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EUREKA - A new Patients’ Rights Advocate will begin her new role this month at DHHS, and for the first time, she is a peer of who she is helping.

Shelly Fitzgerald is excited to start speaking out on behalf of patients who may struggle with mental health, especially since she struggles with it herself.

Fitzgerald was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder 14 years ago, and since then...

Post date: Fri, 07/08/2016 - 16:02

MCKINLEYVILLE - A man wanted for outstanding warrants is behind bars after a search turns up a loaded weapon. Tracy Furtado was arrested Wednesday night around 9.

Sheriff’s deputies observed him riding a bicycle near Cliff and Bird Avenues in McKinleyville. He was placed under arrested and after a search, a small loaded handgun was found in the suspect’s pocket.

Furtado was...

Post date: Thu, 07/07/2016 - 23:56

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - On Tuesday we introduced you to the new Humboldt CHP Commander who will take his position August 1st.

Brett Fabbri was recently promoted to captain and commander of our areas CHP. He’s had a 24-year career in law enforcement and is a 3rd generation Humboldt County native. He cut his teeth in law enforcement right across Highway 101 with the Arcata PD where...

Post date: Thu, 07/07/2016 - 23:47

FORTUNA - The man who was allegedly practicing dentistry in Fortuna without a license was arrested.

44-year old Michael Eshghipour was taken into custody last Thursday and posted bail.

In 2013, he graduated from UC San Francisco’s dental school. Over a year ago, Eshghipour took over the 40-year practice of dentist, Dr. Robert Parks who had gone into retirement.

Around 9 am...

Post date: Thu, 07/07/2016 - 23:32

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - The polls closed on the primary election one month ago today, but the work didn't end there. Elections officials have been busy, certifying results in advance of the state deadline tomorrow.

The process changes after election day. Staff must audit each polling location to ensure final numbers match the ballots cast.

About 60-percent of Humboldt County voters...

Post date: Thu, 07/07/2016 - 17:34

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Following a tresspass marijuana investigation, officials had to eradicate over 11,000 marijuana plants near Rio Dell.

A 'tresspass grow' refers to illegal grows that threaten national forests and wildlife with the toxicants used.

On Wednesday, HCSO's drug enforcement unit, fish and wildlife, and CAMP officials conducted the investigation on Timber Company Land in...

Post date: Thu, 07/07/2016 - 17:32

EUREKA-Police are searching for two suspects involved in a home invasion robbery in Eureka.

Close to 5 a.m. Wednesday, EPD responded to the 1300 block of M Street. Two males wearing ski masks and gloves forced their way into the home carrying guns. The victims were a child, an elderly, and a male adult whom they restrained with handcuffs. They assaulted the victim to find out where the...

Post date: Thu, 07/07/2016 - 17:31

EUREKA- Six men are behind bars after a drug bust in Eureka.

EPD's POP unit served a search warrant on the 1300 block of Summer Street after several complaints regarding possible drug activity. Officials found over 400 marijuana plants, 188 opium plants, meth, and heroin. A shot gun and non-operational revolver was also found. PG&E was called to the scene to shut off the power, due...

Post date: Thu, 07/07/2016 - 17:29