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MYRTLETOWN/EUREKA- Humboldt Bay Fire also responded to two other incidents over the past 24 hours.

The first happened shortly after 9 Wednesday night in the 3500 block of Middlefield Lane in the Myrtletown area. A garage caught on fire, igniting cabinets and surrounding combustibles as well as a wall and ceiling. The owner used a garden hose to put out the flames and called 9-1-1. Crews...

Post date: Thu, 12/31/2015 - 18:12

ORICK- A one-month-old child who was ejected from a vehicle crash in Orick remains hospitalized with major injuries.

According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 10:45 Wednesday night, 25-year-old Brittany Campbell of Sacramento was driving Northbound on Highway 101 near the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway. For reasons still under investigation, Campbell’s vehicle crossed the...

Post date: Thu, 12/31/2015 - 18:05

FORTUNA- After just one day on Southern Humboldt’s Most Wanted Poster, a Garberville man is behind bars.

According to the Fortuna Police Department, around three Wednesday afternoon, a citizen recognized Brett Mehrtens from the Sheriff’s Most Wanted poster and called officers. The 22-year-old, wanted for multiple warrants including assault with a deadly weapon, was located at the...

Post date: Thu, 12/31/2015 - 17:59

WEITCHPEC- A Hoopa man was killed while clearing storm damaged trees from power lines in Weitchpec.

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office confirms the victim is 26-year-old Kenneth Arlen Buck Williams. He was working for a Pacific Gas and Electric tree contractor at the time of the accident. We reached out to PG&E and they released this statement:

“Our hearts and prayers are...

Post date: Thu, 12/31/2015 - 17:36

MANILA - The Manila Community Services District had their hands full with two water main breaks.

The first was reported around 10 am Wednesday morning. Around 10 homes are affected on Shell and Beach Drives. Authorities heard about a second break just after noon. Officials say it was on Victor Street and actually took place several days ago. The causes of both malfunctions are under...

Post date: Wed, 12/30/2015 - 23:38

SPRUCE POINT - For a short time there was a certain bouquet of smells in the air after a reported a sewage spill Wednesday morning in Spruce Point.

Just before 11:30, Humboldt County Services District crews responded to a manhole in the parking lot of the AG building on 5600 block of south Broadway. Officials say a root or some debris got stuck and allowed around 500 gallons of sewage...

Post date: Wed, 12/30/2015 - 21:34
ARCATA - New Year's Eve revelers can expect an increased police presence on the Arcata plaza. Barricades are already in place for tomorrow's celebration. Arcata police say extra staff will be on duty, patrolling the plaza and surrounding areas. Officers will focus on DUI enforcement and alcohol-related infractions as well as protecting public property. Locals are encouraged to celebrate on...
Post date: Wed, 12/30/2015 - 18:51

EUREKA- A Bay Area county is raising the purchasing age for tobacco. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance which raises the age from 18 to 21 years old. This follows other area’s efforts to prevent tobacco use including Healdsburg, New York City, and the state of Hawaii.

 

The “Institute of Medicine” predicts that, over time, Santa Clara County's...

Post date: Wed, 12/30/2015 - 18:27