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NORTH COAST- Human skeletal remains have been found near a river bar in Petrolia. A mattress fire breaks out inside a Eureka home causing a moderate amount of damage. And, both fires that broke out Friday afternoon are now fully contained. 

The following is from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:

On Friday at approximately 11 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Petrolia Fire Department who reported that they had discovered human remains on the River bar in the Petrolia area. Deputies responded and confirmed the remains were human. Detectives from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office along...

A vegetation fire burning near Bridgeville has destroyed one structure in Eastern Humboldt.

The blaze was reported at 4 pm Friday and has burned 30 acres.

 

The fire spread quickly due to high winds and dry conditions.

 

State Route 36 was closed earlier in the day but was reopened.

 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. There’s no word...

Rio Dell - Rio Dell’s Wildwood Days continued today with the Fireman’s Muster. This year’s muster was hampered by several issues. With all the wildfires going on in the county, most crews are out fighting fires. Also, Rio Dell is under water restrictions because of the drought so; officials made the muster a challenge. Participants raced to get their equipment on, pop balloons and climb the...

EUREKA- Visitors to Eureka’s Best Western hotel were in for a surprise Friday morning as bodies, evidence markers, and blood were scattered about the vicinity.

“Today we have what looks like it was probably a murder at the back side of this car and we've got evidence strewn all over the place and all kinds of stuff,” said Arcata Police Officer Luke Scown.

But the crime scenes...

EUREKA- August marks Summer Sun Safety month and doctors are stressing the importance of choosing the right sunscreen.

One common mistake that people make is having a false sense of security by assuming a sunscreen is waterproof. According to doctors, no brand is actually water “proof”. The FDA is currently working to ban products from making water proof claims on their packaging.

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ARCATA- Shoppers in Arcata will start to be charged ten cents for a paper bag at checkout starting on Friday. The final phase of the city's plastic bag ban went into affect the first of the month.

With the new addition to the ban, stores are required to charge customers for a paper bag. The money will be kept by the business. The city phased out plastic bags at the beginning of the year...

EUREKA- The Humboldt County Coroner's Office is waiting on DNA tests to identify the skeletal remains found in Dinsmore in mid July.

Deputy Coroner Roy Horton said the testing could take months. He said the department is focusing on one person, who's DNA has been collected from relatives. Horton said an anthropologist assisted in identifying the remains to determine the height and sex...

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