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December 2013

FORTUNA- Hundreds of people packed the room and lined up to voice their concerns over the possible closure of Redwood Memorial's maternity unit. 
 
"Many people came before me and I agreed with everything that they were saying. The concerns about access of care, the cost of travel, the dangers of travel when you are in labor."
 
And these...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- At Murray Field Airport crews is in the process of installing a wildlife exclusion fence. The Federal Aviation Administration is asking airports to come up a plan after the commercial airline that crashed into the Hudson River back in 2009 in New York. All together including the design, electrical wiring for the lights, and the installation of the fence, the project is costing...

Several Arcata businesses have come together to promote shopping locally during the holiday season. 23 businesses are part of the Arcata Plaza Passport, a shopping game that rewards customers with prizes when they shop locally.

"For customers it's more fun because it's more engaging," said passport creator, Beth Mason.

Customers who make at least three $50 purchases at...

Outside plants are at risk during cold weather especially in freezing temperatures. Gardening experts urge gardeners to bring plants indoors during cold weather.

Nursery employ at Miller Farms Nursery, Mary Barber, said if plants can not come inside it is best to cover them with polyester insulation sold at plant stores or use blankets to cover plants to prevent them from dying.

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Business owners will be able to offer customers small or decorative paper bags at no cost under the updated plastic bag ban ordinance. Single use plastic bags will be banned at Arcata stores starting Feb. 2014. Businesses will not have to charge customers $.10 for regular size plastic bags until Aug. 24.

The update to the ordinance came after concern from small businesses over having to...

DEL NORTE COUNTY- A fatal accident takes the life of a Crescent City woman. The California Highway Patrol has identified her as 66-year-old Mary James. The accident happened just after 3 p.m. on Wednesday. The driver, 73-year-old Don James was driving a Dodge truck with a trailer attached on Highway 199 north of Walker Road. According to the CHP the driver was entering a slight left hand...
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
 
On 12-5-2013, at approximately 1:15 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a possible burglary in progress in the 6700 block of Harrison Avenue, Fields Landing. When the deputy arrived, he met with the citizen who reported hearing noises coming from a vacant apartment that was being...
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
 
On 12-5-2013, at approximately 12:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a home invasion robbery, which just occurred in the 3600 block of A Avenue, Hydesville. When deputies arrived on scene, they met with the two victims, a 55 year old male who is the homeowner, and his 38 year old...

A crash in Del Norte County has led to a fatality. California Highway Patrol says a Dodge Ram pickup towing a 25 foot trailer southbound on Hwy 199 lost control and went over an embankment late this afternoon. A male and female were in the truck at the time. The female passenger was pinned inside the cab for some time before rescue personnel could free her. She succumbed to her injuries on the...

EUREKA- A Humboldt County judge ruled Wednesday that one of the suspects involved in a fatal crossbow shooting will be held to answer. It was day two of suspect 20-year-old Phoenix King’s preliminary hearing and the judge ruled there to be sufficient cause, therefore making King held to answer on two felony counts.
 
In Sept. police said King and his alleged 16-...
EUREKA- The Salvation Army’s annual Kettle Drive started last week but a local chapter said they are worried about the donations this year. A later than usual Thanksgiving holiday has narrowed the window for the drive, said Lt. Tim Danielson, leaving him concerned that the organization may not reach its donation goals,
 
"We are significantly down. Last year the...

With the cold weather moving into the region extreme weather shelters are preparing to open the doors. The weather shelter in Eureka was not open despite Tuesday night's cold temperature.

Eureka Rescue Mission Executive Director, Bryan Hall said about ten cots were still open in their shelter Tuesday night.

The Extreme Weather Shelter at St. Vincent De Paul has twenty cots...

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