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Emergency crews respond to reported plane crash in Brookings

BROOKINGS, Ore. — Emergency crews have responded to a reported plane crash in Brookings, though many details remain unknown at this time. The crash site appeared to be located somewhere between the Brookings airport and Henderson Road, on a large expanse of private property.


Fire in Paradise, California, poisoned the water with 'toxic cocktail'

PARADISE, Calif. — The drinking water in Paradise, California, where 85 people died in the worst wildfire in state history, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, water officials said.


Arson fire could have been much worse

Leigha LaBrasca is scheduled to make her first appearance in court at 1:10 p.m. to answer charges of arson, following an April 8 fire that damaged an apartment in Crescent City.


Amber Alert issued for missing California teen

Two murder suspects considered "armed and dangerous" in California were last seen driving a car with a Nevada license plate. It's believed the teen daughter of one of the suspects is with them.


Crescent City Town Hall Meeting underway, discuss homelessness and housing plan

Crescent City, Ca., (KIEM) It’s no secret that homelessness in the state and locally here in Humboldt County is an issue. Next Thursday, April 18, Del Norte County, the state, along with Crescent City will partner up to arrange a special town hall meeting for the community.


California man sets self on fire in Target parking lot: officials

A California man on Wednesday suffered third-degree burns to the front half of his body after he used a lighter to melt a gasoline-filled jug, fire officials said. The unintended immolation took place in a Target parking lot in Modesto, about 100 miles east of San Francisco. The man, who was not ide


Two Central California murders stumped cops for 40 years. The key was sitting in a bathroom cabinet

With the illness marching through his body and his time running low, Arthur Rudy Martinez turned himself in. It was April 2014. Twenty years earlier, Martinez had escaped from a Washington state prison where he was serving a life sentence for robbery and rape convictions. Running from authorities, M


'We Were Blindsided:' Crab Fishing Closure Could Mean Millions in Losses

At the April 9 Humboldt County Board of Supervisors meeting, the security check-in station resembled a metropolitan airport with a long line of people stretched out the courthouse doors and halfway down the stairs to Fifth Street. All seats in the chamber were filled, the space between the chairs an


Pilot killed in plane crash at Southern California airport: report

A pilot was killed Thursday evening after a small twin-engine airplane crashed shortly after taking off the runway of a small municipal airport in Southern California, according to reports.


Heavy rains cause few problems

Around the county Sunday and Monday, drivers saw many flooded roads and higher than normal flows in the Smith River along U.S. 199. The weekend storm pummeled the area with more than four inches of rain, resulting in minor flooding and road closures.


California Issued 23,500 Tax Returns Without Verification

The California board that processes tax returns says it issued 23,500 refunds without verifying whether people had entered accurate wage information. The Franchise Tax Board will begin notifying people on Monday if they owe more to the government than they paid or if a bigger refund check is coming.


Third Person Arrested In Vegas In Slaying Of California Doctor

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a third suspect has been arrested in the killing of a California doctor whose body was found in the trunk of a car in the desert outside Las Vegas.


Thousands in California may owe state taxes because of technical glitch

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- The California Franchise Tax Board says a technical glitch error resulted in thousands of possibly incorrect refunds. As the FTB worked to review those more than 23,000 returns some local tax preparers said they had no idea about this error. They are bracing for calls from clien


Mystery Surcharge Among Taxes, Fees Added To Gasoline In California

BERKELEY (KPIX 5) — A University of California, Berkeley professor is drawing attention to a gasoline “mystery surcharge” in the state – unexplained price increases in gasoline which have cost drivers $20 billion since 2015.


California couple who shackled children face life in prison

LOS ANGELES – The desperate cry for help came from a girl who had lived in such isolation for 17 years that she didn't know her address, the month of the year or what the word medication meant.


Lawmakers and landlords: More than a quarter of California legislators are both

In a quiet neighborhood on the outskirts of south Sacramento, the property looks like any other on the block: a single-story house that could use a new paint job, a large front yard that could use a little tidying, a chain-link fence circumferencing the lot.


Many California crabbers switching to Chinook trolling as salmon seasons are set

From San Francisco to Crescent City, Calif., crab pots were being loaded onto trailers and stacked in port lots for storage as Dungeness crabbers were forced to stop fishing Monday, April 15.


Why gray whales may be starving to death along the California coast

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Even before three dead whales showed up in the Bay Area this week, whale watching organizers knew something was wrong during a recent trip to Baja California, Mexico.


The Popular Annual Yurok Klamath River Cleanup Day is April 20th

All are invited to the 18th Annual Klamath River Clean Up on Saturday, April 20, 2019. The Yurok Tribe Environmental Program and the California Conservation Corps Watershed Stewards Program in Partnership with AmeriCorps-sponsored event is from 9:00am to 2:00 pm in Klamath and Weitchpec.


Fishing the North Coast: Ocean king season to begin on May 25

After absorbing a full closure of our ocean salmon fishery in 2017, it appears the salmon stocks are getting stronger by the year. And with numbers trending up, the North Coast was given a lengthy season in 2019. After being behind closed doors for a week, the PFMC emerged on Tuesday and set the sea