July 2014

EUREKA- The 21-year-old Lake County man accused of killing a man and injuring another with a crossbow in the Samoa dunes last September will serve 18 years in prison. 

In court, King plead guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter for shooting and killing 44 year-old James John James with a crossbow. King also plead guilty to attempted murder of the second degree for injuring...

The following is from the Arcata Police Department: 

At 5:30 am Thursday a small fire was reported in the area of 9th and H Streets in Arcata. Police and Fire Departments responded immediately and the fire was quickly extinguished. Several minutes later, a second small fire was reported less than three blocks away at the Intermodal Transit Facility (ITF) near the Arcata Ball Park. ...

From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
 
On 07-02-2014, at approximately 4:00 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy was driving a marked patrol car on Muncie Street, near Howard Avenue, Eureka. The deputy saw a 1993 blue Honda Civic stopped on Howard Street with an adult male driving it, later identified as Austin Edward Neuroth, 35 years old, from Eureka...
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
 
On 07-02-2014, at approximately 8:30 p.m., two Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies detained three adults and conducted a probation search at a 2331 Central Avenue, McKinleyville. While conducting the search, one of the deputies discovered what appeared to be a pipe bomb made of gray pipe. As a precaution the Sheriff’s...
From the California Highway Patrol: 
 
On an unknown date and time a 28 year old Redwood Valley resident was traveling northbound on US-101 approaching Bell Springs Road in a 2001 Audi Sedan. For reasons still under investigation, the Audi made an unsafe turning movement to the left, causing the vehicle to leave the west road edge and descend down a steep dirt...
NAPA COUNTY- Local fire fighters are among the thousands working to battle a wildfire in Napa. The blaze has already burned more than four square miles. The Cal Fire Humboldt-Del Norte Unit sent three strike teams of hand crews Tuesday night. 
 
Officials say the flames broke out in the Pope Valley area just before noon Tuesday and quickly spread, prompting...

EUREKA- Richard Marks, Humboldt County political consultant and community organizer, will lead the way for county marijuana growers to unite.

A newly formed political action committee called the California Cannabis Voice Humboldt recently appointed marks as the committee’s community organizer. With Marks’ help, the group will take steps to legitimize marijuana growing businesses in the...

EUREKA-Law officials and local resource agencies met with Congressman Jared Huffman Wednesday to discuss the county’s fight against illegal marijuana grows.

“We can clearly identify many, many, many mega grows in our county, many environmental issues and we're working in cooperation with California agencies, with federal agencies and the limited local agencies to go out and eradicate...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Since 2002, more than 25 after school programs in Humboldt County have been funded by the After School Education and Safety Grant, which is part of the voter-approved Proposition 49. Now, two schools are receiving additional funding thanks to the latest round of grant awards.

Hoopa Valley Elementary is receiving more than $83,000 and Trinity Valley Elementary is...

CALIFORNIA- Companies in California can no longer obtain smoke alarms with replaceable batteries to sell to the public.  They can only get smoke alarms with sealed 10-year batteries.

As part of State Bill 745, the State Fire Marshal is no longer approving traditional battery powered smoke alarms. All companies in California must sell their current inventories of this type of alarm by...

MANILA- Fire crews were able put out a vegetation fire in Manila on Wedensday night.  

At about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the Arcata Fire District was notified of a report of smoke coming from Manila, northwest of Samoa Bridge.  After investigating, crews determined there was a half-acre vegetation fire in the dense brush between State Route 255 and the ocean.  At about 5 p.m.,...

Highway 36, east of Bridgeville, was completely blocked on Wednesday, after a big rig became disabled on the roadway.

At about 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, a big rig pulling a trailer going westbound near mile marker 37 attempted to make a turn, when the trailer’s right side tires went off the roadway, disabling the big rig. All eastbound and westbound traffic was impassable until about 4:15...

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