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EUREKA - Many people spend Christmas Eve with their friends and families; opening presents, eating dinner or maybe watching a Christmas classic. But for some, holidays are just like any other day and that includes law enforcement. News Channel 3 took a ride along with a Eureka Police Officer Friday night to see what Christmas Eve is like for the people protecting the public.  

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Post date: Fri, 12/25/2015 - 17:05

EUREKA- Eureka Chief of Police, Andrew Mills says he’s grateful for the men and women working around the clock making sure the community is safe.

From those in dispatch, as well as officers out in the field, they are sacrificing time with their families to do their job this holiday season. There are usually a lot of calls on Christmas as many people will be drinking but the Eureka...

Post date: Fri, 12/25/2015 - 16:20

EUREKA- A reminder to have working smoke detectors at your home, after an early morning house fire in Eureka killed two pets.

Shortly after midnight on Christmas, Humboldt Bay Fire was dispatched to a house fire on 7th Street in Eureka. The owner, woke up to her dog in the bedroom barking and then tried to extinguish the blaze with a garden hose before calling 9-1-1. Upon arrival,...

Post date: Fri, 12/25/2015 - 16:16

KING SALMON- Many families and local residents spent Christmas day at King Salmon.

The sunshine poked it’s way through the clouds and dozens of people took advantage of weather. Kids played on the sand, while many dogs and their owners played catch. We talked with some locals about why they decided to hit the beach.

“I got my dog a Christmas present of a Frisbee and it wasn’t...

Post date: Fri, 12/25/2015 - 16:13

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- It may be Christmas Day, but some are already looking ahead at how to properly dispose of the tree, once the ornaments and lights have been taken down.

Most of us purchased our Christmas trees back in November so at this point they are going to be fairly dry or completely dried out. Arcata Fire District recommends that you place the tree away from your house and garage...

Post date: Fri, 12/25/2015 - 16:10

EUREKA  - One woman is sent to the hospital after allegedly being robbed and pepper sprayed in Eureka. 38-year old Shane Sovereign was taken into custody.

Around 7:45 last night, law enforcement responded to Herrick Avenue at Elk River Road. The victim told sheriff’s deputies she was familiar with the suspects and allegedly met to help them with gas for their vehicle. While in her car,...

Post date: Thu, 12/24/2015 - 20:39

EUREKA - The Eureka Rescue Mission opened its doors to overflow crowds for their annual Christmas Dinner Thursday.

Since 1967, the mission has helped the disadvantaged and homeless. This year they anticipated serving anywhere from 150 to 300 turkey and ham dinners with all the fixings.

30-40 volunteers help to set up and distribute the meals. The men who live at the mission help...

Post date: Thu, 12/24/2015 - 20:19

RIO DELL- The Rio Dell Volunteer Fire Department and their families are spreading good holiday cheer this Christmas Eve.

Thursday morning, four fire engines and a rescue rig hit the streets of Rio Dell. Volunteers including many children of firefighters, passed out candy canes to neighbors waiting at the end of their driveways. It’s something that the fire department has been doing for...

Post date: Thu, 12/24/2015 - 17:44