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FORTUNA- Students at Fortuna High School were evacuated Tuesday morning when a smoke alarm went off at 8:50 a.m.

Fortuna Police and the volunteer fire department were dispatched to an alarm inside the library. Students were evacuated and officials turned off power to the building. A ballast for one of the light fixtures was the reason for the alarm said the Fortuna Police Department....


EUREKA- A shooting over the weekend in Eureka has left two injured in an area filled with homeless encampments.

On Saturday, Eureka Police received a report of shots fired in the Green Belt, near the foot of Del Norte Street.  When officers arrived, they found a man, Billy Rutherford, with a head wound.  They later received a call from St. Joseph Hospital for a report of another man,...


EUREKA- A local museum for kids will have to temporarily close its doors due to the Carson Block Building Restoration Project in Eureka.

The Carson Block Building will be seismically retrofitted, as well as receive other upgrades for the project.  The Discovery Museum, along with the rest of the tenants, has to vacate the building by the end of November.  On November 15th,...


KLAMATH- The Klamath River Bridge on Highway 101 will be closed as Caltrans crews remove equipment from beneath the bridge.

The equipment removal is the last phase of the project to replace three hinges on the bridge, in order to extend the service life of the structure.  The full closure will start at 10 p.m. on September 28th, and will last until 4 a.m. on September 29th.  ...

The following is from the Arcata Police Department:

Officers from the Arcata Police Department served a search warrant at two residences on Tuesday morning, September 9th.

The first residence was in the 1500 blk of Hilfiker Dr. and the second residence was in the 2500 blk of Cropley Way.

Both residences had been the subject of numerous complaints and anonymous tips related...

The following is from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:

On August 17th, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office began a new and unique deployment strategy for its patrol resources. Utilizing a “compressed schedule” that consists of a combination of 12 and 10 hour shifts, the staffing levels allowed for an “overlap day” in which all patrol shifts are scheduled for the same day. The...

Arcata - A wanted felon from another state has been arrested in Arcata after he allegedly tries to sell narcotics on the plaza.

Law enforcement has arrested 21-year-old Patrick James Brady-Foust of Iowa. A.P.D. was called to the plaza this past Saturday for reports someone was trying to sell drugs to passersby. After contacting the suspect, it was found Brady-Foust had an extraditable...

Loleta - A woman has been arrested for DUI after crashing her car into a tree and sustaining major injuries.

According to the CHP, late Monday morning, 61-year-old Linda Joy Merson of Fortuna was driving her BMW southbound on Highway 101 just north of Fernbridge when she drifted off the roadway and collided head on into a tree. Merson had to be extricated from her vehicle by Fortuna...