Kenai man charged with attempted murder after alleged armed standoff

Kenai man arrested in connection with robbing coffee stand

A Kenai man was arrested early Friday morning after allegedly robbing a coffee stand in Kenai at knifepoint. Kenai police officers arrested Seth Byers, 19,… Continue reading

Kenai man charged with attempted murder after alleged armed standoff
Soldotna man arrested for vandalizing school fields

Soldotna man arrested for vandalizing school fields

A Soldotna man is facing multiple charges of criminal mischief and a charge of driving drunk after damaging athletic fields at two schools on Sunday.… Continue reading

Soldotna man arrested for vandalizing school fields
Police warn of phone scam

Kenai woman arrested for shoplifting $1,200 in goods

Soldotna police have arrested a Kenai woman in connection with stealing $1,200 in goods from Fred Meyer. Samantha Hayes, 28, was arrested Thursday and charged… Continue reading

Police warn of phone scam
Man arrested after crashing vehicle discovered to be stolen

Homer woman arrested for multiple forgeries

A Homer woman is in jail after allegedly trying to make multiple purchases in the Anchor Point area with fake bills. Alaska State Troopers arrested… Continue reading

Man arrested after crashing vehicle discovered to be stolen
Man arrested after crashing vehicle discovered to be stolen

Man arrested after crashing vehicle discovered to be stolen

An Anchor Point man is in custody after allegedly crashing a vehicle later discovered to be stolen. Alaska State Troopers arrested Colter Demers, 33, on… Continue reading

Man arrested after crashing vehicle discovered to be stolen
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Quiet wires: Alaska illegally fails to report its wiretaps to public

The Alaska Department of Law is failing to disclose when it taps the phone of an Alaskans, the Empire has learned through a public records… Continue reading

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Eagle River residents want to fight back against crime

Eagle River residents want to fight back against crime

EAGLE RIVER (AP) — Armed and angry, Chugiak-Eagle River residents say it’s time to get tough on crime. “I feel safer in some Asian countries… Continue reading

Eagle River residents want to fight back against crime
Man arrested after crashing vehicle discovered to be stolen

Troopers shoot man after he pulls handgun in back of patrol car

A man was sent to Central Peninsula Hospital on Saturday after Alaska State Troopers shot him following a confrontation in the back of a patrol… Continue reading

Man arrested after crashing vehicle discovered to be stolen

Anchor Point man in hospital after being shot by trooper

An Anchor Point man is in the hospital in Anchorage after being shot by an Alaska State Trooper during a confrontation Sunday night. Fernando Ospina,… Continue reading

Crash in Turnagain Pass sends 1 to hospital

Police look for tips about slain dogs

Alaska State Troopers, community members and the Peninsula Crime Stoppers are looking for tips after a family dog was fatally shot in the Kalifornsky Beach… Continue reading

Crash in Turnagain Pass sends 1 to hospital

Jury finds man guilty of running heroin, meth ring in Southeast Alaska

A Washington man is facing a minimum of five years in jail after a jury found him guilty of running a drug trafficking ring in… Continue reading

A look at the changes in SB54

One week ago, Gov. Bill Walker signed Senate Bill 54 after an extended special session. Crafted by lawmakers in response to a statewide crime wave,… Continue reading

Crash in Turnagain Pass sends 1 to hospital

Seward man arrested for firing shots at neighbors while intoxicated

Seward man arrested for firing shots at neighbors while intoxicated A Seward man has been arrested after firing a shotgun multiple times at his neighbors… Continue reading

Crash in Turnagain Pass sends 1 to hospital

Crime Stoppers launch app, seek more community involvement

Editor's note: This article has been corrected to show that Peninsula Crime Stoppers is 35 years old. Though it has celebrated its 35th birthday, the… Continue reading

Juneau’s rape kit backlog is ‘one of the worst’ nationwide

Juneau’s rape kit backlog is ‘one of the worst’ nationwide

Since April, Vanessa Nason has been trying to track rape. More specifically, the researcher and journalist with the news site MuckRock has been trying to… Continue reading

Juneau’s rape kit backlog is ‘one of the worst’ nationwide

Alaskans tendency is to vote no to judge retention

Alaskans may pass a negative judgement on their judges too easily, despite Alaska’s merit-based process for selecting and retaining judges, according to retired Alaska Superior… Continue reading

Trial for Kasilof woman charged with manslaughter pushed back

Trial for Kasilof woman charged with manslaughter pushed back

The trial for a woman charged with manslaughter after a car accident that left a Sterling teenager dead has been pushed back to next year.… Continue reading

Trial for Kasilof woman charged with manslaughter pushed back

2 arrested near Soldotna on stolen vehicle, burglary, drug charges

Two central Kenai Peninsula residents are facing a variety of charges include vehicle theft, burglary, criminal mischief and misconduct involving controlled substances after they were… Continue reading

Alaska State Troopers investigate man who threatened lawmakers for ‘coddling the guilty’

House floor debates over Senate Bill 54 enter their fourth day today after a tumultuous weekend that saw the Speaker of the House warn Alaska… Continue reading

Nikiski High School’s government class visited the Kenai Courthouse on Wednesday as part to argue a mock trial case. The case concerns the death of Devin Frost, a business owner with a gambling problem. On the stand as a witness is Frost’s business partner, Willy Freeman, who is charged with murdering Frost and collecting about $500,000 from an insurance policy. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Court is in session: Nikiski students take part in mock trial

The court room wasn’t quiet, in fact, one of the lawyers kept looking back to laugh when her objections were overruled, or give a small… Continue reading

Nikiski High School’s government class visited the Kenai Courthouse on Wednesday as part to argue a mock trial case. The case concerns the death of Devin Frost, a business owner with a gambling problem. On the stand as a witness is Frost’s business partner, Willy Freeman, who is charged with murdering Frost and collecting about $500,000 from an insurance policy. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)