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December 2013

The Avoid the 7 DUI Task Force will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on this Friday, December 20th  somewhere in Humboldt County. Officials say the deterrent effect of a DUI checkpoint is a proven resource in reducing the number of people killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes.

Research shows that those crashes drop by an average of 20-percent...

Fortuna Police have arrested a man suspected of auto theft and assault with a deadly weapon. In the course of the investigation, they also arrest two others. Officers located 40-year old Daniel Fidler in the 600-block of 15th Street. Fidler attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended. He was taken into custody and transported to the Humboldt county jail. He was booked on the...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The Humboldt County Animal Shelter has raised $8,000 from the Holiday Open House to raise money for their Emergency Medical Fund. The shelter doubled the amount of money they raised last year.

The fund is to help treat animals who need more medical treatment than the shelter can afford. The money was raised from community members who attended the fundraiser on Saturday...

ARCATA- A man is out on bail and facing molestation charges for allegedly committing lewd and lascivious acts with a minor. John Andrew Wiesendanger was arrested by Arcata Police on Friday and released the next day on $300,000 bail.

Arcata Police said they are not releasing any information as the case is still under investigation. 

BLUE LAKE- The Blue Lake City Council has directed staff to draft an ordinance to ban all medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits. The council unanimously agreed to move forward with the plan after listening to the city's attorney presentation at Tuesday's Council meeting.

Mayor Pro Tem, Lana Manzanita, said the risks outweigh the benefits of having dispensaries in town. "We...

From the California Highway Patrol:
 
A DUI driver of a vehicle that was involved in an injury traffic collision on Tuesday was placed under arrest by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) after the driver attempted to flee the scene on foot.
 
On Tuesday, December 17, just prior to 3 p.m., a 1990 Toyota pickup truck driven by 57 year old...
GARBERVILLE- A fatal accident Tuesday night in southern Humboldt killed a man when he crashed his motorcycle into a ditch after evading police.
 
CHP said the man was driving over 70 mph on his sport motorcycle southbound on Redwood Drive, when an officer attempted to pull him over. The motorcycle then took off onto Briceland Road where the officer stopped the...
ALTON- The man accused of shooting and killing a horse with a crossbow entered a no contest plea to a felony count of cruelty to an animal.
 
According to the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office, Joshua Slater shot a young horse named "Cash" in Alton back in April. A second case of felony animal cruelty involved the alleged killing of a goat just eight days...
EUREKA- Deputies in Hydesville found the get-away truck believed to be involved in a strong-armed robbery at a Scotia pharmacy today.
 
The robbery happened Tuesday afternoon at Palco Pharmacy just before 4 p.m. when deputies said a man wearing a hockey mask brandished a handgun and demanded both Oxycotin and Oxycodone. Cameras from inside and outside of the...

EUREKA- A trial date is set for the 20-year-old man facing two felony counts accused of killing a Eureka man in the Samoa dunes. Jury trial for Phoenix King is slated for Feb. 10. King and his 16-year-old alleged accomplice are believed to have killed 44-year-old James John James with a crossbow in Sept. after a dispute over stolen items from their campsite. The teen told detectives James...

This is the statement the district released this afternoon in response to the federal lawsuit: 
 
Date: December 18, 2013 
RE: Lawsuit Filed against Eureka City Schools December 18, 2013 
 
Eureka City Schools recognizes that our students come from varied and diverse backgrounds. In recent years, the District has implemented...
From the ACLU and the National Center for Youth Law: 
 
SAN FRANCISCO – The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California and the National Center for Youth Law Wednesday charged that school officials in the Humboldt County towns of Loleta and Eureka, home to some of the state’s largest Native American communities, intentionally discriminate against Native...

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