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

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

Burglars make off with $25k in stolen property

No arrests have been made in a Tuesday night burglary spree who made off with nearly $25,000 in stolen property from a Soldotna neighborhood. Soldotna-based… Continue reading

Alaska House starts voting on rollback of criminal justice reform

As voting began Saturday morning on floor amendments to Senate Bill 54, members of the Alaska House of Representatives found themselves divided into two camps.… Continue reading

Car chase ends in Sterling crash

A Monday car chase that began in Kenai ended in Sterling when 28 year-old Dylan Adkins of Anchorage crashed a stolen white pick-up into some… Continue reading

Charges for man accused of pulling school fire alarm to be reduced

The felony charges against a Sterling man who allegedly entered two central Kenai Peninsula schools and pulled fire alarms will be downgraded to misdemeanors. Robert… Continue reading

Nikiski man charged with stealing car, crashing it, possessing meth

A Nikiski man is facing a set of felony and misdemeanor charges relating to an incident in which he is accused of stealing a car,… Continue reading

Alaska Wildlife Troopers do more with fewer officers

The Alaska Wildlife Troopers are spread thin across the state and asking the boards of fisheries and game to consider that when making regulations. The… Continue reading

SB 54 holds hope for curtailing repeat crime

One of the most frustrating parts of the state’s recent criminal justice system reform efforts for Kenai Peninsula residents has been to watch consequences for… Continue reading

Kenai man sentenced to 4 years prison for manslaughter

A Kenai man has been sentenced to four years in prison for dealing drugs that led to the death of a Soldotna-area man in 2015.… Continue reading

Kenai man pleads guilty to negligent homicide

A Kenai man pled guilty to a charge of negligent homicide related a Soldotna man who died from a drug overdose in 2015. Richard Paul… Continue reading

Sterling man arrested after series of thefts

Sterling man arrested after series of thefts Alaska State Troopers arrested a Sterling man Wednesday night in connection with a series of burglaries in Sterling.… Continue reading

Man on trial for assaulting correctional officer, argues it was self-defense

Editor's note: This article has been corrected to show that the case was scheduled for trial but has never formally gone to a jury trial… Continue reading

3 accused in Kenai kidnapping, assault case plead not guilty

Three defendants pleaded not guilty in Kenai Superior Court on Tuesday to charges of kidnapping, assaulting and sexually assaulting two individuals, stealing weapons and intending… Continue reading

Troopers ID officer in Seward shooting

Troopers ID officer in Seward shooting Alaska State Troopers have identified a Seward Police Department officer involved in a shooting that left a man dead… Continue reading

Man dies after being shot by Seward police officer

A man has died after being shot by a Seward police officer during a confrontation Sunday. A Seward police officer shot Micah McComas, 41, of… Continue reading

Kenai man arrested for sexual abuse of several minors

A Kenai man is facing multiple charges of sexual assault against multiple minors over a period of five years. Donald Tresness, 29, of Kenai, was… Continue reading

Troopers arrest woman after high-speed chase in stolen truck

A high-speed chase on near Soldotna on Friday ended in Alaska State Troopers arresting a woman for stealing a truck. Amber Heath, 28, of Kenai,… Continue reading

Senator, former backer of SB91, seeks its repeal

Sen. Mia Costello has heard enough. Seventeen months ago, the Anchorage Republican was among the co-sponsors of Senate Bill 91, a sweeping reform of Alaska’s… Continue reading