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Teen Stabbed At A College Party Has Case Unsolved For 5 Years

Josiah Lawson(Times-Standard file photo) Nineteen-year-old David Josiah Lawson was studying Criminology at HSU (Humboldt State University, located in Northern California in the small town of Arcata). Lawson was the president of the Brothers United, an on-campus group that formed as a result of the unsolved murder of a Black HSU student, Cory Clark in 2001 (there is, unfortunately, a lack of information on his case). The group’s goal was to provide support for Black men in the predominately white institution — and predominantly white area — in which they felt there was more support needed.
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Woman Arrested for Arson, Says HCSO

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:. On August 9, 2022, at about 4:10 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a...

Fortuna Police searching for missing man last seen one week ago

FORTUNA, Calif. — The Fortuna Police Department is looking for leads in finding a 48-year-old man that was last seen in Fortuna one week ago. Police published a missing poster for Lewis William Leckliter on Tuesday afternoon. Leckliter is described as a white man with brown hair and hazel...

Local Eureka tattoo artist in need after being hospitalized after collision

EUREKA, Calif. — A collision occurred over the weekend on a busy street in Eureka, sending a local tattoo artist to the hospital. The man, Randy Meyer, was reportedly hit on the intersection of 5th and R Street while riding his motorcycle. The single father of two, and Co-Owner of Sangha Tattoo Studio will unable to work for at least six months while recovering from his severe injuries.

Man Arrested in Eureka For Multiple ‘Unprovoked’ Assaults, Says HCSO

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:. On August 8, 2022, at about 10:14 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 3800 block of Little Fairfield Street, in the county’s jurisdiction of Eureka, for the report of an assault. Deputies arrived in the area...

DOLOS SAVED: Maritime-Related Concrete Structure Will be Moved to Madaket Plaza

THIS WEEK in COUNCIL: Eureka’s Waterfront Development Plan, Civil Grand Jury Weighs in on Sea Level Rise Around Humboldt Bay, Dolos on Broadway and More!. At its July 19, 2022 meeting, the Eureka City Council approved the demolition of the 42 ton Broadway dolos, should a cost-effective solution to move the dolos not be identified. The City of Eureka sold the property on which the dolos is located and the new owners need the dolos removed as soon as possible to begin construction of a new hotel.

Small Fire Set Outside McKinleyville Business Leads to Arson Arrest

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:. On August 9, 2022, at about 4:10 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a business on the 1600 block of Central Avenue in McKinleyville for the report of a possible arson. According to the reporting party, a female...

Arcata Man Sentenced to 13 Years for Stabbing Homeless Man in Old Town

An Arcata man was sentenced this morning to 13 years in state prison for stabbing and attempting to kill a homeless man who was asleep on an Old Town street. Judge Kelly Neel handed Tory Tasi Parker Mamea the maximum term of nine years for the attempted murder of Timothy Edward Hansen. Mamea received an additional three years for causing great bodily injury and one more year for using a knife.

St. Joseph Hospital nurses protest missed pay and staffing ratios

EUREKA, Calif. — Nurses working at Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka are protesting the administration for shorting their paychecks and making them work in “unsafe" conditions. The nurses will be hosting an informational picket on Thursday, demanding that Providence take action to fix poor staffing ratios and...

TODAY in COURT: Convicted Murderer Convicted of Unemployment Fraud; Trial Date Scheduled Next Month for 2019 Hikshari Trail Murder

Convicted murderer Demetrius Coleman and his girlfriend Alma Ahumada-Mendoza were sentenced today for defrauding the state of thousands of dollars in unemployment insurance while Coleman was sitting in jail. This morning Judge Kaleb Cockrum sentenced Coleman to three years in state prison, with the term running concurrently with his sentence...

‘I’m 100% Running Again’: Embattled Arcata City Councilmember Brett Watson Announces Re-election Bid

Brett Watson is seeking re-election. This despite sustained allegations of sexual harassment against a city staff member, despite being stripped of all committee assignments by his council colleagues, who cast a vote of “no confidence” and are pursuing a retraining order against him, and despite widespread calls for his resignation.

Suspicious fire breaks out in Fortuna near Highway 101

FORTUNA. Calif. — A fire broke out in dry vegetation earlier today near Fortuna and officials believe it was man-made. Fire crews say the hot, dry and windy weather conditions weren't the only factor that started the fire. After speaking with sheriff's deputies, they say it appeared to be sparked by someone.
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Humboldt Crabs Wrap 2022 Season

There was a bittersweet feeling on the field as Eureka local Garrison Finck threw the last strike of the 2022 Humboldt Crabs season. The season was over with a 13-game winning streak to wrap up a highly successful campaign. Players took to the field to shake hands and celebrate a Crabs win one more time with teammates and family before heading back to home or school for the remainder of the summer. For Finck, a Humboldt player who was given the opportunity to close out the last game of the season, it was a fitting end for an experience many local players aspire to growing up.

Crews in Willow Creek work to protect communities threatened by Six Rivers Complex fire

WILLOW CREEK, Calif. — [UPDATE | Aug. 10, 8 a.m.]. The fire has grown to 10,781 acres with 0% containment. The Six Rivers Lightning Complex fire continues to threaten communities along the Trinity River. Five main fires burn North and South of Highway 299. Primary areas of focus are the communities along the 299 corridor, Waterman Ridge, Friday Ridge Road, and Ammon Ridge, according to U.S. Forest Service.