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EUREKA  - The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department just added to its roster courtesy of Measure Z funding. Monday, recent graduates of the 119th College of the Redwoods Basic Police Academy were welcomed to the fold.

Sheriff William Honsal said deputies: Mathew Clevenger, Chad Crotty, Nathan Cumbow, Patrick Del Rosario, Mathew Froeming, Peter Leipzig, Travis Rogers, Danielle...

Post date: Mon, 06/19/2017 - 21:51

The Humboldt County Superior Court has hired a new court commissioner.

 

Timothy Canning has been serving as Interim Commissioner since March and will now take on the role officially.

 

Commissioners perform judicial functions of the court and can step in as a temporary judge in some cases.

 

Canning opened his own law practice in Arcata in 2001 and...

Post date: Mon, 06/19/2017 - 18:32

EUREKA - Big brother is tracking what you access on the internet but a California bill is trying to end that practice.

Broadband privacy legislation was introduced in the state assembly today. Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-...

Post date: Mon, 06/19/2017 - 18:27

The Arcata/Eureka Airport may be getting a rescue and firefighting facility.

 

Tuesday, Humboldt County Supervisors are prepared to approve plans for the airport safety building which would be about 9,000 square feet to accommodate the airport’s firefighter staff, emergency response vehicles and equipment.

 

The federal aviation administration is tentatively...

Post date: Mon, 06/19/2017 - 18:27

LOLETA- A grandmother is arrested after allegedly leaving her two-year-old grandchild in her SUV while at a casino to gamble.

 

At around 7 Sunday evening, the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Bear River Casino regarding an unattended child locked inside a Ford Explorer in their parking lot.

 

Security staff was able to gain entry and found the child...

Post date: Mon, 06/19/2017 - 18:24

EUREKA - Even in relatively mild North Coast temperatures, law enforcement reminds you how dangerous it can be to leave your child unattended in a car for any length of time.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration points out that a car's interior can top 100 degrees when the temperature is in the 60's. And that's even if windows are cracked or the vehicle is parked in shade...

Post date: Mon, 06/19/2017 - 17:46

EUREKA - You’re spending less at the gas pump, and keeping more in your pocket.

Gas prices have dropped recently. A week ago, prices were about ten cents higher but relief at the pump hit locally. The cost per gallon at many stations is now hovering around three dollars and 12 cents for regular. Costco is the lowest at 2-85 a gallon…

The drop is credited to oil plummeting from...

Post date: Mon, 06/19/2017 - 17:43

EUREKA - Two men wearing masks allegedly get away with money after an armed robbery at a Eureka gas station.

 

The clerk told police that two men entered the Broadway Texaco with their faces covered by masks or bandanas at around 5:20 Sunday morning. One waited by the door while the other pulled out a black semi-automatic hand gun and demanded money.

 

After the...

Post date: Mon, 06/19/2017 - 17:38