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A new law requiring CPR classes be taught in California high schools moved forward this week when Assembly Bill 1719 was approved by the Assembly Education Committee.

This would make sure students learn CPR before they graduate 12th grade. The American Heart Association, who co-sponsors the bill, says 326,000 people go into cardiac arrest a year outside the hospital and only 10 percent...

Post date: Thu, 04/07/2016 - 17:01

Humboldt county residents have taken full advantage of the new medical disposal bins -- one location saw more than 77 pounds collected just within a few days.

The bins are the result of long collaboration between the Department of Health and Human Services, Humboldt Waste Management Authority, and Humboldt's Substance Abuse Prevention.

The disposal locations can be found all...

Post date: Thu, 04/07/2016 - 17:00

Search efforts continue for a 22-year-old man who was swept away by the swift current in the Trinity River. 

Two other men also entered the river near Tish Tang campground around 4:30 yesterday afternoon and were carried downstream.

One of the men was able to swim to shore, and another was located on a river bank near Vista Point.

According to the Humboldt County Sheriff's...

Post date: Thu, 04/07/2016 - 16:59

EUREKA - The Soroptimists International Humboldt Bay had one of their favorite annual fundraisers Wednesday night to help raise money for their ongoing charitable endeavors.

High Heels for Healing had men walking in high heels for good reason; to bring awareness of the plight of women and girls worldwide.

Prominent men in the community; some in costume others… not quite walked...

Post date: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 23:53

EUREKA - A McKinleyville man convicted of child molestation was sentenced Wednesday afternoon after his attorney’s request to postpone sentencing was denied.

Timothy Littlefield Jr. was found guilty of 11 counts of sexual assault on an 8-year-old girl that happened in 2008. Littlefield received 10 determinate years for two counts and an indeterminate of 155 years to life for his...

Post date: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 18:14

EUREKA - After a day and a half of jury deliberations, there is still not a verdict in the Gary Bullock trial. Bullock is accused of murdering Father Eric Freed in the St. Bernard church rectory in eureka New Year's Day 2014.

Many people, including Father Freed’s family, waited patiently for a verdict at the Humboldt County Courthouse Wednesday, but the waiting continues. 

During...

Post date: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 18:10

EUREKA - To helps kids launch their academic careers well-equipped and thoroughly supported, the Salvation Army and United Way of the Wine Country teamed up to fill 800 backpacks with supplies.
Volunteers from both groups joined Silvercrest residents and members of the Eureka Emblem Club to fill the bags with books, music, and health information that could ultimately help kids achieve...

Post date: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 17:51

Two Cal-Trans employees credited with saving a flight instructor’s life following a plane crash will be honored by Governor Jerry Brown at a special ceremony next week.

Dain Hartman and Dave Ackley of the Bridgeville maintenance crew were working near the Dinsmore Airport in February of 2012 when they witnessed a light aircraft crash at the end of the runway.

Both men jumped a...

Post date: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 17:50