Yvonne Krumrey, KTOO - Juneau

police tape

Juneau murder suspect was already in custody on harassment charges

Murder suspect Anthony Michael Migliaccio was initially held in September after a Juneau barista said he threw a cup of feces at her in June, according to court documents.

‘Molly of Denali’ nominated for 2 Emmy Awards

The PBS Kids television show “Molly of Denali” has been nominated for Children’s & Family Emmy Awards in two categories: Outstanding Preschool Animated Series and Outstanding Writing for a Preschool Animated Program.
A Juneau fire scene

Recent house fires in Juneau a reminder of heater safety as winter sets in

Juneau's fire marshal says three recent house fires have a common thread – using heaters for the first time with the onset of cold weather.
a woman holding a sampling dart

Study looks at the return of tourism’s impact on whale stress levels

For the study this year, researchers collected samples of the stress hormone cortisol from whales in Juneau waters.
Alaska Natives dedicating a canoe

Hands-on healing: Angoon dedicates dugout canoe 140 years after U.S. Navy bombardment

Angoon residents have built their first dugout canoe in the 140 years since Angoon was attacked and destroyed by U.S. military forces.
Juneau youth shelter staff

Juneau’s Shéiyi X̱aat Hít Youth Shelter has helped dozens in its first year

Juneau's Shéiyi X̱aat Hít, or Spruce Root House, a youth homeless shelter run by the city and Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority, opened in July 2021.
a cruise ship

Cruise season ends in Juneau, with an estimated 1.15 million passengers

The estimate, which beat a February projection of about 1 million tourists, represents about 74% of the capacity for all the ships that sailed to Juneau this year.
a former Filipino cannery worker in Alaska

Filipino American historian and former Alaskero recalls camaraderie in Alaska canneries

The Mug Up exhibit at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau has highlighted the history of Filipino workers in Alaska canneries, known as Alaskeros.
an Alaska Native cultural presentation

UAS will host language panel on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The University of Alaska Southeast is hosting a panel Monday on language revitalization efforts for three Southeast Alaska Native languages.
a black and white photo of a man preparing to go on the radio

‘An egregious act of spiritual abuse’: Behind the closure of Juneau’s Memorial Presbyterian Church

Presbyterian church leaders have determined that closing the church was an act of racism.
a landslide

Removing debris from Juneau landslide could take days, city says

Tom Mattice, Juneau’s emergency programs manager, said one home was completely destroyed by the slide, and two more were damaged.
a dumpster

Juneau has a dumpster-tipping bear

More dumpster-diving — or in this case tipping — is common in the fall, when bears are looking to fatten up before winter.
man holding a swab

Juneau police are collecting DNA samples from people with certain past convictions

It’s part of a broader effort to help Gov. Mike Dunleavy make good on a plan announced last year to reduce the backlog of missing DNA evidence across the state.
a humpback sticks its tail out of the water with a boat far behind it

One of Juneau’s most-sighted whales has a new calf, and it’s a bit too bold

A humpback calf appears to be okay after an encounter with a tour boat in near Juneau that left some of the whale’s skin on the boat’s hull.

New guides aim to help transgender youth navigate school in Juneau

Transgender youth face challenges in school that most students don’t — like finding a gender-neutral bathroom or asking to be called by a different name.
a helicopter flies near a cruise ship on an overcast day

Search suspended for man who went missing from cruise ship in Juneau

Residents reported seeing an emergency flare around 11 p.m. Monday and then boats and a helicopter searching the channel. 

Wyoming couple finds a time capsule floating in the water near a Juneau glacier

Inside were 11 notes written by Juneau kids back in 2006.
A cat

Juneau’s animal shelter has too many cats

The town’s shelter is asking people to consider taking in a new family member — temporarily or forever — and urging people to spay and neuter the cats they already have.
La Quen Náay Liz Medicine Crow sits at a table, speaking into a microphone

President of First Alaskans Institute testifies at committee hearing on federal boarding schools

La Quen Náay Liz Medicine Crow pointed to the history of Alaska Native youth being sent out of state to boarding schools and to punitive asylums in the Lower 48. 

The Ironman race is coming to Juneau, and the city asked residents to house athletes

With only around 1,000 hotel rooms, the city proposed a creative  solution: Incentivizing Juneau residents to go on vacation and rent their homes to athletes for a week.