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NORTH COAST- One of several new laws taking effect next year focuses on Amber Alerts. According to the CHP starting Jan. 1, an expansion of the current amber alert law will go into effect. 
It requires law enforcement to activate an amber alert if a child has been reported taken or abducted by anyone including a parent or guardian that has custody.
NORTH COAST- As flu season ramps up across the state health officials say the strain of influenza known as H1N1 that hit the country in 2009 is back.
Flu season typically runs from Oct. to May and peaks in the months of Dec. and Jan. According to the CDC, H1N1 is widespread across ten states so far although it has yet to reach California. Humboldt County health...
NORTH COAST- Nearly two weeks after the Palco Pharmacy in Scotia was robbed at gunpoint, police have arrested one suspect they believe to be involved. Samuel Zarth Rogers, 22 of Hydesville allegedly robbed the Palco Pharmacy on Dec. 17 and then took off to visit family for the holidays in Pennsylvania. Rogers is accused of robbing the pharmacy of both Oxycotin and Oxycodone.
From the City of Eureka:
Carole Beaton v. City of Eureka Ruling: On Christmas Eve, the Honorable W. Bruce
Watson of the Humboldt County Superior Court, issued an order denying Carole Beaton’s
Motion for Summary Adjudication against the City of Eureka and granting the City’s Motion for
Summary Judgment/Adjudication on the...
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
On 12-28-2013, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a woman who lives in the 4000 block of Greenwood Heights Road, Eureka. The woman reported a man had just tried to enter her residence. The woman told the dispatcher she heard a male voice outside her home and then...
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
On Monday at approximately 4:00 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from citizen who resides on Eucalyptus Drive, McKinleyville. A citizen reported a man was in the their driveway yelling that his back was hurting and the man was now trying to force his way into their residence. When deputies...

A Washington man is found deceased lying in the roadway in Crescent City. Plus, a motorcyclist jumps off his bike attempting to avoid a traffic collision with a truck. Also, local law enforcement makes six more DUI arrests over night. 

EUREKA- Traffic was blocked off at R and 3rd Streets after a motorcyclist jumped off his bike before crashing into another vehicle. The incident happened around 4 p.m. on Sunday. 
The driver of the truck, 69-year-old Allen Travis of Eureka, was traveling southbound and about to turn left to go to the gas station. The motorcyclist, 23-year-old Christopher Brimley...