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The Fair Political Practices Commission has decided to fine Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Modesto) and former Assembly Member Bill Berryhill (R-Stockton) $40,000 for election fraud. The Berryhills were charged with nine money laundering violations when Tom funneled $40,000 through various political committees to his brother Bill's 2008 assembly campaign. Berryhill is the fourth senator facing...

EUREKA- Caltrans crews lined the highway near Humboldt Hill on Thursday, picking up garbage lining the roadway. Crews throughout the state were doing the same thing as part of Litter Day, a statewide campaign by the agency to bring attention to the problem.

Last year, Caltrans picked up more than 3,100 cubic yards of litter, enough to fill more than 190 garbage trucks. In Eureka, thirty...

MCKINLEYVILLE- A local nursery, landscaping and construction company has begun distributing what company representatives say is the best absorbent ever to hit the market. 

The Vice President of Landscaping of Miller Farms Nursery, Inc., Ross Miller, is so confident in the absorption qualities of SaveSorb, he can drink water after SaveSorb is used to separate automatic transmission fluid...

Authorities are still searching for 39-year-old Eureka resident Jacqueline Sullivan, who was reported missing on April 8th.

Sullivan’s mother told officials with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office that she last talked to Sullivan on February 20th. Detectives have learned that Sullivan’s ATM card was used in Coalinga, California on March 11th, but there...

OREGON- The man accused of killing four people, including a Eureka man, during a violent road trip across the Pacific Northwest has pleaded guilty to federal charges.
 
According to the Associated Press, on Wednesday 33-year-old David “Joey” Pedersen pleaded guilty to two counts of carjacking resulting in death. It all happened in 2011 when Pederson and his...
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
 
On 04-18-2014 Humboldt County Superior Court Judge Feeney signed an arrest warrant for Benjamin Jasper Carter age 33 for Homicide and Arson. The arrest warrant bail amount was set at 1.25 million dollars. 
 
The Sheriff’s Office is advising the public if they see the suspect Benjamin Jasper...

ARCATA- The Humboldt State University's Advancement Foundation plans to match donations to the memorial scholarships set up in honor of the alumni killed in the fatal bus crash. The foundation has committed to match all donations made by midnight on Friday and donate $5 for the first 1,000 guests at the university's centennial Dance of the Century event.

After the April 10th crash that...

BLUE LAKE- Residents will be asked to approve a gas and electricity tax on their November ballot this upcoming election. The City Council has decided to move forward with the measure in order to make up for lost revenue.

The measure would be a four percent tax on gas and electricity and show up on resident's PG&E bill. If approved the city could receive up to $40,000 a year from it...

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