MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • State prosecutors have charged a Homer woman with two counts of medical assistance fraud. Heather Platter, 31, was charged late last month, the Alaska Department of Law, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, announced in a press release. In the first count, a class C felony, Platter is alleged to have knowin...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:24pm
  • An accomplice in the murder of Damian Sagerser last summer pleaded guilty last week to federal drug and weapons charges.  Appearing before U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason April 11 in Anchorage, Nancie Modeste, 27, admitted being guilty to possession of a controlled substance with inten...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:20pm
  • If you were one of the lucky 3,900 jurors last year who got summonses and forgot to show up for jury duty in your month of service at the Homer Court, guess what? You’ve got mail. Coming your way soon, if not already, is an order to appear in court at 3 p.m. April 26 before Judge Margaret Murphy. ...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:10pm
  • While an extension of the Homer Spit Trail and construction of the Deep Water Dock Trail are two of the major projects using cruise ship tax revenues starting this construction season, several other projects also are being done. This week, contractors started installation of ship fenders at the Deep...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:58pm
  • Norman Vaughan, the explorer and Iditarod musher, used to say, “Dream big and dare to fail.” That could be the motto of Homer writer Dana Stabenow, who grew up in Seldovia. In 1990, Stabenow was down to the last $1,100 of a grubstake from her North Slope oil work savings, trying to break into wr...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:37pm
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    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:32pm
  • With the release last month of an environmental assessment, planning has moved forward for a new airstrip to serve the lower Cook Inlet villages of Nanwalek and Port Graham — the main transportation connection between them and Homer and the road system.  The two Alaska Native villages now hav...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:50pm
  • Most bank robbers try the direct approach in stealing cash: Enter a bank or credit union during business hours and demand it. Homer Police last week charged a Homer woman with taking a back-door approach when she allegedly broke into the Alaska USA Credit Union at about 1:45 a.m. last Friday.  ...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:50pm
  • Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet has sentenced William Daugherty, 47, to time served for a fourth-degree assault conviction. A Homer jury had found Daugherty not guilty on three felony counts of kidnapping, third-degree assault and third-degree weapons misconduct in a trial held last mont...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:23pm
  • Alaska State Troopers last week charged a Homer man for driving under the influence. That in itself isn’t rare, but the nature of the alleged intoxication is: troopers claimed Paul Frary, 24, was under the influence of marijuana and nothing else. Also unusual is the time between when the incident ...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 12:19pm

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