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HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Law enforcement is reminding drivers with Halloween weekend upon us and many people attending or hosting parties, drinking and driving should never be an option.

Even one drink impairs judgment. Officials say always have a plan to get home by taxi, ride share, mass transit or designate a sober driver. Buzzed driving is drunk driving.

The Avoid 10 DUI Task Force...

Post date: Fri, 10/30/2015 - 19:48

EUREKA - The man accused of a fatal stabbing that took the life of Arcata resident, Anthony Pennucci at an apartment complex Sunday pleaded not guilty in court.

18-year old Richard Villa Dean of Hoopa is being charged with murder.

He was arrested last Tuesday following a foot chase with deputies in Hoopa. During that chase, Dean allegedly threw rocks at the deputy's vehicle,...

Post date: Fri, 10/30/2015 - 19:37

EUREKA- Humboldt Bay Fire is saying goodbye to one of it's own. After 36 years serving the City of Eureka, Friday marked Jan Gillespie's last day on the job.

Gillespie has served as Administrative Technician with Humboldt Bay Fire since 1993. She entered public service at 19 years old, beginning as a Records Clerk for the Eureka Police Department. She later moved on to be a Community...

Post date: Fri, 10/30/2015 - 18:28

CRESCENT CITY- A Texas dog has seen more of the country than many ever will.

Thor is a curious 16 month old pit bull, thousands of miles away from home. 

"He was seen by a member of the public jumping off of the back of a truck and the truck went away without him," Justin Riggs, Director of Del Norte County Animal Control said. "So we're not exactly sure what the full story was...

Post date: Fri, 10/30/2015 - 18:19

EUREKA - Students and staff at Washington Elementary put on their costumes Friday and showed their Halloween spirit.  

The day began with students delivering Halloween cards to Frye’s Care Home. They participated in Halloween activities then continued with a parade. More than 500 students from TK to fifth grade showed off their costumes while dancing to “Here comes Halloween” from the...

Post date: Fri, 10/30/2015 - 17:26

ARCATA - It was a big day for some Humboldt State hopefuls, finding out if they’ve been accepted to the university.

As part of admissions day, more than 200 freshman and 90 transfer students took a tour of campus and met with an advisor. Accepted students received a formal document with their name and were congratulated by HSU ambassadors. Following the excitement they held lumberjack...

Post date: Fri, 10/30/2015 - 17:16

ARCATA - The Arcata Police Department will be stepping up enforcement on the plaza Saturday night to help cut down on fighting, vandalism and other crime this Halloween.

APD says more arrests are made on Halloween than any other night of the year, with more than twenty last year. The department expects big crowds and plans to have increased patrols with a visible presence in problematic...

Post date: Fri, 10/30/2015 - 17:05

Humboldt Bay Fire responded to a structure fire on the 800 block of H Street in Eureka.
 
The blaze was reported at around 12:30 Friday morning.
 
The fire started in the back of the home that was vacant.
 

The cause is under investigation.

 

Post date: Fri, 10/30/2015 - 02:15