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ARCATA - The Arcata Fire District is recommending some safety tips this holiday season to prevent structure fires.

This comes after a residence called for help Tuesday night when a faulty extension cord began emitting smoke. Arcata Fire responded and says older two-prong plug extension cords can be unsafe when they are overloaded with an excessive amount of Christmas lights, electronics...

Post date: Wed, 12/23/2015 - 18:10

EUREKA - Six homicides went to trial in Humboldt County this year but the District Attorney’s Office has got a full plate for the upcoming months and for 2016. 

Out of the six homicides, five were found guilty with one hung jury for the Jason Arreaga Fieldbrook double homicide. That retrial is set for January along with...

Post date: Wed, 12/23/2015 - 18:05

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- While many holiday travelers are hitting the skies, the majority are expected to drive.

With gas prices low, it’s estimated that more than 90-percent of Americans who take trips will drive, or more than 91 million people. That’s up nearly 2-percent from last year. Nationally, the worse day to travel is Wednesday. Over the next 12 days, AAA says they expect almost one-...

Post date: Wed, 12/23/2015 - 18:02

EUREKA - Local philanthropist Betty Chinn along with dozens of volunteers served nearly 300 meals to people in need on Wednesday. 

It's all part of Chinn’s Annual Blue Angel Christmas dinner held at St. Vincent De Paul. Attendees get a free prime rib dinner, piece of cake, and a surprise gift. Children also got to select a toy of their choice.

“This is the most awesome thing that...

Post date: Wed, 12/23/2015 - 17:58

HARBOR, OREGON- New video of a growing sinkhole just over 100 hundred miles to our North, in Harbor, Oregon.

Following a large amount of rainfall, the sinkhole began to appear on December 17th in the parking lot of the Fireside Diner along Highway 101. Transportation officials have since closed a lane of the highway and are working to figure out the problem. According to...

Post date: Wed, 12/23/2015 - 17:37

FORTUNA- On December 22, 2015 at approximately 2:10 pm Officers from the Fortuna Police Department received a request for back up from Cal Fire Law Enforcement Officer that he was following a confirmed stolen vehicle that he observed in the area of Hydesville headed towards Fortuna. The vehicle was occupied by three males. The vehicle entered into the City limits of Fortuna where Fortuna...

Post date: Wed, 12/23/2015 - 09:44

HOOPA- On Monday, December 21, 2015 at approximately 1:20 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Hoopa Post Office for a patrol check on a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot. When deputies arrived, they contacted a male and a female in the vehicle. The deputies recognized the occupants from prior law enforcement contacts.

While speaking with the deputies, the...

Post date: Wed, 12/23/2015 - 09:21

EASTERN HUMBOLDT - The recent heavy rains have done wonders for our main supplier of water.

Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District officials say for the first time in the 2015-16 fiscal year Ruth Lake is full. The official water year starts on October 1. Usually the lake fills in December or January so this is an early start.

Paul Helliker, the water district’s general manager...

Post date: Wed, 12/23/2015 - 00:31