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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

Two people suffered moderate injuries after the driver lost control of his vehicle, flipping the truck on U.S. Highway 101.

Around 12:30 Thursday morning, 27-year-old Michael Peak was driving a 1996 Dodge Ram south, approaching the Standish Hickey State Recreation Area.

For unknown reasons, he lost control and hit an embankment, overturning the truck so that it landed on...

Post date: Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:21

Fortuna will soon start work on a construction project to improve pedestrian and traffic safety along Rohnerville Road.

The project, contracted with Mercer-Fraser Co., will begin Monday. It includes the construction of crosswalks, sidewalks, and pavement overlay at Rohnerville Road between Redwood Way and School Street. 

Work on the roads will start at 7 a.m. and run until...

Post date: Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:20

An investigation into a stolen Chevrolet Impala yielded two arrests Wednesday when two men associated with the vehicle were found to be wanted under several warrants.

According to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, around 11:30 last night deputies on patrol spotted a stolen 2001 Chevrolet Impala parked on the curb of Russ Street in Eureka.

Two men -- 27-year-old Andrew...

Post date: Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:18