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EUREKA - Law enforcement is looking for answers after a female inmate is found dead in the Humboldt County Jail. It is the second death in the jail in the past 5 weeks.

Friday, correctional deputies and medical personnel were conducting routine medical checks when they found 36-year old Colleen Marie Branch housed alone and not breathing. Immediate life saving measures were taken and...

Post date: Sat, 06/24/2017 - 00:29

EUREKA - A male suspect is taken into custody after an alleged attempted murder in Eureka. 34-year old Michael Grant was arrested.

Last Friday morning just after 9:30, police responded to shots fired near Wabash and B Street. Grant was seen leaving in a black Dodge Charger. Two shell casings were found on the ground. The victim was able to identify Grant to authorities.

Wednesday...

Post date: Sat, 06/24/2017 - 00:21

EUREKA - Kids and parents were enraptured Friday night at the Sequoia Park Zoo’s Family Zoo Snooze. It’s one of the terrific newer programs at the zoo that’s been going only for two or three years.

Families are able to camp out in the zoo and learn about some of the animals. This time it was about nocturnal beasts in particular North America’s only marsupial...the possum. Attendees...

Post date: Sat, 06/24/2017 - 00:10

ARCATA - The City of Arcata will be following the State of California’s lead and sign on to continue the Paris Climate Change Agreement in opposition to President Trump. Mayor Susan Ornelas signed on to a statement with 61 other US Mayors to adopt, honor and uphold the agreements goals.

The climate mayors who now total over 300 nationwide will meet Saturday in Miami Beach and are...

Post date: Fri, 06/23/2017 - 23:00

EUREKA - In a victory for Floyd and Betty Squires, a judge denied the City of Eureka's motion to appoint a new receiver to manage some of their properties.

Eureka's City Attorney Cyndy Day-Wilson and Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming argued that the court-appointed receiver tasked with managing six Squires' properties was ineffective.

Judge Reinholtsen denied the...

Post date: Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:22

If you’re in the McKay Tract area Saturday, you should expect to see some smoke.

 

Humboldt Bay Fire along with Cal Fire, Fortuna Fire and Arcata Fire will be taking part in readiness training to help the agencies prepare for fire season.

 

The drill will simulate a large wildland fire approaching structures.

 

No live fire will be used but there will...

Post date: Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:21

EUREKA- St. Joseph Hospital is taking their palliative care program in a new direction.

 

Local Doctor Michael Fratkin is known for serving as the Medical Director of the hospital’s inpatient palliative care program, but his contract as director is coming to an end.

 

We spoke with Saint Joe's President, Dr. Daivd O'Brien, who says they have been discussing with Dr...

Post date: Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:20

It’s heating up around Humboldt and there are some summer safety tips to keep in mind.

 

Make sure to be aware if you or someone is experiencing heat stress - signs include clammy skin, a weak pulse, vomiting or fainting.

 

If you are experiencing these, move somewhere cooler to lie down and drink water.

 

Severe heat-related illness can result in heat...

Post date: Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:19