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FORTUNA- The Fortuna Police Department is receiving $85,000 to crack down on distracted driving. The department will soon be out on the streets in full force thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Office of Traffic Safety.

The one-year funding will allow officers to work overtime patrolling intersections and roadways where the agency sees the most collisions. The grant will also go towards...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The Salvation Army’s Kettle Drive kicked off Thursday at four Humboldt County locations. Bell ringers were stationed outside the Eureka and Fortuna Walgreen’s, as well as Eureka’s Grocery Outlet. Volunteers and employees with the Salvation Army will be collecting donations from now until December 24.

"It’s nice to keep busy for the holidays,” said Bell Ringer James...

EUREKA-  500 pounds of turkey have been donated to the Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center.

The turkeys were delivered on the back of a AAA tow truck and will feed 500 people next week. The company has been making the donation to the day center for 18 years.

Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos and Eureka City Councilman Mike Newman helped to unload the truck. Betty Chinn was...

NORTH COAST- The American Cancer Society hopes that smokers took advantage of the Great American Smokeout on Thursday.

The event started in 1976 and gives smokers a chance to quit. They said even one day can improve smokers health and reduce their risk of getting cancer. Tobacco use is the largest cause of premature death and disease.

The American Cancer Society hopes the...

ARCATA- A citywide open container ban for all alcoholic beverages will go into affect on December 19.

The Arcata City Council approved the second reading of the ordinance at their council meeting Wednesday. 

The ban will prohibit drinking on any public streets, sidewalks and other property owned or leased by the city. 

EUREKA - It's a fundamental part of the constitution. The second amendment protects the right to bear arms.

“I grew up around guns. I grew up in the Midwest. I grew up hunting. I'm an outdoorsman. I get it. Guns have been around for a long time. There are very legitimate reasons to have guns and to allow them to be owned,” Congressman Jared Huffman said.

And it’s an integral part...

FORTUNA- Redwood Memorial Hospital will soon be getting brand new surgical equipment with the community’s help. The hospital’s surgical unit is receiving $350,000 worth of equipment upgrades. The money was raised at the hospital’s annual benefit ball this month.

“The docs are going to be pretty happy with it. Equipment outdates fast and they need wonderful equipment to be able to do...

EUREKA- As the nights begin to get colder, it’s not long before we starting seeing something most plant owners dread: freeze advisories.

Tender or tropical plants must be protected once those temperatures start dipping below the 32-degree mark. One tip experts give for protecting those plants is to use a row cover fabric. Draping the cover over plants can help protect from the chill,...