juneau gun range.
A double-wide mobile home is a total loss after a fire Saturday morning in Switzer Village. The Fire Marshal’s Office said the fire likely started near the front door, but did not know the cause.
Hot metal slag likely ignited combustible materials and caused a fire about 5:30 a.m Thursday at the Juneau landfill. The building was already in the process of being torn down.
According to an Alaska Department of Labor news release, Naomi Weitzel pleaded guilty in July to felony theft of the unemployment benefits. A Superior Court judge handed down a 12-month suspended sentence, 65 hours of community service, and Weitzel will be on probation for three years.
Billie Kanouse, 41, later provided a breath-alcohol sample 0.384 percent, or more than four times the legal driving limit. She faces charges of drunken driving and child endangerment.
The owners of the former Gastineau Apartments will pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the City and Borough of Juneau. The city filed the lawsuit to recover demolition costs after razing the blighted buildings at 127 South Franklin Street.
Juneau Police Lieutenant Krag Campbell says JPD went to the Breakwater Inn after receiving a call early Sunday morning that a Chevy Silverado was upside-down.
Norwegian Cruise Line banned plastic straws aboard its ships, but offers alternatives for people requesting a straw. Another cruise line, Carnival says staff members only supply straws upon request for soda or cocktails. That’s good news for an Alaska grass-roots organization.
Capital City Fire/Rescue received a call about 2 a.m. that a male subject had fallen into the water and was unconscious, Assistant Fire Chief Ed Quinto said.