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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
DEL NORTE COUNTY – An unknown vehicle crashed over an embankment and was submerged in the Smith River Thursday.
Just before 11:30 am, emergency personnel were called to a remote section of Highway 199 just East of Hiouchi. An eye witness said they saw a vehicle’s head lights just as they sank below the waterline.
CHP, Del Norte County...
Post date: Thu, 04/14/2016 - 21:08

EUREKA - Eureka’s new solicitation ordinance went into effect Thursday and law enforcement wasted no time in deploying officers to crack down on panhandlers.

Thirty days ago city council approved the ordinance, reportedly due to safety concerns. It is now a misdemeanor to request food, money or goods at gas stations or from a car, within 200 feet of an intersection or business, and...

Post date: Thu, 04/14/2016 - 18:13

EUREKA - The man accused of murdering 30-year-old Rodger Allan Yale at the Hoopa Mini Mart this past February had his preliminary hearing Thursday at the Humboldt County Courthouse.

Gearold Sotolongo, also known as Roldo Pratt, was linked to the crime just two days after it occurred. Pratt was then on the run for three weeks before being arrested on March 9th by the Sheriff’s SWAT Team...

Post date: Thu, 04/14/2016 - 18:09

A new radio station is just a click away from hitting the airwaves on the North Coast.

Access Humboldt will open KZZH 96.7 FM after they get the go-ahead from the Federal Communications Commission.

They’ve been raising the necessary funds and will have an emergency alert system to broadcast national, state or local emergency information to the public.

They’ve even been...

Post date: Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:29

An escapee from a conservation camp in Del Norte County has been found and arrested. He’d been on the loose since Monday.

According to police, 19-year old Darius Louis was taken into custody in Oakland around 11 a.m. Thursday.

A native of Lake County, Louis was incarcerated in 2015 for grand theft.

He will be transported back to the California Correctional Center in...

Post date: Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:27

A new cannabis cultivator license for micro farmers is working its way through committee in Sacramento courtesy of Assemblyman Jim Wood.

The Cottage Cannabis Farmer Bill will support small marijuana cultivators and help the California Department of Food and Agriculture develop regulations specific to small farmer practices.

The new licenses will be available for farms with 2,500...

Post date: Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:25

It seems as natural as breathing. You sleep in a bed. You brush your teeth. And yes, you wait for the bus. However, sometimes that bus may run late. It caught the attention of two enterprising Humboldt State students, who have now created software to keep commuters better informed.

Bus lines will have a tracking system installed so people could easily see if their bus is running late in...

Post date: Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:23