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EUREKA - A McKinleyville man convicted of child molestation was sentenced Wednesday afternoon after his attorney’s request to postpone sentencing was denied.

Timothy Littlefield Jr. was found guilty of 11 counts of sexual assault on an 8-year-old girl that happened in 2008. Littlefield received 10 determinate years for two counts and an indeterminate of 155 years to life for his...

Post date: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 18:14

EUREKA - After a day and a half of jury deliberations, there is still not a verdict in the Gary Bullock trial. Bullock is accused of murdering Father Eric Freed in the St. Bernard church rectory in eureka New Year's Day 2014.

Many people, including Father Freed’s family, waited patiently for a verdict at the Humboldt County Courthouse Wednesday, but the waiting continues. 

During...

Post date: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 18:10

EUREKA - To helps kids launch their academic careers well-equipped and thoroughly supported, the Salvation Army and United Way of the Wine Country teamed up to fill 800 backpacks with supplies.
Volunteers from both groups joined Silvercrest residents and members of the Eureka Emblem Club to fill the bags with books, music, and health information that could ultimately help kids achieve...

Post date: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 17:51

Two Cal-Trans employees credited with saving a flight instructor’s life following a plane crash will be honored by Governor Jerry Brown at a special ceremony next week.

Dain Hartman and Dave Ackley of the Bridgeville maintenance crew were working near the Dinsmore Airport in February of 2012 when they witnessed a light aircraft crash at the end of the runway.

Both men jumped a...

Post date: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 17:50

EUREKA -- Recently a local woman lost $40,000 after falling victim to a phone scam. Police say it's not a new thing, that they get several complaint calls every day, and that people need to be aware.

Police said the 77-year-old woman was told by a male caller that he was a Eureka police officer and that her grandson needed bail money.

Since the caller knew her personal...

Post date: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 17:49

EUREKA - A local woman brought "Cinderella's Closet" to Humboldt County, and as a result at least 125 dresses have been collected from various drop-off locations around the county for dispersal to those in need.

Tina Gleave says the gowns and dresses will be up for grabs at Monument Middle School and the sizes range from 1 to 20. There will also be jewelry and shoes available. It’s...

Post date: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 17:49

EUREKA - A Eureka man who filed suit against the harbor district is claiming the district and Commissioner Greg Dale violated federal law by ignoring Dale’s employment with Coast Seafoods and the conflicts his position generated.

Leo Sears, a longtime advocate for taxpayer rights in Humboldt County, filed the suit, claiming the district violated government code 1090.

Sears...

Post date: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 17:48

The Cal Fire Safe Council has appointed a new executive director.

Ruben Grijalva will take the helm effective April 15.

Grijalva has extensive fire service experience over the last 34 years. His most recent position was executive director of Cal Fire’s Rescue and Training Authority.

Grijalva will report to Chairman Jerry Davies and the board of directors. He looked forward...

Post date: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 17:47