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December 2016

A three alarm fire leaves one firefighter with minor injuries. A body is found in Eureka on Friday by a passerby. PG&E restores power to almost 2,700 people in Arcata after an outage. Vandals in Eureka are caught on surveillance camera. 

Post date: Sat, 12/31/2016 - 17:07

EUREKA – A huge fire breaks out near the waterfront and destroys an abandoned warehouse..

Friday night just before midnight, Humboldt Bay Fire and multiple other agencies responded to the 12 – block of Waterfront Drive in Old Town. The former ice house next to Coast Seafood was in flames.

Firefighters could only fight defensively due to the old building collapsing in certain...

Post date: Sat, 12/31/2016 - 02:23

EUREKA - Another body is found close to the waterfront in Eureka.

According to law enforcement, a passerby near the greenbelt next to Blue Ox Millworks alerted police.

The body is that of a possibly transient male. No foul play is suspected. The incident has been turned over to the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office who will investigate the cause.

Post date: Fri, 12/30/2016 - 23:33

ARCATA - Another outage to report this time in Arcata.

Around 5 Friday evening, nearly 2700 PG&E customers were without electricity after a power pole was damaged.

PG&E said it was possibly due to a vehicle accident but couldn’t confirm. Interestingly enough the incident did not shut off power; it was when crews were making repairs that the section of the grid had to be...

Post date: Fri, 12/30/2016 - 23:25

EUREKA - It was an unlucky choice for sure for a prospective thief. A Fortuna man is behind bars after allegedly burglarizing a home and trying to sell stolen items to its owner.

28-year old Shawn Gallagher, Jr. was arrested for possession of stolen property, vehicle theft, burglary, along with probation and weapons violations. He allegedly robbed a Eureka home and committed the crime...

Post date: Fri, 12/30/2016 - 20:21
EUREKA - They’ve all committed crimes and have been incarcerated but a group of inmates in the Humboldt County Jail are taking steps to turn their lives around.
 
It’s a partnership with the Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Health and Human Services. It's resume building and the inmates create a master application and are taught useful vocabulary. They’re...
Post date: Fri, 12/30/2016 - 20:01

MCKINLEYVILLE - Many people like to ring in the new year with a bang, but the Sheriff’s Office is reminding you to remember your furrier, four-legged friends in the noisy process.

The best ways to keep your pets safe and happy during noisy celebrations are to use products like thunder shirts, and lavender, or melatonin to calm them down if loud noises give them anxiety.

In some...

Post date: Fri, 12/30/2016 - 17:35

ARCATA - If you plan to watch the Rose Parade this New Year, you’ll see some flowers from Arcata’s own Sun Valley Floral Farms.

They harvested the flowers about a week ago, which where then brought down to Pasadena, where the floats are being assembled.

They will be featured on the float by Cal Poly Pomona, whose students put together a float as part of a course.

Sun...

Post date: Fri, 12/30/2016 - 15:40

EUREKA- With New Year’s Eve just a day a way seniors got an early start on celebrating today.

The Humboldt Senior Resource Center in Eureka, toe-tapped their way into the new year, with live music and a special luncheon. Food and drink items such as mashed potatoes, roast beef, apple bread pudding and sparkling cider were on the menu. The cider wasn’t the only thing that sparkled for...

Post date: Fri, 12/30/2016 - 15:04

MCKINLEYVILLE-Local travelers will see some new changes coming in 2017.
With a new year, comes a new look. The airport located in Mckinleyville has undergone several changes this year such as a different name and an increase in ridership. Airport officials said changes will continue into the New Year.
With a 30% increase in ridership, the California Redwood Coast Humboldt County...

Post date: Fri, 12/30/2016 - 14:59

WESTCOAST- Crab season is on hold as crabbers are on strike due to prices not being agreed upon yet.

Crabbers all the way from Half Moon Bay up to the Washington coast are halting, as an acceptable price has not yet been reached with Pacific Group. 

Pacific Group, who owns Pacific Choice Seafood, is proposing crab prices to be reduced from $3 to $2.75. If local fisherman were to...

Post date: Fri, 12/30/2016 - 12:54

TRINIDAD - Nearly 430 PG&E customers were out of power Thursday afternoon in Trinidad.

Just after 2:30, a resident called News Channel 3 and said a large tree had come down on Patrick’s Point Drive knocking down power lines. The road was temporarily closed.

We talked with PG&E officials who said 144-customers still remained without power at 11 pm. They hoped to have...

Post date: Thu, 12/29/2016 - 23:31