Matt Miller, KTOO - Juneau
Matt Miller is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John Marvin, Jr. is competent to stand trial. Superior Court Judge David George made that ruling on Friday afternoon after hearing two psychologists give their opinion of Marvin. They both visited Marvin at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute in Anchorage on Wednesday. That was just days after Marvin’s defense attorney asked for another mental evaluation because he said he had difficulty communicating with his client.
Five people were rescued early this morning after their fishing vessel hit a rock and began taking on water near Kodiak. The five male crew members of the 58-foot vessel ‘Kodiak Isle’ donned their survival suits just after midnight and evacuated into a life raft.
Alaskans decided on mayors, assembly members and school board candidates in local elections across the state yesterday.
The trial of a former police officer accused of firing on his former colleagues has been moved until the latter half of next January. Troy Wilson was scheduled to stand trial on December 3rd. But his attorney Julie Willoughby said in Juneau Superior Court on Thursday that she just received another 150-pages of documents as part of the discovery process.