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EUREKA - The cause of death for Father Eric Freed was presented Friday in the trial of murder suspect Gary Lee Bullock. Freed was brutally murdered in the rectory of St. Bernard’s Church in Eureka New Year’s Day 2014.

Over the last week the jury has seen surveillance video of Bullock on St. Bernard’s Church property the night of the crime, heard phone calls he made to his family while...

Post date: Fri, 03/25/2016 - 17:09

EUREKA-A Eureka man in now in custody for the 2015 death of 63-year-old Terry Lee Thomas.

Last September, Eureka Police responded to the 900 block of 4th Street to a reported physical altercation. Thomas was found on the ground unconscious, bleeding from his head and face. He later died in the hospital from the injuries. 

 

On Thursday, 24-year-old Layton Johnson of Eureka...

Post date: Fri, 03/25/2016 - 12:35

NORTH COAST - Law enforcement is on high alert after a rash of armed robberies hit the North Coast.

The robberies are similar in that two male suspects wearing masks and hoodies target gas stations and mini marts. A suspect brandishes a silver handgun and the other takes the cash. Most of the robberies take place in the early am between 5 and 7. The most recent incident took place at a...

Post date: Fri, 03/25/2016 - 00:33

EUREKA - Two portable restrooms supplied by the Harbor District for homeless individuals in the Palco Marsh were destroyed.

Humboldt Bay Fire crews responded around 5:30 Tuesday morning to reports the units were on fire. However, once crews were on scene, the restrooms were burned to the ground.

Over a year ago, the Harbor District rented “porta-potties” and they had to be...

Post date: Fri, 03/25/2016 - 00:26

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - The Humboldt County Superior Court is looking for individuals interested in serving on the county Civil Grand Jury for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

The jury consists of 19-people who investigate citizen complaints relating to local government agencies and non-profit organizations that receive public funding. Although an arm of the superior court, it is an entirely...

Post date: Fri, 03/25/2016 - 00:13

FORTUNA - Some scary moments Thursday in Fortuna. The high school went into lockdown mode after a threat of violence from a student.

The incident took place around 9:45 in the morning. The threat was over in a short amount of time and school was back in session in less than 30 minutes.

Because the threat was from a juvenile, very little information is being released. There were...

Post date: Thu, 03/24/2016 - 23:59

EUREKA - The Eureka Police Department’s athletic abilities were on display Thursday evening.

It was all fun and games as Chief, Andrew Mills led some of his officers in the 2nd Annual Hoops and Heroes barbeque and basketball game.

The bragging rights were up for grabs as law enforcement took on the Zane Middle School Basketball Team. Volunteers cooked up hot dogs....

Post date: Thu, 03/24/2016 - 23:34

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The 2016 report card for Humboldt County's water infrastructure was released today. 

There are 19 water systems in Humboldt that work to provide clean water. There are seven different criteria used to asses the systems, that include the condition, maintenance, operation, and safety.

The overall grade was a "B" for the 'water' infrastructure in Humboldt County....

Post date: Thu, 03/24/2016 - 17:44