Home Invasion Robbery This Morning in Salmon Creek

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office: On Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 5:53 AM, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a 911 call from a male victim reporting a home invasion robbery that just occurred at his residence, 3000 block of Thomas Road, Salmon Creek. Deputies were dispatched to the residence and arrived at the remote

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Mother Pleads Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter in Breastmilk/Meth Case

Humboldt Co. Dist. Attorney’s Office Press Release: Maggie Jean Wortmon, 27, of Eureka, pleaded guilty today to voluntary manslaughter, admitting she engaged in conduct that directly caused the death of her infant son, Michael Acosta III. The child’s autopsy revealed that the baby had been exposed to high levels of methamphetamine. Prosecutor Ben McLaughlin offered Wortmon a plea, indicating that

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Winds Predicted to Bluster Throughout the North Coast

NOAA, the National Weather Service, predicts high winds beginning this afternoon though tomorrow morning: THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA. .DAY ONE…THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH TODAY. A FEW GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH ARE POSSIBLE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…TUESDAY THROUGH

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SB 81 is on the Governor's Desk–School Transportation Cuts Likely to Be Restored

In what may have been the most exciting day rural California has seen in years, this morning the Assembly passed a bill remedying earlier slashing of bus transportation services 54-4 and then, in an amazing show of speedy bi-partisanship the Senate just passed the bill too before noon of the same day! Around 11:30 A.M., Andrew Bird,Wes Chesbro’s communications director,

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Hwy 101 Closed at Fields Landing Detour at 699 Ramp

Blurry photo of accident scene.  Freeway blocked by Law Enforcement and Fire as traffic exits southbound into Fields Landing UPDATE 6:32 p.m.: The Times-Standard is reporting on Facebook that “Law enforcement scanner traffic has said one person is deceased following the injury accident on southbound U.S. Highway 101 near Fields Landing.” ### Eyewitness reports of “horrible accident” near Fields Landing. 

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