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Matt Miller, KTOO - Juneau

Matt Miller is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

Yakutat Cold Case Trial Delayed

Yet another delay in a jury trial for a man accused of killing his girlfriend at a Yakutat lodge long ago. The proceeding has been postponed, again. The latest delay will allow the defense to review new evidence that stems from the original cold case.

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August 6, 2013
Douglas Business On Auction Block

Douglas Business On Auction Block

An auction will be held next month for P P’s Douglas Inn, the Douglas business seized earlier this spring because the owner failed to pay federal taxes for much of the last 14 years.

August 1, 2013

IRS Seizes Douglas Inn After Failing To Pay Taxes

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.

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July 25, 2013

Former Juneau Police Officer To Serve 9 Years In Prison

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.

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July 22, 2013

Jury Now Considering Charges Against David Paul In Homicide Case

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.

June 17, 2013

Hoonah Responds To Lawsuit By Slain Officer’s Widow

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.

April 24, 2013

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