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A Fortuna man is in custody after allegedly stealing the tip jar off the counter at Shotz Coffee Friday then again on Valentine’s Day.

According to Fortuna police, the first incident happened Friday, when 26-year-old Garret Gibbs of Fortuna allegedly took the tip jar from the Main Street coffee shop and fled. They were unable to locate him until a repeated incident happened on Valentine...

Post date: Mon, 02/15/2016 - 17:22

EUREKA- It’s common to back fences on baseball diamonds and sports fields around the country, now advertising may soon stare Eureka sports fans in the face.

City Council will vote whether to allow for paid advertisements at various parks and ballfields in the region, including Carson and Highland Parks and the field at the intersection of Walnut and Hemlock near the water reservoir....

Post date: Mon, 02/15/2016 - 17:21

One lane of U.S. Highway 101 near Scotia was closed for about an hour as officials cleaned up lumber from a crash.

At around 7:30 Monday morning, 75-year-old Stuart Cox was driving southbound when he lost control of his Ford pickup, with which he was hauling a trailer filled with fence boards.

His vehicle went down the embankment at the Scotia exit and crashed into a tree. In...

Post date: Mon, 02/15/2016 - 17:10

HOOPA- Based on the HCSO investigation into Saturday morning’s homicide in the Hoopa Valley, detectives have named Gearold Sotolongo aka Roldo Pratt as a suspect and he is now wanted for that homicide.

Sotolongo is described as 30 year old Native American male, 5’8, 225 lbs, black shoulder length hair and a full beard. Sotolongo was last seen in the area of the Alameda Trailer Park on...

Post date: Sun, 02/14/2016 - 16:46

ORICK- On Saturday, 02/13/16 at approx. 1818 hrs., an employee from the Orick Market phoned 911 to report a robbery just occurred. The employee reported a male subject entered the market wearing a camouflage mask, stated he had a gun and demanded money and property. The subject then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash in a white, 1999 or later Mitsubishi Eclipse.

The...

Post date: Sun, 02/14/2016 - 16:44

EUREKA- On 02/14/16, at about 1:00 a.m. officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon call at the Pearl Lounge. Upon arrival, officers learned that two people had been stabbed following a verbal dispute which escalated to a fist fight on the sidewalk in front of the bar.

Two men were involved in the initial fight, which was quickly...

Post date: Sun, 02/14/2016 - 16:42

A stabbing in Old Town sends two men to the hospital. Homicide suspect out of Hoopa is still on the run. Orick Market robbed, suspect remains at large. Ferndale Fire Department hosts it's annual Fireman Games. Local florists say flowers are a popular gift again this Valentine's Day. Couples enjoy a sunset paddle on Humboldt Bay. Friends of the Dunes hosts a Valentine's event for families at...

Post date: Sun, 02/14/2016 - 16:35

A homicide investigation is underway following the death of a 30-year-old male in Hoopa. A robbery suspect is behind bars thanks to the quick work of law enforcement. An apartment fire in Eureka lands a resident in the hospital with second degree burns. Smile Humboldt launches it's campaign at the Eureka Main Library. The Humboldt Cash Mob supports businesses in Ferndale. The Humboldt Poultry...

Post date: Sat, 02/13/2016 - 17:40