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‘The Village’ student community – last call for Craftsman’s Mall?

‘The Village’ student community – last call for Craftsman’s Mall?

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – A new housing project will, if created as designed, give 800 students modern new accommodations near Humboldt State. It will also transform a centrally located but relatively obscure 11 acres from industrial to residential, increasing Arcata’s population by 4.5 percent. “The Village,” which would be sited on

Mack Town murder suspect admits to fist fight with slain HSU student

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – Kyle Zoellner, the McKinleyville man accused of murdering a Humboldt State University student April 15 in Arcata, admitted to detectives that “he was involved in a physical fight with the victim,” David Josiah Lawson. The probable-cause notes submitted to the court by Arcata Police Detective Sgt. Todd Dokweiler

Accused stabber charged with murder, pleads not guilty

Mad River Union EUREKA – Kyle Christopher Zoellner, accused of stabbing  a Humboldt State University student to death at an off-campus party on Saturday, was charged today in court with murder and the use of a deadly weapon, a knife. Zoellner, 23, was appointed a public defender at today’s arraignment, during which he pled not

Boys & Girls Club director resigns; McKinleyville board is concerned

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – In the wake of a recent administrative shakeup at the Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods, the McKinleyville town board has reaffirmed its commitment to work with the organization to run the community’s fledgling teen center. The McKinleyville Community Services District has been working with the club

Arcata Police Dept. receives anonymous email from stabbing witness

Arcata Police ARCATA – On April 15th, at 3:02am officers from the Arcata Police Department responded to the 1100 block of Spear Avenue on the report of a stabbing. At 3:03am the first officer arrived on-scene. 19-year-old David Josiah Lawson, a student at Humboldt State University, was later pronounced dead at the Mad River Hospital as a

Pilot program supports inmate learning with electronic tablets

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union EUREKA – With rehabilitation services becoming more of a priority, Humboldt County is seeking to expand its jail education program through use of technology. An agreement with the Jail Education Solutions Inc. company for a 90-day pilot program using computer tablets was approved at the April 11 Board of Supervisors

Police seek witnesses to Saturday’s fatal Arcata stabbing

Mad River Union ARCATA – Friends and family are grieving over 19-year-old David “DJ” Lawson, a Humboldt State University student who was stabbed to death after an argument broke out at an off-campus party early Saturday morning, April 15. Arcata Police were called to the 1100 block of Spear Avenue near the West End Road