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EUREKA - A building in Old Town had to be evacuated after the sprinkler system was allegedly tampered with.

Just after 2:00 this afternoon, Humboldt Bay Fire responded to the 300 block of 2nd street in Eureka for a an audible fire alarm. Occupants were clearing the building when they arrived.

Fire officials discovered a stick was used to damage a sprinkler which...

Post date: Wed, 04/27/2016 - 17:00

NORTH COAST - If you’re an electric vehicle owner on the North Coast you’re going to have quite a few more charging options in the area.

Redwood Coast Energy Authority and the Schatz Energy Research Center will celebrate the grand opening of nine new charging stations at a ribbon cutting Thursday from noon to 1 pm at St. Joseph Hospital on Dolbeer Street. There will be an information...

Post date: Wed, 04/27/2016 - 14:58

ARCATA - Arcata Fire District’s search for a new chief is over. Tuesday, officials announced the promotion of Assistant Chief, Justin McDonald.

According to the district, McDonald has more than 22 years’ experience. He started at the department in 1994 and has worked almost every position on the crew.

McDonald will take the post after Chief, Desmond Cowan retires in late June...

Post date: Tue, 04/26/2016 - 20:27

EUREKA - Homeless living in the Palco Marsh in Eureka have less than one week to relocate. The vacate date was set by the city last month in order for trail construction to begin mid-May. Eureka Police Chief Andrew Mills says the department is gearing up for the May 2 eviction. Tuesday morning at the marsh several police officers and animal control were out talking to homeless about their...

Post date: Tue, 04/26/2016 - 18:03

ARCATA-The Arcata Police Department is searching for a suspect who robbed a store at gunpoint.

At around noon Tuesday, officers responded to the Pleasure Center. A man reportedly entered the store, took an undisclosed amount of money, and then fled on foot going south on H Street.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20’s, 5-7, wearing a black ski mask, black jacket...

Post date: Tue, 04/26/2016 - 16:29

Now that rock crab season has opened on certain parts of the North Coast, Dungeness crabbers are hoping six of the crustaceans collected in Trinidad for testing this week will show low levels of Domoic acid.

It has been a season of waiting and the year is dwindling away. July 15 is the normal end of the season. If a green light is given this week, the recreational fishing could start as...

Post date: Tue, 04/26/2016 - 16:26

FORTUNA -- The Multi-Generational Center in Fortuna is the recipient of a generous gift from College of the Redwoods.

CR, who partners with the organization, has given the center 24 computers. Ten will be used immediately and the remaining will support the Step-Up Workforce program and a youth center the MGC hopes to open in the next six months.

For two years, CR and the center...

Post date: Tue, 04/26/2016 - 16:24

ALDERPOINT -- A Southern Humboldt couple was arrested after allegedly assaulting a victim during a domestic argument.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, 51-year-old Russell Barnett and his 31-year-old girlfriend, Kari Ann Vanderruit, were taken into custody.

Around 3:45 early Sunday morning, the victim confronted Barnett, her ex-boyfriend, over personal issues on the 5900 block...

Post date: Tue, 04/26/2016 - 16:22