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PETROLIA- A man allegedly tried killing a woman in Petrolia. However, thanks to a nearby citizen who used a gun to save her, the suspect is behind bars.

Around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, BLM officers and Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies responded to a reported shooting at a BLM campground in the mouth of Mattole River. A 31-year-old man reported that he shot 50-year-old Patrick Harris in the...

Post date: Wed, 08/10/2016 - 15:04

HUMBOLDT COUNTY – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is moving forward placing a marijuana tax on the November ballot. It was a unanimous vote.

Illegal marijuana grows continue to be a hazard to local communities. Supervisor Lovelace felt damage to forests, diverting water and the use of pesticides puts a huge strain on the environment. Regulating and taxing the legal marijuana...

Post date: Tue, 08/09/2016 - 22:10

FORTUNA - A Fortuna man missing since early Monday morning is happily back in his home.

79-year old Frank Nienburg was last seen August 8 just after 3:15 am. Fortuna Police had issued a silver alert because Nienburg has an illness that could make him disoriented.

Authorities report Tuesday afternoon around 3, he drove safely back to his home after reportedly getting lost.

Post date: Tue, 08/09/2016 - 21:59

EUREKA - The suspicious death of a man found with a gunshot wound has now been declared a homicide.

Last Saturday evening, just past 5:30, deputies responded to an area on Crestview Drive in Eureka. 41-year old Brials McCutcheon died from a gunshot wound after he was taken to the hospital. Following a search of the victim’s vehicle and numerous items of evidence, detectives are now...

Post date: Tue, 08/09/2016 - 21:14

EUREKA - The suspicious death of a man found with a gunshot wound has now been declared a homicide.

Last Saturday evening, just past 5:30, deputies responded to an area on Crestview Drive in Eureka. 41-year old Brials McCutcheon died from a gunshot wound after he was taken to the hospital. Following a search of the victim’s vehicle and numerous items of evidence, detectives are now...

Post date: Tue, 08/09/2016 - 21:14

RIO DELL- It's an event for the entire family- Wildwood Days kicks off Wednesday in Rio Dell. 

This is a fundraiser coordinated by the Rio Dell Volunteer Fire Department, to help keep the community safe.

The five day event begins with a car cruise and show at DJ's Burger Bar. The following day is Kids Night, where there will be fire truck rides and games, followed by a talent...

Post date: Tue, 08/09/2016 - 17:56

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT- A Fortuna woman has been identified as the passenger who died in a Southern Humboldt collision. The driver of the car has not been located still.

Around 10:30 p.m. Friday night, a Honda Civic was heading south on HWY 101 near Redcrest. After colliding with a bull, the car flipped. 37-year-old passenger Monica Laurilliard died at the scene. Two other men were riding in...

Post date: Tue, 08/09/2016 - 17:52

EUREKA- A McKinleyville man was arrested for alleged DUI in Eureka.

Around 9:48 p.m., EPD responded to the Myrtle Avenue and 8th Street area. Callers reported seeing a red truck collide with a power pole and sign then flee east on Myrtle Avenue. After the damaged pole was located, police found 32-year-old Travis Holt in his vehicle near 15th Street. He was arrested for hit and run, DUI...

Post date: Tue, 08/09/2016 - 17:49