July 2014

NORTH COAST-An elderly woman with dementia was found safe after going missing. Family members are looking for a Louisiana man who was headed to the Eureka/Arcata area. And a local artist is honored for her work in the community.  

The following is from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 

On Sunday, at approximately 3:35 p.m., Lawanda Williamson was located by a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Officer who assisted in the search. She was located at the end of Letz Lane, McKinleyville. She was in good health and is being reunited with her family.

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Family of a missing Louisiana man believe he was on his way to Arcata when he disappeared. Family members have repeatedly tried to contact the missing man with no response. The man, Jeff Joseph has missed airplane flights, meetings and personal appointments that were believed to be important to him.

According to family and friends, on Friday, June 20, Jeff Joseph left Southern...

NORTH COAST-The Avoid the 8 DUI Task Force is cracking down on drunk drivers over the weekend. A man allegedly under the influence of prescription drugs crashes into a telephone pole. And Humboldt Bay Fire officials say an attic fire could have been avoided if the homeowners had a working smoke alarm.

To celebrate summer, the Department of Fish and Wildlife is designating Saturday, July 5th as Free Fishing Day.

It’s a day when those who have never experienced fishing can do so without a license. It’s also a day when experienced anglers can introduce the sport to non-angling friends and children.

All fishing regulations are still intact for the day such as bag limits...

EUREKA- In Eureka residents celebrated Independence Day with a Fourth of July Festival in Old Town.

By noon on Friday, officials said attendance had already reached 6,000 as citizens from across the United States celebrated America’s birthday in the heart of Old Town.

“We came here to see all of the booths, and see all of the music and entertainment and Polynesian dancing,” said...

FORTUNA- A father and son were killed in a solo vehicle crash on Thursday night. The California Highway Patrol believes the driver had been drinking.

“Once I seen the car I ran directly to the car,” said Phil Mcdonald, a neighbor who responded after the accident. “The driver, he was upside hanging out the door and then my wife yelled to check to see if there was anyone else in the car...

EUREKA- A structure fire in the 1600 block of B Street has left a home with extensive damage

Humboldt Bay Fire received the report of a residential fire at 1652 B Street around 5 pm Friday. When firefighters arrived at the scene they found heavy smoke coming from the roof. Officials say the fire began in the attic.

“Once we got inside we had a large volume of fire in the attic...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Barbecues across the North Coast will be grilling up hot dogs and hamburgers this weekend, but fire officials say that outdoor cooking could be dangerous.

Public Information Officer for the Arcata Fire Protection District, Jenny Williamson said the most common injury from grilling is burns. She said cooks and children will often get injuries from touching the grill...

ARCATA- Music played throughout the day on the Arcata Plaza as families and friends enjoyed the Independence Day celebration.

The 4th of July Jubilee is an annual event put on by the Arcata Chamber of Commerce since 1959. The day featured music by local bands, food from local vendors, a bubble parade and a kids play zone.

Organizers of the event said it is one of the best ways to...

EUREKA- Thousands will watch fireworks light up the night sky over Humboldt Bay on Friday night, but preparation for the big moment takes place year round.

Crews with Pyro Spectacular, which has been operating the Eureka Fireworks Show for the last 15 years, have spent Friday installing fireworks and making sure the show goes off as planned.

"What we need to do is we'll check for...

FERNDALE- Hundreds attended the 18th annual Fourth of July Parade in Ferndale, and one veteran in attendance says seeing the turnout is moving.

"This is one of the best towns where people come out and really show their support to service people.  And i feel great to see this happening," said Owen Valberg, who served in the United States Army for 21 years.

Ferndale...

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