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EUREKA- As the investigation continues into the death of a 14-year-old Arcata boy last week, on Monday, the coroner’s office has released the name of the deceased as Jesus Joani Garcia-Romero.

On Saturday, a forensic autopsy was conducted on his body but the coroner has chosen not to release the cause of death due to the ongoing investigation.

The boy was found unconscious with...


FORTUNA- A group of thirty middle school girls at Toddy Thomas Elementary are helping to improve the lives of women across the county.

Just in time for Christmas, the girls donated more than two-dozen blankets to victims of domestic violence.

The donation comes from the school’s Soroptimist Club, an elective for girls ages 12 to 13 that teaches about the struggles women face...


FORTUNA- A local organization committed to helping families during medical emergencies, has expanded back to where it all began.

“A lot of our children were born here at redwood so it's a very special place for all of us,” said Jennifer Bailey, founder of Ethan and Teyler Totes. “Just being able to give back to our hometown community is really important.” 

Last week five moms...


BENBOW- A motorist is killed on Highway 101 north of Benbow after colliding head-on with a big rig on Monday morning.  

Just before 10:20 a.m., a southbound Mercury Mountaineer SUV, driven by 47-year-old Leggett man Steven Ray Castillo, drifted onto the northbound lanes just north of Exit 636. Meanwhile, 49-year-old Sacramento resident Cynthia Valencia was driving a freightliner semi-...


FERNDALE- The Ferndale Museum is usually closed on Mondays, but it was open on December 22nd for the 1964 Flood 50thAnniversary Open House.

The documentary “The Flood of 1964, We Remember” was shown at the event.  Ferndale resident Wendy Lestina created the documentary, but on Monday, museum guests saw the first ever showing of the updated version of the film. Guests also had...

ARCATA- The CHP Officer who was  attacked with a machete Thursday has been discharged from UC Davis Medical Center.

Officer Tim Gray, who has been with the CHP for two years, received life altering wounds following last weeks incident. He was flown out of the area with injuries to his hand, arm and face. 

Gray responded to a single vehicle accident at Blue Jane Lane and State...

EUREKA- A teenager has been arrested for stealing mail after being spotted acting suspiciously in the neighborhood. 

A caller reported the 19-year-old walking around the 2700 block of M street Saturday morning. The caller said he appeared to be casing the neighborhood.

Officers responded to the area at 8:38 a.m. and located, Zachary Miller, on the 500 block of Carson Street. He...


MCKINLEYVILLE - Overcrowding in the Humboldt County Animal Shelter almost ended in drastic measures Monday morning.

"We were scheduled to do some euthanasia today but due to the community response, we were able to cancel that and that's a good thing,” Sgt. Ernie Stewart, with the Humboldt County Animal Shelter, said.

Due to some adoptions, the shelter is at a more manageable...