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EEL RIVER - The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board has assessed a hefty fine on a Mendocino property owner for violations of the Clean Water Act.

The fine of $37,079 was imposed against Polly and Daniel Franklin for discharges of sediment-laden water into the upper main stem of the Eel River. A 50,000 gallon bladder storing the water failed; the liquid traveled 2,000 feet...

Post date: Thu, 12/22/2016 - 22:25

EUREKA - An inmate who died while in custody last Tuesday has been identified by the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office. The cause of death is unknown at this time for 44-year old Thomas Robert Smith.

December 13th, the victim was observed experiencing medical issues in the Humboldt County Jail. Medical personnel were brought in but Smith’s conditions continued to decline. He...

Post date: Thu, 12/22/2016 - 21:24

EUREKA - A suspect wanted in an alleged stalking case is apprehended after fleeing from law enforcement in Eureka. 43-year old Todd Gonsalves was taken into custody.

Deputies had received several calls regarding the subject stalking a female victim at various locations. When they approached Gonsalves on the 3000-block of Cedar Street, he fled on foot. He was apprehended a short time...

Post date: Thu, 12/22/2016 - 21:15

ARCATA – The Arcata City Council and other state officials came together last night to select out of 18 hopefuls, a position with the new safety task force.

“People have a different opinion as somebody who works in their departments and no one area of something. We can lend outside voices, so you’ll have more diversity in the opinions of what’s going on,” said Safety Task Force...

Post date: Thu, 12/22/2016 - 17:30

EUREKA – The Eureka Police have been keeping a close eye on this investigation for several weeks.

“I want to be very clear, this is a tough job. We ask our young men and women to make decisions in micro-seconds,” says Chief of Eureka Police, Andrew Mills.

On December 6that 4:39 pm The suspect, Clayton Lee Lasinski was observed in a white dodge ram pickup by...

Post date: Thu, 12/22/2016 - 17:28