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FORTUNA- Winter DUI numbers are down, according to the avoid the 8 Winter DUI Campaign final report.

From December 12 to January 1 at midnight, 60 individuals were arrested for driving under the influence. Eight of those in just the past 24 hours. As part of the campaign the Avoid the 8 DUI taskforce set up sobriety check points and had special saturation Patrols. Last year during this...

EUREKA- A high priority suspect listed as one of Eureka's most wanted has been captured.

24 year old Mishaundra Washington was arrested Thursday night around 6:15 near the 400 block of Hodgson Street. She was wanted on warrants for assault and battery. She is also a suspect in numerous daytime burglaries and was listed as dangerous on the police department's most wanted list. Another...

NORTH COAST- After months of seeing plummeting gas prices across the state; a new law provision could put prices at the pump, back on the rise.

 “It's hurting us as the citizens of California. We're paying a lot already. We need all the help we can get, but taxing our gas is wrong!,” said, Wales May from Eureka.

It’s being called the “Hidden Gas Tax” and stems from California’s...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - The Department of the Interior has released an internal legal opinion regarding Humboldt County water rights and Congressman Jared Huffman applauds the decision.

Huffman had been calling for the release for some time. Back in 1959 after dams were put on the Trinity to create the Central Valley Water Project, 50,000 acre feet were guaranteed for downstream users by the...

NORTH COAST- It’s estimated; nearly one million illegal immigrants will be getting Driver’s Licenses across the state in the next three years with a new law in effect today. DMV’s across the state have been extremely busy, including the ones right here in Humboldt County.

Under assembly bill 60 the DMV is being required to issue an original Driver’s License to applicants who are unable...

EUREKA- After a rash of acts of vandalism to Eureka businesses over the last several months, police still do not have any suspects. 

Since late October, at least four buildings in Eureka have gotten their windows smashed by unknown vandals.

"With this type of case, it's usually listed as a malicious mischief.  It's a quick action.  It could be a rock thrown.  Someone could flee...

EUREKA- The Eureka City Council will vote on whether or not to recruit medical marijuana dispensary businesses to open in the city.

In 2010, the council approved an ordinance allowing up to four dispensaries in city limits, as long as the businesses are invited to apply by the council. The ordinance was put on hold a year later after no businesses chose to apply, but that moratorium was...

The cost of eggs is going up, thanks to a new California law regarding treatment of chickens.  The law, effective January 1, 2015, requires more space for chickens.  That is raising the cost of chickens per se.  That adds to the commercial cost of eggs.  It is also raising interest in home-raised chickens.  Duane Leal of Eureka has his own chickens. He lives on Harrison Avenue and uses...