Lightning Fires: Photos and Video

  Spectacular photo of a lightning strike yesterday afternoon in Southern Humboldt (Photographer Sandra Bonham.) According to the US National Weather Service in Eureka’s Facebook page, Over 500 cloud to ground lightning strikes occurred yesterday and last night in the three county area of Trinity, Humboldt, and Mendocino counties. Multiple small fires have been reported in the Shasta-Trinity and Mendocino National

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Drowning Near Fortuna

UPDATE, Monday, 12:35 p.m.: From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office: On 06-30-2013, approximately 1:00 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a possible drowning in the Eel River near the Fortuna Riverwalk Lodge, 1800 Riverwalk Drive, Fortuna. Deputies and medical personnel were dispatched to the scene. When deputies arrived on scene medical personnel from Fortuna Fire Department and

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Drowning in Shelter Cove

UPDATE, MONDAY, 11:03 a.m.: Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office: On 06-30-13, approximately 1:00 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a woman in the surf approximately 75 yards out at the North end of Shelter Cove near Abalone Point, needing assistance. Deputies, the Shelter Cove Volunteer Fire Department, the Bureau of Land Management, United

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Missing Three-Year-Old [Updated with Photos] [UPDATE 2–He’s Found!]

Photo from the Working Stiff’s Facebook page. UPDATE 9:40 A.M. 6/28: APD Press Release: On 6/27/13 Arcata Police Department received a tip that missing child Zion Merritt and his non-custodial father Ramin Ahadi were seen in the area of Ashland, Oregon.  APD requested the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department respond to the area and investigate. Jackson County Sheriff’s officials located the missing three

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