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The man accused of committing murder and arson in Garberville pled not guilty to all charges in court on Wednesday.

Benjamin Carter is accused of fatally shooting 36-year-old Zachery Chapman in Garberville last April, as well as setting fire to a residence. Carter was arrested in Arizona last month after the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office notified U.S. Marshals that Carter was in Lake...

EUREKA- Final steps were taken Tuesday night to put an ordinance on the November ballot that would raise Eureka’s minimum wage.

Last year, city council members voted to put the Eureka Fair Wage Act on the November ballot.  If passed, the ordinance would increase the minimum wage for businesses that have 25 or more employees and are within Eureka City limits.  The act also would make...

EUREKA- Students at Grant Elementary School in Eureka have been learning about the local coastal ecosystem.

The program is called Ocean Weeks, and it’s in its 15th year.  It started May 26th and ends this Friday.  Students have been doing a variety of activities designed to teach them about the ocean and its wildlife.  On Wednesday, biologists with the Department...

EUREKA- Election officials say that voter turn out was lower than expected on Tuesday.

Only twenty 29.8 percent of registered voters submitted their ballot for the primary election. However, that number could increase as vote by mail and provisional ballots from the precincts are added in. According to Humboldt County Clerk and Registrar Carolyn Crnich, the low turnout is not surprising...

EUREKA- Incumbents will remain on the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors. Both the 4th and 5th District Supervisor seats were voted on in Tuesday’s primary election.

After a close race, Virginia Bass secured her position as 4th District Supervisor Tuesday night. Bass maintained a lead in votes throughout the night, surpassing candidate Chris Kerrigan...

ARCATA- Cash was stolen from the Angels of Hope Thrift Store around 6 p.m. Tuesday night. According to store employees an unknown suspect entered the store, opened the cash register, and made off with just over $200.00 in cash. The employee had stepped away for a few minutes to use the restroom, and when he got back he found all the $20.00 bills were gone. 
 
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ARCATA- Ronald Sanchez Jr. walked away from a work crew at 10 a.m. Wednesday near Sunset and Highway 101 in Arcata. 
 
Sanchez is 26 years old and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue shirt. According to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, he lives in the Rhonerville Road area of Fortuna and also has family in Eureka. Sanchez is serving a sentence for...

FORTUNA- The Fortuna City Council approved a Title VI compliance plan for the Fortuna Senior Bus Transit Program on Monday. The Fortuna Senior Bus provides transit services for seniors and disabled persons.

Title VI is a federal statue within the civil rights act that prevents discrimination on the grounds of race, color or national origin.

“The title VI program is something new...

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