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WILLITS- A federal judge ruled Thursday to reject environmental groups lawsuit against the Willits bypass. The US District Court ruled in favor of Caltrans in a lawsuit that challenged construction of a highway bypass. The ruling allows Caltrans to continue building a four-lane freeway around the community of Willits. Environmental groups allege the construction has destroyed wetlands,...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The trial for murder suspect Bodhi Tree has been set for March. Tree is charged for an alleged shooting that killed two in Arcata and for an attempted murder in Eureka back in May.

In court the defense filed two new motions in the case. They are requesting that Tree be allowed to wear civilian clothes during the trial. Friday, defense attorney, Heidi Holmquist,...

ARCATA- The man and woman arrested this week for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor dated during the incident. According to Arcata Police the woman was introduced to the teenage victim by the man she was dating.

On December 13 a victim came forward to the Arcata Police Department and reported being sexually assaulted over the period of three years. Sgt. Ron Sligh said the department...

EUREKA- 31 cadets graduated Friday afternoon at College of the Redwoods 112th police academy graduation. Of those graduating, various law enforcement departments have hired eight and others are in different stages of the selection processes, some with multiple agencies.
 
Those already with jobs include: Thomas Corning and Miguel Vazquez. (Mendocino County Sheriff...

The Humboldt County Courthouse was full of movement Friday as people rallied in opposition to Jason Singleton’s law practice. Singleton has sued upwards of 250 businesses for not being in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

"It does make me personally upset because I grew up in community and in this county and to see these guys come in here and destroy all these small...

DEL NORTE COUNTY- Congressman Jared Huffman was in Del Norte County taking a tour of Last Chance Grade. It’s a two-lane section of Highway 101 South of Crescent City. The road may appear stable, but everyday it’s moving closer towards the ocean. The Project Manager for Last Chance Grade, Talitha Hodgson said, "It’s been an issue since the road was built, the instability out there." The...
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
 
On 12-20-2013, at approximately 10:00 a.m. , Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies, United States Marshalls, Humboldt County District Attorney Investigators and Eureka Police responded to a residence in the 200 block of Huntoon Street, Eureka after receiving information  Zachariah Friedland may be located there....

The California Highway Patrol has secured an important grant to help with seat belt safety. In 2013 the State of California achieved one of the higher seat belt usage rates in the nation at over 97 percent. Although those are good numbers, the CHP is hoping to increase the seat belt usage rate while simultaneously reducing the number of people killed and injured in collisions.

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