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ORICK- An Orick woman was robbed while taking a nap in the afternoon, then later assaulted.

Around 1:30 p.m.Thursday, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence on Highway 101. The victim stated she was sleeping when her dog woke her up from barking. She saw two white men ransacking her home, and stealing items that include her laptop and tattoo equipment. 

The suspects then fled, while one of them hit the woman with a duffel bag, causing minor injuries. Below are the suspect descriptions: 

Suspect #1- white male adult, between 20-29 years old, thin build, with sores on his face wearing a “very dirty” brown and grey long sleeve shirt, grey “workout pants,” and dirty white tennis shoes

Suspect #2- white male adult, between 20-29 years old, thin build, wearing a brown hat

 Anyone with any information can contact law enforcement. 

Post date Friday, October 21, 2016 - 13:44

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WILLITS - If you are planning to head south to the Bay Area over the weekend, Caltrans is alerting the public about a new slowdown.

A culvert just north of the new Willit’s Bypass was found to be deteriorating and in need immediate replacement. It was discovered after last weekend's heavy rains. The original section was built back in 1917 and was extended in 1984.

Replacing the...

Post date: Friday, October 21, 2016 - 20:52

EUREKA - Comerica Bank is suing the Budget Motel’s owners for breach of contract. Judge Reinholtsen heard that suit today.

As the loan holder, Comerica Bank requested the appointment of a receiver to take over, manage and/or sell the property.

The bank’s lawyers argued this action was necessary so the bank can be paid off and the motel itself can become a location more beneficial...

Post date: Friday, October 21, 2016 - 17:25

CRESCENT CITY- A suspect is behind bars after assaulting a man, and trying to run people over with his vehicle in Crescent City. 

Around 1 p.m. Wednesday, 21-year-old Trenton Allen Andrews pulled a knife on a man following an altercation, on 3rd and Chase Streets. A business owner came out to address the issue, but Andrews fled and got behind the wheel of his vehicle. He drove towards...

Post date: Friday, October 21, 2016 - 17:21

An Oregon woman set out on a journey for humanity, across the west coast to put a face to homelessness, she has finally made her way to Humboldt county.

Project creator, Julie Akins hit the road a few months ago in an effort to spread understanding the struggles of homelessness. Akins has interviewed about 60 homeless men, women and even several Humboldt county college students. At the...

Post date: Friday, October 21, 2016 - 17:13

In the spirit of Halloween, South Fortuna Elementary brought in a band of ghouls to reward their students.

Once a month, the elementary rewards their students as part of the county-wide positive behavior intervention program. The school calls it Fun-Friday and has hosted a variety of events in the past, like carnivals and dress-up days. This month they've invited The Dead Drops, who...

Post date: Friday, October 21, 2016 - 17:00

EUREKA - Proponents of Prop 56 are rallying support and Friday was Humboldt County’s turn with a rally in Old Town.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network was at 2nd and F Streets demonstrating by dumping 5,600 toe tags from a body bag into a coffin.

These tags symbolize the amount of children who will begin smoking this year and eventually die from tobacco related...

Post date: Friday, October 21, 2016 - 16:46

ARCATA – The city of Arcata’s Environmental Services Department is getting involved with the public with a community forest cleanup.

Locals are invited out to participate in the forest cleanup for the Make a Difference Day event. Volunteers are encouraged to come out and help maintain trails while removing interfering plants and waste from the community forest. Event runs tomorrow from...

Post date: Friday, October 21, 2016 - 16:43

It’s movie night at The Old Steeple, celebrating the15th anniversary of a movie filmed in Ferndale. 

Ferndale Music Company is collaborating with Ferndale Museum to show The Majestic, starring Jim Carrey on Saturday.  Tickets are $5 and doors open at 6:30 pm. There will be popcorn and candy while special guest speakers will share some of their experiences meeting Carrey and other cast...

Post date: Friday, October 21, 2016 - 16:42

EUREKA- The weather didn't stop them! The Humboldt County Sheriff's Department helped make an indoor pumpkin patch for some local kids.

Eureka's Yurok Tribe Head Start Program canceled their field trip to a pumpkin patch because of the wet and stormy weather. But the Sheriff's Work Alternative Program coordinator, along with a local feed store thought to make a pumpkin patch indoors for...

Post date: Friday, October 21, 2016 - 14:24
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