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EUREKA - Vandals have once again struck the Eureka Slough Bridge on U.S. Highway 101 north heading toward the safety corridor. 

Officials say people have periodically thrown paint on local highways for about a decade but now there's a concern that the occasional vandalism may constitute a safety hazard. Caltrans found glass bottles -- the source of the paint -- shattered along the...

Post date: Wed, 03/30/2016 - 17:33

CARLOTTA -- It was a case of better safe than sorry. Cuddeback School in Carlotta was temporarily on lock down today because of what was thought to be an armed hostage situation nearby.

Around noon, law enforcement responded to Church Lane in Carlotta after it was reported that a man was barricaded in his home. The SWAT team was also called to the scene, but according to the homeowner,...

Post date: Wed, 03/30/2016 - 17:32

BUCKHORN SUMMIT -- State Route 299 near Buckhorn Summit is limited to one-way, controlled traffic after portions of the vital highway were blocked by rock-blasting debris.

Clean-up may take up to two days. Depending on the amount of traffic, motorists may experience as much as a two-hour delay. Caltrans advises drivers to be cautious and follow flaggers’ instruction.

Post date: Wed, 03/30/2016 - 17:30

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Members of AmeriCorps, also known as the Green Five, are in Southern Humboldt County.

California State Parks applied for them to assist with cleanups and they were deployed from all around the country to help. They'll be in Humboldt County for two months.

Accumulated litter left behind from former transient camps are creating a large hazard for the environment....

Post date: Wed, 03/30/2016 - 17:28

As authorities continue to investigate the body dropped earlier this week at a Southern Humboldt Hospital, surveillance video has surfaced providing valuable clues.

The body of 55-year-old Christopher Duke was found unresponsive at the entrance of Jerold Phelps Hospital. Duke, a resident from the Garberville-Redway area, was later confirmed to be dead.

An autopsy was conducted...

Post date: Wed, 03/30/2016 - 17:27

EUREKA - After hearing public comment and reviewing applications, the Measure Z Citizens’ Advisory Committee determined Wednesday the final recommendation they will make to the Board of Supervisors on how to allocate Measure Z funds. 

There is approximately $4.7 million for ongoing funding and $1.2 million in one-time funding. The committee formulates all applications into a must, need...

Post date: Wed, 03/30/2016 - 17:26

EUREKA -- The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is supporting a bill that would require the state to make payments in lieu of taxes.

Established in 1949, PILT was intended to offset adverse impacts to county property tax revenues when the state acquired private property for wildlife management areas.

A language change from “shall” to “may” in 2015 allowed the state to hold off...

Post date: Wed, 03/30/2016 - 17:24

ARCATA - An important figure in U.S. civil rights in the United States was featured in a film festival at HSU Wednesday.

Cesar Chavez was a pivotal figure in the fight for rights for farm workers and Mexican Americans during the 1960s and 1970s and beyond.

The films tell the story of a proud people in search of social justice, respect and a national identity.

The film...

Post date: Wed, 03/30/2016 - 17:21