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EUREKA - St. Joseph Health is now the proud owner of two new Cuddle Cots, a cooling device for still born babies, after the family who raised funds to get one for Mad River Hospital led the charge to bring more into the county.

We first met Rose Becker back in the summer when Mad River Hospital first got their cot. The mother of a stillborn herself, Rose became motivated to help other...

Post date: Wed, 02/15/2017 - 15:40

EUREKA - The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office has a new Deputy District Attorney.

His name is Tobias Hasler and he will be working on general misdemeanor cases.

He went to UC Santa Cruz as well as Tulane University Law School, and has experience in the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s Office and Santa Barbara Superior Court.

This puts the District Attorney’s...

Post date: Wed, 02/15/2017 - 15:34

EUREKA - The Department of Health and Human Services will move forward with a plan to help provide low income and senior housing after being approved for the funding at the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday.

The supervisors approved the $100,000 in funding DHHS requested.

This is in support of the Eureka Lodge project and will allow DHHS to help the City of Eureka subsidize 15...

Post date: Wed, 02/15/2017 - 15:28

ARCATA - Members of the Armack Orchestra and the Madrigal Choir combined for their annual Valentunes musical valentines today, and for the past few days actually.

They say they played Saturday, Monday, and today all for Valentine’s Day.

And it’s nothing to sneeze at – the members practice for about two hours every day in the month leading up to the event.

The group has...

Post date: Tue, 02/14/2017 - 19:20

EUREKA - DHHS's Public Health branch wants to remind parents that it is important for pre-teens to be properly vaccinated, as part of Pre-teen Vaccine Week.

The week runs statewide and encourages parents to renew their children's vaccinations, and also get vaccinated against things like Meningitis, the Flu, and HPV.

It also important to make sure they up to date on their shots...

Post date: Tue, 02/14/2017 - 19:16

EUREKA - The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is identifying the body of a man found this past Saturday.

Police say he was 63-year-old Sam Whitney, a known transient, and they found his body in a stream near the Ryan Slough Bridge in Eureka.

Law enforcement knew whitney and knew that he lived underneath the bridge.

Foul play is not suspected. They will schedule an autopsy...

Post date: Tue, 02/14/2017 - 19:12

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - After years of open enrollment, Humboldt County's schools are considering changes to district transfer policies.

The county’s state-mandated interdistrict agreement expires in June.

This agreement outlines protocol for transfers between districts, affecting approximately 1,500 of the county's 17,000 students.

About 800 Eureka kids leave each year for...

Post date: Tue, 02/14/2017 - 17:40

EUREKA - A judge has found that James Merrick will stand trial for the death of a teenager in McKinleyville.

Investigators say that on December 14th, Tessa Rae Gingerich was walking along Central Avenue when James Merrick allowed his Dodge pickup to veer off the road, striking the 16-year-old who later died from her injuries.

Merrick faces four counts including murder...

Post date: Tue, 02/14/2017 - 17:34