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September 2013

Eureka – Caltrans will make a presentation to the California Coastal Commission on Thursday, September 12 at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka in support of Coastal Consistency for the proposed Eureka-Arcata 101 Corridor Improvement Project. The public is...

Five Humboldt Bay firefighters are headed back to the North Coast after a 110-story climb to remember the firefighters who were lost in the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001.

 

A photo was taken as they reached the roof of the Renaissance tower in Sacramento, all wearing full turnout coats and sporting the name of a fallen firefighter to carry to the roof....

Joe Serna’s attorney says he’s trying to dismiss charges of Vehicular Manslaughter and Hit and Run, after a fatal accident in Myrtletown.

 

Highway Patrol Officers say the crash happened as Serna was allegedly leaving an area bar in July of 2012. The crash happened at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and 17th Street. It left 57-year-old James Philbrook dead. Officers...

EUREKA- The Eureka couple accused of cooking hash that caused an explosion inside of their apartment in August were in court Wednesday. A plea deal was put on the table for the couple but was denied. Andrea Ruiz-Guerrero, 19 and Logan Hughes, 21 are accused of illegally manufacturing hash oil that caused the explosion and sent their two-year-old son to the burn unit in Sacramento. Two...

EUREKA- The suspect accused of fatally shooting one man with a crossbow in Somoa made his first court appearance in court Wednesday. Phoenix King, 20 and an alleged 16-year-old teenager were taken into police custody Monday after an intense 24-hour search in the dunes. King is being charged with one count murder and one count attempted murder. On Wednesday the defense requested for a...

Eureka City Manager, William T. Panos has recommended the appointment of Andrew G. Mills to serve as Eureka Police Chief. Mills is a national award winning law enforcement professional and brings years of command and community policing experience to the position. The Eureka City Council plans to confirm the new Police Chief at the next City Council meeting on October 1, 2013. Mills is...

The Northern Humboldt Union High School District's Board Members made a motion to ask Dan Johnson to resign. The board asked Johnson to resign in response to his plagiarized speech at Arcata High School's June Graduation.

 

Johnson said he wanted to move forward from the issue. "We all need to move this district forward and focus on the kids. We need to leave the board and the...

EUREKA- On Tuesday the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors designated two county supervisors to speak at the Coastal Commission meeting on Thursday regarding the proposed Highway 101 corridor project.
 
Supervisor’s Mark Lovelace and Virginia Bass will present a letter to the commission in support of a pedestrian bike trail connecting Arcata and Eureka. The...
MANILA- Fatal crossbow shooting suspect Phoenix King and an alleged sixteen-year-old female accomplice are expected to be arraigned at the Humboldt County Courthouse Wednesday on murder charges.
 
A key witness who helped one of the victims and dialed 911 the day of the crime spoke with News Channel 3 and said,
"I walked to this guy whose head was...

On September 9, at approximately 3:30 p.m. an inmate working on a work crew at the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Wood lot was discovered missing. The inmate is James Franklin Cain, who was serving a sentence on drug charges. Cain was working at the yard with other inmates when he was...

A formal uniform inspection had the entire Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office in one room Tuesday, for an impressive meeting of all ranks.

 

More than two hundred fifty uniforms packed the Elks Lodge for the first formal inspection in six years. Four Humboldt County Supervisors were also on hand for the ceremony.

 

After a presenting of the color guard Sheriff Mike...

Roughly sixty firefighters from the North Coast are battling the 7,400-acre blaze in Shasta County known as the Clover Fire. It’s already claimed 80 structures and is 40 percent contained.

"We might end up sending more,” Cricket Baird said. “This has just been in the last day or so."

Baird is a Fire Prevention Specialist with Calfire. She said a large number of their firefighters...

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