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ARCATA - With the help of a police K-9, Arcata Police Department officers were able to detain a man suspected of assaulting another man with a hammer.

At about 5:16 on Monday, Arcata officers were dispatched on a report that a man had been attacked with a hammer in the Arcata Plaza by 33-year-old Nicholas Inskip Kistler from Eureka.

Upon arrival, a large group of people were...

Post date: Tue, 04/04/2017 - 17:39

Humboldt County Board of Supervisors appointed William Honsal as interim sheriff of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday.

Honsal will be replacing Sheriff Michael Downey who has held the position for the last six years, but is now retiring.

Over the past 18 years, Honsal has been a law enforcement officer, including with the Eureka Police Department, Madera Police...

Post date: Tue, 04/04/2017 - 17:30

EUREKA - Now in its sixteenth day, Westside neighbors wrapped up testimony in the case against Floyd and Betty Squires. Then Floyd took the stand and testified that he and his wife were victims of a parade of derelicts and they made every effort to rid their properties of unwanted people.

Squires claimed that all code violations were cleared and any findings of substandard living...

Post date: Tue, 04/04/2017 - 17:10

EUREKA - An inmate working at the Sheriff's Wood Lot suffered serious injuries Tuesday.

The 27-year-old man was cutting and splitting wood for the Sheriff's Work Alternative Program just before 2:00 Tuesday afternoon when he injured his hand.

The man was flown to an out of area hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The exact tool is unknown at this time.

The...

Post date: Tue, 04/04/2017 - 17:03

McKINLEYVILLE - Central Avenue in McKinleyville got some major safety upgrades, but are they working?

Public Works made the changes last fall to improve safety for motorists, bikers and pedestrians. In the last six months, some McKinleyville residents complained that drivers at School Road ignore the rules, speeding through the intersection using the right turn only lane.

CHP...

Post date: Tue, 04/04/2017 - 16:59