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Matt Miller, KTOO - Juneau

Matt Miller is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

Investigators Looking At Alleged Assault By Juneau Football Coach

Oregon investigators are taking the lead in the case of an assistant Juneau high school football coach who allegedly knocked out a student during a sparring match. Juneau Police Sargent Chris Burke says the Juneau School District notified them about the incident on Friday.

April 9, 2013

Marvin Sentenced To 198 Years

John Marvin, Junior has been sentenced to 198 years in prison for the murder of two Hoonah police officers. The 47-year old Hoonah resident will essentially spend the rest of his life in prison for gunning down two officers in front of their families, and then holding other officers at bay in a stand-off for more than a day.

April 5, 2013

Long-Running Lawsuit Over Fast Ferries’ Engines Is Settled

The lawsuit over allegedly defective engines for the state’s fast ferries has come to an end. A settlement was announced Friday afternoon in Juneau Superior Court after nearly three years of litigation and just before the start of trial.

March 5, 2013
Judge Denies New Trial Request In Hoonah Homicide Case

Judge Denies New Trial Request In Hoonah Homicide Case

The judge in the John Nick Marvin, Jr. case has turned down a request for a new trial which could have led to a shortened sentence for the murder of two police officers.

February 27, 2013

Top Chef Expected To Lure ‘Foodies’ To Last Frontier, Try Alaska Seafood

A recent episode of the popular cooking show Top Chef: Seattle was filmed in Juneau. The show was taped last August at various locations around the Capital City. Some Juneau residents were actually employed to help on set. But everyone was contractually-prohibited from saying anything about it — even acknowledging that it ever happened.

February 19, 2013

Fast-Ferry Case Headed To Trial In April

The State’s fast-ferry lawsuit is underway again. There have been delays and bumps along the way in the complicated two-year old case, including the principal builder of the vessels being dropped from the lawsuit. But, now, the case now appears headed for trial in April.

January 17, 2013

Integrity Of Preserved Evidence Questioned In 30-Year-Old Double Homicide Case

Ketchikan Superior Court Judge William Carey is considering whether to order DNA testing in a 30-year old double homicide in Juneau. It could be one of the first tests of a new Alaska law that allows state-funded examination of DNA evidence after a convicted felon has been sent to prison.

January 14, 2013

Hoonah Man's Sentencing Delayed Until April

John Marvin Junior’s sentencing has been moved to early April. The Hoonah man, convicted last November of killing two police officers, was to be sentenced Feb. 1. A presentence report was due late last month, but it hasn’t even been drafted yet.

January 8, 2013

Robert Meachum Services Planned For Tuesday

Services are planned for this afternoon for a Juneau defense attorney who unexpectedly passed away on New Year’s Day. Fifty-seven-year old Robert Francis Meachum was a public defender who had worked most recently out of the Dillingham and Juneau offices.

January 8, 2013

Juneau Man Arrested for Failing to Pay Child Support

Ten thousand dollars cash bail has been set for the manager of a Southeast newspaper arrested as a fugitive from justice.

December 13, 2012
What Is Juneau Fest 2012?

What Is Juneau Fest 2012?

Juneau Fest 2012 promises free gifts and other prizes worth more than $25,000: electronics to sporting goods and household items, city recreational facility passes, and store gift cards. Firefighters could win a Remington rifle and police officers are eligible for a Glock handgun.

December 7, 2012

Man Convicted In Hoonah Murder Wants New Trial

The Hoonah man who was convicted this month of the murder of two police officers wants a new trial on whether one of the officers was actually in performance of his official duties. The difference could mean as much as 79-years taken off his potential sentence.

November 16, 2012

Fuglvog Fishing Associate To Pay $100,000 For Illegal Fishing

A former fishing associate of disgraced congressional aide Arne Fuglvog will have to pay $100,000 for his own illegal fishing activities. Freddie Joe Hankins was sentenced last week to three-years of probation and will have all of his future fishing activities recorded by an electronic monitoring device. Twenty-five-thousand dollars will be in the form of a fine and $75,000 will be a community service payment. He’ll also be required to have a statement acknowledging his wrongdoing published in National Fisherman magazine.

November 16, 2012

John N. Marvin, Jr. Found Guilty In Hoonah Double Homicide

John Marvin Junior will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing two police officers in Hoonah. A Juneau jury returned guilty verdicts Saturday. The sentence will be no less than 119-years once it’s handed down in February.

November 5, 2012

John N. Marvin, Jr. Found Guilty In Hoonah Double Homicide

A jury of ten men and two women returned with guilty verdicts in the trial of John N. Marvin, Jr. A note from jury said they had reached guilty verdicts at about noon Saturday on two charges of murder in the first degree. That was for the deaths of Sgt. Anthony Wallace and Officer Matthew Tokuoka in Hoonah on August 28, 2010.

November 5, 2012

Hoonah Murder Trial Goes To The Jury

The jury started deliberations Friday in the case of John Marvin Junior that’s now underway in Juneau. The defense rested its case and closing arguments were held Thursday, the tenth day of a trial in which prosecutors allege that Marvin killed two Hoonah police officers.

November 2, 2012

Jury Begins Deliberations In Hoonah Murder Case

The case of a Hoonah man accused of shooting and killing two police officers is now in the hands of a jury. Ten men and two women will begin deliberations Friday in the John Marvin trial that is now underway in Juneau.

November 2, 2012

Testimony Continues In Hoonah Murder Trial

Prosecution witnesses continued testimony today in Juneau in the trial of Hoonah resident John Marvin junior. Marvin is accused of shooting police officers Matthew Tokuoka and Sergeant Anthony Wallace on Aug. 28, 2010.

October 26, 2012

Opening Arguments Begin In Hoonah Murder Trial

Attorneys gave their opening arguments today in the trial of a Hoonah man accused of killing two police officers in 2010. John Marvin Jr. faces murder and weapons charges in the deaths of Sergeant Anthony Wallace and Officer Matthew Tokuoka of the Hoonah Police Department. The two were gunned down in front of Marvin’s home in August 2010.

October 25, 2012

Opening Arguments Begin In Hoonah Murder Trial

Opening arguments are planned for Wednesday morning in the state’s case against John N. Marvin, Jr. The 47-year old Marvin is accused of killing Hoonah police officers Matt Tokuoka and Tony Wallace in August 2010.

October 24, 2012