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From the California Highway Patrol:
 
Sometime on the morning of 05/13/2015, Christopher Gary Leslie White, of Alderpoint, California, was driving a black 1993 Jeep Wrangler eastbound on Steelhead Road at an unknown speed.  For reasons still under investigation, White lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway, and the vehicle overturned.  As a result of this...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - A Willow Creek man is in the hospital with major injuries after a rollover accident on Highway 299.

Just after seven Tuesday evening, CHP says the 65 year old driver was traveling in an unknown direction when for reasons still under investigation; he lost control of his vehicle and rolled over. He sustained major injuries and was transported to Mad River Hospital....

EUREKA - Two Eureka women were arrested after alleged attempts of burglary and probation violation.

25-year old Marissa Carlson and 30-year old Jeannine Griffith were taken into custody. Just before 6 this morning, neighbors reported two suspicious females were checking gates and windows on the 1500 block of 15th Street.

Carlson was identified and booked into the Humboldt County...

ORLEANS- A Somes Bar woman is behind bars after allegedly selling narcotics out of her car in Orleans.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office says 31-year-old Roberta Garrison of was arrested after authorities discovered illegal narcotics in her car Monday morning. Around 10:30 a.m. deputies located Garrison parked in front of the Orleans Market.

During a search of the vehicle,...

EUREKA- Experts say a devastating series of earthquakes similar to that in Nepal is possible on the North Coast.

Bob McPherson, a geology research associate at HSU, says we are in a unique situation. Humboldt County is situated over the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a megathrust fault that is known to produce 9.0 or greater earthquakes. Although this happens every 300 to 500 years, experts...

EUREKA- The Humboldt County Fire Chiefs Association released it's annual report for 2014. This year's analysis pointing to the need for measure z funding.

The association consists of 41 fire agencies. Of those, 35 are all or mostly all volunteer staff. This past year nearly 800 fire volunteers clocked more than 117,000 hours, with over half of responses being medical aid.

The...

EUREKA- An ordinance to lower speed limits in school zones is moving forward.

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors introduced an ordinance that would decrease speed limits in residential school zones with two lanes of traffic. The ordinance would expand school zones to 1000 feet. Stretches of road within 500 feet of a school would be lowered to 15 miles per hour and from 500 to 1000...

ARCATA- Arcata residents could see a new fire tax in their future.

Fire district directors will consider an ordinance establishing a new special tax that would increase staffing and improve emergency response.

If approved by voters, single family residences would see a tax increase of $96 per year. The funds would be used to hire firefighters and would allow three firefighters...