Aaron Selbig, KBBI - Homer
Aaron Selbig is a reporter at KBBI in Homer.
Investigators are taking a closer look at the airplane crash on Beluga Lake in Homer that killed former state representative Cheryll Heinze last week. On Monday, officials from the National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on the accident.
A woman was wounded by an Alaska State Trooper after an exchange of gunfire on the Sterling Highway near Anchor Point Sunday night. Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Megan Peters says the shooting began Sunday evening on the Sterling Highway near Happy Valley – about 10 miles north of Anchor Point – after Troopers received multiple calls from motorists concerning the erratic driving of a yellow SUV.
A floatplane accident in Homer Tuesday night claimed the life of former Alaska state legislator Cheryll Heinze, who represented Anchorage for one term in 2003 and 2004. Federal investigators are unsure what exactly caused the Cessna 206 carrying Heinze and four others to flip over while attempting to land on Homer’s Beluga Lake.
The cruise ship M/S Amsterdam is set to make the first of seven visits to Homer this weekend. But as KBBI’s Aaron Selbig reports, Holland America cruise lines – has decided the ship will not be visiting Homer, Kodiak or Anchorage after this year.
When a Florida couple found themselves in a desperate situation after a bicycle ride up a Hawaiian volcano turned bad in a hurry – the last thing they probably expected was to be rescued by a couple from Homer, Alaska. But, that’s exactly what happened.
An oil tanker docked in icy waters at Nikiski had what investigators are calling a “near miss” when it was accidentally set adrift while loading oil from the Tesoro tank farm. KBBI’s Aaron Selbig reports on the January incident, which came to light last week following the release of an internal Tesoro investigation.
Alaskans in coastal areas – including Homer – will hear a test of local tsunami sirens Wednesday. The tests coincide with “Tsunami Awareness Week” and are designed to educate the public about tsunami preparedness.
A recent spike in seismic activity at Iliamna Volcano led scientists from the Alaska Volcano Observatory to raise the volcano’s alert level to “yellow” Friday afternoon.
One of the emerging players in the recent renaissance of Cook Inlet oil and gas exploration is the Houston, Texas-based Apache Corporation. One of the leaders at Apache is John Hendrix, an Alaskan who graduated from Homer High School in 1975. Hendrix returned to his hometown Monday to make a presentation to the Homer City Council about his company’s intentions.
Emergency responders are getting some practice this week in responding to a statewide disaster in Alaska. KBBI’s Aaron Selbig reports on how “Alaska Shield 2012” could lead to improved response in the event of a real-world disaster.
Buccaneer Alaska is nearing its goal of bringing a jack-up rig into Cook Inlet later this year – to join a rig owned by Escopeta Oil and Gas Company that arrived last year.
A crowd of about 30 people who braved chilly temperatures at the tip of the Homer Spit Monday morning were treated to a rare sight – the release of a fully rehabilitated sea otter back into the wild.
The Discovery Channel – which is already home to Alaska-based shows like “Gold Rush Alaska” and of course, “Deadliest Catch” – debuted a new Alaska reality show last week, this one set in the outskirts of Homer.
APRN and our affiliates are using this last week of 2011 to look back on some of the stories that left an impression. Some because they were fun, but some because they were difficult to report on.
Ice fishing is a time-honored winter sport on the Kenai Peninsula – a way to have some fun outdoors and put some fresh fish on the table.
Communities across the state are pouring over Governor Sean Parnell’s new budget proposal. One project that wasn’t included in the capital budget is the South Peninsula Pipeline, a project that would bring natural gas into the Homer area for the first time.
The Mariner Theatre at Homer High School was filled nearly to capacity Tuesday afternoon as children from Paul Banks Elementary School filed onto the stage to prepare for their annual Christmas program.
Alaska Outlaw Playing Cards are back with an all-new deck of famous – and infamous – outlaws, rebels and con-men from Alaska’s past.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency – or FEMA – has caused a wave of confusion in Juneau and Homer concerning the latest flood maps issued by the agency.