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NORTH COAST - Good weather sort of lulled us to sleep regarding the dangers still possible with El Nino.

Those predicted rains and wind hit the north coast with a vengeance Wednesday night knocking out power to over 1100 PG&E customers all around Humboldt County. The utility reports there were 36 separate outages with three areas impacting the most people.

Just before 5pm, a...

Post date: Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:43

NORTH COAST - Less than a week to prepare your taxes and we have a few reminders for last-minute filers. Getting organized before you file means fewer mistakes and possibly more money.

Make sure you have all of your paperwork in order. Employers can reissue any missing documents and the internal revenue service website, IRS.gov, offers printable versions of all tax forms.

And don...

Post date: Wed, 04/13/2016 - 18:35

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