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EUREKA- California Department of Fish and Wildlife crews prepared for an oil spill on Humboldt Bay Tuesday.

In the wind, crews pulled out a barricade that would contain the spill to one location. Scientists tested a containment strategy that is designed to protect environmentally sensitive areas like the Elk River Estuary.

The estuary is home to coho salmon and water fowl and is...

ARCATA- The Arcata City Council met in closed session to discuss the upcoming opening for City Manager on Tuesday. In the meeting, the council discussed the process of how they will fill the position.

Arcata Mayor, Mark Wheetley, said the council will start by holding an internal assessment with city staff. Wheetley said the city will be able to evaluate each departments needs before...

EUREKA- Double murder suspect, Bodhi Tree, will not have to face the death penalty following his jury trial. Humboldt County District Attorney, Paul Gallegos, said he would not be pursuing the sentencing based on the facts of the case.

"The decision to pursue the death penalty is not only a legal decision it is a factual decision that requires careful and thoughtful analysis of the...

FORTUNA- In Fortuna campaign candidates can now freely display campaign signs without prior restrictions. In a 4 to one vote Tuesday night the city council decided to toss out the old ordinance, which only allowed election campaign signs to be displayed 30-days prior to an election. Some argued campaigning frequently occurs beyond the 30-day period. 
 
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WEOTT- The ongoing water crisis in a small southern Humboldt town is finally fixed, after being declared in a local state of emergency for seven months. In Weott the emergency was declared last August when deputies said that nearly 20 thousand gallons of water was stolen from one of their two water tanks. 
 
In an effort to refill the tank a water line broke…...
HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The Humboldt County fair was given the green light Tuesday morning to move forward with its projected operational budget. In a unanimous vote the budget was passed.
 
It is in its 118th year, the fair has been a summertime tradition for people of the North Coast since 1896, but last year the county fair lost thousands of dollars something they are...

UPDATE- Dillon Arcani, 20 of Samoa, who was driving the motorcycle at the time of the collision, was pronounced deceased at the St. Joseph Hospital emergency room yesterday evening. Arcani was involved in the high-speed pursuit Monday afternoon on Highway 255.

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On March 17, 2014, at 4:03 pm, a Humboldt County Sheriff's Deputy attempted a traffic stop a 2011...
UPDATE- The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office told us Tuesday afternoon, the motorcyclist killed on Highway 36 is 52-year-old John Wright Jr. of Bridgeville. 
 
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From the California Highway Patrol:
 
HUMBOLDT, Calif. – On March 17, 2014, at 11:11 pm, 31 year old Krystal Layns of Eureka, CA, was...

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