Local News Synopsis 12-22-10

Local News Synopsis 12-22-10
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  • Eureka City Council reconsiders plans for the Jefferson School site-Daniel Mintz Reports:
  • District Attorney, Paul Gallegos, announced today that he is filing a felony child endangerment complaint in the matter in which a fireworks device detonated severely injuring a Ferndale girl, on July 4, 2010. Based on an investigation submitted by Cal Fire, Joe Marsh, will face charges which could result in up to 9 years in prison.   Marsh is scheduled to be arraigned on January, 21, 2011, in Humboldt Superior Court.
  • On early Friday evening, 12-17-10, at about 4:30 PM, the manager of the “Tilt”, at the Bayshore Mall, reported he was a victim of a robbery. The manager was in the office when the assailant entered the office and demanded he open the safe. When he refused, the unarmed assailant attacked the manager. The manager eventually yielded to the suspect’s demands. The suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as a white male adult, mid thirties, about 6’ or taller, medium build, with long straggly blondish hair down to about the collar.  The suspect wore a black ball cap, possibly with a “Raiders” logo, a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The suspect had one unique characteristic, a noticeably lazy or drifting left eye. Anyone who may have any information about the robbery or the suspect should contact Eureka Police Detective Ron Harpham, 441-4305.
  • It’s the anniversary of the 1955 and 1964 floods. Heavy rains accompanied by runoff from an unusually large snowpack led to the flooding of the Mad and Eel Rivers in 1964. Total damages reached $100 million, with entire communities (including Pepperwood, the site of the 1955 fatality) being destroyed and 19 fatalities recorded. Millions of board feet of lumber, thousands of acres of prime farmland,  and 4,000 head of livestock were also lost. For more information see the Humboldt County Historical Society-445-4342.
  • When the U.S. Navy showed up in Fort Bragg last Thurs. night they faced a wide range of questions about the potential harm to marine mammals from their training range complex. For more information see Mendocino Coast Television.

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