Outrage over assault dismissal

Outrage over assault dismissalBorn and raised in Homer, I found myself fortunate to have grown up in a loving, supportive, SAFE community which advocates for… Continue reading

Court Reports

CourtsCourt records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through Sept. 12:JudgmentsJonathan R. Cumpton, 25, charge dismissed, driving while license canceled, suspended or… Continue reading

Court Reports

Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through July 10: Judgments William O. Daugherty, 49, charge dismissed, sixth-degree misconduct involving a… Continue reading

One Billion Rising

Participants in Homer Rising, the local version of One Billion Rising, dance at the end of the event last Friday at WKFL Park. People shared… Continue reading

Hearing continued in McClendon case

A preliminary hearing held on Monday in the case of Michael McClendon, 29, has been continued until 3:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Homer Courthouse.… Continue reading

Teen to talk about human trafficking

Recently I traveled up the road to receive an intensive GEMS (Girls Educational Mentoring Services) training on the commercial sexual exploitation of children, otherwise known… Continue reading

Citizens meet to talk about crime Nov. 16 in Anchor Point

In response to the Tech Connect burglary and other recent crimes involving drugs, a citizen crime prevention organization, Kenai Peninsula Crime Group, has formed. It… Continue reading

More arrests expected

Social media and a tip from an alert cell-phone store employee led to police this week charging five people in connection with the Oct. 21… Continue reading

Trials reset in two murder cases

Trial dates for two lower Kenai Peninsula murder cases have been reset to later this year and early next year. The trial of Alfred Jones,… Continue reading

Parnell reappoints Cushing to seat on statewide council

Gov. Sean Parnell has reappointed Susan Cushing of Homer to the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, according to a Sept. 27 press release… Continue reading

Seeing green

There’s been a lot of talk about green dots lately — and red dots. The phrase “green dot” might sound like social-worker speak, but the… Continue reading

Reward doubled in trail homicide

Following a forensic examination and further investigation, Homer Police have ruled the death of Mark Matthews, 61, a homicide. Matthews was found dead about 10:15… Continue reading

Felony charges dismissed in kidnapping, robbery case

The day before his trial was set to begin in Homer, a 53-year-old man accused of kidnapping, armed assault, robbery and burglary has accepted a… Continue reading

Teens take stands on issues of interest

Have you ever played a violent video game? Fantasy gore seems to be more and more popular as the graphics are refined and technical kinks… Continue reading

Daugherty gets time served

Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet sentenced William Daugherty, 47, to time served for a fourth-degree assault conviction. A Homer jury had found Daugherty not… Continue reading

Judge lifts some bail restrictions for two charged in sexual assault

With preparations for the upcoming Bristol Bay fishing season beginning, attorneys representing Joseph and Anthony Resetarits argued during a Friday hearing before Judge Margaret Murphy… Continue reading

Film shows for Sexual Assault Awareness month

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness month, South Peninsula Haven House sponsors a showing of “The Invisible War” at 6 p.m. April 11 at the… Continue reading

Marshals capture man

U.S. Marshals last week arrested in Tacoma, Wash., a former Port Graham man charged with first-degree sexual assault on a minor. Benjamin L. Moonin, 49,… Continue reading

Task force looks at human trafficking

By Rachel D’oro The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — Experts testifying before a new Alaska task force on sex trafficking said Monday the teenage victims often… Continue reading

Courts

Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through Oct. 17. Judgments Abram Z. Kraskov, 56, pleaded guilty to failure to appear… Continue reading