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EUREKA- Humboldt County's Mental Health Department is on the verge of collapsing, according to two doctors associated with Mental Health.

Dr. Jonathon Greenberg and Dr. Jasen Christensen sent a letter to the Board of Supervisors on February 5. The county released the letter to News Channel 3 Wednesday morning. Inside the letter, the men allege mental health has failed to recruit doctors...

FORTUNA- Renovations are underway at the Fortuna Police Department.

The agency received $82,357.75 from an E911 state grant to update its dispatch equipment. Renovations began this week and as part of that process, the agency has moved its current dispatch station to another office while the upgrades take place. Officers say the new dispatch should be up and running in one month. The...

The Humboldt County District Attorney’s office will not seek the death penalty for the man accused of two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder in 2012.

In court Wednesday, the prosecution announced that it instead is seeking life in prison without the possibility of parole for Jason Warren. 

He is accused of killing Humboldt State Geography instructor Suzanne...

RIO DELL - Rio Dell Police have looked at new equipment for years and now they’re getting it.

Police Chief Graham Hill received unanimous approval at Tuesday night’s city council meeting to purchase new body and vehicle camera systems. The body camera will mount on the officer’s chest, shoot video and record audio. Equipment is being ordered immediately and every officer will be trained...

ARCATA - Smoking ordinance boundaries in the city of Arcata could be expanded if council members decide to approve the concept at tonight’s meeting.

Following a meeting on November 4th, the council made recommendations to expand current smoking areas, but have not made a decision. At the last meeting, community members spoke before the council in support of the change. Saying...

EUREKA - Like many north coast schools this week Pine Hill Elementary is having a celebration for Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Eating “Green Eggs and Ham” and reading “The Cat in the Hat” are all a part of the event that honors Dr. Seuss and promotes reading his classic books. Faculty and staff dress up to bring the characters to life and have decorated the school from top to bottom.

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FERNDALE - Electricity was restored to most of the Victorian Village Tuesday after a solo vehicle crash.

The outage was reported just after three this afternoon. A jeep Cherokee driven by Nathan Town-Fausone was towing a trailer and lost control on Substation road near Waddington and crashed into a power poll. Town-Fausone and his 3-year old passenger were sent to the hospital with...

EUREKA - A Humboldt County juvenile probation officer was arrested after law enforcement allegedly found child pornography on his home computer.

Keith Monroe Wallace was scheduled to appear at the federal court building in McKinleyville for a detention hearing. He was taken into custody last Thursday by the US Marshals Office after a month long investigation that originated out of San...