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EUREKA- There's a new face in charge of criminal prosecution in Humboldt County. On Monday, Maggie Fleming took oath as the county's new district attorney.

The Humboldt County board of supervisors chamber was overflowing with people for the swearing in ceremony. There District Attorney Fleming accepted her new position in front of her colleagues and friends. In response the audience...

EUREKA- The plastic bag ban may be on hold for the state until 2016, but local officials could decide to move forward with it this year in Humboldt County.

Last July the board of supervisors voted to draft an ordinance banning plastic bags in the county based on state legislation. Due to the pending legislation at the time. The ordinance was set aside until the November vote. Now that...

ARCATA- If you’ve been in Arcata the past week, you might have seen a new construction site on E street. After 6 years in the making, a new, low income, studio-housing complex is being built in Arcata.

The building is part of the Arcata Bay Crossing Project. It's a partnership between city and county governments and the private non-profit sector. The Department of Health and Human...

NORTH COAST- The Humboldt Bay Harbor District is looking forward to new export ships going in and out of the harbor this year. Last year, a woodchip plant in Samoa exported chips on two ships overseas. This year, they plan to fill and export five more shiploads. The woodchip business has been in Humboldt for quite a long time, however they are just now seeing this type of rise in business....

SAN FRANCISCO- PG&E customers are now paying higher rates as the company is modernizing its gas and electric systems.

Starting on New Year’s Day, gas and electric rates went up about 6 percent for the average customer.  The extra money will be used to replace old gas distribution lines, install equipment meant to reduce blackouts, and set up systems to detect gas leaks more...

ARCATA- One of the new laws to go into effect in California for 2015 is Assembly Bill 60, which permits the California DMV to issue driver’s licenses to undocumented residents.  Officials with the California Highway Patrol say it will not effect law enforcement procedures.

AB 60 became law on January 2nd.  It allows undocumented California residents to obtain a driver’s...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- A vehicle pursuit involving a stolen car on Monday morning in Rio Dell was called off after authorities determined the chase was too dangerous to continue.

An officer with the Rio Dell Police Department attempted to pull over a gold 2005 GMC Yukon before 2:45 a.m. after observing it breaking the speed limit.  The vehicle fled, and the officer chased the car through...

CRESCENT CITY - Del Norte County High School welcomed 14 students and four adults from Takata High School in Japan today as part of a cultural exchange between the two schools.

It all started with a boat that drifted into Del Norte’s Harbor following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in East Japan. The boat traveled across the Pacific Ocean from Takata’s mariner school. A handful of Del...