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EUREKA- A suspected DUI driver caused a path of destruction Tuesday morning, hitting several parked vehicles in a Eureka neighborhood.

Around 9:30, 20-year-old Canyon Backues of Eureka allegedly hit a parked vehicle that pushed into another parked car at Del Norte and Spring Streets. Backues fled six blocks and then collided into another parked car at Del Norte and California Streets....

Post date: Tue, 01/05/2016 - 17:28

EUREKA- On 01/04/16 at about 9:36 p.m., Officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to an unknown injury traffic collision near 15th and P Streets. Upon arrival, Officers located a 2006 Nissan Xterra on the front lawn of a residence on the 1600 block of P Street. Across the street there were two parked trucks with fresh major front end damage.

Officers contacted the driver,...

Post date: Tue, 01/05/2016 - 10:22

HOOPA- On Tuesday, December 29, 2015, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a 26 year old male victim stating his storage unit in Hoopa was broken into and items taken. The storage unit contained approximately $4000 worth of National Guard issued belongings.

Community members were able to develop information regarding possible suspect identity. A video surveillance...

Post date: Tue, 01/05/2016 - 10:14

NORTH COAST - State Route 255 was closed in both directions for about 40 minutes near the Mad River Slough in Manila after a crash early Monday morning.

Around 1 am, a solo vehicle damaged a power pole knocking out electricity to around 140 PG&E customers. Cable and internet were also down. All services for both utilities are now up and running.

In another incident, Highway...

Post date: Mon, 01/04/2016 - 21:05

SACRAMENTO - Senator Mike McGuire has joined a bipartisan coalition of state senators Monday who introduced a new homeless initiative called “No Place like Home.” The new program will assist communities across the state in dealing with homeless issues and provide much needed funds for housing and programming.

Two press conferences were held today to showcase the initiative. The program...

Post date: Mon, 01/04/2016 - 20:42

EUREKA - The homeless population in Eureka is an ongoing concern and over the past six months city council and city staff have devoted hours addressing the situation.

Tuesday night city council will hear a report to determine if the situation should be declared an emergency shelter crisis. Currently, the Rescue Mission is the only place in Eureka that both men and women can spend the...

Post date: Mon, 01/04/2016 - 20:01

EUREKA - After three significant crashes over the weekend in Eureka, another one Monday morning sends two people to the hospital with moderate injuries.

Shortly after 9:00 a.m. the California Highway Patrol and Humboldt Bay Fire responded to a collision involving two trucks on Walnut drive near the Humboldt County Services District. Fire personnel say a small red Ford Ranger was struck...

Post date: Mon, 01/04/2016 - 19:43

NORTH COAST - Fresh Dungeness crab is back on the menu in Oregon, as crabbers kicked off the commercial crab season Monday. This comes after a month-long season delay along the California Oregon coast due to high levels of domoic acid found in Dungeness crab which is harmful to humans.

The Northern California crab season is still delayed but local crab fishermen do have the option to...

Post date: Mon, 01/04/2016 - 19:22