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Two bottle bombs are found in McKinleyville over the weekend.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies located two plastic bottles wrapped in black tape Saturday night near the football field’s south bleachers. They recognized the items as bottle bombs and contacted an explosive ordinance disposal deputy who rendered the bombs safe. The Sheriff’s Department says these types of devices can...

More than 9,000 residents were without power Monday night in the Eel River Valley.
 
The outage was reported just after 7:00 p.m. 

According to PG&E's outage map, power was restored in Fortuna and Loleta by 10:00 p.m. 1,400 Residents in Ferndale were still without electricity as of midnight. 

The cause of the outage is unknown.

 

MCKINLEYVILLE- The Humboldt County Animal Shelter is almost full to capacity after the 4th of July holiday weekend.

Since fireworks went on sale a total of 33 dogs, four puppies, five cats and eight kittens have come into the shelter. Animal Shelter employees said that is more than last year.

On Monday, before noon, a total of five animals had been reunited with their owners....

EUREKA- The defense has filed a motion to separate the three suspect's cases for the fatal stabbing of an Arcata chef that occurred back in November. Co-defense attorneys for Sophie Rocheleau and Nicholas Stoiber have asked the court to sever each co-defendant in the case, so that each case would go through trial separately.

Both suspects face lesser charges, assault, while Juan Ferrer...

EUREKA- As the drought situation worsens across the state, ranchers and other commercial water consumers in Humboldt County are being told to stop using the water in the Eel River and the Van Duzen Tributary by the state Water Resources Control Board.

More than 100 letters were sent out to junior water rights holders of both rivers. In those letters, the rights holders were asked to...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The Avoid 8 DUI Task Force arrested 15 over the weekend for being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Law enforcement had a maximum enforcement period from Thursday until midnight on Sunday.

This year, fatal traffic collisions increased because of the Fortuna accident that resulted in two deaths due to a DUI.

EUREKA- Humboldt County residents may see a new tax measure on the November ballot.

The Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday to discuss the results of a countywide poll on taxes. In that poll, 400 people across the five districts were asked what type of tax they would most prefer.

Residents were given two options, a countywide sales tax or a utility users tax with an additional...

EUREKA- Mental illness plagues nearly 60 percent of Eureka’s homeless population.

But a pilot program by the Eureka Police Department and the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services is reaching out to those with mental illnesses that need help.

“We're finally bringing the different pieces together because the city of eureka couldn't do it on their own, health and...