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EUREKA - Phase 2 in the Gary Bullock trial took a turn Friday morning when he decided to withdraw his plea of not guilty by reason of insanity. Bullock was found guilty on Monday of the torture and murder of St. Bernard's priest Father Eric Freed, which occurred in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 2014.

The "sanity phase" was set to start Friday with Bullock's Attorney Kaleb...

Post date: Fri, 04/15/2016 - 18:40

DEL NORTE COUNTY- The recovery of a vehicle in the Smith River is on hold due to dangerous water conditions for those leading the efforts.

This is the second vehicle in four months that has ended up in the river after traveling along Highway 199 just north of Hiouchi.

A vehicle remains submerged four feet below the surface of the Smith River. Moments before the accident, the...

Post date: Fri, 04/15/2016 - 18:14

CRESCENT CITY- We have an update to a story we first brought you last week about the staffing crisis at the Crescent City Police Department. We're learning the issue is getting worse.

The senior sergeant and senior police officer both put in their two weeks notice. The sergeant is leaving for a position with the Del Norte District Attorney's Office as an investigator. The senior police...

Post date: Fri, 04/15/2016 - 18:05

WASHINGTON D.C- A Humboldt State University student was in Washington D.C to accept an award in her efforts to end sexual violence. She was spotted on stage with vice president Joe Biden.

Celene Lopez is one of ten students nationwide who received the White House Champions of Change Award last night. It recognizes student leaders pushing to end stalking and sexual assault on college...

Post date: Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:32

HUMBOLDT COUNTY-Thousands of dollars in cash prizes was given out today for the winners of the HealthSport weight challenge.

It's a 12-week total body transformation contest that started on January 18th. The top prize was $3,000, second place winner walked away with $1,500 and third place got $500. The goal is to get people fit, healthy, and feeling great about themselves. Last year's...

Post date: Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:30

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA- Over 1.7 million dollars in federal grants will be distributed to eight airports which include ones in Humboldt and Del Norte County.

Congressman Jared Huffman made the announcement today that the Federal Aviation Administration is giving out the awards in efforts to keep aircrafts and passengers safe.  The Garberville airport received over $750,000 to do...

Post date: Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:29

FORTUNA-Fortuna will hold the first reading to propose an ordinance banning aggressive solicitation. The purpose is to address ongoing issues regarding welfare and safety for the public.

City Council will meet this Monday. Staff has been reviewing other city ordinances such as the most recent one passed by Eureka. The proposed ordinance would ban solicitation in public transportation...

Post date: Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:27

Gary Bullock withdrew his not guilty plea of insanity Friday morning and will be sentenced May 11.
On Monday, a jury found Bullock guilty of the murder of Father Eric Freed in the St. Bernard's rectory on New Year's Day, 2014.
Judge John Feeney lifted the gag order.





Post date: Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:07