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EUREKA - All flags for the City of Eureka will be flown at half-staff Thursday in honor of a long-time police volunteer. Gary Swanson served honorably as a member of the EPD’S volunteer patrol for over 17-years donating 6,200 hours of service.

Police officials say Swanson always had a smile on his face and a warm greeting along with a bowl of candy to share with others. He was awarded a...

Post date: Thu, 02/11/2016 - 00:40

A car traveling at a high speed crashed into a building Wednesday night in Eureka.

Just after 11:30, a Eureka police officer noticed a red Honda Civic without its headlights on near West Wabash. The officer attempted to make a traffic stop but the car sped away.

The car later crashed into the Harris Street Market at Harris and Union Street.


The male driver fled  ...

Post date: Thu, 02/11/2016 - 00:37

TACOMA - They met in high school, got married and then something went terribly wrong.

A Humboldt County man accused of murdering his wife in Washington while in the army, took the stand Wednesday in Tacoma.

Skylar Nemetz is accused of shooting his wife Danielle Rippeon-Nemetz with an AR-15 assault rifle in the back of the head after a fit of jealousy. He took the stand Wednesday...

Post date: Thu, 02/11/2016 - 00:25

SACRAMENTO - An important fisheries forum will be held in the state capitol Thursday to help stimulate economic prosperity and deal with the challenges facing the industry.

According to 2nd District Senator and committee chairman, Mike McGuire, the forum will focus on the recent crab and salmon disasters and other hot issues facing the multi-million dollar fishery and...

Post date: Wed, 02/10/2016 - 23:51

ARCATA - Today marks the beginning of Lent, a time for most Christians to reflect on the last year and seek renewal in the days before Easter. Saint Alban's Episcopal Church offered community members a chance to do just that with Ashes to Go.  This is the third year Saint Alban's set up on all four corners of the Arcata Plaza to place an ashen cross on followers' heads. Clergy spoke of God's...

Post date: Wed, 02/10/2016 - 18:53

BLUE LAKE - The deadline to request Measure Z funding is fast approaching and the City of Blue Lake is taking necessary measures to secure revenue for additional law enforcement.

At the city's meeting Tuesday night, council directed the city manager to apply and request funds for an extra part-time Sheriff’s Deputy. Currently the city has two dedicated deputies that rotate but when they...

Post date: Wed, 02/10/2016 - 17:38

ARCATA - Big strides are being made at Humboldt State University to help students become the next generation of stem cell and regenerative medicine professionals.

Humboldt State biology professors Jacob Varkey and Amy Sprowles go above and beyond. The duo first received a $3 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine known as CIRM in 2009. Those funds help ...

Post date: Wed, 02/10/2016 - 17:35

HOOPA -- A man was arrested in Hoopa after a Humboldt County sheriff’s deputy recognized he was driving a stolen vehicle.

Gabriel McCovey was driving the vehicle on Highway 96 yesterday, with two others in the car, when officials conducted a felony traffic stop at Bair Road and detained them at gunpoint.

The 44-year-old McCovey was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County...

Post date: Wed, 02/10/2016 - 17:23