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ARCATA - An Arcata parolee, allegedly under the influence of methamphetamine, has been arrested after leading the CHP on a slow speed chase in a stolen golf cart.

California Highway Patrol says, early this morning, 35-year-old Cory Pearson reportedly stole a golf cart from Sun Valley Bulb Farm, drove the cart down Lamphere Road into a parked car and began ramming the vehicle.

When witnesses arrived, he fled. CHP responded and found Pearson entering southbound Highway 101. The suspect refused to pull over and drove onto eastbound 299 at around 10 miles per hour before abandoning the golf cart and fleeing on foot. He was captured by CHP Officers and booked into the Humboldt County Jail for felony vehicle theft, felony drug influence and evading police.

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EUREKA- The man accused of shooting and killing Danyel Siddique in Redway on Wednesday plead not guilty Friday in court.

Jason Armstrong of Dumas, Texas pled not guilty to one count of murder and denied two special allegations for the use of a firearm resulting in death.

Armstrong was arrested Wednesday morning after turning himself in to authorities. According to the sheriff’s...

FORTUNA- Just in time for Halloween, stories of the dead are coming to life at Fortuna’s Masonic and Odd Fellow’s Cemetery.

Grave Matters and Untimely Departures is an annual fundraiser for the Fortuna Cemetery District. at the event on Sunday, visitors can take a 50-minute tour through the cemetery and learn about the history and manner of how those buried there died.


EUREKA- October 23 marked the 100th anniversary of the railroad on the North Coast but the celebration is just beginning.

As part of the festivities, Eureka’s Clarke Historical Museum opened a special exhibit Thursday about the Northwestern Pacific Railroad. On Friday only, the original golden spike that marked the completion of the railroad 100 years ago was on display at...

ORICK - “We live in a global world at this point. We can no longer think of ourselves as insulated from everything else that's going on around the world,” Leonel Arguello, the Chief of Vegetation Management at Redwood National State Parks, said.

The Redwood National and State Parks are hosting officials from Chile’s “Parque Nacional Alerce Costero.”

“We brought up four of them...

SAMOA - The Samoa Fire Department welcomed a new engine this week that will enable them to fight fires like never before. The fire truck is a type three engine, the first of its kind for the district.

The truck will be used primarily for wild land fires, something the peninsula encounters often with their terrain. Some of the features of the engine are its four-wheel drive and ability...