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Switch to diesel will only cost you 'fractions of a cent' - m.juneauempire.com
Alaska Electric Light & Power Co. customers will only see ‘fractions of a cent’ in added cost to their monthly electric bill as a result of this morning’s area-wide power outage, according to a company spokeswoman. When power went out at about 8:45 a ...
Avian rescue at the Empire - Juneau Empire
On sunny days in the Empire newsroom we often open the doors to let in a cool breeze — but this afternoon we got a little more than fresh air — we got a live bird. We often have crows perched along the railings of the two balconies with access to the ...
Police need help ID'ing this man - m.juneauempire.com
Police are searching for a man who allegedly pocketed a gold nugget worth almost $5,000 from a jewelry store in downtown Juneau last week. The Juneau Police Department and the Juneau Crime Line released two pictures of the suspect on Friday in hopes that ...
Rotary club to host mass ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - Juneau Empire
Following a fundraising trend gone viral, Juneau Rotary will host a community ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the parking lot of Elgee Rehfeld Mertz at 9309 Glacier Highway. The challenge hits close to home, as Rotarian and ...
Motorcyclist clocked going 95 on Egan - Juneau Empire
Police say they clocked a motorcyclist going 95 miles per hour on Egan Drive at about 11:20 a.m. Thursday morning. Police cited for driver, identifed as 52-year-old Jerry L. Taton, for speeding in excess of the posted speed limit of 55 miles per hour.
Power being restored after area-wide outage - Juneau Empire
Power is slowly being restored to Alaska Electric Light & Power customers after an area-wide outage Friday morning. The power went out at about 8:45 a.m., affecting all of AEL&P’s 16,000 customers, said AEL&P spokeswoman Debbie Driscoll. Driscoll said in ...
Kito, Dukowitz face off at Chamber debate - Juneau Empire
Democrat Rep. Sam Kito III and Republican Peter Dukowitz are vying to represent downtown Juneau and Douglas in the Alaska House of Representatives. But both seemed a little hazy on the issues as they attempted to answer questions from the Juneau Chamber of ...
Recovery: A lesson in perseverance - Juneau Empire
Addiction doesn’t discriminate and it doesn’t let go — ask Kara Nelson. She came from a good, supportive family, she said, and she tried many times to prevail over her disease. She was a seemingly normal mother of three when things spiraled out of ...
'Suspicious' lightsaber draws police - Juneau Empire
A person in a Mendenhall Valley neighborhood must have had a bad feeling about an unidentified object on the side of the road because it was reported as a suspicious device. The report on Tuesday afternoon prompted a police officer to respond to ...
Help firefighters 'fill the boot' - Juneau Empire
Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters will be asking Juneau to help “fill the boot” with donations on Friday as they strive to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Firefighters will be at the Superbear parking lot on Mall Road and the ...