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ARCATA - A compost bin fire threatens multiple homes after spreading into difficult to access areas in Arcata.

Just before 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, Arcata Fire personnel arrived at the 1100 block of Larry Avenue but had difficulty accessing the fire. A three pronged attack on several different streets knocked down the blaze in about 15-minutes. Flames had spread to the fencing of 5-...

Post date: Tue, 09/20/2016 - 23:51

EUREKA - Kmart in south Eureka had a bit of a mess on its hands Tuesday afternoon.

A pipe broke behind the store, forcing the retailer to shut off their water for the evening. The pipe will be repaired first thing Wednesday. The store had portable toilets delivered and didn’t shut for business. They’ll open at their regular time on Wednesday.

Post date: Tue, 09/20/2016 - 23:35

ARCATA - An Arcata man is arrested after allegedly assaulting a juvenile girl on her way to school.

28-year old Dylan Jackson is behind bars. Tuesday morning around 7:45, Arcata Police responded to a footpath between Baldwin Street and Stromberg Avenue. Wilson had been observed by a bystander loitering with a hypodermic needle.

Police say a short time later he grabbed a 12 year...

Post date: Tue, 09/20/2016 - 23:28

ARCATA  - A national NBC correspondent is coming to HSU as part of the university’s Hadley lecture series.

Kerry Sanders has been on the stump with both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at their party conventions. He’s based out of Miami but travels the world reporting on major issues like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Boston Marathon Bombing, the San Bernardino Shooting.

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Post date: Tue, 09/20/2016 - 23:22

CALIFORNIA- Scientists say the southern sea otters may soon be taken off the endangered species list.

Also known as the California sea otter, the USGS says numbers in the state have reached over 3,000. Although the central area populations are rising, the otters on the northern and southern ends are declining. California sea otters were presumed extinct until the 1930's. Their fur was...

Post date: Tue, 09/20/2016 - 17:40

CALIFORNIA- Governor Jerry Brown continues the fight against climate change by signing another bill, this time with super pollutant restrictions. 

Senate Bill 1383 will limit black carbon, methane, and fluorinated gases. Sources of these pollutants are found in petroleum based transportation fuels, gases used in refrigerators, air conditioning products, agriculture, and waste disposal....

Post date: Tue, 09/20/2016 - 17:38

CALIFORNIA- Refineries will be switching to a less expensive fuel now that summer is almost over.

Although gas prices are expected to drop, a power outage at a Southern California refinery might raise it for some. Production might not start up for days. Previous shutdowns of California  refineries raised gas prices to over a dollar in the past.

In other gas news, AAA reported...

Post date: Tue, 09/20/2016 - 17:34

EUREKA - Due to city violations, residents of the Budget Motel have until Thursday morning to leave the property.

Chief Building Official and Public Works Director Brian Gerving explained the myriad of violations the motel is responsible for, and what the next steps will be for the property.

Last week, the City of Eureka, Humboldt Bay Fire, and Environmental Health, executed an...

Post date: Tue, 09/20/2016 - 16:27