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  • Second-degree murder: guilty. Tampering with physical evidence: guilty. Self-defense: not proved. After three days of deliberation, a Homer jury last Thursday afternoon delivered those verdicts for Demarqus Green, 23, of Anchorage. Green, the jury concluded, could not claim self defense in the July ...

    Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:06pm
  • “Denied.” In a terse, five-line ruling on May 21, the Alaska Supreme Court made that judgment on the city of Homer’s petition for review of Kenai Superior Judge Charles Huguelet’s order that the city comply with his January 2014 decision in the Ken Castner v. City of Homer lawsuit....

    Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:05pm
  • After three days of deliberation, a Homer jury on Thursday afternoon found Demarqus Green, 23, of Anchorage, guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Demian Sagerser, then 40. Green had claimed self defense in the July 7, 2012, shooting of Sagerser at Sagerser’s Stariski Creek home. Green sa...

    Thu, 05/21/2015 - 5:44pm
  • His Royal Highness King Harald V of Norway visits Anchorage and Homer next week for the first visit by the king to Alaska. King Harald arrives in Anchorage on Sunday and then visits Homer and Kachemak Bay on Tuesday morning. ...

    Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:11am
  • The cause of a gear-up aircraft landing on Saturday has not yet been determined and remains under investigation. National Transportation Safety Board investigators still have not even found if the incident involving an Alaska Air Transit charter flight caused sufficient damage to warrant NTSB review...

    Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:06am
  • It’s no secret people are captivated by salmon. We fish for them, hold music festivals in their honor, pay homage to them in artwork and depend on them for our livelihoods. They’re inspiring. So much so that Coowe Walker, researcher at the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, has dedicated a large ma...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 5:46pm
  • Since December, Homer Police have investigated and charged four men in separate cases involving inappropriate or illegal sexting messages sent by cell phone or on Facebook. ...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 5:40pm
  • “Public and permanent.” That’s the catch phrase Homer Police Sgt. Ryan Browning kept repeating in a talk on digital con- sciousness he did last month at Homer High School health and physical education classes....

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 5:39pm
  • Demarqus Green killed Demian Sagerser. On the night of July 7, 2012, Green, 23, pulled a 9 mm Smith and Wesson semiautomatic pistol on Demian Sag- erser, then 40, at Sagerser’s Stariski Creek cabin and shot him in the back and the side of his chest. Green then fled the scene, leaving Sagerser to ...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 5:18pm
  • An Alaska Air Transit charter flight with one pilot and seven passengers landed with wheels up late Saturday afternoon. No one was injured in the incident, said director of operations Dan Owen. The Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded, but did not treat or transport anyone. The incident closed ...

    Sat, 05/16/2015 - 8:04pm

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