March 2014

EUREKA- Some changes are coming to the City of Eureka.  While crafting the 2013/2014 budget, council members decided they could improve efficiency by combining two commissions.

The Eureka City Council has adopted an ordinance that will combine the Parking Place Commission and the Transportation Safety Commission.  These are the first two agencies to merge under the new initiative....

FORT BRAGG – A Mendocino County Sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed Wednesday following a police chase. The suspect is also dead.

Mendocino Sheriff’s Deputy Ricky Del Fiorentino died in a shootout around noon in the Cleone area, near Fort Bragg.

The suspect, identified as Ricardo Antonio Chaney, had been on a crime spree that began in Oregon involving armed robbery, kidnapping...

EUREKA- The Humboldt Senior Resource Center has helped deliver five square meals a week the seniors living in Eureka. On Wednesday, representatives from St. Joseph's Hospital helped to deliver those meals.

"We really rely on the generosity of funders in the community," said Barbara Walser, Nutrition and Activities Director.

The resource center delivers four fresh meals, and one...

EUREKA- A local army veteran is concerned with upcoming changes to his military health plan. 

TRICARE, a national military health plan, will no longer be offering their walk-in services starting April 1st.  They will still be able to provide services with their phone numbers and website, but one veteran who lives in Eureka says things have been made more difficult for America’s heroes...

EUREKA- The Eureka City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the second draft letter of apology for the 1860 Wiyot Massacre that resulted in the deaths of 200 people.

Some members of the Wiyot Tribe were at the city council meeting as the two drafts of the letter were discussed.  The first draft was released to the media on Monday, and included the words “formal apology”...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- At Tuesday night’s Eureka City Council meeting, the newest member of the city council announced that he’s working to bring cruise ships to the North Coast.

At the recent Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention in Florida, representatives of different cruise lines had the chance to see a display on everything Humboldt has to...

CLEONE- The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Deputy Ricky Del Fiorentino was shot dead, and the suspect took his own life shortly after. 

 

It started in Eugene, Oregon when the suspect, Ricardo Chaney, allegedly stole a BMW and kidnapped its owners. According to authorities Chaney wound up at Confusion Hill off of Highway 101 and an incident took place with...

UPDATE- The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office told News Channel 3 Tuesday, that 44-year-old Westley Wright died as a result of an accidental drug overdose. Wright was the man accused of stabbing his own dog with a knife back in December of 2013.
 
Wright’s body was found along Singley Hill road in the early morning hours of March 7th, the same day he was supposed...

LOLETA- A popular North Coast bakery has closed its doors.

Frequent visitors of Loleta Bakery, like Jan Hawkes, were surprised to see the bakery is now closed.

"It makes no sense.  There's always a line.  I'm always behind somebody getting my cup of coffee, it's never empty.  There are always seats taken.  So it's not a matter of the business so I don't understand," Hawkes said...

EUREKA- California Department of Fish and Wildlife crews prepared for an oil spill on Humboldt Bay Tuesday.

In the wind, crews pulled out a barricade that would contain the spill to one location. Scientists tested a containment strategy that is designed to protect environmentally sensitive areas like the Elk River Estuary.

The estuary is home to coho salmon and water fowl and is...

ARCATA- The Arcata City Council met in closed session to discuss the upcoming opening for City Manager on Tuesday. In the meeting, the council discussed the process of how they will fill the position.

Arcata Mayor, Mark Wheetley, said the council will start by holding an internal assessment with city staff. Wheetley said the city will be able to evaluate each departments needs before...

EUREKA- Double murder suspect, Bodhi Tree, will not have to face the death penalty following his jury trial. Humboldt County District Attorney, Paul Gallegos, said he would not be pursuing the sentencing based on the facts of the case.

"The decision to pursue the death penalty is not only a legal decision it is a factual decision that requires careful and thoughtful analysis of the...

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