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HOOPA VALLEY- We’re hearing from the interim Hoopa Tribal Police chief as negotiations continue to regain state peace officer powers for tribal officers.

Along with a police chief and a sergeant, the police department currently has four tribal officers who just graduated from the police academy in December. Another officer starts in June. 

The tribe is working with the county to...

Post date: Tue, 02/23/2016 - 17:50

The investigation continues into the stabbing last Friday of a 29-year-old woman who was taken out of the area for treatment.

According to the Fortuna Police Department, investigators have traveled to her Bay Area location and interviewed her about the attack.

So far, no suspects have been identified.

At around 5 in the morning on February 19,  police found the...

Post date: Tue, 02/23/2016 - 17:39

EASTERN HUMBOLDT- We have an update to a story we first brought you two weeks ago about the closure of school campuses in Eastern Humboldt due to mold. 

Funding is still needed to move forward and get the schools back to normal, but students in the Klamath Trinity Joint Unified School District have returned to class following a two-week closure due to the mold.

"Places not meant...

Post date: Tue, 02/23/2016 - 17:36

A toxicology report in a death investigation of an Alderpoint man has come back negative.

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office says 71-year old Hugh Duggins was not impaired when he died. His body was found along Alderpoint Road January 21.

Forensic evidence from the autopsy found that the victim’s death was also not criminal in nature.

Authorities are still awaiting a...

Post date: Tue, 02/23/2016 - 17:34

DEL NORTE COUNTY-The College of the Redwoods Del Norte campus in Crescent City will become that much more accessible during a new project to upgrade the science lab and make it more compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

At their meeting Wednesday, the board of trustees is expected to award a 1.5 million dollar bid to the Redding-based Cal Electro contracting company. The...

Post date: Tue, 02/23/2016 - 17:34

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Those in the composting or fertilizing business in Humboldt County will now need authorization from The Department of Health and Human Services to recycle large amounts of waste.

The County Public Health Department is certified to enforce California's composting regulations as the designated local enforcement agency.

Ingredients such as food waste, manure, and...

Post date: Tue, 02/23/2016 - 17:30

FORTUNA-There are some new faces at the Fortuna Police Department. The most recent hire, officer James Jengeleski, began field training last week. 

Officer Jengeleski previously spent 12 years in the US Navy. He graduated from the College of the Redwoods Police Academy last December. Two others were recently hired as well- Officer Dennis Stevens and Dispatcher Kaitlyn Teasley.


Post date: Tue, 02/23/2016 - 17:27

Two juveniles are facing restitution payments and possible prosecution after allegedly vandalizing an elementary school in McKinleyville.

Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies responded to Dow’s Prairie Elementary School on Monday where a classroom had been vandalized: Profanity was written on the walls, dish soap was spread on the floor and school equipment was damaged.

A witness...

Post date: Tue, 02/23/2016 - 17:21