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ARCATA - Arcata police will now be first in Humboldt County to carry Narcan in an effort to combat the growing number of opiate related deaths in the area.

Humboldt County is fourth in opiate overdoses in the state of California, and ranks first in the number of hospitalizations.

The drug is administered by nasal spray, and officers will each carry one dose in their medical kits...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 14:45

HOOPA- The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has identified the human remains that were found in Hoopa.

Back in January, the remains were located on Redwood Grove Road. They've been identified as 42-year-old Arthur Ruiz III, who resided in Hoopa. Ruiz was identified through DNA analysis.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Investigator Greg Musson at 707-268-3643...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 14:35

EUREKA- A Carlotta man was arrested after threatening to shoot people, and carrying loaded guns in Eureka.

Close to 4 p.m Thursday, EPD responded to the VA Clinic on West Harris. 31-year-old Jessie Tyrell Schager was arrested. Officers located two .45 caliber handguns in his car.

Schager was booked for criminal threats.

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 12:15

ARCATA- Humboldt State University has a new Dean of Sciences joining their team. 

Ecology expert Richard Boone will start next month. Boone received a Ph.D in forest soils from the University of Massachusetts. He's also taught a variety of different science courses and received University of Alaska Fairbanks' highest teaching award. He was the chair of biology and wildlife, and...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:43

EUREKA- Summer is quickly approaching and many people are expected to be traveling.

Humboldt County's Department of Health and Human Services is offering immunizations to keep people safe from exposure. They encourage people to be aware of any vaccine preventable illnesses in the region they are visiting, so proper action can be taken to protect themselves. The most recent growing virus...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:13

BLUE LAKE-The search continues. It's been over a week since a Vietnam Veteran was last seen in Blue Lake. 

Around 12-30 p.m, on Memorial Day, 68-year-old Roy Alan Gibbs left his house to go for a walk. His family contacted the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office after he did not return. Gibbs is described as 6 feet 1 inch tall in height. He weighs 210 pounds.

Anyone who sees him, or...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 10:34

EUREKA - Humboldt County District Attorney, Maggie Fleming has added once again to her growing roster of personnel.

Carolyn Schaffer will join the office as a Deputy District Attorney., Schaffer is a graduate of the UC San Diego and Santa Clara law school. She had worked as a Deputy District Attorney with the Contra Costa DA’s Office. She was also a volunteer coach for high school mock...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:21

EUREA - Humboldt County Supervisor, Virginia Bass presented a special teaching award Monday

Mary Meyer has had a 36-year career as a speech pathologist.  For the past 8-years she’s been at Alice Birney Elementary School. She has the challenging job of evaluating and treating children with communication issues like hearing impairment, articulation errors and language processing. She was...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:12