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DEL NORTE COUNTY- It's not a fast and easy process; Several abandoned vehicles were removed from the Smith River National Recreation Area. Thanks to the Smith River Alliance, and their partners the Trash Dogs.

It requires more involvement than it seems- once they locate the abandoned vehicle, they have to analyze it for brush that may have grown around it, or that may be preventing them...

Post date: Fri, 07/15/2016 - 17:34

FORTUNA - Some west coast tourists are enjoying their lack of 'freedom' Friday after they were 'kidnapped,' and 'sentenced.'  A couple and their grandson were found guilty… of having a good time in Fortuna. The three were happy to be part of the summer tradition of when the friendly city gets a little hostile.

The charges ran the gamut, from child endangerment, to robbery, to addiction...

Post date: Fri, 07/15/2016 - 16:16

EUREKA - The inaugural week of the Junior Zoo Keepers program at Sequoia Park Zoo finished Friday morning with some lessons in goat care.

The educational program focuses on animal science, conservation, life at the zoo, and exploring nature.

This week the theme celebrated the Chinese zodiac and Asian culture.

Since most of the children are born in the year of the pig, rat...

Post date: Fri, 07/15/2016 - 16:03

ARCATA - Arcata is moving forward with regulating medical marijuana in the city.

The software company BioTrackTHC held a community outreach meeting Friday to teach commercial cannabis activity permit holders about tracking inventory. In March the city council agreed that all Arcata permit holders will be required to use the BioTrackTHC system and database. Businesses can track...

Post date: Fri, 07/15/2016 - 13:56

FORTUNA - The California Highway Patrol has determined a main suspect in the Fortuna hit-and-run that killed two 14-year-old girls. But they say no arrest has been made and in fact they have no idea where the person is.   

Just after 9:00 Tuesday night, two teens were skateboarding on Eel River Drive when they were struck with a 2015 Grey Jeep Wrangler. One girl was pronounced dead at...

Post date: Fri, 07/15/2016 - 13:49

TRINITY COUNTY - A K-9 officer working with C.A.M.P. deputies at a remote illegal marijuana grown in Trinity County is stabbed trying to apprehend a suspect.

Around 7 am Wednesday, K-9 Johnny entered the grow site with his handler when multiple suspects began to flee the scene. Johnny was able to apprehend one suspect, Clemente Lopez from Mexico who was detained. A 2nd...

Post date: Thu, 07/14/2016 - 21:00

NORTH COAST - Fire restrictions for all Six Rivers National Forest areas go into effect Friday. Officials say the limitations help lessen the potential for wildfire. While lightning fires are the number one cause, human behavior through campfires, careless smokers or from vehicles is preventable.

Campfires will be limited to developed recreational or fire-safe sites. Free campfire...

Post date: Thu, 07/14/2016 - 20:53

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT - A Garberville woman is transported to the hospital after a solo vehicle crash in Southern Humboldt.

The California Highway Patrol reports that Wednesday night around 10:30, 45-year old Ericka Dickinson was traveling on Highway 101 north of the Dean Creek exit when for unknown reasons she lost control and flipped her vehicle on its side. 

Dickinson sustained...

Post date: Thu, 07/14/2016 - 20:47