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EUREKA - Humboldt County healthcare workers celebrated Nurses' Day Wednesday, but not in a traditional way. They held a picket in front of St Joseph’s Hospital instead.

Employees in the National Union of Healthcare Workers or “NUHW” from St. Joseph's and Redwood Memorial Hospitals picketed Wednesday demanding a fair contract with decent benefits.

“They have taken away our sick...

EUREKA - The Ferrer murder trial resumed Wednesday morning with the defense calling an alternative forensic pathologist to the stand.  

Ferrer is being charged with the murder of Arcata chef, Douglas Anderson-Jordet.

Previously, Dr. Super, who performed the autopsy on Mr. Jordet testified stating, “falling on a knife doesn’t make sense” which is what public defender, Marek Reavis...

EUREKA- Thousands of students across the country took to the pavement Wednesday, biking or walking to school instead of arriving by car or bus. It's all in celebration of healthy living and national bike month.

Bright and early, dozens of local students gathered Wednesday morning in the Eureka Jo-Ann Fabric parking lot, kicking off a national day of activity.

"I'm riding my bike...

ARCATA- A live military style smoke grenade was found in a vehicle parked on the Arcata Plaza Tuesday night.

It all started over an issue with neighbors. A deputy contacted a 37 year old man on the 1900 block of B Avenue in McKinleyville when he noticed two military style smoke grenades on the lawn.

The citizen told the deputy he had another in his Chevy Tahoe at the Plaza....

MCKINLEYVILLE- Fire officials say a fire that destroyed a shed and a vehicle Wednesday morning was accidental.

It happened just after 10 a.m. on the 3200 block of Dows Prairie Road. According to the Arcata Fire Department, the resident of a three story single family home was working on the electrical wiring in a vehicle when it caught fire.

"He did try to extinguish it, realized...

RIO DELL- State officials say what started as a prank on Highway 101 is now putting lives and the environment at risk.

For the last two months, paint has been splattered on the Paul E. Mudgett Memorial Bridge north of Rio Dell.  However, earlier this week, more paint appeared on the roadway, covering the white lines and causing what Caltrans says is a safety hazard.  Police confirm the...

EUREKA- Four local schools are getting statewide recognition for their implementation of the new California Standards in English, math and science.

The schools will receive the Gold Ribbon Award from the California Department of Education at a ceremony in Sacramento on May 20.  Eureka High School will be recognized for its Constructed Meaning Program and Arcata High School will be...

FORTUNA- The Spring Seeds and Produce Giveaway in Fortuna on Wednesday was held with the goal of improving the local food supply. 

The Fortuna Community Garden Project teamed up with the Department of Health and Human Services to hold Wednesday’s event.  The two-acre garden serves local food pantries and other programs, but on Wednesday, organizers gave out samples of the produce,...