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EUREKA – Perceptions run deep. They start in childhood and grow as you’re exposed to the world. Once those perceptions are ingrained in our psyche, they're very tough to change. One of those perceptions is of pawn shops.

"Back in the older days people thought of pawn shops as being dark gloomy places," said Jordan Krause, Operations Manager at Humboldt Pawn.

The Krause brothers...

Post date: Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:48

SACRAMENTO - A smoking bill that has actually been years in the making was made law.. Governor Brown added his signature and raised the minimum age to 21 to purchase tobacco.

The bill was actually a merger of 2nd District Assembly Member, Jim Wood and Senator Ed Hernandez’s bill. Wood has stood on the forefront of raising the age. When he was mayor of the City of Healdsburg,...

Post date: Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:42

EUREKA - Finances are looking bright for the city of Eureka. The city council approved its 2016-2017 fiscal year budget of nearly $78 million at its meeting Tuesday night. With the budget multiple agencies and organizations will have funding restored.

Over $1 million in cuts were made in last year’s budget, which closed Humboldt Bay Fire Station 4 for approximately 250 days and...

Post date: Thu, 05/05/2016 - 18:38

A Eureka man was arrested after  a DUI crash. Just after ten Wednesday night, 25-year-old Max Magnatta was driving his Toyota Highlander northbound on Highway 101 Wednesday night near the Indianola Cuttoff. He went off the roadway with the SUV landing on the passenger side.

 

The California Highway Patrol said Magnatta was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and...

Post date: Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:27

EUREKA - The County of Humboldt has disclosed that there was a breach Wednesday on 5-computers at the courthouse that potentially allowed access to limited confidential information.

Officials learned that individuals accessing parcel information on the 5th floor may have been able to access files typically accessible only to county staff.

Management immediately...

Post date: Wed, 05/04/2016 - 23:41

EUREKA - The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is stepping up to make the North Coast a safer place and look to do so with millions in public safety spending.

5.3 million dollars of Measure Z funds are already earmarked for the sheriff’s office, district attorney and probation department. Tuesday, the board proposed an additional 6.5 million for projects that will protect our...

Post date: Wed, 05/04/2016 - 23:28

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT - Four suspects are behind bars after two separate incidents in Southern Humboldt.

Last week, sheriff’s deputies conducted surveillance on a residence near the 400-block of Par Avenue in Redway. Officials were searching for 44-year old Jason East (pictured), one of Southern Humboldt’s most wanted. They located East driving a vehicle in Redway and arrested him after a...

Post date: Wed, 05/04/2016 - 22:23

EUREKA- The final numbers are in for the Palco Marsh cleanup.

On Monday, the City of Eureka, EPD, and other organizations worked together to safely transition people out of the marsh. According to Eureka police, a total of 228 thousand pounds of garbage was collected and 8 arrests were made. Two were arrested for illegal camping outside of the marsh, one was arrested for refusing to...

Post date: Wed, 05/04/2016 - 17:40