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FERNDALE - a 7-year old child was airlifted to an out of area hospital after a two vehicle collision near Ferndale.

Just before 4:30 this afternoon, CHP says Graciella Castaneda of Arcata was traveling westbound on Highway 211 with her two children. She was making a left hand turn onto Goble Lane when for unknown reasons a Dodge van, driven by Rodney Campbell of Rio Dell, allegedly ran...

BIG LAGOON - A 3-year-old boy was found dead in Big Lagoon this afternoon.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report that the child had gone missing from the Big Lagoon dock at around 3 pm.  A search and rescue operation was initiated, and the Coast Guard, C-H-P, Calfire and State Parks officials assisted.

Divers found the boy underwater near the dock at about 4 p-m...

EUREKA- The Humboldt County Arson Task Force is investigating a suspicious vehicle fire in Eureka just after 3 a.m. on Monday morning.

Humboldt Bay Fire responded to a report of a structure fire on the 5000 block of Pine Crest Court.When they arrived, they found a vehicle engulfed in flames in a driveway. Firefighters put out the blaze in five minutes, which destroyed a Toyota Camry and...

Caltrans will keep working to widen Highway 101 at multiple turns in Richardson Grove State Park after the project was put on hold.

Conservation groups and nearby residents were suing Caltrans because they say the state agency did not adequately inform the public about the environmental impacts of the project. The plaintiffs dismissed the lawsuit last week due to Caltrans withdrawing...

EUREKA- The trial continues for the man charged with the shooting of a deputy in Shelter Cove back in May.

Fifty-five-year-old William Nelson is accused of shooting a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy in the chest when deputies were serving Nelson a notice to leave the premises. At the trial on Monday, a Department of Justice Criminalist testified. He was not able to determine if...

FORTUNA- One hundred California Conservation Corps members in Fortuna will get a very special thank you on Tuesday. The Fortuna Chamber of Commerce loaded boxes of Christmas stockings on Monday to go to the corps members. Those stockings will be handed out at a thank you party Tuesday, December 9, at the corps’ facility.

Businesses across the city donated hundreds of items for the...

EUREKA- The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is wrapping up 2014 and on Tuesday’s meeting agenda they will finalize the consolidation of the sheriff and coroner’s offices.

The consolidation will go into effect on January 30th. At that time, Sheriff Mike Downey will become Humboldt County’s new coroner. Although the supervisors have heard some concerns about the merger,...

EUREKA- Increased law enforcement coverage is returning to those un-incorporated areas hit hardest by department cutbacks. Two new lieutenants and three sergeants were sworn in Monday morning at the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. Kevin Miller and Dennis Young were promoted to lieutenants during the ceremony. Their new positions will help address a lack of sheriff presence in the...