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HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Low income seniors are encouraged to take advantage of a low cost shingles vaccine offered by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Those qualifying can get the shingle vaccine at the public health clinic in Eureka for a reduced cost. The onetime dose is available year round but at their regular price of over 200-dollars.

According to the Centers for...

Post date: Wed, 09/28/2016 - 20:01

McKinleyville - An injured small dog found loose at a rest stop in Mendocino County with a broken leg is in need of surgery.

Ricky is a 3-month old Heeler mix and was brought to the Humboldt County Animal Shelter Monday. The surgery to fix his leg cannot be done locally and must be completed by a specialist in the Medford area. It’s estimated the cost of the surgery is around $2,800....

Post date: Wed, 09/28/2016 - 19:47

EUREKA - A Tennessee man could face up to 3-years in prison after a felony conviction for driving recklessly while evading a police officer. 26-year old Ervin Sweat is scheduled for sentencing November 7.

In June of 2014, police responded to the McDonalds parking lot in Fortuna for a possible DUI driver. When the officer approached, Sweat fled in his vehicle driving at speeds in excess...

Post date: Wed, 09/28/2016 - 19:38

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA- Six sex offenders were arrested during the Humboldt 290 sting operation.

It was led by the U.S. Marshal Service, in collaboration with other agencies, such as the Humboldt County Probation Department. The three day sting was a fugitive sex offender apprehension and registration compliance initiative, which focused on high-risk sex offenders. Authorities investigated...

Post date: Wed, 09/28/2016 - 18:33

CALIFORNIA- Senate Bill 1046, that would require repeated DUI offenders in the state to install ignition interlocks, was signed by Governor Jerry Brown.

An ignition interlock device is a breathalyzer for a person's vehicle- it requires the driver to blow into a mouth piece before starting the engine. If the BAC level is higher than it's programmed to be, the device prohibits the vehicle...

Post date: Wed, 09/28/2016 - 18:26

ARCATA- The City of Arcata may be receiving half a million dollars from the California Coastal Conservancy.

They just have to approve it at their meeting thursday. The money would be used for a 3 mile portion of the California Coastal and Humboldt Bay Trail, that goes from Arcata to the Brainard Slough along the water. The project will have to be in compliance with CEQA, must be ADA...

Post date: Wed, 09/28/2016 - 18:23

EUREKA – The ongoing racial divide in America is an issue that the city of Eureka is working towards to address. The Eureka Police Department and the local NAACP are collaborating in ways to improve social justice by bringing locals of all backgrounds together in the community.

It’s a dramatic occurrence that is seen often throughout social media, as racial tension is a predicament that...

Post date: Wed, 09/28/2016 - 18:04

ARCATA – Humboldt State University officials have released the final budget plan for the 2016-2017 school year.

The budget was adopted over the summer and was sent out in August. The new budget plan is focused on the university’s strategic plan, which includes strengthening partnerships with local communities, and being more socially and environmentally responsible. The university’s...

Post date: Wed, 09/28/2016 - 18:04