March 2014

EUREKA- firefighters responded to a commercial building after smoke was seen filling the air.  The smoke was seen at 10:40 p.m. last night at Marcella Draperies on the 200 block of 7th Street.

Humboldt Bay Fire determined the smoke was due to an equipment malfunction.  Firefighters saw smoke when they entered the building, but could not locate a fire.  They then saw between...

EUREKA- One man is in custody after police say he led them on a nearly hour long search through a Eureka neighborhood.

Police say 30-year-old Nicholas Kistler was seen walking at the intersection of West Simpson and Pine Streets shortly before 7:40 a.m., and appeared to be under the influence of drugs. 

When police attempted to speak with the man, they say he fled, and was then...

EUREKA- A man is being treated at Saint Joseph Hospital after bystanders found him bleeding on the side of the road in Eureka.

An officer with Eureka Police Department told us that at about 2:45 p.m., someone reported a man bleeding in the road who was possibly hit by a car.  The man was found bleeding from a cut above his eye and had a scuff on his knee on Wabash avenue next to the...

NORTH COAST- Methamphetamine abuse was a topic of discussion at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. The department of Health and Human Services presented data showing that methamphetamine has been in the county since the 1980's, but it was not until recently when it became more prevalent in the community. Mike Goldsby, Senior Program Manager for the Department of Health and Human...
NORTH COAST- A deadly tree disease that has swept the coast from Monterey to Humboldt County has now been confirmed in Trinity County just 600 yards across the Humboldt County line. It was found on an 80-acre Bureau of Land Management parcel adjacent to the Six Rivers National Forest. The disease is caused by an exotic plant pathogen that is killing tan oak and other oak species in the...
EUREKA- A motion to dismiss three of the four counts against the man who allegedly stabbed a Hoopa woman and ran over a jogger in Freshwater will be continued. 
 
Jason Warren appeared in court Tuesday afternoon. He is facing two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder for allegedly stabbing and killing Dorothy Ulrich inside of her Hoopa home and then...
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
 
On 03-03-2014, at approximately 2:30 p.m. a citizen came to the Sheriff’s Office and reported her  son, Tracy Edward Johnson, 39 years old, was in possession of  illegal weapons. The citizen said Johnson was staying at her residence in the 2400 block of Eel River Drive, Loleta. The citizen told the investigating deputy...

EUREKA- The 86th Annual Academy Awards were held Sunday and the Humboldt Film Commission as well as the Eureka Theatre celebrated the event and News Channel 3 was there.

Film buffs, historians, and those who just wanted to enjoy a red carpet experience came to the venerable Eureka Theatre where they enjoyed hors d’oerves, period cocktails, and camaraderie and they got to see...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and local health officials are encouraging everyone to get screened.

During the month of March a group of North Coast medical groups will launch “Get Screened Humboldt.”  It’s an outreach effort to encourage individuals to talk to their doctors about colorectal cancer.

Experts say it’s the second leading cause...

ARCATA- After California iris' were featured at the White House's most recent State Dinner a local CEO hopes consumers will start to focus more on domestically grown flowers.

Sun Valley Group is one of the top producers of iris' in the state said company President and CEO Lane DeVries. DeVries said it is most likely that some iris' grown in Arcata were at the dinner.

This is the...

ARCATA- The Arcata Police Department will continue their focus on preventing graffiti within city limits. City Council directed staff to continue with their plan of action at Monday's Goal Setting Session.

The department has put in place a response plan that increases enforcement on the issue, cleans up graffiti when it occurs and educates the community on ways to prevent it. The...

EUREKA- Last year, the Eureka Police Department responded to about 850 traffic collisions.  Hoping to reduce that number, the EPD is now turning to social media.

Starting Wednesday, EPD traffic officers will be using social media to let the public know when and where they will be conducting specialized traffic enforcement details.

"We have been doing it all along.  The only...

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