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CRESCENT CITY - A Crescent City man turns his misdemeanor shoplifting into a felony robbery and is now in custody. Trinton Andrews allegedly walked out of Walmart with $23 worth of stolen items, including knives, Monday afternoon. He then took off in his vehicle, reportedly with an unsecured infant in the car.

Crescent City Police Officers caught up with him at his residence where they...

EUREKA – They are powerful instruments that can be used to hunt, to protect, or simply to collect as a hobby. But too often, we hear about them used to hurt.

“We’re seeing so much gun violence associated with marijuana trafficking in many parts of the north coast,” Congressman Jared Huffman said. 

“It's a pretty well known fact in the criminal justice world that people who have...

FORTUNA - A Fortuna patrol car is out of service Tuesday after an arrestee allegedly busted out the entire rear window with his head. Fortuna police were taking Torrence Miller into custody for a felony robbery, domestic violence, and false imprisonment early Tuesday morning. Miller was reportedly under the influence and combative as he was arrested. While officers were handcuffing him against...

ARCATA- A motorcyclist is recovering from a crash after a pursuit with an Arcata Police Officer.

According to the department, at 10:30 p.m. Monday an officer stopped a motorcycle with two riders on highway 101 at North Bank Road for a registration violation. The rider stopped and allowed the back passenger to get off, but then took off.

The motorcyclist led the officer onto North...

ARCATA- The city wide open container ban is set to be approved by the Arcata City Council. The second reading of the ordinance will take place at the council's meeting on Wednesday.

If approved the ban would go into affect on December 19. The change will ban drinking on any public streets, sidewalks and other property owned or leased by the city.

Currently the open container law...

FORTUNA- Bullying is an ongoing issue for children across the country, but on Tuesday elementary and middle schoolers in Fortuna received some encouragement from a pop singer.

Meredith O’Connor is a singer and anti-bullying advocate from New York City, known for her songs “Celebrity” and “The Game”. On Tuesday she was at Ambrosini Elementary and Toddy Thomas Middle School to perform and...

FORTUNA- High school students in Fortuna are getting a jump-start on their careers with a workshop designed to teach critical job seeking skills.

Tuesday was the last session of Job Training 101 at the eel river community school. Fortuna’s Multi-Generational Center organized the six-week course with the help of Fortuna High School. Over the past weeks students did mock interviews, spoke...

FORTUNA- Fortuna Police Department will soon be getting new software designed to make police response and reporting more efficient.

On Monday the city council approved a contract with Sunridge Incorporated for a $217,000 software upgrade. In the next six months the police department will transition into a new computer aided dispatch and records management system called RIMS. The...

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