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2.5.16 No charges to be filed in officer involved shooting of Richard Kelley

Eureka Police Department: Incidents around Palco Marsh "...The second officer was
forced to discharge his firearm. The dog was struck and died immediately." MORE!!!

Valentine's Day activities in the dunes

2.4.16 Arrest in Jesus Garcia Murder

Humboldt Bay Fire changes tactics for fighting dangerous hash lab fires

Vehicle pursuit ends in arrest of Tyler Bartlett

Ashlee Page, David Cooper wanted for mail theft

Wanted suspect Donovan Baltzley arrested

Structure fire at home on Union Street

2.3.16 Suspicious death investigation in Petrolia

Dog, Felony, stolen from animal shelter

Shaun Stringfellow, Dylan Streeter arrested on multiple charges in Garberville

2.2.16 Antonio Mims arrested for brandishing knives

Scott Arreguin arrested for property theft and probation violations

2.1.16 Home invasion robbery on California Street

DOJ launches comprehensive review of San Francisco Police Dept. use of force

1.31.16 City Council meeting Tuesday Feb 2nd 6:30pm - agenda packet Includes mid-year budget update, discussion of animal control issues, downtown parking lot and more...

1.29.16 Southern Humboldts Most Wanted

Eureka: Fatal Traffic Collision

1.28.16 Wanted suspects Dale Baldridge, Natshia Aspinwall arrested in Fortuna

Attempted robbery suspects sought in Eureka

Robbery suspects sought from McKinleyville crime - possibly same suspects in Eureka crime

Fortuna planning commission to hold appeal hearing on Wendt project

Fortuna EIR on Community Health & Wellness project - mitigated negative impact declaration

1.27.16 Deceased man in Alderpoint identified

1.26.16 Officer involved shooting in Eureka

Missing person Lucas Dale Blake-Williams

1.25.16 The 1.19.16 City Council Meeting is online! - Includes presentation on city engineering, public comment re failure of animal control in Rio Dell and more...

Proposed Rio Dell commerical medical marijuana ordinance - planning commission is supposed to meet tomorrow night at 6:30pm to debate this ordinance but the city has not posted the agenda on its website or distributed it to media

Nine Inmates Fight in Jail More!!!

1.24.16 Public Records Request re. Miranda's Rescue and Rio Dell stray animals - Freedom of Information Act

Highlights from the 1.19.16 City Council meeting (audio) - KMUD Reports includes criticism of the city for its lack of animal control and more...

1.22.16 Death Investigation in Garberville

1.21.16 Latasha Haslam, John Osborn arrested for burglary in Fortuna

Hash lab explodes in Eureka causing injuries

Ma-le'l Dunes restoration project needs volunteers

1.20.16 Ukiah resident and militant Darrow Burke flips van just outside of Burns Oregon seige of public property - OPB

1.19.16 The 1.14.16 Planning Commission meeting is online! Discussion of proposed medical marijuana related ordinances

Wanted felon Donovan Baltzley on the run

Vehicle then foot pursuit ends with arrest of Brian Miller of Redway

1.18.16 City Council meeting Tues Jan. 19th 6:30pm - Agenda Includes presentation on city engineering, debate on contributing motel tax to Chamber of Commerce and more...

1.17.16 Highlights from 1.14.16 Planning Commission meeting (audio) - KMUD Reports Includes discussion of proposed medical marijuana regulations

1.16.16 Flood watch, high surf advisory and more as storms roll in - flood watch in effect on Eel River at Fernbridge and Van Duzen River near Bridgeville - county press release

1.14.16 The 1.5.16 City Council Meeting is Online!

Medical marijuana proposed ordinance text

1.13.16 Scott Arreguin arrested for stolen property including a handgun

1.12.16 Wanted fugitive Heidi Durtsche arrested in Redway

Attempted burglary at Eureka motorsports store ends badly for Jerry Gill

1.11.16 Vernon Weatherford arrested hiding out in Trinidad with a stolen car

Correctional officer assaulted by inmate Richard Dean

1.10.16 Highlights from the 1.5.16 City Council Meeting (audio) - KMUD Reports Includes discussion of unusual letter sent by the city to select residents to ensure passage of the water rate hike, budget adjustments, sewer testing and more...

1.8.16 Rio Dell planning commission to hold hearing Jan. 14th on medical marijuana ban

Kwok Cheung Chow aka Shrimp Boy convicted of murder, racketeering

1.7.16 Rodney Ortiz, Vincent Ortiz (father/son) of Hoopa face federal murder charges...

Fortuna approves ban on all medical marijuana grows and related activities - Northcoast Journal Ordinance faces one more public hearing before going into effect.

1.6.16 Office of the District Attorney Humboldt County: Jason Armstrong convicted of Secon Degree Murder More!!!

1.5.16 Eureka Police Department: DUI Collision endangered children in car with alleged drunk driver!

Stolen National Guard property recovered, Michael Logan arrested

United States files suit against Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche

1.1.16 Happy New Year!

High speed motorcycle chase ends in the arrest of Robert Lyons

Oregon Ducks v. TCU Horned Frogs in the Alamo Bowl Jan. 2nd 3:45pm

12.31.15 City Council Meeting Tues Jan 5th 6:30pm - Agenda Packet - includes discussion of water rate protest vote allegations, sewer system inflow & infiltration report, and more...

12.30.15 Elderly victim of financial scam gets her money back

12.29.15 Southern Humboldt's Most Wanted Poster

12.28.15 House alarm leads to marijuana bust in McKinleyville

12.27.15 Suspicious circumstances lead to arrest of Tyrone Jones in Fortuna

12.25.15 Merry Christmas!

12.24.15 Year in Review by Dave Barry - Washington Post The sad thing is, we're not making this up!

Stormy Christmas Eve ahead

The Oldest Living Christmas Tree - North Coast Journal

Shane Sovereign arrested for robbery - Dalina Sovereign is remains wanted

Delila Colegrove arrested for stolen vehicle and drugs

12.21.15 Humboldt County Sheriff: Storm Advisory

12.20.15 Highlights from the 12.15.15 City Council Meeting (audio) - KMUD Reports Includes allegations of suspicous activities with the water rate hike protest vote, sculptures, fire hall water bill discussion and more...

12.19.15 The 12.15.15 City Council Meeting is Online! Listen to public comments regarding suspicous letters allegedly sent out by one or two council members to encourage select water rate protest voters to rescind their votes, and more...

12.17.15 Suspicious vehicle search leads to two arrests and an assault weapon

Details of a major drug bust years in the making - North Coast Journal Drug cartel busted in Rio Dell, Eureka and Fortuna

Northern California resident charged with trying to join ISIS

12.16.15 Medical Marijuana Town Hall meeting is online!

12.15.15 Water rate increase protest vote tally by parcel - find out if your protest vote was counted or tossed out

Humboldt County Sheriff: Suspect Caught with Stolen Weapons More!!!

Eureka Dutch Bros Teams Up With Boys & Girls Club to Keep Kids Warm

Board Makes Interim Appointments for CAO, DHHS Director

Stabbing in Trinidad

12.14.15 Rio Dell City Council Meeting Tues. Dec. 15th 6:30pm - Agenda Packet - Includes financial report updates, discussion of the fire department contributing towards their own water bill and more...

Medical marijuana town hall video coming soon!

12.13.15 Highlights from the Rio Dell Medical Marijuana Town Hall (audio) - KMUD Reports panel discussion on state and county legislation and economic opportunity

12.11.15 Seventeen arrests in drug trafficking conspiracy

12.10.15 Marijuana legalization economic opportunity workshop tonight 5:30pm

Caltrans District 1: The fiber optic line damaged near US Highway 101 in Humboldt County was repaired at approximately 6:30 a.m.

We apologize again for the interruption in service to those affected

12.9.15 Caltrans District 1: At around 11AM a Caltrans Maintenance crew performing storm cleanup with a backhoe at a culvert along U. S. Highway 101 between Fortuna and Rio Dell severed an unknown cable. Caltrans has been in touch with AT&T to confirm it is their fiber optic cable, and an AT&T repair crew is onsite. More details will be provided as they are confirmed.

Jury Finds Jason Armstrong Guilty of Second Degree Murder

12.8.15 Rio Dell police up patrols after vandalism spree - Times Standard

Narcotics Arrest in McKinleyville

12.6.15 Highlights from the 12.1.15 City Council meeting (audio) - KMUD Reports Substantial water rate increases to hit Rio Dell residents on their next bill

12.3.15 Seven arrests in major drug bust on West Ave. Eureka

Arthur Howatt arrested after motorcycle pursuit on Hwy 36

12.2.15 Water rates in Rio Dell to Skyrocket: Rio Dell City Manager Kyle Knopp "555 valid protests. 580 valid protest threshold needed to halt rate increase process. Protest was short by 25 votes. Council votes 4-0 (Councilmember Thompson absent) in the affirmative to approve rates." The first increase is expected on the Jan. 2016 utility bill.

Town hall meeting on marijuana legalization Dec. 10th 5:30pm at Monument Middle School

New DHHS Director, Kristin Brinks, declines position - BOS holding emergency meeting to make alternate plans

Two arrests for stolen property and drugs at homeless encampment

Two arrests of 'most wanted' suspects in Garberville

Robert Ellis, Ivan Cervantes, Garrett Wilson arrested for various narcotics charges

12.1.15 Tally of the water rate hike protest votes under way - results will be posted as soon as they are available. The city received approx. 650 protest envelopes (580 needed to defeat the increase) but many are likely to be duplicates. One parcel = one vote





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