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April 2014

EUREKA- Tuesday was a special statewide enforcement day for law enforcement agencies on the lookout for cell phone users behind the wheel. 

It was also the first day of a new program at Eureka High School designed to keep students from texting and driving.

According to authorities, there were more than 400,000 hand-held cell phone and texting convictions handed down to...

Post date: Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:29

EUREKA- The 26-year-old man killed in a motorcycle accident over the weekend in Eureka leaves behind two children and a wife.  Now, Tommy Ruiz’ former coworkers are doing their best to help support his family moving forward.

Tommy Ruiz died early Sunday morning after losing control of his motorcycle and crashing into a curb near West Grant Street in Eureka.  Police say that before Ruiz...

Post date: Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:26
Press Release From the County of Humboldt:
The Headwaters Fund Board recently appointed new officers for the coming year. Dr. Edward “Buzz” Webb will serve as Chair.
Webb is Vice President Emeritus of Humboldt State University, having retired after 25 years.  He has served on several community boards including the Humboldt Library...
Post date: Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:13
From the California Highway Patrol: 
On April 21, 2014, at approximately 11:00 p.m., A 2008 GMC Yukon driven by 26 year old Courtney Patterson, of Rio Dell, CA, was traveling northbound on US-101, north of Redcrest.  28 year old Rad Kellar, of Rio Dell, CA, was the right rear passenger and 23 year old Megan Massimo, of Prescott, AZ, was the right front passenger...
Post date: Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:15

A homeowner was awakened in the early morning hours in Eureka when burglars allegedly stole his flat screen TV.

Sheriff’s Deputies were called at around 4:25 AM to a house on the 2400 block of Cypress Avenue in Eureka. A 57-year old male victim said he and his 77-year old mother were asleep in the house when flashlights awakened him in his hallway. When he walked down the hallway he...

Post date: Mon, 04/21/2014 - 22:25

EUREKA- To prepare for dangerous situations local law enforcement officers are training in simulations that mirror real life.

The simulations are played through the Force Option Simulator and is shown on a full sized screen as actors portray a real life scenario. The situations vary from robberies to domestic violence disputes. In the simulations an officer during training has to...

Post date: Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:42

ARCATA- Redwood Park was empty Sunday as all marijuana and smoking laws were strictly enforced by Arcata Police Officers.

All cars were blocked off from driving into the park and officers surrounded the area. Signs warned visitors of the strict policies before they entered.

The event would previously attract thousands into the area to partake in the unofficial event inside the...

Post date: Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:38

EUREKA- The North Coast Veterans Resource Center in Eureka is looking to provide services to more veterans and their families.

The NCVRC is a non-profit organization and has been in Eureka for four years. It serves veterans of all eras as well as their families. Transitional housing services, permanent supportive housing, grant funded services, access to VA programs, a 90-day alcohol...

Post date: Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:18

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The preliminary numbers are in, and Humboldt County’s unemployment rate went down in March.

The jobless rate for the month of March is 8.6 percent, down point 1 percent from the revised February rate. Figures also show there were 300 industry jobs gained in Humboldt County from February to March. The March unemployment rate is one percentage point lower than last year’s...

Post date: Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:16

DEL NORTE COUNTY- Six Rivers National Forest needs your help reviewing cleanup options for two mines in Del Norte County.

Through federal grants and other possible partnerships, the U.S. Forest Service will remove mine waste materials from the abandoned Mammoth and Hardscrabble Mines in the Smith River National Recreation Area in Del Norte County in order to keep the waste materials...

Post date: Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:11
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
On 04-18-2014 at about 10:30pm, Humboldt County Sheriff Office Detectives arrested Melinda Elaine Carter age 41 for conspiracy and accessory to a homicide, auto theft and arson.  Melinda Carter was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility in Eureka where her bail was set at $750,000 dollars. Detectives...
Post date: Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:42
The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the motorcyclist who died after crashing his motorcycle on Broadway as 26 year old Tommy Ricardo Ruiz of Eureka. 
On April 20, 2014, at approximately 12:35 AM, a Eureka Police Department 
officer on patrol was driving...
Post date: Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:49