Gov. Mike Dunleavy outlines new measures the state will undertake to tackle sexual assault during a press conference streamed live from the Alaska Department of Public Safety Crime Lab in Anchorage on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. (Screenshot)

‘The days of getting away with it are over’

Dunleavy announces new process for tracking sexual assault cases, renewed effort to collect DNA from offenders.

 

The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Man charged with attempted murder, assault and resisting arrest

Homer man, 53, beat and strangled woman over two hours, police allege.

The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Former DHS employee Bert Christopher Heitstuman was arrested in Anchorage Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 for multiple counts of sexual assault. (Courtesy photo / Department of Law)

Ex-DHS officer indicted on sexual assault charges

The alleged offenses occurred between 2012 and 2018.

Former DHS employee Bert Christopher Heitstuman was arrested in Anchorage Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 for multiple counts of sexual assault. (Courtesy photo / Department of Law)
A phone screen displays a message warning of a potential spam call. Juneau Police Department warns residents to be aware of a scam involving someone claiming to be with Social Security Administration. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Police warn of phone phishing scam

Scammers are posing as members of the Social Security Administration.

A phone screen displays a message warning of a potential spam call. Juneau Police Department warns residents to be aware of a scam involving someone claiming to be with Social Security Administration. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
The Homer Police Station as seen Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer Police investigating Gear Shed burglary

Money was stolen from the store’s ATM

The Homer Police Station as seen Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
The Homer Courthouse. (Homer News file photo)

Case against former legislative aide to Rep. Vance dismissed

A criminal charge against a former legislative aide for Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) has been dismissed. Homer resident Adam Hykes served as Vance’s aide starting… Continue reading

The Homer Courthouse. (Homer News file photo)
The Homer Courthouse. (Homer News file photo)

Local legislative aide fired after arrest

Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) has fired one of her aides after he was arrested for alleged assault earlier this month. Adam Hykes of Homer was… Continue reading

The Homer Courthouse. (Homer News file photo)
Sarah Dayan. (Photo courtesy Alaska State Troopers)

Homer woman indicted for murder of Soldotna man

Keith Huss of Soldotna was found shot to death in late September, troopers say

Sarah Dayan. (Photo courtesy Alaska State Troopers)
Sarah Dayan. (Photo courtesy Alaska State Troopers)

Homer woman charged in murder of Soldotna man

The victim, Keith Huss, 57, was found in Turnagain Pass

Sarah Dayan. (Photo courtesy Alaska State Troopers)
Troopers search for Homer woman in connection with suspected homicide

Troopers search for Homer woman in connection with suspected homicide

A Homer woman is being sought by the Alaska State Troopers in connection to a suspected homicide. Investigators are looking for Sarah Dayan, 35, after… Continue reading

Troopers search for Homer woman in connection with suspected homicide
Former Alaska State Trooper accused of stealing

Former Alaska State Trooper accused of stealing

$20,000 taken from Anchor Point Post

Former Alaska State Trooper accused of stealing
Facebook post leads to ID of alleged burglar

Facebook post leads to ID of alleged burglar

An appeal on social media last month by Homer Police looking to identify a man in a photo alleged to have broken into a Kachemak… Continue reading

Facebook post leads to ID of alleged burglar
Woman fatally shot by troopers

Woman fatally shot by troopers

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska State Troopers fatally shot a woman they say brandished a firearm at them, the second deadly shooting involving troopers this week.… Continue reading

Woman fatally shot by troopers
The Homer Courthouse. (Homer News file photo)

Homer man accused of attempted murder and assault

A Homer man has been accused of attempted murder and several counts of assault following a violent incident near the Fritz Creek area on Monday.… Continue reading

The Homer Courthouse. (Homer News file photo)
Kasilof man killed by troopers

Kasilof man killed by troopers

The Alaska Bureau of Investigation and the General Investigative Unit in Soldotna are investigating.

Kasilof man killed by troopers
Man charged for nailing sign to governor’s mansion pleads no contest
Man charged for nailing sign to governor’s mansion pleads no contest
Tammie Willis is seen here at Kenai Peninsula College on Dec. 19, 2019. The bandage on her arm covers some of the cuts Willis received while being attacked at her home on Dec. 9. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

‘I don’t want it to be about me’

After series of attacks, local woman fears LGBTQ community is being targeted.

Tammie Willis is seen here at Kenai Peninsula College on Dec. 19, 2019. The bandage on her arm covers some of the cuts Willis received while being attacked at her home on Dec. 9. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Police say Seward homicide victim was lured, beaten

Five people have been charged in the Aug. 25 death of Preston Atwood.

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