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EUREKA- Saturday is the 8th annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and the Humboldt Waste Management Authority will be collecting unwanted medications for proper disposal.

HWMA has been holding Prescription Roundup events twice a year for four years. On Saturday, people will be able to drop off their over the counter or prescription medications to the HWMA Household Hazardous...

ORLAND- The National Transportation Safety Board issued its preliminary report on the deadly crash between a FedEx truck and a charter bus that occurred earlier this month in Northern California.
 
Ten people were killed when a FedEx truck collided with a charter bus taking dozens of high school students on a visit to Humboldt State University. 
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The Fair Political Practices Commission has decided to fine Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Modesto) and former Assembly Member Bill Berryhill (R-Stockton) $40,000 for election fraud. The Berryhills were charged with nine money laundering violations when Tom funneled $40,000 through various political committees to his brother Bill's 2008 assembly campaign. Berryhill is the fourth senator facing...

EUREKA- Caltrans crews lined the highway near Humboldt Hill on Thursday, picking up garbage lining the roadway. Crews throughout the state were doing the same thing as part of Litter Day, a statewide campaign by the agency to bring attention to the problem.

Last year, Caltrans picked up more than 3,100 cubic yards of litter, enough to fill more than 190 garbage trucks. In Eureka, thirty...

MCKINLEYVILLE- A local nursery, landscaping and construction company has begun distributing what company representatives say is the best absorbent ever to hit the market. 

The Vice President of Landscaping of Miller Farms Nursery, Inc., Ross Miller, is so confident in the absorption qualities of SaveSorb, he can drink water after SaveSorb is used to separate automatic transmission fluid...

Authorities are still searching for 39-year-old Eureka resident Jacqueline Sullivan, who was reported missing on April 8th.

Sullivan’s mother told officials with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office that she last talked to Sullivan on February 20th. Detectives have learned that Sullivan’s ATM card was used in Coalinga, California on March 11th, but there...

OREGON- The man accused of killing four people, including a Eureka man, during a violent road trip across the Pacific Northwest has pleaded guilty to federal charges.
 
According to the Associated Press, on Wednesday 33-year-old David “Joey” Pedersen pleaded guilty to two counts of carjacking resulting in death. It all happened in 2011 when Pederson and his...
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
 
On 04-18-2014 Humboldt County Superior Court Judge Feeney signed an arrest warrant for Benjamin Jasper Carter age 33 for Homicide and Arson. The arrest warrant bail amount was set at 1.25 million dollars. 
 
The Sheriff’s Office is advising the public if they see the suspect Benjamin Jasper...

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