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ARCATA - An Arcata man was arrested Tuesday by HSU Police after an investigation of a paintball shooting this past July.

18-year old Benjamin Clay Albright was allegedly the driver of an SUV with three other suspects who drove past 27-year old Sean Leydon and fired several paintball pellets one of which hit Leydon in the eye and caused substantial injuries.

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Post date: Tue, 08/18/2015 - 20:11

ORICK- Two people are sustained major injuries when their vehicle was hit by a semi-truck collision on Highway 101 north of Orick.

The crash happened around 5:20 p.m. Monday, north of Davison road. According to the California Highway Patrol, John Henry Drexler V, 20, of Cupertino pulled out of a private driveway in a 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser. For unknown reasons, the Toyota stopped in the...

Post date: Tue, 08/18/2015 - 18:33

EUREKA- The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is moving forward with an ordinance allowing medical marijuana dispensaries in the unincorporated areas.

On Tuesday the board voted unanimously to move the ordinance forward. Addressing community concerns, the board voted to allow persons with felonies convicted five years or more ago to own a dispensary. The board also discussed a cap of...

Post date: Tue, 08/18/2015 - 18:14

FIELDS LANDING- The Humboldt Bay Harbor District's dredge will soon be up and running. Crews  installed a new engine Tuesday on the renovated vessel.

The dredge was acquired last year from an Oregon company with the help of a two-million dollar grant from PG&E. It was assembled last November and since has undergone repairs, including a new paint job. The colors of the dredge, blue,...

Post date: Tue, 08/18/2015 - 18:13

MCKINLEYVILLE- After a long summer break, bus drivers from Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties are getting a refresher course.

70 bus drivers took part in an annual workshop at McKinleyville High School Monday. Sponsored by Chapter 18 of the California Association of School Transportation Officials, new and old bus drivers had a chance to brush up on safety procedures. The five-...

Post date: Tue, 08/18/2015 - 17:05

MCKINLEYVILLE- McKinleyville Community Services District is looking for a contractor to upgrade its Wastewater Management Facility.

Designs for the 17-million-dollar treatment project have been in the works since 2009 and now the Community Services District is ready to move forward with plans. On Monday, it will begin advertising to Builders’ Exchanges in Humboldt, Sacramento and the...

Post date: Tue, 08/18/2015 - 16:59

EUREKA- Investigators with the Eureka Police Department are investigating an assault at a Bayshore Mall parking lot that left a man injured and his car damaged.

Officers responded to the North 40 Overflow Parking Lot at about 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday and located a victim of an apparent assault. He told police he saw a group of up to eight men harassing a woman and he tried to intervene...

Post date: Tue, 08/18/2015 - 16:48

MANILA- Officials with the Arcata Fire District say a vegetation fire in Manila could possibly have been caused by discarded ashes.

The fire happened on the 100 block of Carlson Drive at about 2 p.m. on Tuesday.  The Arcata Fire District found a vegetation fire threatening a neighboring home when they arrived to the call. Bystanders were trying to extinguish it when crews arrived. The...

Post date: Tue, 08/18/2015 - 16:46