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FORTUNA - A Fortuna man is taken into custody after police make a traffic stop and discover an alleged live grenade and loaded rifle.

Arrested was 27-year old Nick Lopez. Law enforcement says just before five this evening, the suspect was seen spinning his tires near 12th Street. It was known to officers that Lopez had a suspended license. After officials made the stop, a...

NORTH COAST- A Eureka man is still at large after fleeing from officers during a traffic stop. The California Highway Patrol is looking for 37-year-old Dale Baldridge. Yesterday afternoon a CHP officer observed two male subjects inside a Toyota pickup matching the description of a vehicle reported stolen from Arcata. When the officer stopped the car, Baldridge fled while the driver was...

EUREKA- There's a new face in charge of criminal prosecution in Humboldt County. On Monday, Maggie Fleming took oath as the county's new district attorney.

The Humboldt County board of supervisors chamber was overflowing with people for the swearing in ceremony. There District Attorney Fleming accepted her new position in front of her colleagues and friends. In response the audience...

EUREKA- The plastic bag ban may be on hold for the state until 2016, but local officials could decide to move forward with it this year in Humboldt County.

Last July the board of supervisors voted to draft an ordinance banning plastic bags in the county based on state legislation. Due to the pending legislation at the time. The ordinance was set aside until the November vote. Now that...

ARCATA- If you’ve been in Arcata the past week, you might have seen a new construction site on E street. After 6 years in the making, a new, low income, studio-housing complex is being built in Arcata.

The building is part of the Arcata Bay Crossing Project. It's a partnership between city and county governments and the private non-profit sector. The Department of Health and Human...

NORTH COAST- The Humboldt Bay Harbor District is looking forward to new export ships going in and out of the harbor this year. Last year, a woodchip plant in Samoa exported chips on two ships overseas. This year, they plan to fill and export five more shiploads. The woodchip business has been in Humboldt for quite a long time, however they are just now seeing this type of rise in business....

SAN FRANCISCO- PG&E customers are now paying higher rates as the company is modernizing its gas and electric systems.

Starting on New Year’s Day, gas and electric rates went up about 6 percent for the average customer.  The extra money will be used to replace old gas distribution lines, install equipment meant to reduce blackouts, and set up systems to detect gas leaks more...

ARCATA- One of the new laws to go into effect in California for 2015 is Assembly Bill 60, which permits the California DMV to issue driver’s licenses to undocumented residents.  Officials with the California Highway Patrol say it will not effect law enforcement procedures.

AB 60 became law on January 2nd.  It allows undocumented California residents to obtain a driver’s...