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WEOTT - Another wildfire broke out Friday afternoon in Southern Humboldt.

Just after 2 pm, firefighters responded to Bull Creek Road near Weott. An air tanker and helicopter along with engines and hand-crews quickly stepped in to fight the 2 acre fire.

The cause is under investigation.  

Post date: Fri, 08/14/2015 - 22:30

RIO DELL - A motorcyclist was transported to the hospital with major injuries after a solo accident in Rio Dell. It happened just after 1 this afternoon, on Highway 101 near Davis Street. For unknown reasons, the rider lost control of the motorcycle and crashed.

We'll have more information as it becomes available.

Post date: Fri, 08/14/2015 - 22:23

TRINIDAD- The City of Trinidad is getting a little more eco-friendly. A federal program to increase residential energy efficiency is set to begin in two weeks.

Council members unanimously approved the Property Assessed Clean Energy Program this week. The city follows the lead of Eureka and Humboldt County which both adopted the programming earlier this year. As part of pace, homeowners...

Post date: Fri, 08/14/2015 - 19:13

NATION- Today marks the 80th anniversary of Social Security.  The Social Security Act was signed by FDR in 1935 to support retirees. The program still supports retirees but also now includes disabled persons and their families, along with families of deceased workers.

The program brings in $75 million a year to the state economy with 5.4 million Californians receiving Social Security....

Post date: Fri, 08/14/2015 - 19:10

EUREKA- As wildfires rage across Northern California, a local credit union is stepping in to help those families affected.

Coast Central Credit Union began it's donation drive Wednesday with funds raised going directly towards fire relief efforts in Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties. The credit union is matching up to $2,500 donated. The money will be used to purchase water,...

Post date: Fri, 08/14/2015 - 19:10

EUREKA- A man is arrested after allegedly tying up two people at gunpoint and stealing their car before crashing it into another Eureka home.

A man called Eureka Police just after 3:30 Friday afternoon and said that an unknown man tied him and another man up in his home on the 2100 block of Buhne Street. The suspect demanded valuables, took some items and then fled in the victim's car...

Post date: Fri, 08/14/2015 - 18:38

EUREKA- A man was taken to a mental health facility after allegedly attacking two men with a jagged pipe.

The assault happened just after 8 p.m. on Thursday.  The suspect told investigators that he felt the need to hurt someone.  The two male victims appeared to be living in a tent behind the former Ray’s Food Place location.  Their conditions are unknown at this time.  One of the men...

Post date: Fri, 08/14/2015 - 18:32

EUREKA- A wave of changes are coming to the Humboldt County DistrictAttorney’s office.  The office is undergoing restructuring meant to get more prosecutors in the courtroom.

As promised during Maggie Fleming’s campaign for DA, the Assistant DA position has been eliminated.  Fleming will now handle more administrative duties instead.  The former Assistant DA will now spend more time...

Post date: Fri, 08/14/2015 - 18:23