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MCKINLEYVILLE- Fieldbrook School is lending a helping hand to the victims of the Valley Fire burning to our south.

The fire has charred 67,000 acres in Lake, Napa and Solano counties and is now 30% contained. 585 structures are destroyed and hundreds of others are believed to be a complete loss.

The new Superintendent of Middletown School District, located in the epicenter of the...

Post date: Tue, 09/15/2015 - 16:43

WEITCHPEC- The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police sergeant who allegedly shot and killed a suspect early this month.

An autopsy confirmed Richard Keith Kelley, 27, died of a gunshot wound. Kelley allegedly shot a 39 year old male victim in front of rays food place in Hoopa September 4. He fled from the scene, later exchanging fire...

Post date: Tue, 09/15/2015 - 16:30

REDWAY  - Fire officials are looking for a cause of a structure fire that destroyed a residence in Southern Humboldt.

Just before 5 pm Monday, emergency personnel were called to a home off Pine and Madrone Streets in Redway. The structure was fully engaged with flames and by the time CalFire, Redway and Garberville Fire Departments were able to knock down the blaze, the building was...

Post date: Tue, 09/15/2015 - 15:27

BLOCKSBURG - One man is dead and another arrested after an ATV crash in Southern Humboldt.

Early this morning around 3:30, the California Highway Patrol says a 30-year old male from Garberville was driving a Yamaha Rhino side by side ATV with a passenger on private property near Blocksburg when for unknown reasons he lost control and rolled the vehicle. The passenger was taken to the...

Post date: Tue, 09/15/2015 - 15:14

EUREKA - The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is getting an infusion of new staff members thanks to Measure Z funding.

8 new employees were sworn in to a variety of positions from community services to correctional officers. There was also one promotion. Sergeant Ernest Stewart, a 21-year veteran of the department, will be promoted to lieutenant and assigned to the Coroner’s Office....

Post date: Mon, 09/14/2015 - 21:38

REDWAY - A Southern Humboldt man gives a false name to law enforcement then is arrested for drugs. Taken into custody was 48-year old Daniel Nolen.

Sheriff’s Deputies patrolling the 300 block of Par Avenue in Redway Monday afternoon noticed a suspicious person. When the suspect was asked his name and age, he gave false identification. After an investigation, Nolen confessed his real...

Post date: Mon, 09/14/2015 - 20:35

LAKE COUNTY - Nearly 1500 firefighters are battling the devastating Valley Fire in Lake County that has already destroyed hundreds of homes and Monday had its first fatality.

72 year old Barbara McWilliams, who was diagnosed with advanced multiple sclerosis was not able to evacuate on her own and was lost in the fire.  4 firefighters from a helicopter crew were also injured and are in...

Post date: Mon, 09/14/2015 - 20:26

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- With the official start of fall just one and a half weeks away, Humboldt County health officials have a warning for end of season swimmers.

As the inland continues to see those warm temperatures, DHHS officials are warning of Swimmers Itch. The illness is typically seen during the warmer months in local lakes and slow-moving rivers. It comes from a small parasite,...

Post date: Mon, 09/14/2015 - 18:20