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MIRANDA - Two passengers sustain fatal injuries in a Southern Humboldt crash. The names of the two victims have been released, California Highway Patrol has identified them as Roger Harwood and  Dennis Wendt. 

Officers say the crash happened at 3:20 Friday morning.

The driver, 60-year-old Steven Murray of Fortuna, was driving a GMC Yukon Northbound on Highway 101, north of French Road.

For reasons still under investigation, the GMC ran off the roadway, into a light pole and a redwood tree, causing the SUV to overturn and travel down an embankment.

Maple Hills Road is adjacent to the highway at this point, and the SUV came to rest on its left side on the road.

The passengers were pronounced dead at the scene.

Post date Friday, July 21, 2017 - 09:24

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NEAR SOMES BAR - Firefighters continue to try and bring the Marble Fire in Six Rivers National Forest under control.

Around 2 pm Wednesday it ignited for unknown reasons and burned over 100 acres. By Friday it had grown to over 280 acres and private structures were still threatened. It is only 10-percent contained. Over 200-fire personnel are on scene.

Officials say steep and...

Post date: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 00:02

EEL RIVER - The nonprofit Eel River Recovery Project conducted a recent dive count of a dreaded predator in the Eel River and compared to past years the news is generally good.

The pikeminnow is a fish that many believe was introduced into the watershed many years ago as bait by fisherman. Recent drought conditions fostered the formidable predator’s growth and it has had a big impact on...

Post date: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 22:30

EUREKA - Coast Seafoods is a major business in Humboldt County. The company is tucked away just down the street from Madaket Plaza in Eureka.  They’ve been in business for almost 65 years. They farm oysters in Humboldt Bay and prepare them for market.

Earlier this year, Coast Seafoods’ expansion was turned down by the Coastal Commission.  In August their license comes up for renewal....

Post date: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 18:36

EUREKA - The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office wants to make clear how changes in the law affect enforcement of illegal marijuana cultivation in the county.

"I am tired of these people hiding behind medical marijuana. The time is now to come out from the shadows. The state and the county have provided opportunity to become a legitimate operation. There is no more excuse,” said Sheriff...

Post date: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 17:53

EUREKA - A proposal to move Eureka's corporation yard to Kennedy Park has locals up in arms. 

The corp yard on 14th Street is where city-owned property like machinery and vehicles are stored for repair.

Residents of East Eureka have been circulating a draft plan to develop a new facility at what is currently a baseball field on Dolbeer Street. At the most recent council meeting...

Post date: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 17:19

CRESCENT CITY - A whale became entangled in fishing lines off the coast of Crescent City.

News Channel 3's Meriah Miracle takes a look at what it took to rescue the animal and why you should expect to hear more stories like this.

"You can kind of imagine if you had a rope tied around your ankle that was holding you down in a  pool or something," said national oceanic atmospheric...

Post date: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 17:12

MIRANDA - Two passengers sustain fatal injuries in a Southern Humboldt crash. The names of the two victims have been released, California Highway Patrol has identified them as Roger Harwood and  Dennis Wendt. 

Officers say the crash happened at 3:20 Friday morning.

The driver, 60-year-old Steven Murray of Fortuna, was driving a GMC Yukon Northbound on Highway 101, north of French...

Post date: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 09:24

SIX RIVERS NATIONAL FOREST - Emergency personnel are challenged after a fire ignites in Six Rivers National Forest in the Marble Mountains

Around noon Thursday an all hands call went out to area firefighters. The Marble Fire had already burned nearly 100-acres and structures are immediately threatened. Steep and heavy terrain, coupled with damaged trees from this past winter will...

Post date: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 23:46

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT - A Southern Humboldt dam removal project is moving to completion but some recreational areas will be closed as the project wraps up.

California State Parks says the removal of the Benbow Dam should be complete by the end of this summer or early fall. However, as the project comes to a close, certain sections of the state recreational area will be inaccessible by the...

Post date: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 22:46
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