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Editor's note: As of Saturday evening, according to the Golden North Salmon Derby website, the biggest fish caught was a 27.9-pound king by Max Mielke. The second-largest fish was a 21.3-pound king caught by Larry Hays.
Juneau man pleads guilty to rape

...the park about 1:30 a.m. and reported it to police.Willard was still on scene when police arrived and arrested on the spot. He and the victim did not know each other.He was later charged with second-degree and third-degree assault for...
The scars are permanent

Anne E. Nelson saw a few rowdy customers during the three years she tended bar at the Alaskan Hotel and Bar, but she was never afraid to ask intoxicated patrons to leave when they'd had too much.
Improv, improving

...involves one or more comedians going on stage and telling scripted jokes, improv asks comedians to make up their jokes on the spot. That requires constant change and evolution, Locke said, and puppets are one way to make that change. "Puppets...
Juneau's emergency preparedness tested

...setting up various stations at a shelter to helping people get in touch with family members and organizing new volunteers on the spot, Jackson said. "I thought it was very successful," she said. "And I'm very excited we'll have the Rec Center...
Crime scene re-creator testifies in trial

What does the crime scene - Room 10 of Glacier Bear Lodge in Yakutat - tell us about how Sandra M. Perry died on July 21, 1996?
Helmet camera craze lets skiers record their own runs for posterity, YouTube and grandma

...We're using our iPhone for video, but we just saw someone else's video'" shot with a GoPro. Often they'll buy one on the spot.Jonathan Harris, GoPro's vice president of sales, thinks this season will see more groups collaborating on videos...
'Toy story' drug case dismissed

The puzzling case against Stephen Morton Dabney - a Glory Hole resident accused of receiving a package in the mail that contained an ounce of heroin hidden inside a Mr. Potato Head toy - won't be going to trial.
Five good reads: Jeff Brady

...College where a group gathered weekly to read Joyce and other Irish authors. Diving into the ribald parts of Ulysses on the spot, we could not resist reading and drinking with this group and returned the following week for more before flying off...
Yakutat man claims self-defense in assault case

A 39-year-old man facing a felony assault charge for threatening someone with a gun in Yakutat claims he was just trying to scare a trespasser off his property. "I had no intent of hurting him," Jason T. Yoshimi, 39, said.


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