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FORTUNA- While cities across the North Coast are implementing smoking restrictions, local students in the friendly city are petitioning the council to do the same.

Ariel Cord and Melanie Luster, both seniors at Fortuna High School, have been working on a project to update the city's smoking policy. The girls say the city has nothing in place prohibiting smoking from public areas like...

TRINIDAD- The Humboldt County Coroner's office has identified the 34 year old Fairfield man who drowned Thursday at Agate Beach as Brad Lee Senatore. Senatore went into the ocean to swim around 2:30 p.m. when strong currents swept him south and then west out to sea. His body was recovered 15 minutes later.

State Parks wants to remind the public to always be cautious around water and...

MENDOCINO COUNTY- Marine Mammal Biologists say it’s still unclear why a dead killer whale washed ashore near Fort Bragg over the weekend.

The 25-foot killer whale was discovered north of Mackerricher State Park with a crab pot rope wrapped around it’s tale Saturday morning. Biologists believe the mammal could have possibly drowned from the buoys but no obvious foam was found in it’s...

SACRAMENTO- Governor Brown will honor one current and one former Caltrans Operator based in Del Norte County for their heroic efforts to save an elderly couple involved in a car accident. 

On October 5, 2011 on Route 199, north of Siskiyou Fork Road, two Caltrans Operators were cleaning storm debris and oil from the road, when Jerry Bachmann saw what appeared to be fresh slide marks...

MCKINLEYVILLE- McKinleyville residents and those in the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District area may only have to reduce water usage now by 4%.

This comes as the McKinleyville Community Services District requested a state waiver from eight to thirty percent mandated reductions. The District General Manager, Greg Orsini says if water usage is reduced by 4% it will have a minimal impact...

EUREKA- The Eureka City Council will vote at Tuesday’s meeting on a project designed to beautify Eureka’s South Entry on Highway 101.

Eureka staff and consultants recently narrowed down a list of three possible projects to one. The proposed option includes a series of median islands designed to slow traffic entering the city, decorative lights next to the street, landscaping on the east...

EUREKA- A judge has been selected to preside over Gary Bullock's case, the man accused of murdering a Saint Bernard’s priest in the beginning of last year.

On Monday, Judge Christopher Wilson granted a motion, filed by the defense and prosecution, to assign Judge John Feeney to the Bullock trial. The court recently mailed an order for a psychological evaluation to three out of area...

NORTH COAST - It’s been recognized by The Pope and European Parliament and now the state of California. Governor Brown made an official proclamation Monday, declaring April 24th a day of remembrance of the Armenian genocide. Between 1915 and 1923 over 1.5 million Armenians lost their lives due to torture, starvation, mass murder and exile from their homeland. Armenian communities across the...