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ARCATA - The calendar has turned to March but one of Humboldt County’s Leap Year babies is still waiting for a name.

Joseph and Jennie Thompson are the proud parents of a healthy seven pound, six ounce baby girl. Jennie gave birth yesterday at Mad River Hospital in Arcata. They consider this the second family miracle in the past seven days.  Joseph, who wasn't present for the birth,...

Post date: Tue, 03/01/2016 - 18:47

NORTH COAST – Humboldt Del Norte film commissioner Cassandra Hesseltine was elected president of an industry trade group that could reap benefits for Humboldt County

The group, Film Liaisons in California Statewide or FLICS, is a non-profit organization made up of 42 film commissions and offices from around the state.

Hesseltine’s new role will highlight the North Coast’s film-...

Post date: Tue, 03/01/2016 - 18:33

EUREKA - The hunt for jurors continues in the trial of Gary Lee Bullock, the man accused of murdering St. Bernard’s Church Priest Father Eric Freed.

Freed was violently beaten in the rectory of his parish in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day 2014. It was a brutal murder that shocked the Eureka community. Tuesday marks day two of entering evidence and completing juror hardship...

Post date: Tue, 03/01/2016 - 18:31

EUREKA - A piece of maritime history, the last and largest wooden boat on Humboldt Bay, sank at the Fields Landing dock over the weekend.

The Dennis Gayle was a 96.6 foot long wooden boat. Senior captain of the Madaket and member of the Maritime Museum, Leroy Zerlang says she had a number of careers throughout the years and was one of three sister boats that worked out of Humboldt Bay...

Post date: Tue, 03/01/2016 - 18:22

 

ARCATA - A transient who conducted repeated acts of lawlessness is in custody.

25-year old Justin Patrick is behind bars after he was arrested Friday night for alleged attempted sexual battery, false imprisonment and assault and battery. Other charges could be pending.

Patrick was arrested last week for alleged lewd conduct at the HSU library and Monday for petty theft...

Post date: Tue, 03/01/2016 - 17:38

EUREKA-A Korbel teen was tased after pulling his pants down and walking around Eureka, resisting deputies, and spitting on people.

According to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, around 5:30 a.m Monday, 18-year-old Jacob Richards was reportedly intoxicated with his pants around his ankles on the 3300 block of 18th Street. when contacted, Richards ran to the 1800 block of Circle Drive...

Post date: Tue, 03/01/2016 - 17:36

For a while, there was a surplus but not anymore. The Sierra snow pack is dwindling. Today's survey revealed El Nino is not living up to its expectations. 

Statewide the Sierra snow pack is 85 percent of normal levels for this date. 

The snow pack survey is significant because it measures what's known as the frozen reservoir. And the snow pack typically melts into about a third ...

Post date: Tue, 03/01/2016 - 17:14

The Arcata City Council will continue their forward momentum with marijuana regulations at tomorrow’s meeting.

Staff will consider adopting a program comprised of land-use zoning, medical marijuana regulations, local permit requirements, and environmental review. The council may also award a contract to Biotrack THC to implement the city’s inventory tracking software system.

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Post date: Tue, 03/01/2016 - 17:11