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HUMBOLDT- The California Highway Patrol begins it's Memorial Day Maximum Enforcement Period this week.

Starting at 6:01 p.m. Friday and running until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, CHP officers will saturate the roads looking for drunk drivers. This year the agency is also focusing on seatbelt use and is promoting the click it or ticket campaign. Out of the 25 people killed in California...

CRESCENT CITY- A 20 year old Samoa man was killed Wednesday after running his vehicle into a tree just south of Crescent City.

The California Highway Patrol says Walter Ray Lindstrom was traveling southbound on Highway 101 between the Last Chance Grade and Mill Creek around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday when he attempted to pass traffic. Lindstrom allegedly crossed over the double yellow lines in...

SACRAMENTO - A massive oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara is generating a lot of political heat and may help pass our local State Senator’s new bill.

Mike McGuire is calling for an end to offshore oil drilling in California. His office issued a press release stating the spill yesterday off Santa Barbara’s Refugio State Beach is a reminder of how risky coastal oil development is....

NORTH COAST - If you’re a camper wanting to get a head start on Memorial Day Weekend, Six Rivers National Forest officials have good news. Most campgrounds will be open by May 22nd several days ahead of the holiday.

There are eighteen developed campgrounds and nearly a million acres of national forest land available for exploration. Only East Fork and Fish Lake Campgrounds...

EUREKA - A female driver was taken to the hospital with injuries Wednesday after a four car accident in Eureka.

Just before two in the afternoon, a Eureka man was traveling northbound near the 2800 block of Broadway. Police say he was allegedly looking down when traffic stopped. He rear-ended the vehicle in front of him. That collision set off a four car chain reaction crash. A female...

BLUE LAKE - The Blue Lake Volunteer Fire Department is raising money for some new equipment.

The department depends on donations and local business contributions to fund any additional equipment. But currently, it’s down to one automated external defibrillator or AED. The department needs four more to accommodate each of it’s emergency apparatuses. AED’s are life saving devices that...

ARCATA - Arcata Fire Protection District is moving forward with a new special tax, to increase personnel.

The District's board proposed the measure at their meeting Tuesday night. It would increase the tax on single family residences by $96 per year. The tax would allow the District to hire additional firefighters to enhance emergency response. The District currently has two...

NORTH COAST - Cal Fire has begun it’s defensible space inspections in northern Humboldt, ahead of this year's wildfire season.

Homeowners living in what’s called state responsibility areas are expected to follow specific guidelines, allowing fire personnel to reach a fire and extinguish it quicker. Cal Fire inspectors are evaluating properties to educate residents and ensure compliance...