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EUREKA - A Eureka man convicted of striking and killing a pedestrian in a hit and run DUI crash was sentenced to 7-years in state prison.

On June 8 of last year, 55-year old Donald Watts was driving a truck on Samoa Boulevard when he hit 23-year old Daniel Pudlicki in the crosswalk on I Street. Watts drove away and then circled back and observed the crime scene before fleeing in his...

Post date: Tue, 01/19/2016 - 19:56

EUREKA - The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in finding a wanted felon.

27-year old Eureka resident, Donavan Baltzley, has several active warrants for his arrest. Deputies were conducting a vehicle investigation in the Blue Lake Casino Parking lot in Loleta when law enforcement contacted the driver, Baltzley, who gave a false name. While attempting to arrest...

Post date: Tue, 01/19/2016 - 19:42

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - While Humboldt County Public Works continues clean up from the last storm they're busy preparing for the next one. All 55 members of the road division worked through the weekend. That work continues this week, clearing plugged culverts, removing trees from roadways, and posting signs in flooded areas. The division disperses resources between six maintenance facilities all...

Post date: Tue, 01/19/2016 - 18:31

EUREKA- The Eureka Economic Development Commission will hold its first meeting Wednesday night.

Formed by the City Council by ordinance a couple of months ago, it will serve as an advisory committee to the council on all economic development matters. Wednesday’s agenda includes swearing in the committee, going over the Brown Act, and various rules. The members will also take a close...

Post date: Tue, 01/19/2016 - 17:49

The Department of Health and Human Services is investigating a possible tuberculosis case here on the North Coast.

 

The case was initially discovered by the Humboldt County Coroner's Office while performing an autopsy on a recently deceased middle-aged resident of Phillipsville.

 

The man's cause of death was unrelated to TB, but the medical examiner suspected the...

Post date: Tue, 01/19/2016 - 17:49

ROAD CLOSURES:

Mattole Road

Stagecoach Road

Redwood Drive

McCann Ferry Shut Down

West Coast Road is now open

Showers Pass Road is open to one lane 

East Branch is open to one lane

 

Post date: Tue, 01/19/2016 - 17:42

BLUE LAKE- We have an update on a story we first brought you last week about spawning at the Mad River Fish Hatchery in Blue Lake.

The budget exercise is over and spawning season is now underway. Tuesday marked the first spawn of the season following a two-week delay. About 800 steelhead filled the trap as hatchery employees and volunteers sorted through them. By the end of Tuesday,...

Post date: Tue, 01/19/2016 - 17:37

MCKINLEYVILLE-- A groundbreaking ceremony took place Tuesday afternoon at Hiller Park in McKinleyville. It marked the first day of construction towards building a new waste water services facility. The pond at Hillar Park was drained recently to get ready for the winter, and that pond is where the new facility will be built. The design was finalized last December and Auburn Construction was...

Post date: Tue, 01/19/2016 - 16:51