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EUREKA -- Recently a local woman lost $40,000 after falling victim to a phone scam. Police say it's not a new thing, that they get several complaint calls every day, and that people need to be aware.

Police said the 77-year-old woman was told by a male caller that he was a Eureka police officer and that her grandson needed bail money.

Since the caller knew her personal...

Post date: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 17:49

EUREKA - A local woman brought "Cinderella's Closet" to Humboldt County, and as a result at least 125 dresses have been collected from various drop-off locations around the county for dispersal to those in need.

Tina Gleave says the gowns and dresses will be up for grabs at Monument Middle School and the sizes range from 1 to 20. There will also be jewelry and shoes available. It’s...

Post date: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 17:49

EUREKA - A Eureka man who filed suit against the harbor district is claiming the district and Commissioner Greg Dale violated federal law by ignoring Dale’s employment with Coast Seafoods and the conflicts his position generated.

Leo Sears, a longtime advocate for taxpayer rights in Humboldt County, filed the suit, claiming the district violated government code 1090.

Sears...

Post date: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 17:48

The Cal Fire Safe Council has appointed a new executive director.

Ruben Grijalva will take the helm effective April 15.

Grijalva has extensive fire service experience over the last 34 years. His most recent position was executive director of Cal Fire’s Rescue and Training Authority.

Grijalva will report to Chairman Jerry Davies and the board of directors. He looked forward...

Post date: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 17:47

EUREKA -- Police Wednesday identified a man who died in police custody while at the hospital for reportedly ingesting a large amount of methamphetamine.

Eureka police responded to Spring and Vance streets after they were told that 33-year-old Jeremy Edward Jenkins of Eureka was at that location, rolling around on the ground.

Visibly under the influence of a controlled substance,...

Post date: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 17:46

EUREKA - A routine traffic stop was apparently enough to prompt one man to try his hand at evading officers Tuesday morning, an ill-fated attempt that ended with him allegedly crashing into a parked car.

Around 10:30, 33-year-old Kian Mikal Shores of Eureka was driving a gray SUV near Broadway and Wabash streets when an EPD officer tried to pull him over. Shores, allegedly under the...

Post date: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 17:44

KLAMATH- Plans are moving forward with the largest river restoration and dam removal project in the nation.

Governor Jerry Brown of California is in Klamath and signed a historic agreement Wednesday that will remove the four dams on the Klamath River.

"The end goal here is the river, the fish, and the sustainability, not for the next election cycle but for eons and thousands of...

Post date: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 17:43

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Recently a local woman lost $40,000 after falling victim to a phone scam. Police say it's not a new thing, that they get several complaints every day, and that people need to be aware.

Police said the 77-year-old woman was told by a male caller that he was a Eureka police officer and that her grandson needed bail money. Since the caller knew her personal information,...

Post date: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 17:40