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MCKINLEYVILLE - Overcrowding in the Humboldt County Animal Shelter almost ended in drastic measures Monday morning.

"We were scheduled to do some euthanasia today but due to the community response, we were able to cancel that and that's a good thing,” Sgt. Ernie Stewart, with the Humboldt County Animal Shelter, said.

Due to some adoptions, the shelter is at a more manageable...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Results are in for Humboldt County's November employment rates, and unemployment is slightly up. Unemployment went from 6.6% in October to 6.9% in November.

But, data analysts are saying this is typical for this time of year. In comparison to previous years, the November numbers are standard. During the summer and fall months we tend to see a shedding of seasonal jobs...

EUREKA - It happened on the other side of the country, but the fatal shootings of two New York police officers Saturday are being felt locally. The New York police commissioner is calling it an assassination. The NYPD officers were sitting in a marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner when a gunman ambushed them.

On Monday, we talked with our own local law enforcement. The...

NORTH COAST- Areas are recovering from heavy rainfall over the weekend. The most rain falling Saturday night, a recorded .78 inches fell. 

Some communities and roadways saw flooding over the weekend. Portions of Berta Road near the Elk River saw flooding Monday. 

There has been no river flooding reported, and the levels have gone down after Saturday. 

Residents in King...

Information about this mornings fatal crash on HWY 101 from CHP

The following is from the California Highway Patrol:

On Monday, at approximately 10:17 a.m., a Mercury Mountaineer, driven by a 47 year old male, was traveling south on US-101, north of Benbow. A Freightliner semi-truck, driven by 49 year old Cynthia Valencia, was traveling northbound on US-101 within the...

Are you buying a real Christmas tree—or an artificial one?  And why should it matter?  The answer is becoming clearer.  ...

Benbow- Highway 101 is closed due to a two vehicle collision involving a big rig north of the Benbow off-ramp.

There is no estimate of when the road will be reopened and no information on how the crash occurred. Injuries are unknown at this time.  


NORTH COAST - The National Weather Service is reporting .78 inches of rain since midnight for Sunday, and with that comes rain-induced flooding. Plus, it's the first day of California's "king tides", or ultra-high tides and Sunday's tides are even higher than expected. And, state senator Mike McGuire delivered a letter to the director of Oregon's water resources department this week to fight...