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March 2014

EUREKA- Police are taking a closer look at 28-year-old Vincent Sanchez, the man accused in the double homicide investigation in Eureka.  Sanchez has had run-ins with the law, but officials with the Eureka Police Department are still researching to see if Sanchez has committed any violent crimes in the past.

Sanchez was arrested last year for malicious mischief and vandalism for...

Post date: Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:21

EUREKA- A double homicide investigation in Eureka is underway, and a suspect has been arrested in connection to the murder that left two Eureka men dead.

Officials with the Eureka Police Department have released the names of the two victims of the homicide   One of the victims is 25-year-old Lance Delbert Henry, and the other is 60-year-old Richard Charles Storre.  Storre owned and...

Post date: Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:17

EUREKA- More help is needed maintaining a two acre community garden in Eureka.

The Unity Garden was constructed in the summer of 2010 with the help of volunteers, grants and donations.  It used to be operated by the unity church, but is now city-owned property.  Organizers say more volunteers are needed to help maintain the garden.  Members get to collect some of the harvest from the...

Post date: Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:12
EUREKA- Students at Eureka High School learned first hand the dangers of distracted driving Thursday. A Redding woman who lost her 14-year-old son in a preventable car crash spoke to local teens. 
“He was put in a car with an inexperienced driver who was not legal to have passengers but he had no idea that was the case. They were distracting the driver and...
Post date: Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:58

WILLOW CREEK- The following is a from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:

On Wednesday, at approximately 9:15 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an assault which just occurred at 48 Panther Road, Willow Creek. The reporting person told Sheriff’s Dispatch the victim of the assault recovering from a recent tracheotomy and was punched in the throat by the...

Post date: Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:36
EUREKA- The Coroner's office confirms 60-year-old Eureka resident Richard Charles Storre is one of the victims in the double homicide EPD officers responded to on Wednesday evening.  
Post date: Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:59
From the Eureka Police Department:
On March 26, 2014 at 1757 hours, Eureka Police officers were dispatched to 2109 Harris Street in Eureka on a citizen’s report of an injured person in the house at that location. Officers entered the house to render first aid and found a man deceased with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head. Officers checked the...
Post date: Thu, 03/27/2014 - 07:47

A pedestrian was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries after being hit by a car, which in turn caused a chain reaction accident with another vehicle.

Eureka Police were called a little after three this afternoon to the corner of 7th and H streets in Eureka. Two cars were damaged and one traffic light control box was knocked over. At this time, circumstances of the...

Post date: Thu, 03/27/2014 - 00:58

College of the Redwoods will be testing for entrance into their Basic Law Enforcement Academy April 5th.

It’s a twenty-three week course, which begins July 7th and runs through December 19th of 2014. A physical assessment will begin in the morning. All prospective cadets will be expected to perform twenty push-ups in one minute, twenty-five sit-ups in...

Post date: Thu, 03/27/2014 - 00:42

The Tsunami Warning Test for Humboldt and Del Norte Counties this year was on Wednesday, a day before the 50th anniversary of the Great Tsunami of 1964 that killed 12 people in Del Norte County.

The sirens sounded at 115 decibels from 100 feet away on Wednesday morning, signifying the beginning of the 2014 Tsunami Warning Test.

"These tests are important because they...

Post date: Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:50

SAMOA- The Samoa Peninsula Fire District has received a year’s supply of toilet paper thanks to a donation.

Charmin is donating nearly 50,000 rolls of toilet paper to one fire station in each state as part of the Charmin Relief Project. The Company Officer of the Samoa Peninsula Fire District, Nick Bollier, saw an advertisement for the project online and applied the fire district for...

Post date: Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:46

EUREKA- Eureka police confirm two men were found dead at a home on the 2100 block of Harris Street on Wednesday night.

Authorities were called to the home at about 6 p.m. for a report of a person injured inside.  When they arrived, they found two men deceased in the house.  One of the men had "obvious signs of trauma."  

Detectives are conducting a death investigation to...

Post date: Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:44