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One 'pot puppy' given new duties

...Marley, a yellow Labrador retriever, was trained to sniff out pot as a member of the Troopers' K9 Unit. Alaska Department of Public Safety Commissioner Gary Folger, who oversees the State Troopers, said during this year's legislative session...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-02/one-pot-puppy-given-new-duties
State
In the courts: Rape, child porn, criminal use of computer

...to drive a vehicle. The officer, however, grew suspicious that Starr used APSIN and confirmed through Alaska Department of Public Safety records that she illegally accessed the database. Starr was then indicted by a Juneau grand jury on the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-02/courts-rape-child-porn-criminal-use-com
Local
Wilderness Safety Challenge coming to Juneau

Ever wonder what you would do if your boat flipped over in the middle of the Gastineau Channel? Or if your friend got frostbite on a winter camping trip in the backcountry? Or if your float plane crashed in the middle of nowhere?If so, there's a class for that. A free course on backcountry safety and wilderness survival tips, called the Wilderness Safety Challenge and hosted by the North American Outdoor Institute and the Alaska Avalanche Information Center, will be held in Juneau next month.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-27/wilderness-safety-challenge-coming-june
Local
Police swear in three new officers

...Stage-Harvey - all with ties to Juneau - were sworn in Monday as JPD officers. The three will attend the State of Alaska Department of Public Safety training academy in Sitka next month."We really stepped up our recruiting efforts, and we tried to hire...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-15/police-swear-three-new-officers
Local
Illegal online search leads to trouble

A paralegal for the City and Borough of Juneau's Department of Law has been charged with a felony for allegedly accessing a statewide law enforcement database for non-work related purposes, according to an indictment.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-21/illegal-online-search-leads-trouble
Local
NTSB: Pilot decisions caused State Troopers copter to crash

A fatal Alaska State Troopers helicopter crash was caused by the pilot's decision to fly into bad weather and the agency's inadequate safety management, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded Wednesday.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-05/ntsb-pilot-decisions-caused-state-troop
State
NTSB: Pilot decisions caused Alaska copter crash

A fatal Alaska State Troopers helicopter crash was caused by the pilot's decision to fly into bad weather and the agency's inadequate safety management, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded Wednesday.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-05/ntsb-pilot-decisions-caused-alaska-copt
State
Man accused of killing parents with ax

...enforcement officers."That's a reality of living in rural Alaska," said Megan Peters, spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Public Safety, on Friday.While people in the Lower 48 might complain about law officers taking 15 minutes to arrive...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-12/man-accused-killing-parents-ax
State
Alaska adopts 'Silver Alerts' for missing adults

The Alaska Department of Public Safety is implementing a new alert system to help notify the public when a vulnerable or at-risk adult is missing.A "Silver Alert...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-31/alaska-adopts-silver-alerts-missing-adu
Local
Empire Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Nov. 10, 2014

Thumbs up to voter turnout. When all is said and done, Alaska's voter turnout should approach 54 percent for this general election. That's a good sign of local involvement - even if it did take almost $80 million in political advertising to get there.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-10/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-n
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