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Fortuna Police Invite You to ‘Coffee with a Cop’

community.” Dobberstein added that the coffee is free but you will have to bring your own donuts. Last year, the coffee was donated by the local Starbucks. For additional information contact Crime Prevention Specialist Enoch Ibarra at (707) 725-1453 or Sergeant Jason Kadle at (707) 725-1438.


Recording Breaking Snow Shuts Down Highways in California

Winter weather enveloping California’s mountains for a fifth straight day Saturday kept skiers from hitting the slopes, closed down highways and even broke a record. California Department of Transportation officials on Saturday afternoon closed down Highway 20 just east of Nevada City due to heavy s


Porch Pirate Poached by Fortuna Police

Information from the Fortuna Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:


Humboldt County Sheriff's Office seizes 630 pounds of marijuana

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. - Another major drug bust happened Tuesday afternoon in Humboldt County. The Sheriff's Office says they found 630 pounds of cannabis in a trailer near Highway 101 and Miranda.


Feds find more than 200 pounds of cocaine in floor boards of ship at California port

Federal agents uncovered more than 200 pounds of cocaine hidden beneath the floorboards of two cargo ships at a California port, according to the Customs and Border Protection department (CPS).


Mom honors sun with run across the country, starting in Fortuna

On Feb. 17, Cathy Powers will run down the streets of Fortuna as part of a 1,000-mile journey across all 50 states to honor her son, Senior Airman Bryce Kenneth Powers, who died in 2013.


Fortuna High and East High Closed Tomorrow

A broken water main forced the closure of two Fortuna Schools tomorrow. East High posted, “School is CANCELLED for tomorrow due to a water main break. Mr. Millsap will be at school from 9-11 tomorrow morning for anyone who wants to come pick up work to do over break.”


Snow Too Thick to Plow Keeps Skiers from California Resorts

Winter weather enveloping California’s mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cities scrambled to find places to pile it.


Son arrested in California killing of parents, housekeeper

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his parents and their housekeeper in an upscale Southern California community, authorities said Friday. Richard Nicholson, 64, Kim Nicholson, 61, and Maria Morse, 57, were identified as the victims found dead in a Newport Beach home


Governor Gavin Newsom Endorses Senator Kamala Harris for President

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is endorsing Sen. Kamala Harris for president in 2020. The Democrat said in an MSNBC interview Friday: "I think the American people could not do better" than Harris. He added later in a tweet: "Kamala Harris is a fearless fighter. A voice for the voiceless and vulnerable


California mail carrier’s heat-related death prompts bill to require air conditioning in U.S. Postal Service mail trucks

Seven months after a mail carrier’s heat-related death in Woodland Hills, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas introduced a bill Friday that if enacted would require all U.S. Postal Service delivery vehicles to be equipped with air conditioning within three years.


World War II veteran picks up $1,500 tab for California military members at Chick-fil-A

World War II veteran Edmund Rusinek turns 92 years old in a few days. To mark that milestone, he treated himself to a rather extravagant gift – the honor of buying some $1,500 worth of meals for military families who happened into the Rossmoor Chick-fil-A last weekend.


Lost Marbles: Photos from Humboldt Marble Weekend

Fifty-five marble-making artists from around the United States and two countries (including a dozen or so locals) showed up at Redwood Acres in Eureka last Thursday through Sunday for the second annual Humboldt Marble Weekend. In what turned out to be a wise decision, given the weather, organizers m


Multiple subjects arrested following stolen vehicle recovery

News release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:. On Feb. 13, 2019, at about 11:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the Pine Hill area observed a stolen vehicle parked in the driveway of a residence on the 6000 block of Noe Avenue.


Humboldt County Shopping Center Sexual Assault Arrest

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif.- The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office arrested a man for sexual assault and false imprisonment at a busy shopping center. Deputies say they got the call reporting a sexual assault that had just occurred on February 12th, just before 3 in the afternoon.


Fortuna’s Multi-Generational Center to hold father-daughter dance

A “Great Gatsby” themed dance is being planned in Fortuna, taking place at the Multi-Generational Center on Saturday. It will be a daddy-daughter dance from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and a mini dance lesson will also take place prior to the dance, from 6:30 to 7 p.m. All ages are welcome.


California lost nearly 10,000 solar jobs in 2018

California’s solar industry shed nearly 10,000 jobs last year over uncertainty about the Trump administration’s tariffs on imported solar panels and state policy changes, a new report reveals.


Love is in the air, Humboldt County residents buy flowers and chocolates on Valentine’s Day

EUREKA, Ca., (KIEM) – Love is in the air on this Valentine’s Day, and people were out and about to get that gift for their Valentine. Leon Purvis went around Eureka today to see what everyone was buying. He joins us in-studio now with more.


Eureka police look to build felony case against graffiti vandals

The Eureka Police Department has reached out to property owners in the city in an effort to identify the victims of graffiti vandalism following dozens of reports of “tags” painted on buildings around the city in the past several weeks.


Saturday on Local Roads: Winter Weather Continues

Today, Saturday, February 15, expect more wintry weather until the early afternoon. Rain will fall in coastal areas with a possibility of hail adding to dangerous travel. In the mountains, expect snow with heavy accumulations above 2500 feet. Also watch out for gusty winds.