November 2013

EUREKA- The Eureka woman involved in a hash lab explosion in Eureka was sentenced to four years of supervised probation and jail time for one felony count of child endangerment and one felony count for being an accessory after the crime occurred.
 
According to police Andrea Ruiz-Guerrero, 20, and Logan Hughes, 21, were inside of their Willow Bay apartment in...
FORTUNA- It is a 24 year old tradition where volunteers come together to collect, assemble, and distribute hundreds of thanksgiving baskets to local families who otherwise might not be able to afford a Thanksgiving meal. The tradition started when Mill B closed down in Scotia, which forced many families to go without a Thanksgiving meal due to the cost. In that first year around thirty...

6-year-old Kyliegh Palmer sat in surprise as her mother walked into the room six months after being deployed to Afghanistan. Her mother, Staff Sgt. Patricia Ryan of the U.S. Air Force, surprised Kyliegh at her school's Thanksgiving feast on Tuesday.

 

While Ryan was deployed, Kyliegh has been living with her grandparents in Crescent City. Ryan said the distance from her daughter...

ARCATA- The Arcata Police Department is looking for witnesses of a homicide. Police say the incident happened early Monday morning before 1:30 a.m. Officers received a report of a man lying in the road near the intersection of 12th and H street in Arcata. Upon arrival, they found a white male adult that appeared to have been stabbed. The man was not breathing, and officers began CPR. The...

Good news for those people who enjoy the bounty of Dungeness crab teeming in our waters off shore.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says the Northern California Dungeness crab season will officially open on Sunday, Dec 1st north of the Mendocino County line. A 64-hour gear-setting period has been established. This means gear may be set no earlier that 8 am on...

A Shelter Cove man drives his vehicle into another man after an argument over marijuana.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office says this past Friday, Eric Jason Lively, 41 from Shelter Cove allegedly got into an argument with a 35 year old victim and his 20 year old girlfriend over a 2-year old marijuana debt. After an exchange of words, Deputies say Lively allegedly drove away then...

Eureka Rescue Mission's volunteers have been working to pack boxes full of food for those in need this Thanksgiving. The mission is also preparing to feed over 300 people at the Thanksgiving meal the day on Wednesday.

 

Executive Directory, Bryan Hall, Sr. said they will need over a hundred turkeys to feed all the people in need of food.

 

"Many people don't have...

Arcata Police Department will increase traffic enforcement in efforts to decrease the number of accidents over the Holiday. Police said they are mainly targeting the area near downtown which they expect to see the largest increase in traffic.

 

Police said there goal is to reduce the amount of impaired or distracted drivers along the roadways. The operation, they said, will focus...

Fluoride is no longer in the Hoopa Valley Tribe's drinking water. The council voted unanimously to stop the addition over increase concern over the health risks associated with the chemical.

 

The tribe is following several other countries such as Sweden and Germany. The tribe said they adopted the change over increased concern over the effects to children and people with...

Choosing words wisely was today’s topic at Fortuna’s Monday Club meeting.  

"We’re here just to educate people and enlighten people about the use of ‘retard’ or ‘retarded’ as a slang word," Reaching For Independence Assistant Service Director Jeff Pockett said.

RFI is an organization in Fortuna. Its mission is to assist adults with developmental disabilities find competitive...

CRESCENT CITY- The city of Crescent City has a new mayor. Rick Holley was appointed by the city council last week. Holley has been a council member since 2012, but before serving on the council he was the Director of Human Services for the Del Norte Unified School District. December 2nd will be Holley’s first council meeting as Mayor. As for former Mayor Rich Enea, he will continue to serve on...

The victim in Sunday’s fatal hit and run collision on Highway 101 has been identified as 29-year-old Blain Allen Kesselring of Eureka.

The California Highway Patrol said Gaurav Mehta was driving a 2011 Toyota Tundra northbound near Sunset Avenue when he struck the Kesselring. Officers said Mehta fled the scene in his vehicle, but stopped just after the SR-299 on-ramp because his car...

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