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FORTUNA - Three Fortuna schools went on lockdown after students heard gun shots nearby.

Around 12:30 Wednesday morning, a man fired a gun into the air in the field behind Redwood Preparatory Academy on Ross Hill Road.

Redwood prep, Church of the Nazarene and Toddy Thomas Schools went on lock down as a precaution.

Fortuna Police did not locate the subject and no victims or...

Post date: Wed, 03/15/2017 - 16:46

ARCATA - HSU will welcome a new dean to join their College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Currently, Dr. Lisa Bond-Maupin is Professor of Sociology and founding Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Communication at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.

HSU officials were very pleased Dr. Bond-Maupin has accepted their invitation. They believe her expertise will...

Post date: Tue, 03/14/2017 - 23:42

MCKINLEYVILLE - Initial election numbers are in for the open board seat for the McKinleyville Community Services District. Although there are still more ballots to be counted and Friday the deadline, one candidate has a commanding lead.

Mary Burke has over 71% of the current vote with nearly 2000. The next closest candidate is David Coelho with 344. James Vance has 288 at this time and...

Post date: Tue, 03/14/2017 - 20:56

MCKINLEYVILLE - Initial election numbers are in for the open board seat for the McKinleyville Community Services District. Although there are still more ballots to be counted and Friday the deadline, one candidate has a commanding lead.

Mary Burke has over 71% of the current vote with...

Post date: Tue, 03/14/2017 - 18:21
A 3-month-old puppy dropped off the Samoa Bridge had to fight for her life.
 
At  9:30 Monday morning, the suspect took the pup to the middle span of the bridge and threw her at a height of almost 100 feet.
 
Luckily, a fishing crew saw the incident and was able to rescue the dog from drowning.
 
She was then...
Post date: Tue, 03/14/2017 - 18:18

A Miranda man is in the hospital with serious injuries after a DUI crash in Southern Humboldt.

29-year-old Eric Chapman was driving a Chevrolet pickup at about 6PM Monday.

He was traveling on a dirt road adjacent to Rossi Ranch Road, North of Salmon Creek Road, when he lost control and ran off the roadway where the truck overturned.

Chapman was not wearing a seatbelt and...

Post date: Tue, 03/14/2017 - 18:17

Rio Dell is mourning the death of a former mayor who passed away on Friday.

Ernie Cannady was 69-years-old and was a champion for his community and his country in many ways.

Cannady served in Germany during the Vietnam War, and once he returned to California he started working as a City of Rio Dell Reserve Police Officer, a Public Works Utility Worker and a custodian of Rio Dell...

Post date: Tue, 03/14/2017 - 18:13

EUREKA - A judge narrowed the small claims cases against Floyd and Betty Squires after tenants chose not to appear.

A group of tenants and neighbors in West Eureka filed forty-two cases alleging that the conditions of properties owned by the Squires negatively impacted their ability to enjoy their homes.

After Judge Cissna dismissed a number of those cases for failure to appear,...

Post date: Tue, 03/14/2017 - 17:00