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June 2014

KNEELAND- Authorities discovered 880 marijuana plants and a butane hash lab in Kneeland Wednesday.

Law enforcement officers made the discovery while serving a search warrant at a property on Mountain View Road. The plants were reportedly growing inside of four greenhouses. The hash lab and one pound of butane hash honey oil was found inside of a residence also on the property.

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EUREKA- Eureka city officials are working to clean up the Cummings Road Burn Ash Site because of the threat it imposes on the environment

“This burn dump was put into place it's estimated around 1930 and it's a way people dealt with garbage back then until the 1960s or so is when it ended,” said Linda Wise, Recology Humboldt County operations manager.

The burn ash site was closed...

Fortuna - A suspicious fire in McKinleyville has lead detectives to an arson suspect in Fortuna. Detectives with the District Attorney’s Office have arrested "Jennifer Gibbs" AKA Jennifer Abeyta of Fortuna who was taken into custody without incident on June 19 Arcata Fire responded to the 1800 block of Columbus Road in Mckinleyville for a residential fire that caused more than

$280.000...

Fortuna - A suspicious fire in McKinleyville has led detectives to an arson suspect in Fortuna. Detectives with the District Attorney’s Office have arrested "Jennifer Gibbs" AKA Jennifer Abeyta of Fortuna who was taken into custody without incident on June 19. Arcata Fire responded to the 1800 block of Columbus Road in Mckinleyville for a residential fire that caused more than

$280.000...

EUREKA- A Big Lagoon woman has been identified as the person inside a vehicle found at Freshwater Lagoon last week. The Humboldt County Coroner's Office has identified her as 42-year-old Katherine Iva Gillham, she was reported missing two years ago.

According to Deputy Coroner Roy Horton Gillham drowned after crashing into the water. He said there is no evidence that she had been a part...

MCKINLEYVILLE- After protests and almost a year of negotiations the McKineleyville Teachers association and the school board have reached an agreement.

The McKineleyville Union School District's Board of Trustees approved the contract unanimously at Wednesday's meetings. The contract includes a 3 percent pay increase starting retroactively from last year, increases to their benefits and...

BLUE LAKE-Sheriff Mike Downey and members from his team met with residents of Blue Lake on Wednesday to discuss law enforcement services in their town.

Downey organized the meeting to talk with residents about what services the Sheriff's contract has. Residents given a chance to discuss problems and crime in their area.

After the meeting Downey said he had a better idea of how to...

ARCATA- On Thursday, the United States played in its last group stage match against Germany.  About 200 people enjoyed the game at the Arcata Theatre Lounge.

Some enjoy the art of the sport.

"It's a beautiful game.  It's like a dance," said Robert Nordquist, a Fieldbrook resident.

"It's high energy.  The clock never stops, it just keeps running.  There's penalties but...

MAD RIVER- On Friday, the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District is holding a joint board meeting with the Ruth Lake Community Services District.  Water officials say it's a once-a-year opportunity for multiple agencies to come together to discuss the preservation of Ruth Lake.

"It really helps us maintain a very strong relationship, but also talk about any issues or projects of interest...

The following is from the Arcata Fire Protection District:

McKinleyville, CA- (June 26, 2014)- Arcata Fire District personnel...

From the Fortuna Police Department:
 
FORTUNA, CA - On June 26, 2014 at about 6:30 AM, officers responded to the 1000 Block of South Fortuna Boulevard for after a customer of a local coffee shop observed a male subject standing near the business engaging in the act of masturbation.
 
Upon arrival, the officer observed Kevin Murphy (Age 39...

Eureka - A local business owner has been arrested for felony charges of Workers Compensation Insurance Fraud and Grand Theft.

57-year old Tim Shelley, who owns Tim’s Plumbing in Eureka, was arrested yesterday. The Humboldt District Attorney’s Office,after a joint investigation with the California Department of Insurance, are alleging multiple illegal business operations, a warranty scam...

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