January 2014

EUREKA- Inside Sacred Heart Church the community gathered for Rev. Eric Freed's funeral a week after he was found dead on New Years Day inside St. Bernard's rectory. Over a thousand members of the community packed into the church to say goodbye to Freed.

"He was my priest, my pastor, he was a great counselor, he was a great teacher," said Anne Carlisle. "He most of all was my friend."...

MYERS FLAT- A 55-year-old Miranda man is dead after a car accident on Avenue of the Giants. Passenger, Jimmy F. Lincks died as a result of his injuries at Redwood Memorial Hospital on Sunday.

According to California Highway Patrol on Friday a Fortuna man was driving a 1989 Freightliner truck southbound on SR-254 when he turned onto Elk Creek Road and allegedly turned in front of a 2006...

We’re not even a week into the new year and there have been nine wildfires in the Humboldt/Del Norte area.  Cal Fire officials say this has been the most dangerous winter for wildfires in recent history.

Weather officials say historically dry weather in the region is why there have been nine wildfires in just six days."Anytime you're this dry, you really get concerned about wildfires...

EUREKA- A woman was taken the hospital Monday afternoon after her car overturned on Highway 101.

It happened around noon on northbound Highway 101 just before Fields Landing. California Highway Patrol said Wayna Lee Scovell, 66 of Eureka was driving northbound when she fell asleep at the wheel and veered her car to right, hitting an embankment and overturning her vehicle.

Both...

EUREKA- The man allegedly responsible for killing St. Bernard Priest Eric Freed made his first court appearance Monday afternoon. Gary Bullock, 43, is the man police believe forced entry through Reverend Freed’s window in the early morning hours of New Years Day and killed him. The defense requested media not be allowed to film or take photos during the arraignment but judge John Feeney...

A wildfire that began Saturday continues to burn, and more than 450 firefighters are helping battle the blaze.
 

The Red Wildland Fire began on Saturday at about 12:30 in the afternoon in the snow camp area.  Cal fire and several other agencies responded to the blaze which officials say spread quickly.  The fire has consumed 3-hundred and 75-acres so far, but is already 55%...

EUREKA- A fire broke out inside of a two-story house on Monday around 11:30 a.m. in Eureka. Heavy fire and smoke could be seen coming for the attic of a home in the 7000 Block of Tompkins Hill Road. Everyone inside the house made it out safely, while fire crews from Loleta, Calfire, Fortuna and Humboldt Bay battled the blaze. According to fire officials, it was a floor heater that started the...

As of 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, Police say they are still working on getting some surveillance footage of the area.
 
From the Crescent City Police Department: 
 
The public is being asked to assist the Crescent City Police Department to help solve an armed robbery that took place today, Monday January 6, 2014, at approximately 7:08 AM...
From the California Highway Patrol: 
 
On Friday, January 3, 2014, at approximately 1:15 PM, 53 year old Fortuna resident Keith Schuetzle was driving a 1989 Freightliner truck owned by Humboldt County Roads southbound on SR-254 (Avenue of the Giants), approaching Elk Creek Road. A 2006 Toyota Corolla driven by 26 year old Miranda resident Jaime Wheeler was...

Ever since last week’s tragic events, the North Coast community has been in a state of shock over the loss of Father Eric Freed. Today a series of vigils gave people an outlet in the mourning process.

"This is a time and moment of extreme grief for the parishioners and we're all grieving together,” Bishop Robert Vasa said. “When that grief is shared together, it's bearable. Father Eric...

Not even a week into the New Year and already CAL FIRE crews are battling their first wildfires. The biggest one burning on the North Coast currently is the “Red Fire” just west of Willow Creek.

It started shortly after noon Saturday near Snow Camp Road just off of State Route 299. CAL FIRE said the blaze is 350 acres and is 25 percent contained as of Sunday night. Crews will be working...

NORTH COAST- A string of burglaries in Blue Lake within the past four days leaves residents concerned for their safety, plus two men are walking from Los Angeles to Seattle, we catch them as they trek across the North State. Also, new details into the murder investigation of St. Bernard priest Rev. Eric Freed.

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