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MCKINLEYVILLE - A garage was consumed after a structure fire in McKinleyville.

Just after 6 Sunday evening, Arcata Fire Protection District was called to the 1100 block of Griffith Road. A fire had fully engulfed a garage that was attached to a house. Fire fighters were able to keep the blaze from extending into the home. It sustained only minor damage. The garage and its contents were...

FORTUNA - An escaped inmate who walked away from a work crew last Tuesday afternoon in Fortuna has been arrested.

Derek Ray Johnson was taken into custody Saturday night just after 11 pm. Police received a tip from a concerned citizen that Johnson was hiding in a trailer near the 300 block of North Fortuna Boulevard. He was arrested without incident.

The inmate had been serving a...

Power is restored to 1,600 Eureka residents after a driver severs a telephone pole. Humboldt Bay Fire hosts a regional training class for firefighters. River Life Foundation collects 8,000 lbs of garbage during first quarter clean up. Arcata High School hosts annual pancake breakfast fundraiser. 

EUREKA - An unknown hit and run driver severed a telephone pole and knocked out power to 1,600 PG&E customers in Eureka. Just before 9:30 Friday evening, emergency personnel were called to the corner of 6th and K Streets. An unknown vehicle had crashed through a telephone pole severing it at its base and downing live power lines.

Electricity was knocked out from Broadway...

SMITH RIVER - After winning a national music contest, Smith River Elementary was finally awarded with a big surprise and several Del Norte County students got the opportunity to participate.

Last year Smith River Elementary's music program was nationally recognized by the NAMM foundation with a merit award, but this year they took it one step further.

“So that was already pretty...

FORTUNA- California assembly member Jim Wood was in downtown Fortuna Friday morning assessing the damage from Wednesday's fire at the Historic Star Hotel Building.

"I wanted to talk to the city manager and understand what happened here," Assemblymember Wood said. "I understand it was a pretty good coordinated response. I understand more about that and what can we do better in the future...

FORTUNA- Main street is now open to two-way traffic in downtown Fortuna, two days after a fire consumed five businesses.

Clean up continues around the historic star hotel building as crews work to clear charred debris from the area. Although the building is completely destroyed, the businesses say they are not giving up. In the aftermath, local stores are offering their space and...

FORTUNA- While emergency crews responded to the fire in Fortuna on Wednesday, just down the road thieves struck a local business.

Just after 6:30 a.m., Shaw's Computer Services was burglarized. A female suspect, identified as Natasha Sue Kotterman, allegedly broke the storefront window and stole a box from the shop. Authorities believe Kotterman thought the box contained high value...