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After three days of jury deliberations, a Petrolia man accused of committing multiple sex crimes against two separate women was found guilty on all counts Tuesday afternoon, and arrested despite posting his substantial bail. 
A jury made up of 6 men and 6 women found Kailan Meserve, son of former Arcata City Councilman Dave Meserve, guilty of 15 counts pertaining to Jane Doe...

Post date: Tue, 04/19/2016 - 18:59

DEL NORTE COUNTY- The body recovered from a car in the Smith River has been identified.

The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office says it was 19-year-old Montgomery Green of Grants Pass. Around 11:30 Thursday morning the back end of her Buick Regal was seen going into the river, just four miles outside of Hiouchi.

No one witnessed the crash, so the cause is still unknown. Toxicology...

Post date: Tue, 04/19/2016 - 17:21

CRESCENT CITY- A 1-point-4-million-dollar sewer rehabilitation project in Crescent City that will expand capacity is going as planned.

The project, located on B Street is replacing an 18-inch main connecting the Crescent City Sewer Treatment Plant with a new 36-inch main. The clay sewer main was first installed back to the early 1950's. It serves all of Crescent City as well as the...

Post date: Tue, 04/19/2016 - 17:16

EUREKA- A bicyclist was hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle on a busy street in Eureka.

Around 2:45 Tuesday afternoon, a gray Nissan traveling west on 4th near R Street struck a male bicyclist heading east. According to Eureka Police officials at the scene, the 28-year-old male victim entered the road where cars were traveling and was struck. He was not wearing a helmet...

Post date: Tue, 04/19/2016 - 17:12

EUREKA -- Homeless advocates in Eureka are now moving into high gear.

They’re working to convert shipping containers at the corner of West 3rd and Commercial streets into a temporary encampment for the homeless. However, more than 15 business owners near the site are now threatening litigation.

Eureka City Council will be faced with the decision whether to move forward with the...

Post date: Tue, 04/19/2016 - 17:07

Arcata Police Department will staff extra officers for Wednesday’s marijuana counter-culture celebration known as 4-20. A sort of unofficial marijuana holiday, crowds are expected.

In previous years, 4-20 gatherings at Arcata’s Redwood Park left behind large amounts of trash and park facilities were vandalized.

The event was shut down completely for a few years when Eureka police...

Post date: Tue, 04/19/2016 - 16:20

Humboldt County will hold an online public auction for defaulted property here on the North Coast.

Interested parties should register at All participants are responsible for performing their own due diligence prior to bidding.

Specific information on each parcel is available on The properties are sold as-is. All sales are final and there...

Post date: Tue, 04/19/2016 - 16:18

St. Joseph Hospital announced Tuesday that their laboratory has been re-accredited by the College of American Pathologists.

CAP is comprised of board certified pathologists who advocate excellence in laboratory medicine worldwide. In order to be accredited, an on-site inspection of the lab's equipment, facilities, and records are done.

Re-accreditation shows the institution...

Post date: Tue, 04/19/2016 - 16:17