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Del Norte County - Authorities have released the name of the male victim in a crash north of Orick as 89-year old Russell Donahoo of Klamath.

Just before noon Monday, Donahoo was driving his Nissan truck near the north entrance of the Newton B. Drury Parkway and collided with a tree.  CHP says Donahoo wasn’t wearing a seat belt and died at the scene.

His passenger, 80-year old...

Post date: Tue, 10/13/2015 - 19:51

EUREKA - It’s been an unsolved case for nearly a decade and now a suspect is in custody. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Fortuna man for a murder in 2007.

Stephanie Lee Fowler was reported missing May 26th of that year. Fowler’s skeletal remains were discovered in 2009 at an uninhabited structure on Old Indianola Road in Loleta.

Tuesday at 9 am, after a...

Post date: Tue, 10/13/2015 - 19:41

EUREKA - A Eureka man accused of sexually assaulting a victim at a downtown Eureka hotel was apprehended Tuesday.

23-year old Markis Shirley was arrested around 10:30 am following a foot chase near the 2500 block of Union Street. EPD says the suspect was spotted walking down Union Street prior to the chase.

He was booked into the Humboldt County Jail on sexual assault charges....

Post date: Tue, 10/13/2015 - 19:27

EUREKA- A sales tax meant to increase funding for transportation improvements in Humboldt County now has the support of the Board of Supervisors.

In a four to one vote the board advised Supervisor Ryan Sundberg to vote yes on hiring a polling firm to explore support for a transportation sales tax. Sundberg represents the board at the Humboldt County Association of Governments.

On...

Post date: Tue, 10/13/2015 - 17:56

EUREKA- Following a lengthy conversation, on Tuesday the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors clarified what they had envisioned for a county-wide medical marijuana land use ordinance.

During the meeting the board was presented with a regulation comparison chart detailing permitting requirements as outlined by county and state laws.

The board expressed several concerns,...

Post date: Tue, 10/13/2015 - 17:55

EUREKA - After more than two weeks of hardship questions jury selection continues for the Jason Warren murder trial.

Warren is being charged with two counts of homicide and two counts of attempted murder along with two special allegation charges: lying in wait, and torture. Three years ago Warren allegedly killed Dorothy Ulrich at her home in Hoopa. Prosecution previously presented a...

Post date: Tue, 10/13/2015 - 17:28

EUREKA - The third week of testimonies in the Jason Arreaga double homicide trial is now underway with the suspect taking the stand Tuesday. That's despite his lawyer Heidi Holmquist suggesting against it.

30-year-old Jason Arreaga is accused of shooting and killing Harley Hammers and Angel Tully in Fieldbrook last September. However Arreaga's side of the story points blame in another...

Post date: Tue, 10/13/2015 - 17:27

MCKINLEYVILLE- If you have an instrument laying around that you no longer use, the McKinleyville Union School District wants to hear from you.

The district is holding an Instrument Drive, looking for trumpets, clarinets, flutes, trombones, and saxophones. There's a new curriculum at Morris Elementary, and beginning next trimester, music will no longer be an elective, but a requirement...

Post date: Tue, 10/13/2015 - 16:44