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December 2013

Humboldt State University receives 'Seven Seals Award' from the Department of Justice for support of a U.S. Coast Guard reservists education while deployed. The university and four faculty members were given the award.

The recipients were: University President, Rollin Richmond, and four art professors, Sondra Schwetman, Nicole Jeane Hill, Sarah Whorf and Julia Alderson.

Art...

Arcata Police have arrested three in connection to the stabbing death of a 50 year-old Arcata man. Sophie Buttercup Rocheleau, 24, Nicholas Benjamin Stoiber, 28, and Juan Joseph Ferrer, 35, all of Arcata were arrested on charges of Homicide.

An alleged fight broke out between the three arrested and  the victim, Douglas Allen Andrson-Jordet, said Arcata Police Department Chief Tom...

EUREKA- A local woman is honored for her work with the North Coast Veterans Honor Flight. On Wednesday, Mary Barber was presented with the actual flag that flew over the Nations Capitol on Veterans Day this year, to recognize all the volunteer hours and personal financing put into the honor flight program. All together, Barber has helped to bring over 300 WWII and Korean War Veterans to...
At 11:23 pm on 12-3-2013, Humboldt Bay Fire was dispatched to a residential structure fire on R St.  Humboldt Bay responded with three engines, one ladder truck, and two Chief Officers.
The first arriving Battalion Chief reported a single story residence with fire showing from the garage.  Fire crew initiated fire attack from the interior of the structure and discovered that...

EUREKA- The body that was recovered from Humboldt Bay on Monday has been identified. The man was 59-year-old Chester Bighead, a resident of Eureka. Bighead was found floating in the bay at the foot of Commercial Street. There is no indication at this time whether or not foul play was a factor, or how long the Bighead was in the water. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday to determine the exact...

From the Arcata Police Department: 
 
"Last night, detectives from the Arcata Police Department arrested three people in connection with the November 25 stabbing death of Douglas Anderson-Jordet," said Arcata Police Chief Tom Chapman. 24-year-old Sophie Buttercup Rocheleau of Arcata, 28-year-old Nicholas Benjamin Stoiber of Arcata, and 35-year-old Juan Joseph...
NORTH COAST- Effective Jan. 1 bus fares in the Willow Creek area and in southern Humboldt will increase. On Tuesday the Board of Supervisors passed the proposed rise in cost. In Oct. the Department of Public Works said they received a letter from the Humboldt Transit Authority stating medical premium rates to all of its employees were going to increase by 29 percent come Jan 1, and to help...
EUREKA- It has been two years since AB109 took effect in the state and today Humboldt County's Chief Probation Officer presented to the board of supervisors a county update. In that update there was three main points discussed but a major focus of the presentation was about the specific programs in place for released offenders, programs that address mental health, alcohol and drug needs....
EUREKA-For the first time one of the victims involved in a crossbow shooting in the Samoa dunes took the stand Tuesday morning.
 
The suspect, Phoenix King, 20 appeared in court for day one of his preliminary hearing and for the first time since the incident he came face to face again with one of the victims, Matthew Lewis, 41. According to police, in Sept. King...

Senior citizens are involved in the most traffic collisions across the country. California Highway Patrol officials are working to educate seniors and their family about the warning signs that they should not drive anymore.

Warning signs include: disorientation, forgetting basic driving skills, difficulty operating vehicle, weaving between lanes, and getting pulled over frequently....

The man arrested for allegedly robbing an Arcata bank is the suspect in another bank robbery in Santa Rosa. Stephen Long, from Maine, was arrested by Arcata Police at a motel in town two and a half hours after allegedly robbing Bank of America.

Long allegedly walked into Bank of America at 4:47 p.m. approached a bank teller and presented a note demanding money. Long left the bank with...

The Arcata man found unresponsive on 12th and H Street in Arcata died as a result of a single stab wound to the heart. The Humboldt Coroner's Office conducted an autopsy on Douglas Allen Anderson-Jordet Saturday that revealed the cause of the man's death.

Anderson-Jordet was found unresponsive by Arcata Police at 1:25 p.m. Monday morning. Arcata Police said the case is still under...

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