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EUREKA - The trial for Jason Arreaga, the man accused in the 2014 Fieldbrook Double Homicide, resulted in a hung jury last October. Now the retrial is underway. Friday finished up the third week of testimonies, with the suspect himself taking the stand.

Arreaga is accused of shooting and killing 37-year-old Harley Hammers and 37-year-old Angel Tully near a residence on Fieldbrook Road. ...

Post date: Fri, 02/19/2016 - 17:14

EUREKA - Rotary clubs are big on the North Coast and the trend is spreading to the younger generation with a variety of Rotaract clubs. Some of those up-and-coming rotaractors are taking their humanitarian duties above and beyond.

Four local rotaractors recently traveled to the other side of the world, embarking on a two week trip in Chittagong, Bangladesh. But it wasn't your ordinary...

Post date: Fri, 02/19/2016 - 17:10

WILLOW CREEK- Sheriff Mike Downey hosted the first community meeting of the year, giving those living in Hoopa and Willow Creek the chance to voice their safety concerns. 

The scheduled meeting is just days after Hoopa Tribal Chairman, Ryan Jackson declared a State of Emergency in response to heightened crime in the region.

Thursday night's community meeting at the Willow Creek...

Post date: Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:58

WILLOW CREEK - Community members in Willow Creek and Hoopa were able to voice their safety concerns just two days after Hoopa Tribal Chairman, Ryan Jackson declared a state of emergency.

Sheriff Mike Downey held a scheduled meeting at the Willow Creek VFW Thursday night as a follow up to the last community meeting in November. Through Measure Z funding, three additional deputies were...

Post date: Thu, 02/18/2016 - 22:18

FERNDALE-A suspect involved in a Ferndale car pursuit, which resulted in a disabled Sheriff's vehicle, is on the loose. 

Around 1:30 Thursday morning, a deputy noticed a speeding car swerving on Substation Road. The vehicle did not pull over, and led officers on a car chase that ended with the patrol car partially submerged in a large body of water off of Coffee Creek Road. Another...

Post date: Thu, 02/18/2016 - 18:20

EUREKA- If you ever find yourself with nothing to do, here's an idea; grab a free book. A new edition of the Little Free Library was added to one Eureka neighborhood.

Little Free Library's goal is to promote the love of reading by building free book exchange areas in communities. The first goal was to build 2,510 little free libraries, which would beat the amount Andrew Carnegie had....

Post date: Thu, 02/18/2016 - 18:11

DEL NORTE- Two bodies were recovered from a vehicle that was submerged in the Smith River.

The two men were located Wednesday night after a day long operation by the Del Norte Sheriff's Office, Search and Rescue dive team and CHP.

Officials were notified of the submerged vehicle by people who were kayaking in the area. Officers believe the vehicle collision occurred in December...

Post date: Thu, 02/18/2016 - 18:07

Six Rivers National Forest is welcoming a new addition to their staff. Michael green was hired as their new deputy forest supervisor.

Green was previously employed as a forest civil rights officer for Lassen National Forest headquartered in Susanville. He was also a board representative for the State Council on Developmental Disabilities.

A native of Savannah, Georgia, Green...

Post date: Thu, 02/18/2016 - 17:49