October 2013

A 50-year-old Eureka woman is in the hospital tonight after crashing her motorcycle into a truck in Eureka this afternoon.

Eureka police said Joanna Leppek making a right turn out of the Walgreens parking lot onto Harrison Avenue when she lost control for unknown reason and drove into the Toyota pick-up. The driver of the pick-up, 47-year-old Robin Zagone of Arcata told police he was...

EUREKA- One of the suspect’s accused of illegally manufacturing hash oil that caused an explosion inside of an apartment has been indicted by a federal grand jury. According to detectives with the Eureka Police Department Logan Hughes, 21 and Andrea Ruiz-Guerrero, 19 were at their Willow Bay apartment on Searles St. with a third party manufacturing hash oil when an explosion occurred on...

The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office – Criminal Investigations Bureau arrested Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Jason Daniels (age 40) for violations of PC243.4 – Sexual Battery, and PC289(a)(1) – Sexual Penetration with a Foreign Object. The arrest happened early Friday morning. Both of these...

An Arcata woman unhappy with President Obama over drone strikes gets a personal response from the Commander-In-Chief himself.

Leisyka Parrott…a furloughed Federal Employee for the Bureau of Land Management during the recent shutdown tells News Channel 3 she had a problem with the US Policy of using drones to bomb foreign countries…prompting her to write a letter to the President. It was...

The following is from the National Parks Service:
 
Redwood National Park re-opens to visitors today following the 16-day federal government lapse in appropriations. All park trails closed due to the shutdown have been re-opened. The Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center south of Orick and the Crescent City Information Center have returned to regular operating hours and...
$6.6 million dollars has been approved for a new fiber optic connection in Humboldt County. On Thursday the California Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved funding for the Karuk Tribe Broadband Project. The project will install fiber optic lines from Orleans, through Weitchpec, to Orick and Big Lagoon. This will allow those residents to have access to high-speed broadband...
LOLETA- The federal government reopened Thursday, which means federal workers along the North Coast returned to work for the first time in 16 days. However, in the days leading up to the final decision, agencies along the North Coast were already preparing.
 
"We tried to get the most important things done, but it did interfere," said Eric Nelson, manager of the...
EUREKA- The 16-year-old teenage girl connected to the recent fatal crossbow shooting was back in court Thursday to see whether she should be tried as an adult. The defense today asked for extra time to allow the probation department to prepare a report.
 
The report will state whether or not the teen is fit for the juvenile system or if she will be charged as an...
EUREKA- Car crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens in the country. The California Office of Traffic Safety along with The Eureka Police Department are encouraging both parents and teens to practice safe driving habits.
 
This year marks the seventh year of a nationwide teen driver safety week and this year's theme is "It Takes Two," asking parents to...

California is releasing $381,000,000 in voter approved proposition 39 funding to retrofit local schools. It will help aging campuses become more energy efficient.

 

“Districts will be able to prepare documents outlining the use of the funds,” said a representative from the Humboldt County Office of Education, “which is all energy related, the studies that support the use of those...

Deputies from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant in the 7000 block of Benbow Drive in the town of Garberville early Wednesday morning.

The following...

Arcata Police have only had to hand out a handful situations for smoking in the downtown area, which has been prohibited since July. Arcata's Chief of Police briefed the Arcata City Council about how police are doing enforcing the ordinance.

 

Police were only giving out warnings for the first month of the ordinance. The ordinance was adopted in June and went into effect in July...

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