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November 2013

The man accused of hitting a pedestrian along hwy 96 in Orleans and fleeing the scene plead guilty to all charges against him and will spend seven years in state prison. Thursday in court Hawk admitted to fleeing the scene and going into hiding for two weeks following the incident.

 

The victim's mother, Charlene Naef, addressed Hawk in court and said he got off easy.

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FORTUNA- A new incentive has students striving for better grades at Fortuna Middle School. It’s cooking program and our cameras were there on Thursday to catch all the dicing and stirring. 

Bruce "Jason" Hunsucker and Samantha Kristine Machado plead “guilty” to voluntary manslaughter Thursday afternoon for the 2011 killing of Willow Creek Volunteer Firefighter Darrell Hanger Sr. 

Hunsucker and Machado, along Jackson Surber and Sonia Hunsucker were part of an attempted burglary at a Willow Creek home that left Hanger dead on May 5 2011. The four were involved in a burglary...

Highway 36 located at mile marker 44 East of Bridgeville is open to one-way controlled traffic due to trees and power lines down on the roadway.

McKinleyville teenagers will have the final input on the towns Teen Center building. About 30 local teenagers helped put together the designs for the new building that will include a music room, lounge area and study rooms.

 

The community has been giving input to the McKinleyville Community Services District on what they wanted the building to have. Included in the building will...

Arcata Police are looking for help identifying two suspects in a series of pepper sprays. Five people in total were sprayed Tuesday night after 7 p.m. including two 12 year olds.

 

The victims reported seeing a white Ford or Chevy pickup with at least one white male and female inside. The truck pulled up to the last victim and reportedly asked for directions before spraying him...

Calls come into the Arcata Police Department everyday with complaints about illegal indoor marijuana grows in the community. Police said Illegal grows can bring in increased crime to neighborhoods.

 

Arcata Police Department Det. Sgt. Todd Dokweiler said the worst crimes are home invasions.

 

"It's unlikely that someone's going to come in and do a home invasion...

CRESCENT CITY- A local beach is closed after a sewage spill in Crescent City. Crews arrived at the wastewater treatment plant around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning and discovered a valve was left in the wrong position, causing an over flow that eventually reached a near by storm drain. 
 
Crews were able to stop the spill within a half hour. City officials say they...

EUREKA- Paul Gallegos has announced he will not be seeking another term. Gallegos has been the District Attorney in Humboldt County for 11 years, and this next election would be his fourth term. Gallegos says he will not run for re-election because he wants to spend more time with his family. He will continue to serve until 2015.

FORTUNA- A thumb drive that may have contained information for over 1,000 patients was recently discovered missing from a North Coast hospital. On Nov. 8 a hospital employee discovered an unencrypted thumb drive had been missing for two days from Redwood Memorial’s Cardiopulmonary Services Department. 
 
A spokespersons for the hospital told News Channel Three...
SAMOA- Longtime Samoa firefighter and community member Howard Ray Craig died last Friday after having served forty years with the department. 
 
Craig joined the Samoa Fire Department during the 1960's before Fairhaven and Samoa fire departments merged into one. He was 85-years-old and actively served up until three years ago, when he then became a director on the...

A thumb drive containing sensitive personal information for over 1000 patients at Redwood Memorial Hospital has been discovered missing.

Hospital authorities notified News Channel 3 of their discovery. On November 8, a hospital employee discovered an unencrypted thumb drive had been missing since November 6th. At this time, the thumb drive has not been recovered....

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