Empire Live: Tourism task force turns attention to waterfront plan

Long-range plan and public opinion survey are today’s focus.

A snowboarder makes his way through the snow at Eaglecrest Ski Area earlier this month. The City and Borough of Juneau-owned and operated ski area has received snowfall each of the past 30 days. (Courtesy Photo | Jeremy Lavender)
A snowboarder makes his way through the snow at Eaglecrest Ski Area earlier this month. The City and Borough of Juneau-owned and operated ski area has received snowfall each of the past 30 days. (Courtesy Photo | Jeremy Lavender)
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)
People wearing masks, attend a vigil for Chinese doctor Li Wenliang, in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 7. The death of a young doctor who was reprimanded for warning about China’s new virus triggered an outpouring Friday of praise for him and fury that communist authorities put politics above public safety. (AP Photo | Kin Cheung)
People wearing masks, attend a vigil for Chinese doctor Li Wenliang, in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 7. The death of a young doctor who was reprimanded for warning about China’s new virus triggered an outpouring Friday of praise for him and fury that communist authorities put politics above public safety. (AP Photo | Kin Cheung)
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)
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)

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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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)
An event held in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en pipeline protests being held in British Columbia drew dozens of Juneauites to Auke Bay Recreation Area Sunday. (Courtesy Photo | Sigoop Price)
An event held in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en pipeline protests being held in British Columbia drew dozens of Juneauites to Auke Bay Recreation Area Sunday. (Courtesy Photo | Sigoop Price)
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)