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August 2013

Two way traffic is open after being closed for more than five hours after a semi truck carrying boulders overturned traveling North on Hwy 101. The accident happened at 10:30AM and traffic was immediately closed both ways.


The driver, Marc Joseph Leonard of McKinnleyville, was taken to an area hospital and suffered minor injuries.


According to CHP Officer Matt...

Post date: Tue, 08/27/2013 - 18:08

The Del Norte County Sheriff's Office reports that 33-year-old Zachary Scott has been taken into custody by deputies in Curry County, Oregon. Scott was the suspect in an armed robbery at a Subway restaurant in Crescent City and had been at large since August 17th. D.N.S.O. says Scott's arrest came around six...

Post date: Tue, 08/27/2013 - 11:33
California is leading the country with a proposal that creates a new safe water limit for the cancer causing contaminant called Chromium-6. 
Recent state water tests found about a third of tested water sources had levels of Chromium-6 in the golden state. The proposed regulations would set the maximum contaminant level for Chromium-6 at 10 parts per billion....
Post date: Mon, 08/26/2013 - 20:31
The Salmon River Complex Fire burning near the community of Sawyers Bar is expected to be 100% contained by 10pm on Wednesday of this week.
The U.S. Forest Service initially predicted 100% containment by Sunday, but forest officials say that the rainfall last night slowed down their ability to contain the fire. Officials add that “containment” is just a...
Post date: Mon, 08/26/2013 - 20:22
A necropsy has confirmed that an adult male fisher was killed after ingesting Methomyl, a highly toxic insecticide found at marijuana grow sites.
The fisher was found in late July after Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies seized marijuana plants from a grow operation, on Six Rivers National Forest property in Willow Creek. Law enforcement are advising the public...
Post date: Mon, 08/26/2013 - 20:15

Jury trial setting for Eureka Police Department Sergeant Adam Laird has been delayed for another 30 days.


Laird is charged with assault of a John Doe victim, then filing a false report about it.

Monday in court Laird’s attorney asked to continue the case to allow more time to discuss the case with the District Attorney’s office.


Laird’s case heads back to...

Post date: Mon, 08/26/2013 - 18:30

California Highway Patrol officers have identified the victim of a fatal crash.


It happened on Highway 36 around 8:30 Sunday morning near milepost 10.7. Officers say the victim is 27-year-old Elsa Sunah Kim, originally of Alamo, California, but she had recently resided in the Eureka area.


Officers say she was headed west on 36 when for unknown reasons she failed...

Post date: Mon, 08/26/2013 - 18:26

The Humboldt County Coroner’s office has determined a cause of death for a body recently found in the McKay tract.


The body of 60-year-old John Wayne Hill was found by a man walking his dog off a nearby trail on August 19th in a wooded area near Redwood Acres Fairgrounds. The coroner’s office reported the remains looked to have been in the area they were found for...

Post date: Mon, 08/26/2013 - 18:22

Trinity River water is on its way to the Klamath and is expected to hit the Klamath later this week. Scientists expect a large migration of salmon to enter the mouth of the river any day.


The water started to be released on Sunday at 8:00AM for the Hoopa Valley Indian Tribe's Boat Dance Ceremony. At the close of the ceremony on Tuesday at midnight flows will be slowly reduced...

Post date: Mon, 08/26/2013 - 18:21

Humboldt Crabs Baseball Manager Matt Nutter has pleaded not guilty to drug charges.


Nutter was arrested August 12th after a search of his Blue Lake home by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force. They reported finding about 270 marijuana plants growing on the property and five firearms.


Nutter posted bail of $75,000 after his arrest. Monday in court he...

Post date: Mon, 08/26/2013 - 18:16

A majority of College of the Redwoods students started their classes where several were held in the two new buildings.


Christian Turner started his first day at CR and had his first class in one of the new buildings.


"This is one of my first days here so it's all new but the classrooms are all really nice," said Turner.


CR President and...

Post date: Mon, 08/26/2013 - 18:15


A new century of instruction began at Humboldt State University on Monday. The 2013-2014 school year is the centennial school year after Humboldt Normal School got it's start in 1914.


The start of the new school year also comes with record enrollment, an estimated 200 more students than last year, far more than the 62 students that were enrolled the first year.

Post date: Mon, 08/26/2013 - 18:07