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FERNDALE - A 19-year-old Fortuna man is clinging to life tonight after a tragic accident at Centerville Beach Saturday night.

Judah Helton was digging a six foot deep hole with his friends when it collapsed on him, trapping him inside.

His friends unburied his head the best they could but the weight of the sand made it impossible for him to breathe for about a half hour.


Post date: Mon, 07/25/2016 - 17:23

EUREKA- Three people have picked up nomination forms for the two Eureka City Council seats open in November.

However, nobody has submitted any for Ward 2.Councilwoman Linda Atkins won't run due to term limits. John Yalcinkaya and Mathew Owen picked up forms for Ward 2, but haven't turned it in. Owen is married to Humboldt County Supervisor Virginia Bass. As for Ward 4, John Fullerton...

Post date: Mon, 07/25/2016 - 17:23

EUREKA - Eureka police say that the percentage of violent crime is up in the city.

EPD says the increase of 17 percent is concerning and they are looking at what their next move will be to stop it.

These numbers are not just up in eureka, but also statewide in california.

Chief Mills thinks it is too early to tell the cause but said he thinks AB 109 and Prop 41 have had a...

Post date: Mon, 07/25/2016 - 17:18

SAMOA - When you think of beach safety, you usually think of the water, especially here on the North Coast.

However as evidenced from this past weekend's tragic event where a Fortuna man was trapped in the sand, it's not just the water that is the culprit.

"Sand is... You know, you think it's sturdy but it's really not and it will collapse. And you know if you get sand to...

Post date: Mon, 07/25/2016 - 17:14

FORTUNA - The California Highway Patrol says they will not make an arrest regarding the hit-and-run that killed two 14-year-old girls in Fortuna, until their investigation is complete.   

The CHP has established two people of interest. Marcia Kitchen is the registered owner of the 2015 Jeep Wrangler that was involved in the collision and she’s one of the victim’s mother. Kitchen’s...

Post date: Mon, 07/25/2016 - 16:53

NORTH COAST - Some local firefighters left town bright and early Monday morning to assist with a wildfire that’s growing near Big Sur.

Humboldt Bay Fire has teamed up with Fortuna, Blue Lake, and Briceland Fire Departments to form the Rainbow Strike Team. They will provide mutual aid in the Soberanes Fire in Monterey County. The blaze has scorched nearly 15,000 acres and is only 5%...

Post date: Mon, 07/25/2016 - 16:49

BLUE LAKE - After community concerns the City of Blue Lake is set to add good neighbor provisions to its agreement with Blue Lake Power.

The power plant closed down last year but is now under new ownership and will resume production. The city owns the property and has developed a compliance agreement that outlines the terms and conditions of future operations. Blue Lake Power will also...

Post date: Mon, 07/25/2016 - 16:33

Two people are in the hospital after a three car collision in Eureka. Fortuna hosted a book signing for a book which takes a look back at the lives of Humboldt County mill workers. The annual Fortuna Car Xpo drove through town for its second day. Friends of the Fortuna Library held a book sale. The Salvation Army held a Patio Sale to benefit all world missions.

Post date: Sat, 07/23/2016 - 18:19