Saturday, June 30, 2018

(Listen) Heckled Cop Admits Saying 'Go Back to the Reservation': Humboldt Reacts; Other Top Stories

Refresh yourself or catch up on local news with Humboldt Last Week. It begins with quick summaries and often finishes with an interview or longer story. Available where you get podcasts and downloadable for later listening.

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  • Heckled Cop Admits Saying 'Go Back to the Reservation': Humboldt Reacts (4:57)
The Eureka Police Department is investigating an officer who admitted on camera to telling a Native American man working on his car along the waterfront to “go back to the reservation.” In the footage the man can be heard responding with some insults of his own. The ‘Department has a zero-tolerance policy for racially insensitive comments. As the incident garners widespread attention, reactions and analysis are shared while body cam footage could eventually reveal more. Video below.
  • Man in His Skivvies Tied Up After Alleged Road Ruckus
  • Investigators Say Eurekan Posed As High Schooler to Obtain Child Porn
  • Ferndale’s Famous Owls Dying, Testing Might Reveal Why
  • County Fighting Lawsuit Alleging 2017 Cannabis Tax Missteps
  • Serial Upskirter Pleads Guilty
  • SoHum Man Responds Extremely Poorly to Rejection, Allegedly
  • Guy Fieri Joins Robert De Niro and Others Getting 2019 Hollywood Stars
  • Coroner: Elderly Arcata Man Dies After Dog Attack, Dog Euthanized
  • Lonely Planet Visits Humboldt Redwoods
  • Old Town Getting New Murals
  • Other Top Stories
Humboldt Last Week also includes additional crime updates, some attempts at humor, new music picks, Facebook giveaways, and more top stories. You can also listen and connect at humboldtlastweek.com.


Body cam photo by Ryan Johnson, Wikipedia Commons



Note: Video and podcast contains explicit language

Saturday, June 23, 2018

(Listen) Beach Exorcism Mom: Psych Lecturer Has Rationale on Related Incidents; Other Top Stories

Refresh yourself or catch up on local news with Humboldt Last Week. It begins with quick summaries and often finishes with an interview or longer story. Available where you get podcasts and downloadable for later listening.
Humboldt Last Week, Episode 87
  • Beach Exorcism Mom: Psych Lecturer Has Rationale on Related Incidents (5:34)
The mom from Ferndale was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the attempted murder and exorcism of her daughter at a local beach. HSU lecturer Kevin Matlock provides stats and rationale on just how rare incidents like these are and the infrequency of people like this offending again.
  • Testy Oysterfest Arrest Gets Attention Outside Humboldt
  • Local Mom Released From Immigration Detention Center After Seven Months, Out on Bail
  • Madrone Likely Winner in Supervisor Race; A Nice Email About an Attempt at Wholesomeness
  • Trinidad Mom Arrested After Death of Baby Boy
  • Possible Natural, Gross, Reason for Bacteria in Clam Beach Water
  • Sara Bareilles Working on First Pop Album Since 2013
  • Other Top Stories
Humboldt Last Week also includes additional crime updates, some attempts at humor, new music picks,Facebook giveaways, and more top stories. You can also listen and connect at humboldtlastweek.com.

Kimberly Felder, booking photo

Saturday, June 16, 2018

(Listen) Former Murder Suspect Sues Arcata, County Paying $3.5 Million After Jail Death; Other Top Stories

Refresh yourself or catch up on local news with Humboldt Last Week. It begins with quick summaries and often finishes with an interview or longer story. Available where you get podcasts and downloadable for later listening.
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Humboldt Last Week, Episode 86

Former Murder Suspect Sues Arcata, Says Cops Defamed Him While Investigating Death of HSU Student (7:12)
“I had a law professor look over his entire complaint,” said North Coast Journal Editor Thadeus Greenson. “Both because he was representing himself to look at it for potential filing errors… and then also to really look at the substance of his allegations in the lawsuit.”
County Settles Lawsuit Over Death in Jail Sobering Cell for $3.5 Million (16:51)
“…It’s really hard to make a judgement on this case unless you’ve really taken a good look at all the facts,” said Greenson. “I would just say as a reporter having watched the entire video of Mr. Borges’ last hours from the time that Eureka police picked him up to the time that he stopped moving in a sobering cell, it gave me a much different picture than I had going in.”
  • Currently Tied Politicians Too Busy to Say Nice Things About Each Other
  • Council to Decide on More Potential Retail Cannabis Shops in Eureka This Week
  • Calfire Says PG&E Lines to Blame for a Number of Deadly Fires Last Year, PG&E Says They Met Overall Standards
  • Inmates Further Accuse Former Jail Officer, Child Molestation Suspect
  • Potential Sizzla Show in Humboldt Once Again Sizzles Out Over Homophobic Lyrics
  • Sara Bareilles Hosts Tony Awards, Helps Eureka High
  • Reddits Reminds Us About a Serial Killer’s Shocker at the Sheriff's Office in the 90s
  • Alex Cappa Off to a Good NFL Start With Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • McKinleyville Mom Still Detained by Immigration Officers After Seven Months
  • Other Top Stories
Humboldt Last Week also includes additional crime updates, some attempts at humor, new music picks, Facebook giveaways, and more top stories. You can also listen and connect at humboldtlastweek.com.