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January 2014

CRESCENT CITY- Part of 2nd Street in Crescent City is closed while construction crews make improvements to the sewer system. Crews are working to replace old 18-inch clay pipes with 24-inch plastic pipes. According to city officials clay pipe is brittle and has a shorter life span. To fund the project, the city of Crescent City got a $1.3 million dollars from the Community Development...
Post date: Wed, 01/29/2014 - 18:02

FORTUNA- Private and Charter Schools across the country are inviting parents to tour their schools to experience options other than Public Schools. Fortuna Jr. Academy participated in National School Choice Week and opened their doors to the community to tour their campus and see their classrooms in action.

Principle Kim Bowlby said she wanted to participate in the event to help parents...

Post date: Wed, 01/29/2014 - 18:01

If you went outside on Wednesday, you might have noticed the rain.

While this is welcome news for many in the area, police remind you to be safe on the roads.  The California Highway Patrol says today’s rain is equivalent to the first rain of the season.  Oils that were in the asphalt came to the surface of the roads today, making the roads slicker.  The CHP says the roads will be like...

Post date: Wed, 01/29/2014 - 17:42

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Small businesses looking for assistance becoming ADA accessible could have the help they need in the near future.

The Redwood Region Economic Development Commission is partnering with the Arcata Development Corporation as well as elected officials to discuss ways they can assist small businesses avoid lawsuits for not being ADA compliant. Headwaters fund is organizing...

Post date: Wed, 01/29/2014 - 17:30

CARLOTTA- We have more details about the logging accident in Carlotta that sent a man to the hospital.

Captain Kevin Burke of the Carlotta Volunteer Fire Department says the accident took place on Fox Creek Road just after 12:30 p.m. yesterday.  Fire officials say a carriage fell on the man, pinning his leg to the ground, and causing injuries to the man’s head as well.  Fire officials...

Post date: Wed, 01/29/2014 - 17:25
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
On 1-28-2014, approximately 5:00 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 transfer from the California Highway Patrol regarding a road rage incident. 
Deputies and Ferndale Police responded and met with the 46 year old male victim in the 1000 block of Coffee Creek Road,...
Post date: Wed, 01/29/2014 - 12:58
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
On 1-28-2014, approximately 7:48 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a home invasion robbery that just occurred in the 4500 block of Salmon Creek Road, Miranda. 
When deputies arrived at the residence they met with the two victims, a 62 year old man and his 60...
Post date: Wed, 01/29/2014 - 10:03
UPDATE: The 80 year old man who died in Tuesdays crash on Broadway in Eureka has been identified as Robert Mitchell.
The Humboldt County Coroner's Office has scheduled an autopsy for Friday. 
***From Tuesday***
EUREKA- An 80-year-old pedestrian hit on south Broadway has died as a result of his injuries. The...
Post date: Wed, 01/29/2014 - 09:20

A logging accident this afternoon has sent one man to the hospital. The accident took place just after 12:30 this afternoon.

Emergency personnel responded to Fox Creek Road east of Carlotta. Captain Kevin Burke of the Carlotta Volunteer Fire Department said the injured logger was located 400 feet down a hillside and sustained head and leg injuries. He was transported by ambulance to St...

Post date: Tue, 01/28/2014 - 21:33

EUREKA- An 80-year-old pedestrian hit on south Broadway has died as a result of his injuries. The elderly Eureka resident was crossing the street when he was hit by a Dodge Ram 2500 pick-up truck around 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The 60-year-old Arcata driver was traveling southbound in heavy morning traffic when, for unknown reasons, the driver hit him as he was crossing the highway. The...

Post date: Tue, 01/28/2014 - 18:33

EUREKA- The suspect accused of killing a 24-year-old Trinidad man with a pocket knife sat in court Tuesday morning. The lead detective for the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office took the stand on the first day of the preliminary hearing that revealed the details of the fatal stabbing.

Larry Clinton Morrow, 33, plead not guilty previously in court to stabbing Jessie Ruiz at the Greenview...

Post date: Tue, 01/28/2014 - 18:28

FORTUNA- Ten firefighters will join the Humboldt CALFIRE unit along with two additional fire engines. The fire agency is increasing staffing statewide to prepare for the upcoming fire season.

The drought and unseasonably dry weather conditions prompted the agency to increase staffing to the units across the state. Local fire crews have been responding to small fires and escaped control...

Post date: Tue, 01/28/2014 - 18:25