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December 2013

NORTH COAST- It is the busiest mailing season of the year and deputies say everyone should be extra cautious of thieves,
"Theft in mail is a common occurrence unfortunately and it happens year around, however during the holiday season we see an increase."
It has already hit two neighborhoods this past weekend in Humboldt County,...
Post date: Mon, 12/16/2013 - 17:32
From the California Highway Patrol:
On 12/16/2013, at approximately 2:00 a.m., Mr. Michael Horn was driving a 2002 Subaru southbound on Ronald Avenue.  Due to Mr. Horns level of intoxication, Mr. Horn failed to stop at the posted stop sign at the intersection with Drake Hill Road.  The Subaru traveled through the intersection and collided head-on into a dirt...
Post date: Mon, 12/16/2013 - 09:32
From the California Highway Patrol:
On Sunday, December 15, 2013, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Ivetta Mkrtichian, of Paia, Hawaii was driving her Chevrolet Tahoe SUV, northbound on Alderpoint road, north of Blocksburg.  For reasons still under investigation, while traveling on a straight portion of road with a slight incline, the SUV rotated clockwise and...
Post date: Mon, 12/16/2013 - 09:25

Several North Coast roads will see improvements for pedestrians in the near future. Plus, the 34th annual KEKA Country Trucker's Christmas parade takes over the streets of Eureka.

Post date: Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:17

Fresh crab hits the North Coast after being delayed almost two weeks due to a price dispute. Plus, Humboldt County’s first ever off-leash, fenced dog park opens its gates to the public.

Post date: Sat, 12/14/2013 - 19:35

New developments on a story we featured last week on News Channel 3. FEMA, who denied Governor Brown and the State of California disaster relief funds for the Rim Fire that wreaked so much damage in 3-counties, has now reconsidered.

Governor Brown had made the original request back in October of 2013. When FEMA denied funds shortly after that, Governor Brown appealed the decision to...

Post date: Sat, 12/14/2013 - 00:23

Thieves broke into a church in Garberville, damaged the church property and stole a cash box.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s office says the break in occurred sometime between Thursday, December 12th at 4 PM and Friday, December 13th at 7:45 AM. Unknown subjects broke into the church by prying open a back door. They rummaged through and damaged church property and...

Post date: Sat, 12/14/2013 - 00:08

ARCATA- The City of Arcata will receive two new 35 foot buses to replace older ones and will arrive in April. The buses will be funded through a one million dollar transportation grant that the city received a few months ago.

Transportation Superintendent, Larry Pardi said the city has been working to secure the funding for the past three years to update their fleet. "We've finally got...

Post date: Fri, 12/13/2013 - 18:04

ARCATA- The cause of Arcata's deadly fire was due to a single discarded cigarette said Fire Investigators. According to Arcata Fire a cigarette was discarded into a container next to the bed that eventually spread to the mattress and the rest of the house. Stephen McGeary died as a result of smoke inhalation said the Humboldt County Coroner's Office.

According to an Investigation Task...

Post date: Fri, 12/13/2013 - 17:59

One person is hospitalized with minor injuries after driving off an edge on Humboldt Hill this afternoon.

It happened just before 3 p.m. at the Bret Harte Lane intersection. Witnesses told News Channel Three that they saw the man drive off the road.

His four-door Chevrolet sedan landed about 80 feet down and embankment.

Humboldt Bay Firefighters, California Highway Patrol...

Post date: Fri, 12/13/2013 - 17:51
EUREKA- As the preliminary hearing for double-homicide suspect Jason Warren continues, we learned Friday from CHP officer testimony that a piece of the car found at the scene of the fatal hit and run in Freshwater matched the same car found just a few hours later in Eureka.
Warren is facing two counts of Murder and two counts of Attempted Murder after he...
Post date: Fri, 12/13/2013 - 17:03
NORTH COAST- After nearly two weeks on strike due to a fifty cent price dispute, crabbers hit the water Thursday, and while they are setting their pots, buyers are preparing their stores.
"Crab season is a very important part of my business," said Mr. Fish Seafood owner Mark McCulloch.
Crab season makes up to thirty percent of his...
Post date: Fri, 12/13/2013 - 17:03