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EUREKA- We’re learning what precautions the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has taken after an autopsy revealed a deceased Phillipsville man showed possible signs of tuberculosis.

The victim passed away at the end of December of a heart attack so an autopsy was performed. The pathologist noticed that the man’s lungs had small blistering on them, instead of being flat and smooth. This...

Post date: Thu, 01/21/2016 - 17:42

EUREKA - A group of young volunteers traveling along the west coast in a revamped school bus made their way into Eureka Wednesday night after lending a helping hand in Crescent City for ten days.

It’s called the Vagabus and its members have a mission to volunteer in every community they visit. Vagabus Founder, Steven Boutwell opted the name to put a positive spin on the word vagabond,...

Post date: Thu, 01/21/2016 - 17:29

EUREKA- A woman was honored today by the Eureka Police Department, after making a call that lead to the arrest of a wanted sex offender.Last May, Tammy Moore noticed a man checking in a motel who matched the description of a sex offender that she had seen on the California Megan's Law website. She checked the website again to verify, and it turned out the man had a felony warrant. After...

Post date: Thu, 01/21/2016 - 15:10

EUREKA - Homeless illegally sleeping in their cars in Eureka is a growing concern. Now, the city is looking at options to solve the issue. Following resident complaints and concerns from Eureka police, City Council requested the Development Services Department gather information on the feasibility of a designated homeless car camping area. At Tuesday's council meeting, the department suggested...

Post date: Thu, 01/21/2016 - 15:08

EUREKA - One burn victim was transported to the hospital after an explosion at a Eureka residence.

Around 9:40 Wednesday night, Humboldt Bay fire crews arrived at the 3800 block of D Street to flames coming from the backyard of the home. The back side of the residence caught fire and took 15 minutes to bring under control. The condition of the burn victim is not known at this time. Law...

Post date: Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:10

Eureka - The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is close to finalizing the Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance.

In a meeting Tuesday, they wrapped up some final issues with small and large parcel cultivation; conditional use permits, limitations on grow sizes and location of grows. The permit issue was also nailed down; allowing more than one permit on larger commercial size grows....

Post date: Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:32

NORTH COAST -The rains have diminished a little and some areas of the county are opening back up.

Tuesday, Humboldt County Roads said the McCann Ferry reopened after closing last weekend. The ferry transports rural residents in the Fruitland area when the Eel River swells up and the normal bridge is inoperable.

The Mattole Road, was opened Tuesday afternoon as...

Post date: Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:13

ARCATA - The City of Arcata is rethinking where it might send their recyclables.

The city council was set to approve a memorandum of understanding with the Humboldt Waste Management Authority to participate in a recyclable material processing contract for two more years. Arcata would continue sending recyclables to the Hawthorne Street transfer station in Eureka and share proceeds....

Post date: Wed, 01/20/2016 - 23:54