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BLOCKSBURG - One man is dead and another arrested after an ATV crash in Southern Humboldt.

Early this morning around 3:30, the California Highway Patrol says a 30-year old male from Garberville was driving a Yamaha Rhino side by side ATV with a passenger on private property near Blocksburg when for unknown reasons he lost control and rolled the vehicle. The passenger was taken to the...

Post date: Tue, 09/15/2015 - 15:14

EUREKA - The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is getting an infusion of new staff members thanks to Measure Z funding.

8 new employees were sworn in to a variety of positions from community services to correctional officers. There was also one promotion. Sergeant Ernest Stewart, a 21-year veteran of the department, will be promoted to lieutenant and assigned to the Coroner’s Office....

Post date: Mon, 09/14/2015 - 21:38

REDWAY - A Southern Humboldt man gives a false name to law enforcement then is arrested for drugs. Taken into custody was 48-year old Daniel Nolen.

Sheriff’s Deputies patrolling the 300 block of Par Avenue in Redway Monday afternoon noticed a suspicious person. When the suspect was asked his name and age, he gave false identification. After an investigation, Nolen confessed his real...

Post date: Mon, 09/14/2015 - 20:35

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