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EUREKA - A carbon monoxide leak caused a Rite Aid store in Eureka to be evacuated Tuesday.

It happened around 11:15 at the store on the 400-block of Harris Street. Initially it was thought a gas leak had occurred. PG&E was called but detectors instead picked up a moderate level of carbon monoxide believed to have come from an industrial piece of equipment used for waxing floors....

Post date: Tue, 12/01/2015 - 21:08

ARCATA - With the goal of keeping money local and supporting economic development, Redwood Coast Energy Authority has proposed a Community Choice Aggregation program for Humboldt County’s electricity. Cities throughout the county are looking to make the switch and Arcata city council will make the decision at it’s meeting Wednesday night.

RCEA will contract with outside energy suppliers...

Post date: Tue, 12/01/2015 - 18:02

EUREKA - A long-time Eureka city councilmember and friend of many in the community turned 100 years old Tuesday. The Rotary Club of Eureka threw him a special birthday celebration at the Elks Lodge.

Jim Howard was born December 1st 1915 in Athens, Georgia. Tuesday he celebrated his 100th birthday.

Howards says, “I was born in Georgia and I was two years old...

Post date: Tue, 12/01/2015 - 17:57

SAN FRANCISCO - On Friday, a federal jury awarded $25,000 in damages to Jesse Perez, who had sued guards for trashing his cell in retaliation for his lawsuit against the prison and for his stand against solitary confinement. 

Jesse Perez, 35, is from Colton in San Bernardino County and has been imprisoned since age 15. He was sent to the Security Housing Unit at Pelican Bay in December...

Post date: Tue, 12/01/2015 - 14:08

NORTH COAST- First came Thanksgiving, then Black Friday and Cyber Monday. For the fourth year, millions gave back Tuesday as part of Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving. This year's campaign has taken to social media. After a weekend of consumer craze, Giving Tuesday is a time to remember those organizations that help others and give back.

Local non-profits...

Post date: Tue, 12/01/2015 - 14:05

EUREKA- The Eureka Police Department has identified the man arrested Monday in connection to a crash that injured as Trever Hokanson, 32, of Eureka.

Hokanson was arrested for DUI causing bodily injury, driving on a suspended license and driving without proof of insurance. The crash occurred on the 2800 block of Union and West Henderson Streets in Eureka around 2 p.m. Monday sending...

Post date: Tue, 12/01/2015 - 14:04

FORTUNA - The Fortuna Police Department is warning of an uptick in phone scams.

The majority of calls are from someone claiming to be from the IRS or a bail bond service. They allegedly pressure the recipient of the call for money and use threats of arrest from law enforcement or promise hardship for loved ones.

Police say never give any money or personal information during these...

Post date: Tue, 12/01/2015 - 14:03

DEL NORTE COUNTY - A Brookings man sustained moderate injuries after crashing his truck in Del Norte County.

At around 1:30 Monday afternoon, 22-year old Joseph Wagers was traveling southbound on Highway 199 near Idlewild. For unknown reasons, Wagers allowed the 1989 Chevy to leave the roadway, colliding with an embankment and overturned trapping him inside the vehicle.

A...

Post date: Mon, 11/30/2015 - 23:48