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MIRANDA- Residents in Miranda were without running water Thursday after the town’s main water line broke Wednesday evening.

Classes at south fork high school, Miranda Junior High and Osprey Learning Center were canceled Thursday because of the break. Porta potties were set up at Stevens Hall and residents are able to pick up jugs of potable water at the Miranda Market. According to the...

EUREKA- The Humboldt County Coroner's Office has identified 22 year old Thomas James McClain as the Eureka resident shot and killed by a Eureka police officer early Wednesday morning on the 1600 block of Allard Avenue.
McClain's autopsy is scheduled for September 27, as the forensic pathologist who conducts autopsies will not be available until that date.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is considering a partial ban on lead sinkers and jigs for fishing.

Right now it is only a discussion but there is gathering momentum regarding this issue. Already, Maine, New York and New Hampshire have partial bans. Great Britain has had a complete ban on lead sinkers since 1987.

A report by the California Department of Toxic...

Siskiyou County - Governor Brown has issued a State of Emergency for Siskiyou County. He’s also waived fees for drivers license and birth certificate replacement for those impacted by fires.

The recent rain has helped firefighters in Weed deal with the Boles Fire that caused so much damage. The 375-acre blaze is now 60% contained. 1,000 homes and 100 commercial properties are still...

Governor Brown has signed a bill to increase the penalty for intentional fiber optic or electrical vandalism.

AB 1782, by Wes Chesbro, increases the penalty from $500.00 to $10,000. Chesbro said, “The residents of Humboldt County have been the victim of multiple intentional fiber cutting attacks in recent years causing disruptions of broadband service to thousands of homes and...

EUREKA- Humboldt County youth learned how to be well and live healthy at a smoothie and juices workshop hosted by the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday.

The workshop is part of DHHS’ Transitional Age Youth Wellness Week for young people ages 16 to 26 to help youth who have experienced foster care, homelessness, juvenile justice and mental health issues...

FORTUNA- The city of Fortuna entered day two of a declared water emergency Wednesday.

City Council members voted to enact a stage 2 water emergency under the city’s new water contingency plan at their meeting Monday. As part of the stage 2 classification, residents are being asked to make conscious conservation efforts. They are restricted from washing down sidewalks or driveways,...

NORTH COAST- Minor accidents occurred up and down the North Coast Wednesday as the sudden rainfall made roads more slick.

According to Office Matt Harvey from the California Highway Patrol the rain brings oil to the road's surface as it washes it way from the asphalt.

Harvey said it is important that drivers stay safe and drive slowly when its raining. He said to expect roads to...