Matt Miller, KTOO - Juneau
Matt Miller is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.
A Douglas man and his business owe a million dollars in back taxes that have been due since 1999. The Internal Revenue Service in May seized P-P’s Douglas Inn, formerly known as Louie’s. The agency plans to auction off the downtown Douglas property to recoup some of the money owed to the federal government.
No was hurt or killed when a former Juneau police officer and SWAT commander barricaded himself inside his house and shot as many as 75 rounds at other officers during Easter weekend last year. The attempted murder charges filed against Troy Wilson were eventually dropped as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Jury deliberations were set to resume on Friday in the David Paul homicide trial. The last of the witnesses took the stand on Thursday, followed by the judge’s usual instructions to the jury, closing arguments, and the excusal of alternates on the panel.
The city of Hoonah has responded to a lawsuit by the widow of one of the two police officers slain by John Marvin by saying Marvin was the responsible party and the other officer’s conduct was not negligent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ten thousand dollars cash bail has been set for the manager of a Southeast newspaper arrested as a fugitive from justice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.