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HUMBOLDT COUNTY-Two Caltrans District 1 employees were in Sacramento to receive California's Medal of Vaylor Award.

Last night, it was presented to Dain Hartman and Dave Ackley for assisting in the rescue of an injured flight instructor from a burning airplane crash. The incident occurred in 2012 on State Route 36. They also helped put out the grass fire caused by the burning aircraft...

Post date: Wed, 04/13/2016 - 17:46

EUREKA - Enforcement begins tomorrow for a new panhandling ordinance in the City of Eureka.

Last month, Eureka City Council expanded the aggressive solicitation ordinance to prohibit all forms of panhandling in specified locations. As of tomorrow, it will be a misdemeanor to request food, money or goods from a car within 200’ of any intersection or near driveways that access businesses...

Post date: Wed, 04/13/2016 - 17:45

CALIFORNIA- St. Joseph Hospital and Redwood Memorial Hospital staff will get a 30% wage increase over a 3-year span. This comes 18 months after negotiations began between St. Joseph Hospital and the National Union of Healthcare Workers.

NUHW is a union that represents 11-thousand healthcare workers in California. 98% of them voted to ratify the agreement in balloting that took place the...

Post date: Wed, 04/13/2016 - 17:45

EUREKA-Two people were arrested in Eureka after detectives discovered drugs. It began when a EPD unit served a search warrant in a Palco Marsh tent due to drug sale complaints.

The incident occurred around 1 p.m Tuesday. They found meth and drug paraphernalia. 55-year-old Tracy Brooke and 52-year-old Teresa Wertz, both from Eureka were arrested. During a jail strip search they also...

Post date: Wed, 04/13/2016 - 17:41

EUREKA-A suspected gang member was arrested in Eureka after officials uncovered a loaded gun.

Around 4 p.m Tuesday, an EPD officer was patrolling the area near l and ninth streets. He approached 18-year-old Juan Olivares of Eureka. Olivares, who had tattoos associated with gangs and wore blue, was standing on a loaded firearm. He was arrested for carrying the concealed firearm, which is...

Post date: Wed, 04/13/2016 - 17:38

ARCATA - Infrastructure improvements for Arcata's pedestrians are in the works, with the plaza being first on the list.  

It's all part of the city's annual sidewalk ADA accessible and pavement project. The city chose to have plaza construction at H and 8th Streets done first so it's complete for summer events and the farmers market. Arcata's engineering department hired RAO...

Post date: Wed, 04/13/2016 - 17:13

ARCATA - Bird enthusiasts are flocking to the North Coast to attend the 21st Annual Godwit Days.

Day one of the week-long shorebird migration festival kicked off Wednesday morning in Arcata. The event started as a way to boost ecotourism and promote the diversity of bird species at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. Wednesday, local birder and wildlife illustrator, Gary Bloomfield...

Post date: Wed, 04/13/2016 - 17:09

FERNDALE - A routine traffic stop Tuesday afternoon in Ferndale turned up a small arsenal of guns and drugs and led to the arrest of two Fortuna men. According to police, the stop was made near the intersection of 5th Street and Pixley Avenue for a simple vehicle code violation.

The subsequent investigation turned up two loaded and unregistered AR-15 assault rifles, a semi-...

Post date: Tue, 04/12/2016 - 23:59