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Jailed woman talked previous suicide attempt

DALLAS - A woman whose death in a Texas jail has raised suspicions about the official conclusion that she hanged herself told a guard during the booking process that she had tried to kill herself in the past, the sheriff said Wednesday.
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State worker raises on chopping block

After a very brief hearing Monday morning, the House Finance committee passed along a bill that nixes scheduled pay raises for some state workers.
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Senate passes operating budget

...impact tourism and commerce in his district."There will be less service, no doubt about that," he said.A spokesman for the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities said the department is being cautious about making definitive statements...
State | AK legislature
JPD gets a new face(book)

The Juneau Police Department sure "likes" that they have a Facebook page now. They're not the only ones, either. Forty-three people "liked" the new official JPD Facebook page within the first hour it was created Thursday.
Spot the police chief, get 10 easy ones

Spot the police chief on his bicycle in coming weeks, and the Juneau Police Department will give you 10 easy ones. JPD is participating in its second annual "Spot the chief for a Ten Spot" campaign this summer to promote sharing the roads.
JPD to award 11-year-old for courageous 911 call

An 11-year-old girl will be among those receiving an award at the Juneau Police Department's quarterly award ceremony next week.
False alarm: No meth lab found in Juneau apartment

Talk about housemate problems. A 23-year-old Juneau woman authorized police to search her apartment after she found what she thought was a meth lab in her housemate's bedroom. It wasn't a meth lab.
Police believe report of kidnapping "most likely" fabricated

...22-year-old woman being kidnapped by a 24-year-old was "most likely" fabricated.Lt. David Campbell, a spokesman for the department, made that announcement in a statement at about 2:45 p.m. Friday. More information was not immediately...
Police not releasing names of hazing suspects

Police are not releasing the names of high school athletes suspected of beating incoming freshman with a wooden paddle, an extreme hazing case that has spurred both a police and school investigation.
Diesel spill leaks into city's wastewater

A severed fuel line inside a Mendenhall Valley storage warehouse caused an estimated 250 gallons of diesel to drain into the Mendenhall Wastewater Treatment Plant Tuesday morning, according to city and state officials.


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