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April 2014

Authorities are still searching for 39-year-old Eureka resident Jacqueline Sullivan, who was reported missing on April 8th.

Sullivan’s mother told officials with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office that she last talked to Sullivan on February 20th. Detectives have learned that Sullivan’s ATM card was used in Coalinga, California on March 11th, but there...

OREGON- The man accused of killing four people, including a Eureka man, during a violent road trip across the Pacific Northwest has pleaded guilty to federal charges.
 
According to the Associated Press, on Wednesday 33-year-old David “Joey” Pedersen pleaded guilty to two counts of carjacking resulting in death. It all happened in 2011 when Pederson and his...
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
 
On 04-18-2014 Humboldt County Superior Court Judge Feeney signed an arrest warrant for Benjamin Jasper Carter age 33 for Homicide and Arson. The arrest warrant bail amount was set at 1.25 million dollars. 
 
The Sheriff’s Office is advising the public if they see the suspect Benjamin Jasper...

ARCATA- The Humboldt State University's Advancement Foundation plans to match donations to the memorial scholarships set up in honor of the alumni killed in the fatal bus crash. The foundation has committed to match all donations made by midnight on Friday and donate $5 for the first 1,000 guests at the university's centennial Dance of the Century event.

After the April 10th crash that...

BLUE LAKE- Residents will be asked to approve a gas and electricity tax on their November ballot this upcoming election. The City Council has decided to move forward with the measure in order to make up for lost revenue.

The measure would be a four percent tax on gas and electricity and show up on resident's PG&E bill. If approved the city could receive up to $40,000 a year from it...

BLUE LAKE- The Blue Lake City Council has appointed a new member to serve the city. Michele McCall-Wallace will be sworn in at the city's next council meeting.

McCall-Wallace is a Humboldt State University lecturer and has previously served on the city council from 2008-2012. 

Three applicants applied to fill the open position. The council choose to appoint a new member in order...

CUTTEN- With multiple projects underway to reduce the dangers wildfires pose to the North Coast, the Director of the California Conservation Corps was in Cutten on Wednesday overseeing progress on one of those projects.

On Tuesday, CCC crews began working to remove fuel that can feed wildfires from a 14 acre area of the McKay Tract Community Forest in Cutten next to Walnut Drive. Trees...

The Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group held it’s monthly lunch on Wednesday, and attracting more cruise ships to Humboldt Bay was the topic of discussion.

Eureka City Council Member Chet Albin, along with the Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group, the Humboldt Bay Water District and other members of the community are working to make Humboldt Bay a cruise ship destination. Eureka city...

From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
 
On 04-22-2014, at approximately 1:30 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was patrolling in downtown Garberville when he saw Michael Lee Russell, 27 years old, a local transient. The deputy was aware Russell had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for possession of a controlled substance and possession of...

PHILLIPSVILLE:     A man got in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend and was stabbed with a pitchfork.

Law enforcement say the incident took place on Saturday April 19th just before 2 in the afternoon. Sheriff’s Deputies got a call of a stabbing that occurred in the 400-block of Phillipsville Loop Road in Phillipsville. A 66-year old victim was bleeding from a stab wound to...

A man was sent to the hospital with moderate injuries after his brakes gave out and his SUV crashed into a grove of trees.

A little before 7 this evening, CHP said a man and his 15-year old passenger were testing their brakes after working on the vehicle. They were driving down Ridgewood Drive in Cutten when the driver tried to slow to a stop, The brakes went out completely. The vehicle...

EUREKA- To celebrate Earth Day community members gathered at Sequoia Park to pick up trash and garbage. The cleanup was organized by the City of Eureka to bring local residents together to take pride in their park.

Girl Scouts, preschool students and Humboldt State University students helped to pick up garbage throughout the park. Children took part in creating reusable art from plastic...

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