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EUREKA- The trial date has been set for a man accused of a murder in Willow Creek.

Limmie Curry will go to trial on January 26th for the alleged killing of William Billie Reid in 2010.  Curry pled not guilty to shooting, burning and burying Reid’s body.  The other suspect in the case, Eddie Lee, was acquitted of all charges in October, after the court ruled there was not...

MCKINLEYVILLE- An overnight fire in McKinleyville completely destroyed a travel trailer on the 1600 block of Fisher Road.

Around 10:30 Sunday night the Arcata Fire Protection District, Blue Lake Fire District and Humboldt Bay Fire responded to reports of a trailer fully engulfed in flames. The fire was knocked down in 10 minutes. According to the property owner, the trailer was only...

NORTH COAST – Emergency personnel rescue an allegedly naked and disoriented transient woman off the Eel River, Coats for the Cold gets help from the very people they give their garments to, a fundraiser using Zumba as the draw brings a great crowd out to the Arcata Community Center to raise funds for Laurel Tree Charter School, the River Lodge holds its annual faire for brides and the...

RIO DELL - Emergency personnel rescued an allegedly naked and disoriented transient female off the Eel River Sunday morning.

Just before 7:30 am, Rio Dell Fire and Police responded to the banks of the Eel after a resident, walking in the area, reported calls for help. A drift boat assisted a rescue crew across the river to aid the victim who was found sitting on a rock. She was wrapped...

NORTH COAST - Hundreds gathered around the Trinidad Light House for the anniversary of a nearly 200 foot wave. It was an educational and meaningful week for a group of Japanese students from Takata High School who have been visiting Del Norte High this week. On the agenda for Brooking’s City Council Meeting Monday, an item to contract with Portland State University to undertake an annexation...

BAYSIDE – A fire that destroyed a Bayside home last night was most likely caused by an ember from the fireplace according to the Arcata Fire Protection District.

Fire personnel responded to the 4400 Block of Dubeault Road just after five Thursday for reports of a structure fire. The first arriving engine found the home 50% involved. Within a half hour, firefighters had the flames under...

BROOKINGS - Residents of Brookings will be voting on a fuel tax measure this May that, if passed, will implement a four cent sales tax on every gallon of gas pumped. 

The measure is proposed for the city of Brookings alone and is intended to raise funding for maintenance and reconstruction of city streets.

A recent engineering report found that the city streets need about $250,...

BROOKINGS – Following a fatal pedestrian crash last fall in Brookings, the Oregon Department of Transportation and the city have been actively working to find a solution to a nearly 30 mile stretch of Highway 101 seemingly without pedestrian crooswalks.

In the past few years the area on 101 around Lucky Lane has seen an increase in the number of residences and businesses, increasing ...