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March 2014

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Northwest killing spree suspect Holly Grigsby pleaded guilty to racketeering charges on Tuesday.
We spoke to Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos; he’s the original prosecutor in the case that took the life of four people, including Eureka man Reggie Clark. Gallegos has been working with Clark’s family and...
Post date: Thu, 03/13/2014 - 18:11

EUREKA- Two cases of butane lighter fluid have been stolen from a Eureka gas station.  The manager of the store released the surveillance video, which captures the crime in action.

Gurpreet Sohal works has worked at United Gas in Myrtletown for about eight years.  He said nothing seemed out of the ordinary when a man asked Sohal if they sold butane lighter fluid by the case at United...

Post date: Thu, 03/13/2014 - 17:44

EUREKA- Officials with Eureka City Schools say no teachers will be get layoff notices for the coming school year.  California education code mandates school districts must give a preliminary notice by March 15th to any teachers they plan to lay off for next school year.

Superintendent Fred Van Vleck confirms that at Thursday night’s Eureka City Schools Board of Trustees meeting, he will...

Post date: Thu, 03/13/2014 - 17:40

EUREKA- On radio stations throughout the North Coast, local DJs and volunteers are raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's 'Partner in Hope' program.

The two day 'Radiothon' calls on the community to help fundraise for the research facility. Bicoastal Media, who owns stations in Crescent City and Eureka, have been a part of the fundraising effort for the past 11 years...

Post date: Thu, 03/13/2014 - 17:24

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Officials with the California Highway Patrol confirm they responded to 128 total DUI related collisions in Northern Humboldt County in 2013. Friday, the CHP will operate a checkpoint in an attempt to make that number smaller this year.

CHP officers will operate a driver license/sobriety checkpoint from 7 p.m. on Friday until 2 a.m. on Saturday.  It will be located...

Post date: Thu, 03/13/2014 - 17:24

ARCATA-In a small chair, the Arcata Police Chief sits and reads a story to a dozen excited kindergarten students. The event is designed to get young students comfortable with law enforcement and eager to read.

At Coastal Grove Charter School on Thursday, kindergarten through fifth graders were given books by Arcata Police as part of the Cops N' Kids program. Students loaded into the...

Post date: Thu, 03/13/2014 - 17:20
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
On Wednesday, at about 9:00 am the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the State of California Department of Justice served a search warrant on a residence and parcel of property located in the 1000 block of Rancho Sequoia Road, Alderpoint. The search warrant was related...
Post date: Thu, 03/13/2014 - 14:44

A woman accused of killing four people including one Eureka man during a violent road trip across the Pacific Northwest back in 2011 has plead guilty to racketeering charges.

This past Tuesday, Holly Ann Grigsby pled guilty in a deal that could send her to prison for life.  Grigsby, and her boyfriend, Joseph Pedersen were arrested in 2011 near Sacramento after what authorities described...

Post date: Wed, 03/12/2014 - 23:56

EUREKA- The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has been denied an appeal that would secure millions for a jail expansion project. The plan would provide the county with more space and rehabilitation services for inmates.

The $17.5 million dollar grant would bring probation and mental health services to one central location that would be attached to the existing jail. The space would...

Post date: Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:39

EUREKA- Since the Eureka Police Department unveiled its new “Eureka’s Most Wanted” poster on its website and Facebook page last month, multiple arrests have been made.

Officials with the Eureka Police Department report Eureka currently has one of the highest per-capita property crime rates in California for a city of its size.  They also say most of the people committing these crimes...

Post date: Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:26

BLUE LAKE- The Blue Lake City Council voted unanimously to permanently ban medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits. 

Under the passed ordinance medical marijuana 215 card holders can continue to grow the plant in their homes for medicinal purposes, but will have to travel out of town to buy from a dispensary.

The council moved forward with the ordinance after the city...

Post date: Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:23

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Gas prices in Humboldt County are now reaching $4 per gallon.  According to, gas prices are up to an average of $4.01, up from $3.97 just over 2 weeks ago.

Humboldt County gas prices are 12 cents per gallon higher than the rest of California, which was recorded at $3.89 per gallon as of Tuesday. 


Post date: Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:22