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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in locating a wanted suspect. Zachariah Scott Friedland, 35 years old, has two felony warrants for his arrest. The first warrant is for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and oral copulation with a...
The Coroner's Office has ruled the death of 59 year old Chester Bighead, the man that was recovered from Humboldt Bay on Monday as a drowning. The Coroner's Office said on Friday, they are waiting on a toxicology report to find out if alcohol may be a factor.

 

An observant citizen helped out Sheriff’s deputies a little after 1 am this morning. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a concerned Field’s Landing resident that a possible burglary was in the process at an unoccupied apartment being remodeled. When Sheriff’s deputies arrived, they noticed two doors were forced open. Upon further investigation, they found a man...

FORTUNA- Hundreds of people packed the room and lined up to voice their concerns over the possible closure of Redwood Memorial's maternity unit. 
 
"Many people came before me and I agreed with everything that they were saying. The concerns about access of care, the cost of travel, the dangers of travel when you are in labor."
 
And these...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- At Murray Field Airport crews is in the process of installing a wildlife exclusion fence. The Federal Aviation Administration is asking airports to come up a plan after the commercial airline that crashed into the Hudson River back in 2009 in New York. All together including the design, electrical wiring for the lights, and the installation of the fence, the project is costing...

Several Arcata businesses have come together to promote shopping locally during the holiday season. 23 businesses are part of the Arcata Plaza Passport, a shopping game that rewards customers with prizes when they shop locally.

"For customers it's more fun because it's more engaging," said passport creator, Beth Mason.

Customers who make at least three $50 purchases at...

Outside plants are at risk during cold weather especially in freezing temperatures. Gardening experts urge gardeners to bring plants indoors during cold weather.

Nursery employ at Miller Farms Nursery, Mary Barber, said if plants can not come inside it is best to cover them with polyester insulation sold at plant stores or use blankets to cover plants to prevent them from dying.

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Business owners will be able to offer customers small or decorative paper bags at no cost under the updated plastic bag ban ordinance. Single use plastic bags will be banned at Arcata stores starting Feb. 2014. Businesses will not have to charge customers $.10 for regular size plastic bags until Aug. 24.

The update to the ordinance came after concern from small businesses over having to...

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