October 2013

Humboldt County children joined students around the world today to celebrate International Walk to School Day. The occasion is part of a program called “Safe Routes To School.”

It started back in 1997.  The US, following the lead of Canada and Great Britain, established the walk to school day. Today, more than 5,000 schools and 4-million people in approximately 40 countries participate...

EUREKA- It is the start of the flu season and on Tuesday the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors each received the vaccine in hopes of bringing awareness to the illness this season. 
 
Health officials from The Department of Health and Human Services Public Health said now is the time to get the flu vaccine because it can take around two weeks for it to be fully...

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has a new undersheriff. Lt. William Honsal is the candidate; he’s coming to the sheriff’s department from Humboldt State University’s police force.

 

“We recognize the issues within the county and all the struggles from the various problems,” Honsal told News Channel 3, “So when I was asked by Sheriff Downey to come and assist him with trying...

Community members are working to get the only boat-in campground  in Humboldt County at Stone Lagoon reopened to the public. Organizers are trying to raise 5,000 dollars that are needed to make repairs to the campsite to make it usable for the public.

 

The campground is only accessible by boat or through a three mile hike and has been closed since 2011. It is located on the...

The Yurok tribe will hold their elections for their tribal council on Wednesday for three open positions. The elections are for the East, South and Pecwan district. Elections are open to all age eligible tribal members.

 

Election locations are all over the Humboldt area, in areas like Orick, Eureka, and Requa. East District Candidates are Laura a. Borden, Lyle L. Mckinnon, sr.,...

Arcata Police are actively reviewing security footage from Humboldt State University to look for the suspect of the stabbing of two students. They are looking for the person involved in a case where two students were stabbed after leaving a party following Homecoming.

 

The suspect is described as a white adult male in his 20s who wore a white long sleeve shirt, black baseball...

An accident on Fairway Drive that sent a man to the hospital yesterday is still having repercussions today. 

It was after 8 PM when the call came in…a vehicle had crashed into a telephone pole and ended up 30-feet into a ravine. Power lines were down and fire and law enforcement were on the scene quickly with blockades…the accident in an awkward area…near the bottom of the hill on...

NORTH COAST-- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to...

Press Release from Humboldt Bay Fire:
At 9:12 pm on Monday, October 7, one engine and two chief officers from Humboldt Bay Fire responded to a report of power lines down in the Fairway/Lundbar Hills area.

Several power lines blocked the access to Fairway Drive starting at the Elks Lodge. The responding engine company was able walk down to find a power pole that had been sheared...

The following is a press release from the Fortuna Police Department:
FORTUNA, CA - On 10/7/2013 at approximately 1017 hours, Sergeant conducted a traffic stop on the 500 block of Summer Street, for a vehicle that was displaying false registration.
 
The driver of the vehicle initially gave the Sergeant a false name. She was later identified as 25 year old Kiera Lynn Foley of...

Law enforcement is looking for the suspect who allegedly stabbed a male victim Monday evening at a home in Eureka.

 

It happened just before 7 p.m. at a residence on the 4500 Block of Lewis Avenue. Deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said when they arrived on scene a male victim was being treated for minor injuries consistent with a stab wound. The victim was...

It’s cased dismissed today for William Flores, who was charged with murder and a special allegation for the death of a 33-year-old Eureka man.

Flores was suspected of stabbing Joshua Lloyd Burrell in the parking lot of the Royal Inn Motel in the early morning hours of September 15. He faced charges for the murder and a special allegation for involvement with a street gang. Flores pled “...

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