Summer Reading Program book review winners, week seven

...of a steam locomotive." Annika Schwartz, age 10, won a tram pass for Mt. Roberts Tram.She read "The Key to Rondo" by Emily Rodda. She wrote, "One fascinating part of the this book is when Mimi makes it looks like Rondo is being destroyed with the...
Frank Maier Marathon record falls

...Kym Mauseth, 49, F, 2:00:35, 78. Lindsey Bray, 32, F, 2:00:43, 79. Ian Niecko, 36, M, 2:01:51, 80. Emily Harvey, 30, F, 2:02:20, 81. Naomi Moore, 31, F, 2:02:20, 82. Guy Crockroft, 54, M, 2:02:38, 83. Catherine...
Charges still not filed in Stanford rape case

Criminal charges still haven't been brought in the rape case involving a Stanford student from Juneau who says she was raped by a fellow college and high school classmate while in Juneau over Christmas break.
19 passengers minorly injured

The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad released more information Thursday about the Wednesday train derailment northeast of Skagway that injured 19 passengers, although not seriously, and caused the historic railroad company's operation to come to a screeching halt.
Train derails in Skagway

A White Pass & Yukon Route railroad train reportedly derailed near Skagway late Wednesday afternoon, but no one is believed to be seriously injured, according to authorities. the Skagway Police Department and Alaska State Troopers.
Dog owner fined following 'horrific' attack

A Douglas dog owner was fined Wednesday for not being able to prevent his dog from killing a smaller dog in what witnesses described as a vicious attack on Thanksgiving day last year.
Brotherhood Bridge still intact and on track

During the glacier outburst that caused flooding in Juneau a week and a half ago, Sterling Shearer watched as 40 to 50 trees - some as tall as 80 feet - were swept down the Mendenhall River and got tangled under the temporary work platform next to the historic Brotherhood Bridge his company is replacing.Orion Marine Contractors Inc. has been removing debris since then, said Shearer, the firm's project manager.
Judge sentences convicted heroin dealer to 7 years in prison

A 30-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison with three years suspended for arranging to bring a "hefty amount" of heroin and other illegal drugs into Juneau last year.
Two indictments issued

...guilt. The District Attorney's office in Juneau presents cases to the grand jury every Friday and are made available to the Empire on Monday.? Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at
Inhospitable treatment

...for comment by phone Tuesday but declined to comment per his attorney's instructions. He said a civil lawsuit may result from the incident.? Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at or at 523-2263.


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