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CLEONE- The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Deputy Ricky Del Fiorentino was shot dead, and the suspect took his own life shortly after. 

 

It started in Eugene, Oregon when the suspect, Ricardo Chaney, allegedly stole a BMW and kidnapped its owners. According to authorities Chaney wound up at Confusion Hill off of Highway 101 and an incident took place with...

UPDATE- The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office told News Channel 3 Tuesday, that 44-year-old Westley Wright died as a result of an accidental drug overdose. Wright was the man accused of stabbing his own dog with a knife back in December of 2013.
 
Wright’s body was found along Singley Hill road in the early morning hours of March 7th, the same day he was supposed...

LOLETA- A popular North Coast bakery has closed its doors.

Frequent visitors of Loleta Bakery, like Jan Hawkes, were surprised to see the bakery is now closed.

"It makes no sense.  There's always a line.  I'm always behind somebody getting my cup of coffee, it's never empty.  There are always seats taken.  So it's not a matter of the business so I don't understand," Hawkes said...

EUREKA- California Department of Fish and Wildlife crews prepared for an oil spill on Humboldt Bay Tuesday.

In the wind, crews pulled out a barricade that would contain the spill to one location. Scientists tested a containment strategy that is designed to protect environmentally sensitive areas like the Elk River Estuary.

The estuary is home to coho salmon and water fowl and is...

ARCATA- The Arcata City Council met in closed session to discuss the upcoming opening for City Manager on Tuesday. In the meeting, the council discussed the process of how they will fill the position.

Arcata Mayor, Mark Wheetley, said the council will start by holding an internal assessment with city staff. Wheetley said the city will be able to evaluate each departments needs before...

EUREKA- Double murder suspect, Bodhi Tree, will not have to face the death penalty following his jury trial. Humboldt County District Attorney, Paul Gallegos, said he would not be pursuing the sentencing based on the facts of the case.

"The decision to pursue the death penalty is not only a legal decision it is a factual decision that requires careful and thoughtful analysis of the...

FORTUNA- In Fortuna campaign candidates can now freely display campaign signs without prior restrictions. In a 4 to one vote Tuesday night the city council decided to toss out the old ordinance, which only allowed election campaign signs to be displayed 30-days prior to an election. Some argued campaigning frequently occurs beyond the 30-day period. 
 
Currently,...
WEOTT- The ongoing water crisis in a small southern Humboldt town is finally fixed, after being declared in a local state of emergency for seven months. In Weott the emergency was declared last August when deputies said that nearly 20 thousand gallons of water was stolen from one of their two water tanks. 
 
In an effort to refill the tank a water line broke…...

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