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Police identify attempted murder suspect in Arcata shooting

Police identify attempted murder suspect in Arcata shooting

Arcata Police ARCATA – On July 16, 2017, at 2:45am the Arcata Police Department responded to a shooting call at the corner of 12th and C Streets in Arcata.  Officers located a 17-year-old male with a single gunshot wound to his upper thigh. The victim was transported to Mad River Community Hospital where he was treated and subsequently released. Arcata

Today’s Mad River Current: Who gets busted for growing pot, who does not and how much pot can you legally have?

Humboldt County is estimated to have between 8,000 to 10,000, and maybe even more, marijuana grows. Pot is everywhere. Piles of shake are sometimes left on the side of the road. Buds get dropped in tip jars. You can drive around and see and smell marijuana plants. There’s a grow there and a grow here,

Today’s Mad River Current: Manila rate hikes, McK brouhaha, Arcata hullabaloo

Manila may raise water/sewer rates MANILA – Residents in Manila may end up paying about $7.21 more on their combined monthly sewer and water bills if the town board approves a rate increase tonight. The Manila Community Services District meets tonight, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Dr., in

Pedestrian dies after being struck by truck on Eureka sidewalk

Mad River Union EUREKA – A 70 year-old Eureka man on a motorized scooter on a sidewalk died Tuesday morning, July 18 after he was struck by a pickup truck making a turn into a shopping center. John Edward William was struck shortly before 10:27 a.m. in the 3000 block of Broadway. He was rushed

Three suspects invade home, assault occupant, steal laptop

Mad River Union EUREKA – This morning three males pushed their way into a Eureka household where they assaulted and restrained the occupant, ransacked a bedroom and then fled with a laptop computer. Eureka Police were called to the 1100 block of Sixth Street for the reported armed robbery. The victim told officers that an

Morning report: Pot for sale at Arcata Ball Park?

Cannabis celebration parade and special event at Arcata Ball Park At tonight’s Arcata City Council meeting, City Manager Karen Diemer is scheduled to give a report on the Yes We Cann Parade and Hullabaloo slated for Saturday, Aug. 12. According to the website of Humboldt Green, a cannabis company sponsoring the event, the parade begins at 2

House panel blocks Trump’s effort to slash tsunami warning system

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT/WASHINGTON, D.C. – The powerful House Appropriations Committee has fully funded the Tsunami Warning Program for Fiscal 2018, snubbing President Trump’s attempt to eliminate $11 million from a system considered indispensable by North Coast preparedness officials in the event of a major Pacific earthquake. The Appropriations Committee wields power over

Security guard pulls a gun, gets shot by deputies near Weitchpec

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office On July 14, 2017, at approximately 2157 hours, 3 Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office were on patrol in two marked patrol vehicles in the area Highway 169 North of Weitchpec.  The deputies were in full Sheriff’s Office patrol uniforms driving marked patrol vehicles. As the deputies turned from HWY 169 to

Arcata man convicted for striking jail guard in face

Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office EUREKA – Yesterday, July 17 a Humboldt County jury found 26-year-old Alexi Greenspan of Arcata guilty of felony resisting an executive officer causing great bodily injury. This offense is a strike under California law. The jury also convicted Greenspan of felony battery with serious bodily injury, and felony battery with

Coho salmon nursery moves forward in McKinleyville

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The McKinleyville Community Services District has entered into an agreement with California Trout Inc. that will allow the nonprofit to have access to district property along the Mad River so it can finalize designs for a coho salmon nursery. CalTrout, along with the district, is planning its Salmonid

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