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MCKINLEYVILLE - A dog who was dropped off at the Humboldt County Animal Shelter with a broken leg is much better thanks to his recent surgery. Ricky, a 3-month old healer mix was found at a rest stop on Highway 101 in Mendocino County. A good Samaritan brought it to the shelter and emergency surgery was performed. The Sheriff’s Department would like to thank all those who donated to the $2,800...

Post date: Wed, 10/12/2016 - 22:02

FORTUNA - A Fortuna man is in jail after attempting to redeem stolen lottery tickets and resisting arrest.

27-year old Timothy Belisle was arrested at the Chevron gas station on the 800-block of Main Street. Police say he was allegedly trying to cash in stolen lottery scratch tickets. An officer contacted Belisle and attempted to handcuff the suspect who refused to cooperate. A backup...

Post date: Wed, 10/12/2016 - 20:44

REDWAY - A wanted Southern Humboldt man is behind bars after leading authorities on a high speed chase. 37-year old Jesse Surbrugg was arrested.

Just after 3:30 Wednesday afternoon, law enforcement on patrol near the 3100-block of Redwood Drive in Redway, recognized Surbrugg as a felon with a warrant for weapons violations.

A traffic stop was attempted but Surbrugg rode off on a...

Post date: Wed, 10/12/2016 - 20:35

DEL NORTE COUNTY- Del Norte County residents have a chance to hear from local candidates running in the November election.

The Del Norte Tea Party Patriots is hosting an open forum- each candidate attending will be given time to speak.  Community members will also be able to ask questions. It's a chance to learn about propositions as well. Former Sheriff Dean Wilson will be moderating...

Post date: Wed, 10/12/2016 - 17:36

EUREKA – Humboldt Bay crews responded to a structure fire Wednesday afternoon on Humboldt Hill.

The call came in at around four located at a home on the 1000 block of Fisher Lane.

 

It appears items in one of the bedrooms started the fire.

 

No one was at the residence when crews arrived on scene.

 

Fire fighters were able to limit the damage to...

Post date: Wed, 10/12/2016 - 17:08

EUREKA – Caltrans is encouraging locals in the community to be safe while driving in the first big storm of the year.

Caltrans says that it is advised to drive safe through really heavy rain pour. Pedestrians and bicyclist are encouraged to avoid heavy traffic flow during these times. Caltrans are prepared for storms with crews ready to respond to crisis due to dense rainfall.

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Post date: Wed, 10/12/2016 - 17:08

CRESCENT CITY – Over 200 cases of active landslides on a 4-mile sector of US HWY 101.

Del Norte County, between Wilson Creek and Crescent City are targeted by such actions.

Local united groups are taking efforts towards alternatives for the 9-mile expanse.

Caltrans District 1 leads the Last Chance Grade project with studies of alternate routes, and factors leading to...

Post date: Wed, 10/12/2016 - 17:05

EUREKA - Cory Crnich of the Eureka Police has served as the old town beat officer since May and enjoys a unique perspective of the neighborhood. He patrols by bike.

Officer Crnich started bike patrols after training at Humboldt State University in safety and enforcement techniques. Crnich spends most of his time enforcing camping and open container laws and working theft cases.

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Post date: Wed, 10/12/2016 - 16:46