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ARCATA - A motorcyclist sustained major injuries and had to be rescued after crashing over an embankment in Arcata.

Just after 7 Monday evening, emergency personnel were called to North Bank road near Hunt’s Drive. The male rider of a Harley Davidson Motorcycle for unknown reasons lost control and crashed 30-feet down an almost vertical embankment. CHP and Arcata Fire had to make a rope...

Post date: Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:30

EUREKA - A Eureka man is in custody after allegedly assaulting and burning a 60-year old victim.

Arrested was 24-year old Gary Lee Ross. Police were called to a bar on the 200-hundred block of 3rd Street. They found the victim who had injuries to his hands and face and significant burns. Ross initially claimed to be a witness but after an interview, he confessed to the crimes...

Post date: Mon, 08/17/2015 - 20:49

DEL NORTE COUNTY - Senior citizen volunteers are taking a bite out of blight in Del Norte County.

The program is helping to clean up areas of Crescent City that are frequent panhandling spots by transients that accumulate trash and become eye sores for the community.

Started by Supervisor, Roger Gitlin, the “Take a Bite Out of Blight Progam” has volunteers help clean up those...

Post date: Mon, 08/17/2015 - 20:11

NORTH COAST - Two suspects were arrested for two different burglaries in Humboldt County.

Around 1 Sunday morning, Arcata Police responded to 3000-block of Janes Road where a resident found 28-year old Richard Boone of McKinleyville allegedly rummaging through the garage. Boone fled the scene but was apprehended during a traffic stop Monday just after 2 am by a Humboldt County Sheriff's...

Post date: Mon, 08/17/2015 - 19:47

TRINIDAD- A Colorado man's death has been ruled accidental. The Humboldt County Coroner's Office says Anthony Wayne Hodson, 46, died when he fell 75 feet from a Trinidad cliff.

Hodson's body was found on the beach at College Cove around 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Because of the location, a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter and rescue swimmer were called in to help retrieve the Denver man's body....

Post date: Mon, 08/17/2015 - 18:44

EUREKA- After two weeks off, it's back to work for the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors. Tuesday afternoon the board will revisit a medical marijuana dispensary ordinance put on hold last month.

At the board's last meeting the supervisors voted to continue it's review of the proposed ordinance due to Supervisor Ryan Sundberg's absence and community concerns. The proposed ordinance...

Post date: Mon, 08/17/2015 - 18:43

ARCATA- A small fire broke out in Arcata late Monday morning.

It happened around 11:30 a.m. near the railroad tracks north of Samoa Boulevard/Highway 255. When crews arrived on scene they found a 70 ft by 70 ft patch of vegetation on fire.

The flames were wind driven and spread at a moderate rate. Crews were able to contain the fire in five minutes, .16 point acres total burned....

Post date: Mon, 08/17/2015 - 18:43

MCKINLEYVILLE- The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office says an argument that left two with non-life threatening stab wounds began with a conversation over cigarettes.

"The preliminary information that we have right now is that the suspect showed up at the residence and knocked on the door and was acting bizarre," Lt. Kevin Miller with the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office said. "Apparently...

Post date: Mon, 08/17/2015 - 18:43