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FORTUNA - Dozens of Fortuna families in need got a special delivery Christmas Eve morning as part of the Fire Department’s Santa’s Sleigh program.

Come rain or shine Santa’s sleigh will carry on in Fortuna, and it has every year since 1987, delivering gifts from door to door.  

“It's been a tradition for the Fortuna Fire Department to go out and do this,” said Lon Winburn,...

Post date: Thu, 12/24/2015 - 17:06

CRESCENT CITY - A Del Norte K-9 Officer is going to be a lot safer on the job thanks to a recent donation.

K-9 Jango will receive a bullet and stab protective vest courtesy of Vested Interest in K9’s Inc., a non-profit and the Hausman Family Foundation. The delivery of the equipment is expected in eight to ten weeks.

The donation was welcomed thankfully by the Crescent City...

Post date: Thu, 12/24/2015 - 00:11

NORTH COAST - Mother Nature hasn’t been cooperating with regards to crab season but now there’s some hope even though it won’t impact us for a while. Oregon and Washington have received the green light to open their Dungeness crab season January 4.

Crabbers are getting their gear ready after the go-ahead was given by the Department of Fish and Wildlife and state health organizations....

Post date: Wed, 12/23/2015 - 23:56

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The Sheriff’s Office is investigating two separate stabbings in Hoopa and McKinleyville that happened within fifteen minutes of each other.

The first call came in around 1:55 Wednesday afternoon for a stabbing victim near Ray’s Food Place in Hoopa. According to the Sheriff’s Office, a man was stabbed and ended up near the grocery store. He was uncooperative with law...

Post date: Wed, 12/23/2015 - 18:33

ARCATA - The Arcata Fire District is recommending some safety tips this holiday season to prevent structure fires.

This comes after a residence called for help Tuesday night when a faulty extension cord began emitting smoke. Arcata Fire responded and says older two-prong plug extension cords can be unsafe when they are overloaded with an excessive amount of Christmas lights, electronics...

Post date: Wed, 12/23/2015 - 18:10

EUREKA - Six homicides went to trial in Humboldt County this year but the District Attorney’s Office has got a full plate for the upcoming months and for 2016. 

Out of the six homicides, five were found guilty with one hung jury for the Jason Arreaga Fieldbrook double homicide. That retrial is set for January along with...

Post date: Wed, 12/23/2015 - 18:05

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- While many holiday travelers are hitting the skies, the majority are expected to drive.

With gas prices low, it’s estimated that more than 90-percent of Americans who take trips will drive, or more than 91 million people. That’s up nearly 2-percent from last year. Nationally, the worse day to travel is Wednesday. Over the next 12 days, AAA says they expect almost one-...

Post date: Wed, 12/23/2015 - 18:02

EUREKA - Local philanthropist Betty Chinn along with dozens of volunteers served nearly 300 meals to people in need on Wednesday. 

It's all part of Chinn’s Annual Blue Angel Christmas dinner held at St. Vincent De Paul. Attendees get a free prime rib dinner, piece of cake, and a surprise gift. Children also got to select a toy of their choice.

“This is the most awesome thing that...

Post date: Wed, 12/23/2015 - 17:58