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DEL NORTE - A Santa Rosa man drowned while boating Saturday in the Smith River of Jedediah Smith State Park. According to witnesses, 57-year-old Jay Jackson was in a 10 foot, one man drift boat. His anchor was dragging and got caught, causing the bow to dip down close to the anchor line and swamping the boat. The water in the area is very swift and Jackson was sent into the river and...

EUREKA - A 17-year-old girl was rescued from a structure fire in Eureka Monday morning.

Humboldt Bay firefighters responded to the 2200 block of Fairfield Street just after 8:30.

When they arrived, smoke was coming from the back of the home. They were able to knock the blaze down quickly while another crew rescued the trapped girl through the second story front window. 3 cats...

EUREKA - It's the first day crabbers can legally possess a crab and they are taking full advantage trying to get as many crabs as they can, but it’s not been without it’s challenges.

Most crabbers started their morning at four or earlier heading out to sea. They leave early because crabbing in the dark can be more successful. On average, these boats go about five to 12 miles out where...

CRESCENT CITY - Humboldt County's Bomb Squad is on scene investigating an explosive device found this morning in Crescent City.

A worker at the maintenance facility on Aubell Lane discovered the explosive device as he was picking up trash. The facility was evacuated and the area was secured.

Investigators say the device looks to be a homemade improvised explosive device without a...

FORTUNA- Fortuna High School’s FFA program is under fire after telling parents that their children would not be able to show animals at the Redwood Acres Fair.

“My daughter went in to get an Ag loan to purchase animals and we learned that they were not supporting it and they refused to sign their paperwork,” said FFA Parent Tim Dias.

The school’s Future Farmers of America program...

FORTUNA- Millions of Americans participated in Cyber Monday and as the holiday shopping season kicks off, the Fortuna Police Department is launching their 24 Scams of Christmas campaign. Although scams can happen at anytime, the department is encouraging shoppers to be extra cautious this Christmas.

Scams often increase around the holiday season when people are spending and buying the...

EUREKA- The Humboldt County Supervisors are back home after a two-week break. At tomorrow’s meeting the supervisors will continue work on the Measure Z citizens’ advisory committee. The board is on deadline to structure the committee before the tax goes into effect April 1.

At tomorrow’s meeting the supervisors will work to narrow down the requirements and qualifications for members of...

ARCATA- A Humboldt State University student diagnosed with bacterial meningitis was expected to be released from a Redding Hospital Monday.

The university has not received any additional reports of the disease. Officials said one sick student did call the health center over the weekend, but did not have the disease.

The student with meningitis lives in Sunset Residence Hall....