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Matthew Parker Williams, 37, was arrested Wednesday while hiding in a laundry pile for five warrants for a variety of crimes. (Courtesy photo | Justin Byrd)

Wanted man located in laundry pile, arrested

Williams had five warrants out for combined $6,500.

Matthew Parker Williams, 37, was arrested Wednesday while hiding in a laundry pile for five warrants for a variety of crimes. (Courtesy photo | Justin Byrd)
AML barge loaded with containers being towed to Alaska. (Courtesy photo | Alaska Marine Lines)

Alaska Marine Lines to make extra trip to Hoonah

The barge will depart Seattle on Feb. 19.

AML barge loaded with containers being towed to Alaska. (Courtesy photo | Alaska Marine Lines)
Valentine’s Day starts with the falling snow on the Gastineau Channel Friday. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Snowy Valentine’s Day leads into likely warmer week

Hopefully your holiday plans are indoors.

Valentine’s Day starts with the falling snow on the Gastineau Channel Friday. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Online dating can be risky if you’re not careful. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Online dating can be risky if you’re not careful. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Phishing scam posing as Alaska USA credit union targets Alaskans

With a little care, you can avoid a major headache.

Police investigating Sunday beating of 18-year-old

The police believe the incident is isolated, but there’s concern elsewhere

The Alaska Department of Transportation uses the DaisyBell device to precisely trigger controlled avalanches above Thane Road, reducing the chances of a catastrophic natural avalanche, Feb. 11, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
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An ounce of prevention: Alaska DOT triggers avalanches above Thane Road

A small noise with a big effect: using tech to trigger avalanches

The Alaska Department of Transportation uses the DaisyBell device to precisely trigger controlled avalanches above Thane Road, reducing the chances of a catastrophic natural avalanche, Feb. 11, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
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Juneau police seek man wanted for five warrants

Matthew Parker Williams currently has warrants out for his arrest for $6,500.

People pay tribute to the Woosh.ji.een Dance Group as they perform during a Celebrate Survivors gathering sponsored by Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and AWARE in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

AWARE, Catholic Community Services awarded advocacy grant

The grant is to enhance their services for victims.

People pay tribute to the Woosh.ji.een Dance Group as they perform during a Celebrate Survivors gathering sponsored by Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and AWARE in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
From right to left, Karleen Grummett, Marjorie Alstead Shakelford, Mary Tanaka Abo and Marie Darlin discuss the “Empty Chair” exhibit at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. The exhibit will be at the museum through the end of the month. (Stephanie Shor | Juneau Empire)

Juneau author nominated for Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame

She wrote a book highlighting WWII American internment camps.

From right to left, Karleen Grummett, Marjorie Alstead Shakelford, Mary Tanaka Abo and Marie Darlin discuss the “Empty Chair” exhibit at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. The exhibit will be at the museum through the end of the month. (Stephanie Shor | Juneau Empire)
Robert Manzanares, 42, appears in U.S. District Court in Juneau Wednesday for a change of plea hearing. A barrier put in place in the public courtroom hallway blocked Manzanares from public view, per the judge’s orders. Photography is not allowed in the courtroom. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Man pleads guilty to murdering wife on cruise ship

He beat her to death and attempted to throw her body over the balcony.

Robert Manzanares, 42, appears in U.S. District Court in Juneau Wednesday for a change of plea hearing. A barrier put in place in the public courtroom hallway blocked Manzanares from public view, per the judge’s orders. Photography is not allowed in the courtroom. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Gulf of Alaska on May 24, 2019. (U.S. Navy | Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anthony J. Rivera)
The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Gulf of Alaska on May 24, 2019. (U.S. Navy | Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anthony J. Rivera)
Charred octopus at Red Spruce on Jan. 28, 2020. (Emily Russo Miller | Juneau Empire)

A complementary pair: Beyond The Ale visits Red Spruce

The brand new indoor eatery is open for business.

Charred octopus at Red Spruce on Jan. 28, 2020. (Emily Russo Miller | Juneau Empire)
Courtesy photo | UA Museum of the North
                                The fossil of Gunakadeit joseeae, which was found in Southeast Alaska. About two thirds of the tail had already eroded away when the fossil was discovered.

Ancient species found near Kake given Tlingit name

This is the first species ever given a Tlingit name.

Courtesy photo | UA Museum of the North
                                The fossil of Gunakadeit joseeae, which was found in Southeast Alaska. About two thirds of the tail had already eroded away when the fossil was discovered.
Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire 
                                Substance misuse costs the state of Alaska $3.45 billion every year, according to a report released recently by the McDowell Group.
Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire 
                                Substance misuse costs the state of Alaska $3.45 billion every year, according to a report released recently by the McDowell Group.
Juneau Police Department Chief Ed Mercer, photographed on Wednesday, has worked to spearhead three initiatives coming to fruition in the next month to make Juneau a safer place. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Police Department Chief Ed Mercer, photographed on Wednesday, has worked to spearhead three initiatives coming to fruition in the next month to make Juneau a safer place. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Keith Anders Hermann, 54, sits in court Tuesday. Hermann is charged with multiple counts of sexual assault of a minor. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Man arrested Friday for sexual abuse makes court appearance

He’s being held Lemon Creek Correctional Center on $50,000 bail.

Keith Anders Hermann, 54, sits in court Tuesday. Hermann is charged with multiple counts of sexual assault of a minor. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Schools and bus routes are cancelled in Juneau following heavy snow, Feb. 4, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Snow causes closings for schools, bus service across Juneau

Many other offices and businesses are open as usual.

Schools and bus routes are cancelled in Juneau following heavy snow, Feb. 4, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Skating Club took second place in the The Ice Sports Industry’s West Coast Skating Championships in Tacoma on Jan. 17-19, 2020. (Courtesy Photo | JSC)
The Juneau Skating Club took second place in the The Ice Sports Industry’s West Coast Skating Championships in Tacoma on Jan. 17-19, 2020. (Courtesy Photo | JSC)