March 2014

FORTUNA- In Fortuna campaign candidates can now freely display campaign signs without prior restrictions. In a 4 to one vote Tuesday night the city council decided to toss out the old ordinance, which only allowed election campaign signs to be displayed 30-days prior to an election. Some argued campaigning frequently occurs beyond the 30-day period. 
 
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WEOTT- The ongoing water crisis in a small southern Humboldt town is finally fixed, after being declared in a local state of emergency for seven months. In Weott the emergency was declared last August when deputies said that nearly 20 thousand gallons of water was stolen from one of their two water tanks. 
 
In an effort to refill the tank a water line broke…...
HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The Humboldt County fair was given the green light Tuesday morning to move forward with its projected operational budget. In a unanimous vote the budget was passed.
 
It is in its 118th year, the fair has been a summertime tradition for people of the North Coast since 1896, but last year the county fair lost thousands of dollars something they are...

UPDATE- Dillon Arcani, 20 of Samoa, who was driving the motorcycle at the time of the collision, was pronounced deceased at the St. Joseph Hospital emergency room yesterday evening. Arcani was involved in the high-speed pursuit Monday afternoon on Highway 255.

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On March 17, 2014, at 4:03 pm, a Humboldt County Sheriff's Deputy attempted a traffic stop a 2011...
UPDATE- The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office told us Tuesday afternoon, the motorcyclist killed on Highway 36 is 52-year-old John Wright Jr. of Bridgeville. 
 
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From the California Highway Patrol:
 
HUMBOLDT, Calif. – On March 17, 2014, at 11:11 pm, 31 year old Krystal Layns of Eureka, CA, was...

Hoopa: Two children sustained injuries after allegedly driving their motorcycle in front of a car. The California Highway Patrol said that around 5:30 this evening, 19 year old Justy Masten was driving his Mitsubishi Eclipse sedan northbound on Cal Pak Road in Hoopa. Two six year old children were riding a Honda 50 motorcycle on open public land but crossed Cal Pak Road directly in front of...

Eureka: College of the Redwoods will be offering free GED preparation classes to help those interested in acquiring a high school diploma pass the 2014 GED exam. These classes are held in downtown Eureka Monday and Wednesday evenings and Wednesday afternoons.

Beth Leebolt, Chief Examiner at College of the Redwoods said, “The GED test opens doors to college, better jobs, the respect...

MANILA- A high-speed pursuit ends in a major injury crash in Manila Monday afternoon.
 
It happened around 4 p.m. on Highway 255 near Pacific Avenue. California Highway Patrol Officers said a man driving a motorcycle failed to pull over for a traffic stop near the Samoa Cookhouse and took off. The suspect then led officers onto southbound Highway 255 and reached...
MCKINLEYVILLE- The Arcata-Eureka airport celebrated the opening of its newest block of T-hangars Monday morning. The new building at the ACV is now home to 17 private aircraft owners. The T-hangars are a first of its kind at ACV, providing storage space for the local aviation community.
 
Humboldt Aviation Advisory Committee Chairman David Ravetti said, "They have...
FERNDALE- A high-speed car pursuit ends with one arrest Monday. Ferndale police said the chase reached speeds of nearly 120 miles per hour in Ferndale.
 
According to the Ferndale Police Department John Hanley, 36, led officers on a pursuit down Highway 211 after police caught him driving recklessly. 
 
Hanley then led officers onto...

ARCATA-Law enforcement officials are investigating the motive behind an arson at a Marijuana dispensary in Arcata. The illegal dispensary caught fire early Monday morning and has been determined as arson by fire investigators.

Arcata Fire were dispatched to the scene at 5:20 a.m. on the corner of 4th and H Street. Battalion Chief Sean Campbell said the back door was open when crews...

EUREKA- A News Channel 3 update to a story we first brought you last week, about a Eureka gas station manager who chased a robber out his store with stolen merchandise. On Monday, he said some of those stolen goods were returned.
 
The robbery happened Tuesday at the Patriot gas station on Myrtle Avenue. Manager Gurpreet Sohal says a young man was caught on...

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