Evidence argued ahead of Homer murder trial

Evidence argued ahead of Homer murder trial

The beginning of a jury trial for a Homer man accused of murder hinges on an argument over what evidence can be admitted into that… Continue reading

Evidence argued ahead of Homer murder trial
Soldotna doctor arrested on narcotics charges

Soldotna doctor arrested on narcotics charges

Authorities say Lavern Davidhizar illegally distributed large amounts of opioids and other narcotics

Soldotna doctor arrested on narcotics charges
Scotts Family Pharmacy on Lake Street as seen on Sept. 24, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Jury acquits Homer woman on drug charges

A Homer jury last Tuesday, Sept. 17, acquitted a Homer woman on two felony drug charges and one misdemeanor theft charge. In a seven-day jury… Continue reading

Scotts Family Pharmacy on Lake Street as seen on Sept. 24, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
High speed chase through Homer ends in arrest

High speed chase through Homer ends in arrest

One man is in custody after Alaska State Troopers pursued him in a high speed chase from Anchor Point to Homer. Sgt. Daniel Cox of… Continue reading

High speed chase through Homer ends in arrest
FILE- In this August 2009, file photo, provided by the Department of Defense, a Cook Inlet beluga whale calf, left, and an adult breach near Anchorage, Alaska. Conservation groups are suing a federal agency over rules they say could harm beluga whales and other marine mammals in Alaska’s Cook Inlet. An attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, which is challenging the rules along with Cook Inletkeeper, says the lawsuit was filed Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, against the National Marine Fisheries Service. The agency has said its analysis indicates that the rules will not contribute to or worsen the observed decline of the Cook Inlet beluga whale population. (Christopher Garner/Department of Defense via AP, File)

Groups sue over rules they say could harm belugas in Alaska

JUNEAU (AP) — Conservation groups are suing a federal agency over rules they say could harm beluga whales and other marine mammals in Alaska’s Cook… Continue reading

FILE- In this August 2009, file photo, provided by the Department of Defense, a Cook Inlet beluga whale calf, left, and an adult breach near Anchorage, Alaska. Conservation groups are suing a federal agency over rules they say could harm beluga whales and other marine mammals in Alaska’s Cook Inlet. An attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, which is challenging the rules along with Cook Inletkeeper, says the lawsuit was filed Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, against the National Marine Fisheries Service. The agency has said its analysis indicates that the rules will not contribute to or worsen the observed decline of the Cook Inlet beluga whale population. (Christopher Garner/Department of Defense via AP, File)
Oregon man arrested in 1978 death of Alaska teen

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

Oregon man arrested in 1978 death of Alaska teen
Anchorage woman arrested in Anchor Point shooting

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

Anchorage woman arrested in Anchor Point shooting
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

Flying over western Alaska, home to numerous Yup’ik communities, April 15, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Local men found guilty of illegal commercial fishing in Dogfish Bay

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

Local men found guilty of illegal commercial fishing in Dogfish Bay
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

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

Racist graffiti on Ford turns out to be 10-years-old
Car at East End shop hit with racist vandalism

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

Car at East End shop hit with racist vandalism

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

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

Police forward charges after altercation between person, driver in Homer
Wasabi’s Bistro vandalized with racist message

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

Wasabi’s Bistro vandalized with racist message
Loaded gun goes off in Soldotna coffee shop, injures woman

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

Loaded gun goes off in Soldotna coffee shop, injures woman
Ninilchik man indicted for attempted murder

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

Ninilchik man indicted for attempted murder
Homer woman flees courthouse after her arraignment hearing for fraudulent purchases

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

Homer woman flees courthouse after her arraignment hearing for fraudulent purchases
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

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

Kenai man charged after standoff with troopers near Ninilchik
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