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NORTH COAST - Congressman Jared Huffman is thanking Jerry Brown after the governor declared a state of emergency for north coast roads due to winter rains.

Heavy weather over the last couple of months have created some substantial issues with rock slides and washouts on State Routes 299 and 36 as well as the Last Chance Grade issue on Highway 101.

The governor’s declaration...

Post date: Wed, 04/20/2016 - 22:06

NORTH COAST - It’s an issue that could prove deadly on the North Coast…Health officials are warning of an increased risk for those who use illegal street drugs as they may overdose due to a hidden opiate.

The California Department of Public Health says pain medication pills and tablets that look like norco or vicodin could be laced with fentanyl which is many times more powerful than...

Post date: Wed, 04/20/2016 - 21:54

NORTH COAST - The health department is warning the public not to eat recreationally harvested razor clams because of the dangerous high levels of Domoic acid still present.

The agency is aware that people may have forgotten about this warning over the winter and are anxious to take advantage of the good weather. But, health officials say the danger is very real and razor clams are known...

Post date: Wed, 04/20/2016 - 21:44

EUREKA - A local hot sauce company is winning competitions, has its product in a variety of stores and has recently teamed up with a Eureka restaurant. But getting hot sauce approved by the FDA is no easy task, especially if it's made in a rural county.

Humboldt Hot Sauce is all natural, low sodium, and GMO free; and the company is really making a name for themselves. Just last Friday...

Post date: Wed, 04/20/2016 - 17:58

EUREKA-A serious situation got resolved quickly but not without fraying a few nerves. Eureka High School was temporarily on lockdown down Wednesday afternoon. It began when police received reports of gun shots being fired.

Calls came in around 1:15 and police responded to the 1000 block of Buhne Street. They located bullet holes in a large pipe behind the residence. EPD says it appears...

Post date: Wed, 04/20/2016 - 17:42

EUREKA-The bicyclist who sustained serious injuries after he was hit by a vehicle in Eureka was released from the hospital. 

Just before 3 Tuesday afternoon, a Nissan car traveling west on 4th near R street, struck the bicyclist heading east. According to Eureka Police, the 28-year-old male victim who was not wearing a helmet entered the roadway and was struck. He was taken...

Post date: Wed, 04/20/2016 - 17:42

MCKINLEYVILLE-A man was hit by a vehicle in McKinleyville sustaining significant injuries in a suspected road rage incident. 

Around 8:30 Tuesday night, Humboldt County Sheriff's deputies met with the victim at the hospital.  The 33-year-old said that the incident happened in front of Six's Rivers Brewery. It started when he was driving on northbound 101 and passed a white Toyota Prius...

Post date: Wed, 04/20/2016 - 17:39

CALIFORNIA-Grades are in to determine Humboldt County's Air quality. The American Lung Association released the report for 2016.

Humboldt County received an "A" grade.  Only 6 counties of the 49 who completed the report in California received an a. That's good news, considering most of the top polluted areas in the u-s are from California. The report reminds people that air pollution...

Post date: Wed, 04/20/2016 - 17:33