July 2014

EUREKA- Six Rivers Planned Parenthood will no longer be serving the North Coast. Officials with the organization announced last week that they will be dissolving their affiliation due to a lack of financial stability.

On Thursday Six Rivers will cease to exist. However, the clinic will remain open under the management of Planned Parenthood Northern California. Planned Parenthood NorCal...

FORTUNA- He barks and plays like any other dog. But Nordy has a day job. He is a K-9 officer with the Fortuna Police Department.

“He's trained in area searches, tracking, suspect apprehension,” said Maxwell Soeth police officer and K-9 handler with the Fortuna Police Department.

Nordy joined the force in April after the department's old K-9 officer Zorro retired.

”His...

The following is from the Eureka Police Department: 

On Monday, detectives from the Eureka Police Departments Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) conducted a probation search at an apartment building in the 1800 block of “A” Street in Eureka. Upon arrival, detectives encountered six adult subjects and one juvenile.

As a result of the search, Timothy Chiemwichitra ,28, Joe Olivo...

LOLETA- A girl from Loleta is fighting for her life, and needs your help in her battle with cancer. 

Thirteen-year-old Lindsi Shewry grew up playing multiple sports, even recently playing on a boy’s little league baseball team.  But in March, her knee began hurting during her basketball season, and an orthopedic surgeon said it was due to a bone tumor, and that doctors at Stanford...

The man accused of committing murder and arson in Garberville in April appeared in court on Tuesday.

Benjamin Carter is accused of fatally shooting 36-year-old Zachery Chapman in Garberville last April, as well as setting fire to a residence.  He pleaded not guilty to those charges in June.  In court on Tuesday, Carter’s defense attorney requested the preliminary hearing be pushed back...

The following is from the Arcata Police Department:

On Saturday, at approximately 1:00 am, the Arcata Police Department received the report of a gunshot followed by a person yelling for help in the Wiley Court area of Sunny Brae.

Officers responded to the area and contacted a subject who reported an individual known to him, along with another man, had come to the residence to...

The following is from the Arcata Police Department:

On Saturday, at approximately 2:30 a.m. , the Arcata Police Department received a 911 call from a subject reporting he had just been assaulted by two men. The caller indicated he was currently in the 800 Blk of 16th St.

While responding to the assault call, Arcata Police received a second call reporting an injury...

Eureka - Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men for possession of drugs and illegal fireworks on Monday.

Arrested on July 26th were 22 year-old Mathew Robert Williams and 53 year-old Bijan Taherikermani. Deputies responded just before 10 pm to reports of loud explosions coming from the Nancy Court area of Eureka. Mortar tubes were still in place on the lawn. Taherikermani was found to have...

TRINIDAD- Monday is the first day of the Marine Summer Science Program in Trinidad, where kids learn about the ocean’s wildlife.

At the HSU Telonicher Marine Lab, kids ages 6-12 get to do hands-on activities for the Marine Summer Science Program, to gain a deeper understanding of the ocean and its wildlife.

“Today is invertebrates day.  Tomorrow is going to be the tooth whales...

EUREKA- The Eureka Police Department continues to investigate a rash of dumpster fires that broke out over the weekend.

The five fires were in downtown Eureka and occurred between 11 p.m. Saturday night and about 5 a.m. Sunday morning. While assisting with fire suppression, EPD officials located 70-year-old Eureka resident Ray Keene near one of the fires.  Keene is currently on summary...

Scotia - A hay truck caught fire shutting down Highway 101 in both directions south of Rio Dell.

 The truck caught fire and spread to near-by vegetation. Authorities say it happened around 4:30 this afternoon after Kyle Miranda of Ferndale noticed a fire in his trailer and pulled over. Sparks from the fire spread from the hay into surrounding vegetation and burned around half an acre. ...

EUREKA- A raven found in Humboldt County has tested positive for the West Nile Virus, Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services officials confirm.

The raven is the first infected bird confirmed in the county this year. Officials say that because the bird tested positive, the virus is also present within the county’s mosquito population. Birds can carry the disease, which...

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