December 2013

Fire crews responded to a structure fire Saturday night at a residence at 210 H Street in Arcata. The blaze was reported at around 6 p.m. and the cause is under investigation. The Humboldt County Coroners Office confirms one person died in the fire. An apartment building located next to the fire was evacuated. Stayed tuned to News Channel 3 for more information.

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An Oregon man is found with more than a pound of marijuana at an Arcata bar. Plus, Eureka Main Street brings a new holiday tradition to the North Coast. 


An historic barn has been vandalized in Redwood National and State Park.

Vandals removed approximately 800 square feet of old growth floor planks some of which were 3 inches thick. Park authorities say the old growth lumber will be extremely difficult and costly to replace to maintain the barn’s historic character.

The “Sheep Shed” as it is known, was constructed by Johnathon...


The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has an update on a missing person. Kenneth Ray Richards who was reported missing by his mother late last month has been located. She had told deputies that her son was taking care of her house while she was gone. When she returned he was missing. One witness told Sheriff’s deputies they had seen Richards near the intersection of Quinn and Table Bluff roads...


SACRAMENTO- Governor Jerry Brown signed a gaming compact between the state and the Karuk tribe to build a casino. The compact allows the tribe to operate a maximum amount of 1,500 slot machines on their tribal reservation.

The Karuk tribe is the second largest tribe in California with 3,700 tribal members. In a press release the Governor's office said gaming in the economically...


ARCATA-Two Arcata inventors have created a bicycle light that uses computer technology to detect what level of light the rider will need. Creators say the Xlerad bike light is the smartest bike light on the market and are raising the money to start distribution.

Creators Kyle Palmer an John Nicolini said they came up with the concept while mountain biking together.

"We're both...


HUMBOLDT COUNTY-Humboldt Area Foundation's first employee and Executive Director, Ellen Dusick, died at the age of 87. Dusick worked with the foundation for 20 years and helped to award over six million dollars in grants.

Dusick was part of the community foundation before it was officially established and helped founders Vera and Lynn Vietor to build the organization from $2.4 million...

CRESCENT CITY- Sutter Coast Hospital announced on Friday they would be seeking critical access designation. This means they could possibly go from a full-fledged hospital, to a small facility with limited outpatient and in-patient services. 
To help decide how to move forward, the board hired an outside group to conduct a study on the hospital. According to a...
NORTH COAST- Snow made its way to various parts of the North Coast Friday and while snow plows were clearing the roads, others were playing in it.
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in locating a wanted suspect. Zachariah Scott Friedland, 35 years old, has two felony warrants for his arrest. The first warrant is for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and oral copulation with a...
The Coroner's Office has ruled the death of 59 year old Chester Bighead, the man that was recovered from Humboldt Bay on Monday as a drowning. The Coroner's Office said on Friday, they are waiting on a toxicology report to find out if alcohol may be a factor.


An observant citizen helped out Sheriff’s deputies a little after 1 am this morning. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a concerned Field’s Landing resident that a possible burglary was in the process at an unoccupied apartment being remodeled. When Sheriff’s deputies arrived, they noticed two doors were forced open. Upon further investigation, they found a man...