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EUREKA - The double murder trial of Jason Warren captured the attention of residents on the North Coast. The sentencing hearing was set for Wednesday but it was delayed until February. Warren was convicted of the murders of Dorothy Ulrich and Suzanne Seeman. 

Judge Timothy Cissna tentatively gave Warren the maximum sentence for each case along with special allegations. For count 1, he...

Post date: Wed, 01/13/2016 - 20:26

ARCATA - Humboldt State University was named a top school for veterans by a publication that helps service members choose the college that's right for them. The annual guide "Military Advanced Education and Transitions" evaluates institutions’ military culture, support systems, and financial aid availability among others factors. HSU offers veterans and their family members access to the...

Post date: Wed, 01/13/2016 - 18:14

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- New marijuana grows will be banned on timber production zones in Humboldt County.

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday, to include this in the final draft of the Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance. The supervisors continue to work under a tight deadline and will have another meeting on January 19th where the final draft will be reviewed. From...

Post date: Wed, 01/13/2016 - 18:09

ARCATA - A Humboldt State University police officer was injured after accidentally discharging his firearm. It happened around 1:30 this afternoon at UPD headquarters on campus . A university employee says that the officer was treated for minor injuries to his hand. No further injuries or damage were reported. Public Information Officer Jarad Petroske told News Channel 3, "Anytime something...

Post date: Wed, 01/13/2016 - 18:09

ARCATA - A North Coast native is featured in an upcoming documentary series on PBS. The Steller's Jay is a bird noted for its ability to mimic the calls of other birds in its environment. HSU Professor Jeff Black studied the birds for seventeen years. That work caught the eye of BBC producers who decided to include this chameleon of birds in the nature series "World's Sneakiest Animals"....

Post date: Wed, 01/13/2016 - 18:05

BLUE LAKE- The Mad River Fish Hatchery is not spawning steelhead that are making a run on the river right now.

According to the Hatchery, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in Sacramento is going through a budget exercise and until that’s ironed out, it will hold off on spawning. The ladder at the Hatchery is flowing but the gate at the bottom is closed. Normally the first...

Post date: Wed, 01/13/2016 - 18:04

ARCATA - Humboldt Bay Fire rescued two drivers trapped in their vehicles after a traffic collision on the safety corridor. Around 10:30 this morning CHP responded to Highway 101 near Indianola Cutoff. Authorities say Erin Kalb of Pismo Beach was driving her 2010 Toyota RAV4 northbound approaching Indianola Cutoff. Christina Wilson of Scotia was driving her 2012 Scion and stopped at the...

Post date: Wed, 01/13/2016 - 18:00

ARCATA- Plans are moving along to upgrade the Greenview Playground in Arcata.

Wednesday at 6 community members are meeting with Arcata Parks & Recreation to discuss designs that an architectural firm has put together. The park will be the first fully accessible park on the North Coast and will cost roughly 300,000 dollars. The money is being raised through community donations, the...

Post date: Wed, 01/13/2016 - 17:58