September 2013

From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: On September 9th at approximately 9:00 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office assisted by CalFire, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Humboldt County Drug Task Force (H.C.D.T.F) served a Humboldt County Superior Court Search Warrant on a 160 acre parcel of...

The following is a press release from the Arcata Police Department:

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From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: On Monday September 9, 2013, Detective Todd Fulton returned to the Slate Creek Area to continue the search for missing person Anna Rodriquez. Detective Fulton and other members of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office had searched an area of Slate Creek last week, after it was reported to Fulton that possible human remains had been located. That search...

SACRAMENTO- Governor Jerry Brown and the four legislative leaders joined forces today, agreeing on a compromise prison reduction plan.
 
They discussed the plan at a press conference outside the governor’s office, and the proposal actually includes two plans. The first calls for a request of federal judges to extend their end-of-year deadline for the state to...
CRESCENT CITY- Aside from facing disbarment, Del Norte County District Attorney Jon Alexander is involved in a separate case with former DA Michael Riese, and this time a federal judge has ruled in favor of Alexander.
 
The plaintiff, Riese alleged that Alexander was harassing him and trying to target him for criminal investigation during an incident in August of...
SAMOA- After a day of intense search Humboldt County law enforcement have caught the two suspects wanted for a homicide with a crossbow in Samoa. 
 
On Sunday law enforcement spent hours spanning the beach and the Samoa dunes in search of the two suspects involved in the homicide just off of Highway 255.
 
The suspects, Phoenix Triton...

Dan Johnson, the Northern Humboldt Union High School District Board Member who plagiarized a speech in June, is expected to make the school board meeting on Tuesday.

 

Johnson missed a special board meeting on July 26th on the issue of his speech. In response Johnson issued a statement were he said he didn't know he was plagiarizing the speech, and heard it on the radio and was...

Hundreds of Humboldt County school children are going to class this year with new backpacks from St. Joseph's employees. Employees of St. Josephs Memorial Hospital and Redwood Memorial Hospital gathered over a hundred backpacks to donate to children.

 

Backpacks were given to students in areas where a majority of students qualify for free or reduced lunches. Students in Rio Dell...

It takes hundreds of thousands of dollars to maintain Arcata's Community Forrest and to offset those costs the city has been logging for years. Logging helps the city pay to maintain the trails, enforce rules and purchase additional tracts of land.

 

Marc Andre, Arcata's Director of Environmental Services, said because Arcata's community forest has been able to sustain itself, it...

ORLEANS- Rodriquez was reported missing by her brother around 10 a.m. on Sept. 14. He said he dropped his sister off at a trailhead three miles out of Slate Creek in Orleans and was supposed to meet her back at that same drop off location. When she failed to show up Rodriquez said he returned for several days but received no signs of his sister. Since then, family members tell News Channel...

Kelly May reports on two single vehicle rollover crashes overnight, resulting in the use of the Jaws of Life for extrications on Fairway and Greenwood Heights Drives. 

If you aren’t ready for a disaster, now is the time to be. September is National Preparedness month and organizations are gearing up to get you ready.

 

The Humboldt County Chapter of the American Red Cross is currently in the process of planning their outreach. Their annual preparedness event at the Bayshore Mall will be in October and will be centered on the popular TV movie “...

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