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WASHINGTON DC - After the tragic bus crash involving HSU employees and some prospective students, a federal agency is requesting major changes.

The National Transportation Safety Board cited the accident and follow-up investigation as the reason the changes are recommended. The agency want’s vehicle interiors designed with high flammability standards as well as improved exits. They are...

Post date: Wed, 07/15/2015 - 23:42

RIO DELL – The City of Rio Dell is looking for answers after they discovered an illegal dumping of cannabis related growing materials.

Wednesday, crews removed nearly a half ton of soil, fertilizer, planters and other related items from a steep poison-oak covered embankment. The dump was found just off Monument Road and caused a hazard for work crews.

Officials said the nitrogen...

Post date: Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:27

EUREKA - A longtime Eureka Police employee has hung up his badge.

Senior Detective, Todd Wilcox has been with the department for twenty three years. He worked for free initially as a reserve officer in training. The city hired him in 1992.

He has been the resident beat officer in Old Town, a Field Training Officer and was a member of the Swat Team for twelve years. Eight years...

Post date: Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:14

EUREKA – At-risk youth at Humboldt County Juvenile Hall got a special visit from the California Highway Patrol Wednesday to learn about traffic safety.

CHP’s state-wide program teaches teens ages 13 to 19 about distracted driving, DUI statistics and key factors in traffic collisions. The program is interactive and engages youth to respond in dialogue. The Humboldt County Office of...

Post date: Wed, 07/15/2015 - 18:06

WEITCHPEC- Ten thousand marijuana plants and more than 600 pounds of processed marijuana have been seized this week as part of a drug task force operation in Weitchpec.

Since Monday, the Task Force, National Guard, Fish and Wildlife Services and others have served seven state warrants and one tribal search warrant in the area. One person has been arrested. The Humboldt County Sheriff's...

Post date: Wed, 07/15/2015 - 18:05

WILLOW CREEK- The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding a man they believe is responsible for a recent rise in burglaries in the Willow Creek area.

Nicholas Cain Anderson, 24, was arrested last month in possession of about $1,600 worth of stolen property from Bigfoot Supply in Willow Creek. Anderson posted a $25,000 bail at the time.

The sheriff's office says...

Post date: Wed, 07/15/2015 - 18:04

EUREKA- It was a big day in old town Wednesday, the Eureka Rescue Mission celebrating a life saved from the streets.

"You know, it's been a very tough road up and down, you know, gang life, drug life and not knowing what to do," Eureka Rescue Mission Graduate Jessy Degraaff said. "I know now that every time I put my heart to something and I want to start something, I'm going to complete...

Post date: Wed, 07/15/2015 - 18:03

EUREKA - The Upward Bound summer program at College of the Redwoods is in full swing. Giving high school students the opportunity to see what college life is like. However, only 45 students get to participate this summer at CR.

College can be scary and intimidating, but what a better way to break down those impressions than by giving high school students five weeks to experience college...

Post date: Wed, 07/15/2015 - 17:59