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EUREKA - After three weeks of jurors hearing and seeing graphic details regarding the 2014 New Year’s Day murder of Father Eric Freed, closing arguments got underway Monday afternoon in the trial for Gary Lee Bullock. Bullock is accused of murdering the priest in the rectory of St. Bernard’s in Eureka, along with a multitude of other crimes early that morning including torture, burglary, arson...

Post date: Mon, 04/04/2016 - 17:56

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Water restrictions could soon be lifted here on the North Coast.

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is asking the state to relieve our region of water restrictions currently in place. The community has limited water use following the governor's statewide mandatory reduction order but drought conditions no longer persist in Humboldt County. We have high rainfall...

Post date: Mon, 04/04/2016 - 17:55

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Local businesses are sounding off on the landmark legislation Governor Brown signed Monday to raise California’s minimum wage to 15-dollars an hour.

Under the legislation by Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco, minimum wage will rise to $10.50 an hour on January 1, 2017 for businesses with 26 or more employees. It will continue to rise each year until reaching 15-dollars...

Post date: Mon, 04/04/2016 - 17:37

HUMBOLDT COUNTY-A man who was born with a unique body, is sharing his story with thousands to inspire them. Winship Middle School students got a chance to hear him today, as motivational speaker Gabe Murfitt stopped by Humboldt.

Murfitt has spoken to 276 schools and over 11-thousand people around the country. His goal is to inspire audiences that no matter what adversities life throws...

Post date: Mon, 04/04/2016 - 17:35

HUMBOLDT COUNTY-After working over 25 years, Captain Chris Kemp finished his final shift at Humboldt Bay Fire this morning.

His name was also added to the Hilfiker Training Course title board. Captain Kemp began his firefighting career in Humboldt in 1990. Prior to that he spent time volunteering. Chief Bill Gillespie met him in EMT class in 1988 and started working with him in 1996. He...

Post date: Mon, 04/04/2016 - 17:33

EUREKA-April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month and students at Eureka High School were participating by painting themselves red today....

According to statistics, 3,000 people died nationwide from distracted driving in 2014. The Red Thumb Reminder program is in it's third year at Eureka High, where students paint their thumbs to pledge no to texting behind the wheel.......

Post date: Mon, 04/04/2016 - 17:29

EUREKA- A nonprofit organization is lending it's support to the dog owners living in the palco marsh by starting a gofundme account to pay for the animals to be registered.

"Very grateful. I'm really grateful to know people out there want us to keep our kids," said Palco Marsh Dog Owner, Veronica Allen.

The CEO and Founder of The Other Side of the Fence started the account on...

Post date: Mon, 04/04/2016 - 17:12

Humboldt County Sheriff’s press release:

EUREKA - On Friday, April 1, 2016, at about 4:50 p.m., a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff responded to the 2500 block of Hubbard Ln. for a phone scam report. The 77 year old female victim told the deputy she received a phone call March 31st, from a subject identifying himself as a Eureka Police Officer.

The victim stated she was told by the...

Post date: Mon, 04/04/2016 - 14:41