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FERNDALE - A McKinleyville man found passed out in a truck by a utility worker is now lodged behind bars. 34-year old Luke Walker was arrested by Ferndale Police after they found stolen ID’s, bank cards and drugs.

Walker was located in a vehicle near the cemetery at Eugene and Harrison Street. Officers noticed a strong smell of marijuana and found around 4 pounds of cannabis, syringes,...

Post date: Thu, 11/12/2015 - 23:40

A series of roadside fires was ignited by a vehicle Thursday afternoon, on Highway 101 between the Fernbridge and Palmer Boulevard  exit.

 

Crews from Cal Fire, Fortuna and the Loleta Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene just after 1:30. They located four fires that burned around five acres.

 

The California Highway Patrol provided traffic control for...

Post date: Thu, 11/12/2015 - 22:11

EUREKA- Big news for the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, the department was awarded $20 million for a jail extension.

The Board of State and Community Corrections approved that funding Thursday. It will go towards the construction of a Community Corrections Reentry Resource Center. The 23,000 square foot, two story building will have a ground level parking garage. On the first level...

Post date: Thu, 11/12/2015 - 19:30

NORTH COAST- Caltrans District 1 is gearing up for the winter, El Niño or not.

The agency has been cleaning and repairing drains and bridges, trimming trees, clearing turnouts before the seasonal weather hits. With recent storms bringing snow to our east, Caltrans says it's getting it's snowplows and sanders ready for our local roads. The agency has also been applying hydro-seeding and...

Post date: Thu, 11/12/2015 - 19:28

WOODLEY ISLAND- The Humboldt Bay Harbor District is looking for solutions. The agency is losing nearly $26,000 per year operating a fish cleaning facility in shelter cove.

The district maintains that facility and a boat launch for local fishermen. After the Shelter Cove Resort Improvement District refused to take those facilities over from the Harbor District, the agency says it needs...

Post date: Thu, 11/12/2015 - 19:28

Eureka Police are searching for a man they believe shot a woman multiple times on the 1000 block of E Street.
 
Police say just before 6pm Thursday, 26 year-old Steve Nicholas Upton of Eureka allegedly shot the woman at a Victorian home converted into apartments.
Witnesses reported hearing five gunshots.
 
The woman was transported to the hospital with unknown...

Post date: Thu, 11/12/2015 - 18:32

EUREKA - College of the Redwoods has added two new sculptures to it's permanent collection. The war inspired ceramics were donated by a former visiting artist in honor of Veterans Day.

The sculptures titled “Welcome Home” and “The parades didn’t seem to help much” are from a series of six that artist Jesse Albrecht made in 2008 while visiting the school’s art department. Albrecht joined...

Post date: Thu, 11/12/2015 - 17:53

EUREKA - It's become a weekly task for the city of Eureka, cleaning up garbage along the waterfront greenbelt from homeless illegally camping in the area.

Clean ups began in July and are done by inmates from the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program or SWAP. They are over-seen by Eureka Parks and Recreation, and Eureka Police. More than 200,000 pounds of trash has been hauled off from the...

Post date: Thu, 11/12/2015 - 17:49