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FORTUNA - Marcia Kitchen, the main suspect in the fatal hit and run accident in which her daughter and another child were killed, is seeking damages from the City of Fortuna and Humboldt County.

The claim is on the agenda for next week’s Fortuna City Council meeting.

The recommendation is to reject the claim, on the basis that the area in which the accident occurred in July, is...

Post date: Fri, 01/13/2017 - 17:32

MCKINLEYVILLE – Black cats are known to be associated with witches and even delivering bad luck.

The most infamous superstition is when a black cat crosses someone’s path it leaves behind bad luck before the end of ones journey.

With such luck, the adoptable black cat’s at the Humboldt County Animal Shelter are the ones least likely to be adopted.

“A lot of people don’t...

Post date: Fri, 01/13/2017 - 17:29

MCKINLEYVILLE – With months of groundwork and construction, the updated Arcata Fire District Headquarters is near completion.

The Arcata Fire District building gets a facelift. The facility now has new crew quarters with a day room, and a new apparatus bay with three engine ports that now allow crew trucks to drive into the facility from the back passed the Umpqua Bank safely, instead...

Post date: Fri, 01/13/2017 - 17:28

EUREKA - Police are searching for two suspects in an armed robbery of a Subway Thursday night.

According to the reporting party, two men entered the Subway on Myrtle just after 7 PM last night, brandished a firearm, and demanded cash.

The reporting party gave them an undisclosed amount of money, which they put in a shopping bag. They then fled the scene.

They are described...

Post date: Fri, 01/13/2017 - 17:26

EUREKA - College of the Redwoods can now seek state funding to replace three campus buildings located in areas with high risk of seismic activity.

The college will apply for nearly $60 million dollars in seismic funds to tear down and rebuild the Physical Education and Creative Arts Buildings as well as the Field House.

The college could have chosen to reinforce the existing...

Post date: Fri, 01/13/2017 - 17:08

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - In an effort to decrease the suicide rate in Humboldt County, a local non-profit is offering pre-emergency phone support.

The Kunle Centre’s Warm Line helps people deal with a variety of stressors before things get too hot. Anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts are just some of the needs addressed. Trained volunteers offer non-emergency help for anyone in need.

Post date: Fri, 01/13/2017 - 17:05

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Nicholas Leigl was arraigned on murder charges for the third time in the death of a 14-year-old more than two years ago.

Leigl stands accused of murder in the stabbing death of Jesus Romero Garcia in December of 2014. He is also charged with accessory after the fact and special allegations of committing the crime as part of a street gang.

Leigl pled not guilty...

Post date: Fri, 01/13/2017 - 16:59

EUREKA - With President-Elect Trump set to be sworn into office January 20th, College of the Redwoods is joining other California institutions in urging him to keep some of his predecessor’s policies in place.

The Board of Trustees voted in support of a resolution urging our next president to keep DACA which stands for Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals. This program allows children...

Post date: Fri, 01/13/2017 - 16:42