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Jury finds McK’viller guilty of attempted murder, other charges

Jury finds McK’viller guilty of attempted murder, other charges

Humboldt County District Attorney News Release District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that today, a jury found 34-year-old Erick Allen Battersby guilty of attempted murder, with the special allegation that it was willful, deliberate, and premeditated. He was also convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and first degree burglary. The case arose from an incident

Violent sexual predator may go free

Humboldt County Distict Attorney’s Office FRESHWATER AREA – In response to strong public interest in the potential release of a person previously determined to be a sexually violent predator into the Howard Heights area off Freshwater Road, the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office seeks to share information about the general process and the current specific situation.

Arcata City Council meeting disrupted again as police chief discloses case details, tactics

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – The Arcata City Council was unable to meet for a second night, its deliberations disrupted by activists demanding resolution to the unsolved killing of HSU student David Josiah Lawson. Unfinished business – including The Village student housing project – will be held over to an Aug.

Wes Cole case concludes with probation, animal ban

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The long-running animal cruelty case involving Charles Wesley Cole is over – for now, and as long as he behaves. According to a press release from the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office, Cole, 59, of Arcata pled guilty to a charge of vandalizing the Arcata Co-op  on

McKinleyville, Arcata statehood considered

STATE OF McKINLEYVILLE Due to greater public interest than initially anticipated, the venue for next week’s State of McKinleyville forum has been changed to Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Rd. in McKinleyville. The event, sponsored by the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 8:30 a.m. Panelists include Fifth District Supervisor Ryan

Another meeting melts down over Lawson case

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – A wall was lined with butcher paper filled with previously brainstormed student safety and social justice initiatives, and several tables were stocked with blank sheets and marking pens to receive fresh suggestions. But all of that went unused as an Arcata City Council study session intended as

Felony charges filed against man for alleged illegal dentistry

Humboldt District Attorney’s Office EUREKA – District Attorney Maggie Fleming has announced that her office has filed felony charges against Mazair Eshghipour, also known as Michael Eshghipour, related to Eel River Valley Dental, the dentistry practice he purchased and operated in Fortuna between 2014 and 2016. Eshghipour is alleged to have unlawfully practiced dentistry without

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