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EUREKA - As of Friday minimum wage employees in California might be looking at the brighter side of going to work, as their hourly pay is going up. But it's the business owners who will have to deal with dishing out the added income. 

New Year's Day will bring more than resolutions this year; minimum wage will increase a full dollar, hiking to $10 dollar per hour. That's $2.75 higher...

Post date: Thu, 12/31/2015 - 19:27

CRESCENT CITY - It's taken decades, but grieving families of a young married couple murdered in Del Norte County in 1988 finally have justice as their loved one’s killer John William Kelley received his sentence . 

For nearly 30 years Del Norte County law enforcement attempted to link someone to the brutal murder of 26-year-old Douglas Neal Anderson and 31-year-old Rozina Anne Anderson...

Post date: Thu, 12/31/2015 - 18:53

MYRTLETOWN/EUREKA- Humboldt Bay Fire also responded to two other incidents over the past 24 hours.

The first happened shortly after 9 Wednesday night in the 3500 block of Middlefield Lane in the Myrtletown area. A garage caught on fire, igniting cabinets and surrounding combustibles as well as a wall and ceiling. The owner used a garden hose to put out the flames and called 9-1-1. Crews...

Post date: Thu, 12/31/2015 - 18:12

ORICK- A one-month-old child who was ejected from a vehicle crash in Orick remains hospitalized with major injuries.

According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 10:45 Wednesday night, 25-year-old Brittany Campbell of Sacramento was driving Northbound on Highway 101 near the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway. For reasons still under investigation, Campbell’s vehicle crossed the...

Post date: Thu, 12/31/2015 - 18:05

FORTUNA- After just one day on Southern Humboldt’s Most Wanted Poster, a Garberville man is behind bars.

According to the Fortuna Police Department, around three Wednesday afternoon, a citizen recognized Brett Mehrtens from the Sheriff’s Most Wanted poster and called officers. The 22-year-old, wanted for multiple warrants including assault with a deadly weapon, was located at the...

Post date: Thu, 12/31/2015 - 17:59

WEITCHPEC- A Hoopa man was killed while clearing storm damaged trees from power lines in Weitchpec.

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office confirms the victim is 26-year-old Kenneth Arlen Buck Williams. He was working for a Pacific Gas and Electric tree contractor at the time of the accident. We reached out to PG&E and they released this statement:

“Our hearts and prayers are...

Post date: Thu, 12/31/2015 - 17:36

MANILA - The Manila Community Services District had their hands full with two water main breaks.

The first was reported around 10 am Wednesday morning. Around 10 homes are affected on Shell and Beach Drives. Authorities heard about a second break just after noon. Officials say it was on Victor Street and actually took place several days ago. The causes of both malfunctions are under...

Post date: Wed, 12/30/2015 - 23:38

SPRUCE POINT - For a short time there was a certain bouquet of smells in the air after a reported a sewage spill Wednesday morning in Spruce Point.

Just before 11:30, Humboldt County Services District crews responded to a manhole in the parking lot of the AG building on 5600 block of south Broadway. Officials say a root or some debris got stuck and allowed around 500 gallons of sewage...

Post date: Wed, 12/30/2015 - 21:34