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HACIENDA HEIGHTS- California Highway Patrol investigators have determined that the driver of a FedEx tractor-trailer was responsible for a deadly bus crash in April 2014 killing ten.

In a CHP press conference Friday afternoon officials revealed the results of the lengthy investigation. 

The agency found that the FedEx truck driver, Tim Evans, 32, did not make any evasive maneuvers before crashing into the bus. The agency said Evans could have fallen asleep or had an undiagnosed medical problem that lead to the vehicle drifting out of it's lane across the Interstate 5 median near Orland. However, the agency could not confirm either as the cause.

The resulting crash killed five Southern California students on a trip to visit HSU, three chaperones, Evans and the bus driver.

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SMITH RIVER - Two Del Norte County residents were taken to the hospital after driving off an embankment on Highway 101.

Around 8:30 Friday morning, Brandy and Daniel Hammond, residents of Smith River, were driving southbound on 101 around 4 miles from their home town. For unknown reasons, they lost control of their Chrysler minivan and went over an embankment colliding with a culvert....

ARCATA - It’s the 46th year of kinetic sculpture racing on the north coast and Friday is the racers final day to get prepared..   

The three day, 42 mile, Kinetic Grand Championship kicks off Saturday at noon in the Arcata Plaza.

Members of the Kinetic Sculpture Lab are always crowd pleasers and have been involved in race for over 30 years.

"What we're doing...

MCKINLEYVILLE - California’s 2nd District Congressman Jared Huffman attended the annual Six Rivers National Forest pre-fire season briefing. Huffman also toured the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station.    

Huffman says, he always tries to visit federal employees throughout his district to show appreciation and boost their morale. Huffman plans to back the forest service when he visits...

FORTUNA- South Fortuna Elementary students wrapped up a spring of running Friday with the school's annual fun run.

It's all part of Run Across America, a school program that's getting students moving. For the past ten weeks students have been running once a week in their P.E. classes, keeping track of every mile ran. For each mile, students received a plastic foot to place on a necklace...

MCKINLEYVILLE- Firefighters from Six Rivers National Forest and Redwood National Park learned just how harsh the fire season is expected to be in an annual forestry meeting Friday.

As part of the pre-season briefing, nearly 200 firefighters learned about some of the hazards they'll face this year including extremely dry and uncommon fuel conditions, higher than normal temperatures and...

EUREKA- Caregivers and support staff at St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospitals are calling out St. Joseph Health System, alerting the public to what they say are poverty wages and inadequate health coverage.

The National Union of Healthcare Workers released their findings in a 24 page report Wednesday. The group found that more than 300 caregivers and staff make a median of $12.95 an...

HACIENDA HEIGHTS- California Highway Patrol investigators have determined that the driver of a FedEx tractor-trailer was responsible for a deadly bus crash in April 2014 killing ten.

In a CHP press conference Friday afternoon officials revealed the results of the lengthy investigation. 

The agency found that the FedEx truck driver, Tim Evans, 32, did not make any evasive...

HUMBOLDT AND MENDOCINO COUNTIES- Pacific Gas and Electric is working to cut down vegetation near power lines throughout Humboldt and Mendocino counties before it becomes a problem.

Friday, crews were on Ole Hansen Road in Eureka removing tree branches coming into contact with power lines. PG&E says it will continue removing branches throughout the area, to continue providing safe...

RIO DELL- A northbound bridge on Highway 101 will be down to one lane of traffic for the next several weeks as contractors repair damage.

California Highway Patrol officials say just before noon on Thursday a truck with Eel River Disposal and Resource Recovery struck the Paul E. Mudgett Memorial Bridge. Caltrans discovered eight damaged gussets from the collision. Gussets support the...

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