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EUREKA- The person responsible for setting a Eureka home on fire was convicted by a Humboldt County jury Thursday. 

He is 24-year-old Devin Lee James Schmidt, who's been convicted of arson, a serious offense under the state penal code. The incident happened back in November of 2015 on Muncie Street. On that day, neighbors saw Schmidt fleeing the seen during the fire. Investigators also determined it to be arson and Schmidt's blood was found on a gas can outside the house.

His sentencing is scheduled for February 23 where he faces a maximum of 8 years in state prison. 

Post date Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 15:51

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SACRAMENTO - The Rural County Representatives of California installed its 2017 officers earlier this week, which include First District Supervisor, Rex Bohn.

Bohn was promoted from Second Vice Chair to First Vice Chair, and he says next year he’ll be Chairman.

He told us by phone today that he is, “honored” to be moving up the chain of command. He also said he is always excited...

Post date: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 19:19

EUREKA - College of the Redwoods will be joining an organization of community colleges focused on advancing the success of men of color.

It is called the CCEAL: Community College Equity Assessment Lab National Consortium on College Men of Color.

Membership in the organization will allow CR access to a number of new tools that will involve them with other community colleges to...

Post date: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 19:15

Got milk? Well if you have gotten any in the past 14 years, you may be eligible to receive some of your money back.

This is due to a class action lawsuit against the dairy industry, claiming that they were artificially inflating prices by prematurely slaughtering cows.

The dairy providers paid 52 million to settle the case, and residents of California and other states are...

Post date: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 18:19

Humboldt State University students are flushing wasteful toilet design down the drain. A group of students have come up with a way to save water with every flush - a freshwater toilet recycle system.

"It starts by the user using the toilet,” sophomore Christopher Alvaro explains, “and after the user is done using the toilet, when they flush the toilet, the flush activates water from the...

Post date: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 18:03

ARCATA – Last night the Arcata City Council did a second reading on butane, passing the ordinance with restrictions for safety concerns.

Those restrictions limit the amount of butane one can possess, as the substance is known to cause fires and even explosions. With the organic compound, easily accessible online, city officials are now considering online restrictions by location. For...

Post date: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 17:32

EUREKA – There has been a shortage of pink yarn in Humboldt county, that’s because one nationwide society is knitting a stance that really grabs your attention.

An estimate of nearly 200,000 people from across the US will be traveling to the nation’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington, this Saturday. The power hat is worn to create a statement that allows activists to take a...

Post date: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 17:30

ARCATA – With California legalizing, recreational marijuana in 2016, it’s opened a whole new door to law enforcement. Companies throughout the U.S., including the bay area are working on breathalyzers for those, illegally, under the influence.

“You can’t smoke anything in a car with children. That law has been on the books for a while, so marijuana is no different than cigarettes, so...

Post date: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 17:29

Humboldt County Road Updates: 

 

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Post date: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 17:16

EUREKA - With a lack of industrial and manufacturing jobs in Eureka, the city is exploring ways to attract new businesses.

The city will use $100,000 in grant funding to hire a consultant who will be tasked with laying out the best options for creating these jobs. In part, the consultant will evaluate the feasibility of repairing and possibly expanding the city’s dock facilities.

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Post date: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 17:12
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