Oregon man arrested in 1978 death of Alaska teen

ANCHORAGE — A 62-year-old Oregon man is under arrest in connection with the 1978 rape and death of a teenage Anchorage girl, Alaska State Troopers… Continue reading

 

Anchorage woman arrested in Anchor Point shooting

An Anchorage woman has been arrested for allegedly shooting a man in the Anchor Point area earlier this week, according to Alaska State Troopers. The… Continue reading

 

Flying over western Alaska, home to numerous Yup’ik communities, April 15, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Budget cuts leave Village Public Safety Officer Program on shaky ground

On June 28, the same day U.S. Attorney General William Barr declared a law enforcement emergency in rural Alaska, and made more than $10 million… Continue reading

 

Local men found guilty of illegal commercial fishing in Dogfish Bay

Four men from Homer and Anchor Point charged with illegal commercial fishing last year will receive fines and probation, Eric Winslow, 63, Paul Roth, 36,… Continue reading

Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, speaks about the House passing a crime bill during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Lawmakers ask why Alaska still has ‘marriage defense’ against spousal rape

Marriage can still be used as defense in some assault cases.

Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, speaks about the House passing a crime bill during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Racist graffiti on Ford turns out to be 10-years-old

While someone did scratch racist graffiti in a late 1990s Ford Bronco now owned by a Homer couple, that vandalism turned out to have happened… Continue reading

Car at East End shop hit with racist vandalism

Alaska State Troopers do not have any more information in a second case of racist graffiti to happen in an East End Road neighborhood over… Continue reading

Court of Appeals upholds sexual assault conviction; remands to court issue of sentencing

The Alaska Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Fairbanks man who sexually assaulted a Homer woman in August 2011, but sent back… Continue reading

Police forward charges after altercation between person, driver in Homer

Homer Police are forwarding charges and evidence to the District Attorney’s Office after investigating an altercation between two family members Tuesday in Homer. A video… Continue reading

Wasabi’s Bistro vandalized with racist message

Editor’s note: There are descriptions of racism in this article that may be disturbing to some. Wasabi’s Bistro just outside of Homer was vandalized with… Continue reading

Loaded gun goes off in Soldotna coffee shop, injures woman

A man who unintentionally discharged a firearm inside a Soldotna coffee shop on Sunday injured a 75-year-old woman, according to a statement from Lt. Duane… Continue reading

Ninilchik man indicted for attempted murder

The Kenai Grand Jury last month indicted a Ninilchik man for three counts of attempted murder stemming from an incident that happened at the Ninilchik… Continue reading

Homer woman flees courthouse after her arraignment hearing for fraudulent purchases

A woman from Homer attempted to evade authorities and run away from the Homer Courthouse after being charged with committing fraud on Nov. 2, 2018.… Continue reading

A bull moose munches on vegetation after making a quick job of someone’s “Keep Out” sign in Kasilof, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Ed Marsh)

Alaska moose poacher fined $100,000, sentenced to jail

ANCHORAGE — An Alaska man who poached three moose and left most of the meat to rot has been sentenced to nine months in jail… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2018
  • By DAN JOLING Associated Press
  • NewsCrime
A bull moose munches on vegetation after making a quick job of someone’s “Keep Out” sign in Kasilof, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Ed Marsh)

Kenai man charged after standoff with troopers near Ninilchik

A Kenai man has been charged with felony assault following a Sunday morning standoff in which Alaska State Troopers. Troopers arrested Todd Bashaw, 45, after… Continue reading

Troopers apprehend armed man on highway near Ninilchik

Update: In a press release on Dec. 2, Alaska State Troopers released the name of the suspect involved. He is Todd Bashaw, 45, of Soldotna.… Continue reading

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                                This photo, courtesy of the Alaska Department of Corrections, shows the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward, Alaska.
                                This photo, courtesy of the Alaska Department of Corrections, shows the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward. (Courtesy Alaska Department of Corrections)

Spring Creek holds town hall

On Monday night, the Spring Creek Correctional Center opened its doors to the public, inviting them to the maximum security prison for an open discussion… Continue reading

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                                This photo, courtesy of the Alaska Department of Corrections, shows the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward, Alaska.
                                This photo, courtesy of the Alaska Department of Corrections, shows the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward. (Courtesy Alaska Department of Corrections)
FILE – In this May 3, 2016, file photo, mourners gather around caskets for six of the eight members of the Rhoden family found shot April 22, 2016, at four properties near Piketon, Ohio, during funeral services at Scioto Burial Park in McDermott, Ohio. Authorities say Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, that a family of four has been arrested in in the slayings of eight members of one family in rural Ohio two years ago. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Former Kenai residents arrested in Ohio slaying of 8

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A family of four arrested Tuesday in the gruesome slayings of eight people from another family in rural Ohio two years… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2018
  • By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press
  • NewsCrime
FILE – In this May 3, 2016, file photo, mourners gather around caskets for six of the eight members of the Rhoden family found shot April 22, 2016, at four properties near Piketon, Ohio, during funeral services at Scioto Burial Park in McDermott, Ohio. Authorities say Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, that a family of four has been arrested in in the slayings of eight members of one family in rural Ohio two years ago. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Port Graham resident Ryan Meganack’s makeshift camp, about 400 feet from his mother’s home in the village across Kachemak Bay from Homer, where he was found and arrested in Dec. 2016. (Photo courtesy U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Alaska)

Port Graham man sentenced for faking own death, causing expensive search response

A man who faked his own death in 2016 to avoid a court appearance and triggered an expensive and needless search and rescue operation has… Continue reading

Port Graham resident Ryan Meganack’s makeshift camp, about 400 feet from his mother’s home in the village across Kachemak Bay from Homer, where he was found and arrested in Dec. 2016. (Photo courtesy U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Alaska)
An unused sexual assault evidence kit, colloquially known as a “rape kit,” is seen Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire file)
                                An unused sexual assault evidence kit, colloquially known as a “rape kit,” is seen Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire file)
An unused sexual assault evidence kit, colloquially known as a “rape kit,” is seen Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire file)
                                An unused sexual assault evidence kit, colloquially known as a “rape kit,” is seen Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire file)