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FRESHWATER - Humboldt Bay Fire engine 8115 paid a special visit to Freshwater Elementary School to teach a lesson in fire safety.

Second graders met outside where firefighters shared the importance of having working smoke detectors and an evacuation plan at home and at school.

The kids also met Callie the fire dog. She demonstrated the Stop, Drop and Roll technique.

Today’...

Post date: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 17:14

The identity of a man killed in a Del Norte county accident is still unknown.

This comes after a weekend of fatal traffic collisions- the first starting Friday the 13th on HWY 101 in Southern Humboldt.

Saturday a Carlotta man was killed on HWY 36 after a rollover collision. CHP reports the most recent fatality in this region was Sunday on HWY 199. A 1994 Ford Bronco drifted off...

Post date: Mon, 05/16/2016 - 19:39

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Its that time again-voting for the presidential primary elections are coming up.

It's on June 7. Humboldt County Elections Office said now, they are full on hiring poll workers. It takes 400 workers to do the county wide election- that includes opening and closing the polls, issuing voter ballots, and tallying the votes. Workers will earn over a hundred dollars....

Post date: Mon, 05/16/2016 - 19:23

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT- A person canoeing down the Eel River discovered something out of the ordinary. Human remains were found.

Around 1pm Sunday, Humboldt County Sheriff's Office responded to the Eel River. The remains were located near Stafford and described to be mostly skeletal. HCSO says they will send the remains to Chico. It could take months before the identity or gender is known...

Post date: Mon, 05/16/2016 - 19:19

Better safe than sorry- the next big quake can strike at anytime and officials want to be prepared. Dozens of individuals from Humboldt County are in Maryland this week for a week long emergency training course.

FEMA selected only 12 areas nationwide to participate in the Integrated Emergency Management Course. The course started today and will run through the 19th at a training center...

Post date: Mon, 05/16/2016 - 19:14

MCKINLEYVILLE - An update to a story we reported to you regarding an armed robbery at Smug’s pizza in McKinleyville on Friday.

Authorities now believe it was connected to an recent robbery at a Shell gas station on Central Avenue also in McKinleyville.

In both cases, the suspect was wearing a mask and hoodie type sweatshirt, black gloves and brandished a black .45 caliber semi-...

Post date: Mon, 05/16/2016 - 19:03

EUREKA - Area homeless were putting their first amendment rights to work and protesting at the Humboldt County courthouse.

Handmade signs were on display Monday and some of the homeless evicted from the Palco Marsh wanted to make sure the public was aware of their plight and that there was more to the story than just an eviction.

Many of those individuals had been at the marsh...

Post date: Mon, 05/16/2016 - 18:45

PETROLIA - A structure fire destroyed two buildings Sunday in Petrolia.

Around 8:45 Sunday night, Petrolia and Ferndale volunteer fire departments and other agencies were called to a residence near Clark Road and North Fork. A house and cabin were fully engulfed in flames. Nearby vegetation was also catching fire along with another home.

Crews were able to limit significant...

Post date: Mon, 05/16/2016 - 18:18