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December 2013

From the Humboldt Bay Fire Department: 
At 12:30 A.M. Humboldt Bay Fire responded to a residential structure fire at the 2200 Block of A Street in Eureka. Three engines, one ladder truck and two chief officers were dispatched.  The first arriving chief reported moderate smoke throughout the residence. Crews quickly extinguished the fire and removed debris. A...
Post date: Wed, 12/18/2013 - 10:59
From the Fortuna Police Department: 
Fortuna, CA - On December 17th 2013 at about 9:52 am, Officers with the Fortuna Police Department located Daniel Ray Fidler (age 40) in the 600 block of 15th Street. Fidler was known to officers and was wanted by the Humboldt County Sherriff’s Office for suspicion of auto theft and assault with a deadly weapon. Fidler...
Post date: Wed, 12/18/2013 - 10:36
EUREKA- Eureka has a new City Councilman; Chet Albin took the Oath of Office on Tuesday for the Ward 5 Eureka Council seat. 
Albin replaces Lance Madsen who resigned in October citing health reasons. Madsen was first elected to the council in 1990 and served 8 years. He came back in 2010 for another term and was set to serve until November of 2014. The council...
Post date: Wed, 12/18/2013 - 09:30
EUREKA- The Eureka City Council voted on Tuesday to put off destroying police records until January despite a recommendation from Chief Andy Mills.
The delay comes as a request from the attorney of Eureka Police Sergeant Adam Laird. Laird is currently in court facing allegations of an assault while on duty and then filing a false police report about the incident...
Post date: Wed, 12/18/2013 - 09:21

The Palco Pharmacy in Scotia was robbed just before 4 this afternoon. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect walked into the pharmacy wearing a hooded rain jacket and hockey mask.

The subject brandished a long barreled large caliber handgun and demanded Oxycontin and Oxycodone.  The suspect then ran across the street, got into a dark colored pickup and fled the area at a...

Post date: Wed, 12/18/2013 - 00:29

A man died Tuesday night after a motorcycle crash in Southern Humboldt… 

The California Highway Patrol said just after seven, a man was riding a motorcycle on old Briceland road and for an unknown reason crashed into a ditch.

Emergency personnel responded to the scene where the man was pronounced dead. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Post date: Tue, 12/17/2013 - 21:44
From the Humboldt Bay Fire Department:
With the help of our local community, Humboldt Bay Firefighters have collected toys at numerous locations around the Eureka area.  The Salvation Army will distribute these toys to local children in our community that may not otherwise receive a new toy for...
Post date: Tue, 12/17/2013 - 18:14

NORTH COAST- Pacific Gas and Electric and the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors are looking into a high-energy use tax in the unincorporated areas of the county. On Tuesday, supervisors directed staff to sign an agreement with PG&E to provide data on the number of customers who exceed 600 percent of baseline energy use. The decision was made in response to Arcata's new electricity tax...

Post date: Tue, 12/17/2013 - 18:11
EUREKA- A rally of people gathered outside of the courthouse Tuesday afternoon in support of the McKay Tract Community Forest. As Humboldt County received funding for the first phase of the project, many community members wanted answers about the second phase. 
"I think we can all agree that including one of the most significant and beautiful second redwood...
Post date: Tue, 12/17/2013 - 18:00

ARCATA- The City of Arcata is working with neighbors near Greenview Park to update the almost fifty year old playground. One homeowner near the park has been spearheading the project and is planning to raise the money to make the park more accessible to children.

"It's just a little outdated," said Daniel Bixler, who has been working with the city on the park.

Bixler has been...

Post date: Tue, 12/17/2013 - 17:58
From the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office:
Joshua Matthew Slater entered a “no contest” plea today in the Humboldt County Superior Court to one felony count of Cruelty To An Animal. His plea will be treated as a guilty plea for purposes of sentencing. The remaining cases against him were dismissed as a part of the resolution and the Court may consider...
Post date: Tue, 12/17/2013 - 17:56

MCKINLEYVILLE- McKinleyville teachers hit the streets to picket against district officials Tuesday. The Teachers Association is requesting a five percent raise from McKinleyville Union School District.

President of the association, Mike Meng, said instructors have not received a raise in the past six years and said the raise is necessary to deal with the increased cost to benefits and...

Post date: Tue, 12/17/2013 - 17:55