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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

EUREKA- As three medical marijuana regulation bills await governor brown's signature. Locally, Humboldt County lawmakers are beginning the process to create their own set of rules.

Talks of a land use ordinance come as the county works to ensure local control over medical marijuana and if legalized, recreational marijuana. 

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors has an optional...

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

PRAIRIE CREEK- A Crescent City man is in the hospital with major injuries following a crash on Highway 101.

It happened around 7:15 p.m. Sunday, three miles north of Newton B. Drury Parkway's south entrance to the highway.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Leland Smallwood, 82, was traveling southbound in a black Toyota Camry when the vehicle veered off the roadway. The...

Post date: Mon, 09/14/2015 - 18:17

EUREKA- A former Humboldt County Juvenile Corrections officer was sentenced to five years in prison Friday for possession of child pornography.

Keith Monroe Wallace, 53, of Eureka was indicted by a federal grand jury in march and plead guilty to possession of child pornography on June 24. According to the plea agreement, Wallace admitted to having over 600 explicit visual depictions of...

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

EUREKA- A former Rio Dell Police officer plead guilty of false imprisonment on Monday in a Humboldt County court.

Kevin Harralson was sentenced to three years of probation for the crime. Part of that sentence includes a mandatory 52 week domestic violence counseling program. Harralson is also prohibited from having contact with the victim. As part of his probationary term, he cannot...

Post date: Mon, 09/14/2015 - 17:59

EUREKA - Eureka businesses may soon be able to serve alcoholic beverages, outdoors, if the city council approves an amendment to it's municipal code.

The amendment would allow alcohol consumption in approved outdoor dining areas and would coincide with the city's pilot project for parklets in Old Town. The city will soon have four parklets; or small seating/socializing areas located in...

Post date: Mon, 09/14/2015 - 17:56

ARCATA - Access to the middle of Arcata from Highway 101 is now easier with the completion of the city's long-awaited Foster Avenue extension. 

Foster Avenue now connects Sunset Avenue to Alliance, while providing a direct route from the highway. It’s also the city's first multimodal project, incorporating bike lanes, a pedestrian trail, and bioswales; that remove pollution from surface...

Post date: Mon, 09/14/2015 - 17:45