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December 2013

Celebrators on the Arcata Plaza this New Years Eve can expect to see increased law enforcement and access to the William McKinley statue blocked off. According to Arcata Police the department is expected to police the plaza like last year's holiday.

According to Det. Sgt. Todd Dokweiler the increased enforcement has prevented crime and vandalism in Arcata.

In past years,...

Authorities are looking for three suspects in an alleged stabbing that injured a McKinleyville man in his home early Monday morning. According to the Humboldt County Sheriff's office the 23-year-old was stabbed multiple times in the back on the 2500 block of Daffodil Road and is recovering in stable condition.

According to Lt. Steve Knight of the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office...

EUREKA- A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital Monday night after colliding into a van. It happened on Broadway and Tomlinson just after 5 p.m. Eureka police said Shannon Ray, 40 of Wolf Creek, Ore. was driving a Boyd’s Coffee company vehicle when the crash happened. 

 
Officers said Ray was in the middle of turning left into the northbound lane of Broadway when the...

People celebrating New Years will have a way to get home safe and avoid driving drunk.

Humboldt Towing has offered the Towing Operators Working to Eliminate Drunk Drivers (T.O.W.E.D.). The program has been in effect since December 15th.  The program runs until New Years Day at 6 a.m. and provides drivers who can drive you and your vehicle home from any party or bar between...

FORTUNA- Ninety-one year old Dorthy Nelson of Fortuna went missing for a few hours on Friday.  While the Fortuna Fire Department Rescue Team found her, the public was made aware of the search by a phone notification system.

The Code Red Phone Notification System has been in use at the Fortuna Police Department since 2008.

"Before we had the system we had no way to contact a large...

EUREKA- Double-homicide suspect Jason Warren was back in court Monday afternoon and pled not guilty to two special allegation charges.
 
Warren is the man accused of murdering Hoopa woman Dorothy Ulrich inside of her home Sept. 2013 and then allegedly running down three joggers on Myrtle Ave. the same morning, killing former HSU Instructor Suzanne Seemann. ...
NORTH COAST- One of several new laws taking effect next year focuses on Amber Alerts. According to the CHP starting Jan. 1, an expansion of the current amber alert law will go into effect. 
 
It requires law enforcement to activate an amber alert if a child has been reported taken or abducted by anyone including a parent or guardian that has custody.
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NORTH COAST- As flu season ramps up across the state health officials say the strain of influenza known as H1N1 that hit the country in 2009 is back.
 
Flu season typically runs from Oct. to May and peaks in the months of Dec. and Jan. According to the CDC, H1N1 is widespread across ten states so far although it has yet to reach California. Humboldt County health...
NORTH COAST- Nearly two weeks after the Palco Pharmacy in Scotia was robbed at gunpoint, police have arrested one suspect they believe to be involved. Samuel Zarth Rogers, 22 of Hydesville allegedly robbed the Palco Pharmacy on Dec. 17 and then took off to visit family for the holidays in Pennsylvania. Rogers is accused of robbing the pharmacy of both Oxycotin and Oxycodone.
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From the City of Eureka:
 
Carole Beaton v. City of Eureka Ruling: On Christmas Eve, the Honorable W. Bruce
Watson of the Humboldt County Superior Court, issued an order denying Carole Beaton’s
Motion for Summary Adjudication against the City of Eureka and granting the City’s Motion for
Summary Judgment/Adjudication on the...
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
 
On 12-28-2013, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a woman who lives in the 4000 block of Greenwood Heights Road, Eureka. The woman reported a man had just tried to enter her residence. The woman told the dispatcher she heard a male voice outside her home and then...
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
 
On Monday at approximately 4:00 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from citizen who resides on Eucalyptus Drive, McKinleyville. A citizen reported a man was in the their driveway yelling that his back was hurting and the man was now trying to force his way into their residence. When deputies...

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