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FORTUNA – With a search warrant, the Humboldt County Drug Task Force checked two motel rooms in the same vicinity leaving 5 people arrested after a drug bust in Fortuna.

Around 8:20 Wednesday morning, the Drug Task Force assisted the Fortuna Police Department with a search warrant for two motel rooms in the 800 block of main street.

In one room 47-year-old Jennifer Fuentes was...

Post date: Sat, 03/18/2017 - 19:03

EUREKA - A big unveiling took place at a local elementary school and the kids were just beside themselves.

Pine Hill School installed a “buddy bench” on their playground. Parents, students and teachers donated to the cause and Friday it arrived. An Arcata concrete company, Monument Settings, did the honors of building the bench and by all accounts it is an unmitigated success. And the...

Post date: Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:39

EUREKA - A former Fortuna resident is getting the maximum sentence after pleading guilty to sexual abuse of his child.

38-year old Moises Saldana will spend 28-years to life behind bars after the powerful testimony of his now 17-year old daughter.

The victim endured the abuse which included rape and oral copulation while she was 9 to 14 years of age. After coming to grips and...

Post date: Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:26

Individuals struggling with addiction now have more resources in the community.

Today Redwood Teen Challenge had the grand opening of its new rehabilitation transition home on H Street in Eureka.

The home is for graduates of the initial recovery program - those who are looking for jobs and getting back on their feet.

Redwood Teen Challenge currently has a men's home with...

Post date: Fri, 03/17/2017 - 17:26

Today Eureka High School students learned the realities and devastation caused by texting and driving using virtual reality technology.

With the help of Humboldt County Supervisors Rex Bohn and Virginia Bass, and the Eureka High Friday Night Live club, AT&T was invited to the school to offer an immersive headset experience that simulates a car ride as a distracted driver.

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Post date: Fri, 03/17/2017 - 17:25