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September 2013

The following is from Eureka Police:
 
On 09/25/13 detectives with the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP), contacted Rodrigo Moreno Rios (37) during a traffic stop in the 1600 block of Highland Avenue, in Eureka. Rios was detained at the scene based on a search warrant the detectives had obtained, prior to the traffic stop. 
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It was an emotional day in the courtroom for day two of the preliminary hearing in Bodhi Tree’s double murder and shooting case.

 

Testimony was heard by witness Rhett August, the man who was shot at a home on J Street in Eureka on May 15th.  Bodhi Tree is the prime suspect. In his testimony, August recounted what happened the night he was shot in the stomach and gave...

EUREKA- The couple accused of illegally manufacturing hash oil that caused an explosion last month will go to trial in November.
 
Andrea Ruiz-Guerrero, 19 and Logan Hughes, 21 were both held to answer for one count of child endangerment for the explosion that landed their two-year old son in the hospital with severe burns.
 
Earlier this...
EUREKA- The suspect accused of fatally shooting a man with a crossbow in Samoa entered a not guilty plea in court Thursday. Phoenix King, 20 faces two felony charges, one count for the murder of James John James and a second count of attempted murder of Matthew Lewis.  
 
After the proceeding News Channel 3 met with one of King’s friends who did not want to be...

Congressman Jared Huffman is reacting to the possibility of a Government shutdown…in comparison to his days in the California Assembly.

“None of it holds a candle to the chaos we are experiencing right now in the House of Representatives. Because even in the depths of the dysfunction in Sacramento, at least our leaders were trying to find bi-partisan compromises and solutions…and...

The Hoopa Valley Tribe will receive over a million dollars from the Department of Justice to assist with their justice program. The tribe will receive $501,437 to hire three new positions for their justice department and $878,524 for their domestic violence program.

 

"This money means a lot for our tribe," said Chairperson, Danielle Vigil-Masten. She said domestic violence calls...

This weekend Humboldt State University will be celebrating their centennial year and homecoming at several different events. On Friday the 'Throwback Parade' will make its way from the university down to the Arcata Plaza.

 

On Saturday the university will host a tailgate party before the Lumberjack football game against Dixie State. During the game fireworks are expected to light...

A series of three wildfires tore through grassland along Highway 101, in Fortuna, Fernbridge, and Loleta. 

 

Cal fire says the calls started coming in around 1:50 p.m. that sparks were seen. Fire quickly took off up a hillside along Singley Hill Road near the Bear River Rancheria. The Loleta fire was the largest of the three.

 

An air attack, air tanker, and...

California’s Minimum Wage has been raised. Jerry Brown signed it into law this morning.  Now millions of California’s hourly workers are set to be among the highest paid in the country.  Under the new law, hourly wages will gradually rise to $9 on July 1st of 2014 and then $10 on January 1st of 2016. Several local businesses are supportive of the bill. Rick Littlefield of...

On May 26, 2013, Raymond Lawrence Anderson was reported to the Eureka Police Department as a missing person.  He had gone to a Native Sons’ convention in Redding, CA, and did not return to work the following day.  Anderson was reported to have attended a convention dinner and said he was feeling ill that evening.  He was described as always having a “bubbly” personality and a friendly Good...

Students at College of the Redwoods met with representatives from various four-year universities as part of Transfer Day on campus. Representatives from California State Universities and University of California campus as well as private and out of state Universities to get information on how to further their education.

 

Humboldt State, UC Davis, and Oregon State University were...

There are some new faces at the Eureka Police Department.

 

At a special ceremony Wednesday at Eureka City Hall, three new officers; Ryan McElroy, Stephen Linfoot, and Ben Omey, were sworn in. Also welcomed to the department were new communications manager Michelle Sanchez, Police Services Officers Theodore Blizzard and DeAnna McGraw, dispatcher Mary Clark, and public records...

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