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ARCATA- Streets were closed and traffic was backed up as a man threatened to jump of an overpass in Arcata.

Around 5:30 pm Monday, Arcata PD responded to the incident. A man was on the 7th Street overpass, which had to be closed down while officials negotiated for the man to come down. Crisis negotiators were called out..CHP was also called to assist with traffic..

The man...

Post date: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 19:11

TRINIDAD-A special meeting will be held Thursday to find a replacement for Trinidad City Council member David Winnet, who resigned.

City Council postponed the meeting from last Tuesday, since one of the candidates could not attend. There are three residents who will be interviewed as the possible replacements- Doren Morgan, Susan Tissot, and Kathleen Lake. There will be an oath into...

Post date: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 19:05

Arcata Police confirm there was an officer involved shooting Tuesday evening at the Shell Gas Station at 14th and G Street in Arcata. Police are not releasing any other information at this time. 

Post date: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 19:01

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - If you were wondering what all the air traffic was about Tuesday in the rural areas of Humboldt, there wasn’t any law enforcement investigation; it was PG&E checking on their extensive power line grid in the area.

From 7 am to 4 pm, patrols were searching their nearly 160,000 miles of lines to ensure safety and reliability and to identify equipment in need of...

Post date: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 17:27

EUREKA - Access Humboldt, the non-profit community media organization is raising an alarm about a destructive bill wending its way through the state assembly.

AB-2395 would end universal telephone service and terminate carrier of last resort obligations.

The bill was originally submitted as an energy related matter but changed drastically after numerous amendments and threatens...

Post date: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 17:20

DEL NORTE COUNTY - Caltrans continues safety improvements to Highway 199 including one stretch that's seen multiple fatalities from traffic collisions in the last several months.

Del Norte County residents voiced concerns over the roadway’s safety at a local transportation committee meeting last week.

Of particular concern is the area around mile marker 10 where a van left the...

Post date: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 17:17

FRESHWATER - Humboldt Bay Fire engine 8115 paid a special visit to Freshwater Elementary School to teach a lesson in fire safety.

Second graders met outside where firefighters shared the importance of having working smoke detectors and an evacuation plan at home and at school.

The kids also met Callie the fire dog. She demonstrated the Stop, Drop and Roll technique.

Today’...

Post date: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 17:14

The identity of a man killed in a Del Norte county accident is still unknown.

This comes after a weekend of fatal traffic collisions- the first starting Friday the 13th on HWY 101 in Southern Humboldt.

Saturday a Carlotta man was killed on HWY 36 after a rollover collision. CHP reports the most recent fatality in this region was Sunday on HWY 199. A 1994 Ford Bronco drifted off...

Post date: Mon, 05/16/2016 - 19:39