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TACOMA, WASHINGTON - The murder trial of Skylar Nemetz continued Thursday with the suspect giving his second day of testimony.

Prosecutors were exploring several relationships they felt contributed to a jealous rage that drove Nemetz to allegedly shoot his wife Danielle Rippeon-Nemetz with an AR-15 assault rifle. In Thursday’s testimony, Nemetz refuted those assertions by council.

Post date: Fri, 02/12/2016 - 00:30

EUREKA - Flags were at half-staff Thursday for long-time police volunteer, Gary Swanson.

The 17-year veteran of the Eureka Police Department’s Volunteer Patrol passed away recently.

Swanson was a Valor-Service Challenge Coin Award winner back in 2014 and in 2015 was the first recipient of the Community Service and Volunteerism Award. He donated more than 62-hundred hours of...

Post date: Fri, 02/12/2016 - 00:15

MORRO BAY - In a move that has struck some as heavy handed and not in the public’s best interest, the California Coastal Commission fired its Executive Director, Charles Lester.

After a long 6-hour public comment period, the commission made its vote behind closed doors. Officials said that it was not a decision they came by rashly or suddenly but after years of review with the executive...

Post date: Thu, 02/11/2016 - 23:59

CRESCENT CITY - Being a teacher or a coach implies and holds a sacred trust and Thursday, a jury found a Del Norte man violated that trust several times over.

A former cheer coach for Del Norte High School faces hard time in state prison for 4-counts of having inappropriate contact with a minor. 41-year old Joseph Young of Crescent City was found guilty of 2-felony counts and 2-...

Post date: Thu, 02/11/2016 - 23:47

EUREKA-Loud drums were heard, as children dressed in cultural costumes were seen walking around the streets near Cooper Gulch Monday, all to add to their educational experience.

It was a Chinese New Year parade put on by the Redwood Coast Montessori Preschool, and the purpose behind the hand made masks was to scare away bad luck. This is the seventh year Montessori has done the event....

Post date: Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:53

ARCATA - Arcata’s Minor Theatre on H Street is more than a century old and its owner has a makeover in the works to bring it back to life; however big projects come with big complications.

There's major upgrades coming to the historic Minor Theatre in Arcata.

"Because it was really outdated equipment; the screens were in bad shape, the projectors were old and the sound, you had...

Post date: Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:51

EUREKA-Red envelopes were handed out at Eureka High School on Thursday, but it wasn't for Valentine's Day.

The school's Multi-Cultural Club put together the event, in celebration of Chinese New Year. The students went to the classrooms handing out the traditional envelope gifts, and they gave an explanation of the significance of the year of the monkey. They also cooked 500 egg rolls to...

Post date: Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:49

ARCATA-Valentine's Day came a few days early for staff at Mad River Community Hospital on Thursday. Over 500 Valentine's Day bags were delivered to them.

The bags included candies, cards, and valentines day badges to show a thank you for everything the staff does throughout the year. The goodies were handmade and delivered by the Community Health Advisory Board, made up of 18 volunteers...

Post date: Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:47