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Local Sports Calendar for Thursday, March 5 - Juneau Empire
Home, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Second session of Juneau Midnight Suns Post 25 Baseball tryouts (ages 15-19) at Dimond Park Field House. First session was March 1. Players only need to attend 1-of-2 sessions. For more information call 209-4567. Home, TBA, 2015 ...
Peyton Manning returning for 18th NFL season - Juneau Empire
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Hold that gold watch. Peyton Manning is taking one more shot at the silver trophy. Weeks of speculation about the five-time MVP’s future ended Wednesday with word that he’s returning for an 18th season in the NFL and fourth in Denver.
TMHS boys fall to Kings in double OT, 60-57 - Juneau Empire
The Thunder Mountain High School boys basketball team fell 60-57 in a double-overtime thriller to the No. 1 seeded Kayhi Kings after trailing by as many as 12 points in the second half of the Southeast Region V Basketball Tournament semifinal game ...
Falcons girls lose to Lady Kings, 64-49 - Juneau Empire
The Thunder Mountain High School girls basketball team fell to the No. 1 seed Ketchikan Lady Kings 64-49 despite a game-high 26 points from senior Ashley Young in the semifinal game of the Southeast Region V Basketball Tournament on Wednesday at Ketchikan.
Sports On TV for Thursday, March 5 - Juneau Empire
3:30 a.m., TGC — European PGA Tour, Africa Open, first round, at East London, South Africa 9 a.m., TGC — PGA Tour-WGC, Cadillac Championship, first round, at Doral, Fla. 2 p.m., TGC — PGA Tour, Puerto Rico Open, first round, at Rio Grande (same-day ...
Today In Sports History for March 5 - Juneau Empire
1924 — Frank Carauna, of Buffalo, N.Y., becomes the first to bowl two straight perfect 300 games. Carauna throws five strikes to open his third game, giving him 29 straight strikes. 1931 — WGL radio broadcasts the first game of the American Basketball ...
1A schools begin regions at Mt. Edgecumbe - Juneau Empire
The Southeast Region V 1A Basketball Tournament began Wednesday at Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka with nine small school boys teams and seven girls teams vying for two spots each in the state championships at Anchorage in two weeks. Games continue ...
Capitol hosts controversial Medicaid speaker - Juneau Empire
In a presentation funded by conservative group Americans For Prosperity Alaska, a representative of the Florida-based Foundation for Government Accountability spoke Wednesday at the Capitol against expanding Medicaid in the state. Medicaid expansion has ...
Guard taps Dunbar to help rewrite military justice code - Juneau Empire
ANCHORAGE — Alaska’s Democratic nominee for U.S. House last year has been hired to help overhaul Alaska’s code of military justice. Alaska National Guard Adjutant General Col. Laurie Hummel has hired U.S. National Guard Lt. Forrest Dunbar to provide ...
Australian company makes glasses to fight SAD - Juneau Empire
ANCHORAGE — A company in Australia is manufacturing a portable way of receiving light therapy, a popular way to fight off the winter blues. Re-Timer light glasses can fit over eyeglasses. The lightweight white plastic glasses shine a subtle green light ...
Rare Shakespeare book to visit Juneau in 2016 - Juneau Empire
William Shakespeare is coming to Juneau. On Wednesday, as eager readers plowed through the collected works of Shakespeare in the Juneau Public Library’s Bard-A-Thon, the Alaska State Library announced that a rare 17th century Shakespeare First Folio will ...
Despite looming cut, changes to timber program debated - Juneau Empire
The Legislature proposed a budget cut last week that would almost eliminate the state’s timber sale program, upon which Southeast’s timber industry says it is clinging for dear life. Even with that cut threatening to make their discussion null and void ...
Around town for Thursday, March 5 - Juneau Empire
Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m. every Thursday, The Prospector Hotel. Women’s State Championship Bowling Tournament, 8 a.m., at Taku Lanes. Women, Infants, and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor.
Man's 'terrorizing' break-in ends with a guilty verdict - Juneau Empire
A 27-year-old man was convicted of burglary, criminal trespass and assault Tuesday for violently breaking into the homes of two city employees and scaring them. The jury announced the verdict against Kevin R. Wilkins at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday after ...
VPSO who Tased Kake kids will not be charged - Juneau Empire
A Village Public Safety Officer will not be charged with a crime for tasering two boys in Kake who wanted to know what it felt like to be shocked by the device. But it may have cost him his job. Charles “Mac” McGonigal is no longer employed as a VPSO ...