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Five new employees joined the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office today.

Sheriff, Mike Downey welcomed the new members of the department that included: Correctional Officers, Rosie Freixas from Eureka and Eric Morris of Mckinleyville, Dispatcher, Jessica Cyphers of Eureka, Evidence Technician, Jennifer Braud from Fortuna and Property Technician, Bruce Hollingsworth of Rio Dell.

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EUREKA- Inside Sacred Heart Church the community gathered for Rev. Eric Freed's funeral a week after he was found dead on New Years Day inside St. Bernard's rectory. Over a thousand members of the community packed into the church to say goodbye to Freed.

"He was my priest, my pastor, he was a great counselor, he was a great teacher," said Anne Carlisle. "He most of all was my friend."...

MYERS FLAT- A 55-year-old Miranda man is dead after a car accident on Avenue of the Giants. Passenger, Jimmy F. Lincks died as a result of his injuries at Redwood Memorial Hospital on Sunday.

According to California Highway Patrol on Friday a Fortuna man was driving a 1989 Freightliner truck southbound on SR-254 when he turned onto Elk Creek Road and allegedly turned in front of a 2006...

We’re not even a week into the new year and there have been nine wildfires in the Humboldt/Del Norte area.  Cal Fire officials say this has been the most dangerous winter for wildfires in recent history.

Weather officials say historically dry weather in the region is why there have been nine wildfires in just six days."Anytime you're this dry, you really get concerned about wildfires...

EUREKA- A woman was taken the hospital Monday afternoon after her car overturned on Highway 101.

It happened around noon on northbound Highway 101 just before Fields Landing. California Highway Patrol said Wayna Lee Scovell, 66 of Eureka was driving northbound when she fell asleep at the wheel and veered her car to right, hitting an embankment and overturning her vehicle.

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EUREKA- The man allegedly responsible for killing St. Bernard Priest Eric Freed made his first court appearance Monday afternoon. Gary Bullock, 43, is the man police believe forced entry through Reverend Freed’s window in the early morning hours of New Years Day and killed him. The defense requested media not be allowed to film or take photos during the arraignment but judge John Feeney...

A wildfire that began Saturday continues to burn, and more than 450 firefighters are helping battle the blaze.
 

The Red Wildland Fire began on Saturday at about 12:30 in the afternoon in the snow camp area.  Cal fire and several other agencies responded to the blaze which officials say spread quickly.  The fire has consumed 3-hundred and 75-acres so far, but is already 55%...

EUREKA- A fire broke out inside of a two-story house on Monday around 11:30 a.m. in Eureka. Heavy fire and smoke could be seen coming for the attic of a home in the 7000 Block of Tompkins Hill Road. Everyone inside the house made it out safely, while fire crews from Loleta, Calfire, Fortuna and Humboldt Bay battled the blaze. According to fire officials, it was a floor heater that started the...

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