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EUREKA- The man accused of murdering a Saint Bernard’s priest in January of last year appeared in court on Tuesday, where he pled not guilty to a carjacking charge.

Also at the hearing, Judge Feeney selected three out of area psychiatrists to give an opinion on Bullock’s mental state, as the defense recently pled not guilty by reason of insanity.  Bullock’s will next appear in court for...

Del Norte County - One Smith River man is in custody and another at large after a high speed chase involving gunfire in Del Norte County.

Arrested was 18-year old Daniel Cardy. Around 5:30 Monday evening, law enforcement noticed a white 2006 Dodge Stratus allegedly stolen out of Brookings. Cardy and another suspect fled southbound on US 101 leading authorities on a high speed chase and...

Eureka - Traffic was stopped for nearly an hour after a Eureka woman pursuing a man on a bicycle accidentally ran a stop sign and crashed into a truck.

Just before 2:30 this afternoon, the victim was parked near St. Bernard’s High School and observed a man break into her Subaru sedan and allegedly steal her purse. She pursued him in her vehicle south on C Street and unknowingly ran a...

GARBERVILLE - Anonymous information led to the arrest of a wanted Southern Humboldt man.

Around 3 this afternoon, sheriff’s deputies received a tip that wanted fugitive, Seth Morton, Sr. was at a residence on the 900-block of Locust Street in Garberville.

Last Tuesday, Morton, along with two other suspects, allegedly assaulted his mother and stepfather with pepper spray. The...

HOOPA - A Hoopa woman wanted by authorities for allegedly shooting a man this last January was arrested over the weekend.

Francis Billy was taken into custody this past Saturday. She was found walking alongside a roadway in Hoopa. Back on January 28, Billy allegedly got in an argument with another woman on Alameda Drive. For unknown reasons, a 57-year old male victim was shot by the...

EUREKA- Did you plant a tree this weekend? March 7 was Arbor Day throughout California but it's a celebration of trees that lasts all week long.

Arbor Day started in Nebraska in 1872 with more than one million trees planted in one day. Since then, states across the country have observed the day each year. Because of our climate California celebrates a little earlier than the rest of the...

EUREKA- While a staffing shortage continues in Humboldt County's Mental Health Department, on Monday the Department of Health and Human Services unveiled three strategies they say will help recruit and retain mental health doctors on the North Coast.

DHHS Director Phil Crandall outlined those strategies, the biggest of which: hiring a recruiting firm to bring in 6.8 full time mental...

EUREKA- A pay raise could be in the future for Humboldt County Sheriff and now Coroner-Administrator Mike Downey.

A request to increase Sheriff Downey's salary by 10 percent will go before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. The adjustment comes after Sheriff Downey took on the role of Coroner-Administrator following Coroner Dave Parris' retirement in January.

If approved, Sheriff...