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SUSPECT IN HUMBOLDT DEPUTY SHOOTING ARRESTED (LAW) JH 05/08/14

A SUSPECT WHO SHOT A HUMBOLDT COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTY TUESDAY AFTERNOON WAS ARRESTED OUTSIDE HIS SHELTER COVE HOME.

DEPUTIES ARRIVED AT THE KELLY LANE RESIDENCE OF 55 YEAR OLD WILLIAM LLOYD NELSON AT APPROXIMATELY 2:45 TUESDAY TO SERVE A COURT ORDERED EVICTION, WHEN NELSON SHOT AT THE OFFICERS STRIKING ONE IN THE CHEST. DEPUTIES RETURNED FIRE WHILE FLEEING THE SCENE. THE DEPUTY WAS AIRLIFTED TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL AND THANKS TO HIS BALLISTIC VEST IS DOING OK. THE MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT DISPATCHED MEMBERS OF THEIR SWAT TEAM AND ARMORED VEHICLE TO ASSIST THE HUMBOLDT SWAT TEAM IN SECURING NELSONS RESIDENCE. NELSON WAS EVENTUALLY LOCATED AT 3:30 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING OUTSIDE OF HIS HOME AND WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

EARLY MORNING FIRE DESTROYS HOME (LAW) JH 05/08/14

AN EARLY MORNING FIRE WEDNESDAY DESTROYED A HOME AND OUTBUILDING AND DAMAGE A THIRD STRUCTURE BEFORE FIREFIGHTERS WERE ABLE TO GAIN CONTROL.

THE HOME WAS FULLY ENGULFED WHEN FIRE FIGHTERS ARRIVED AT THE WEST HIGHWAY 20 HOME SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT YESTERDAY MORNING. THE HOME, WHICH HAD BEEN VACANT FOR SOME TIME, WAS A TOTAL LOSS, AND AN OUTBUILDING WAS ALSO LOST. A GARAGE SUSTAINED ONLY MODERATE DAMAGE, AS THE BLAZE ALSO CONSUMED ABOUT A HALF ACRE OF VEGETATION. CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS UNKNOWN AND UNDER INVESTIGATION.

SEARCH WARRANT LEADS TO POT, METH, MUSHROOMS AND LSD (LAW)

JH 05/08/14

THE SERVICE OF A SEARCH WARRANT LAST WEEK RESULTED IN ONE ARREST AND SEIZURE OF MARIJUANA, METHAMPHETAMINE, PSILOCYBIN MUSHROOMS, AND LSD.

AUTHORITIES SERVED THE WARRANT ON MAY 1ST AT LOWER LAKE HOME ON SPRUCE GROVE ROAD. THE RESIDENT, 43 YEAR OLD PHILIP DONALD MERCELINO, WAS FOUND IN THE BATHROOM SMOKING METH WHEN DEPUTIES ARRIVED. A SEARCH OF THE RESIDENCE REVEALED OVER 14 GRAMS OF METHAMPHETAMINE, OVER 46 GRAMS OF POT, 4.5 GRAMS OF PSILOCYBIN MUSHROOMS, 93 DOSES OF LSD, A SCALE, PARAPHERNALIA AND A STUN GUN. MERCELINO WAS BOOKED INTO LAKE COUNTY JAIL ON MULTIPLE CHARGES.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN JUNE PRIMARY APPROACHES (PI)

JH 05/08/14

THE DEADLINE TO VOTE IN THE UPCOMING JUNE GUBERNATORIAL PRIMARY ELECTION IS FAST APPROACHING.

BOTH LAKE AND MENDOCINO COUNTY REGISTRAR OF VOTERS OFFICES WANT TO REMIND RESIDENTS THAT THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IS JUST OVER A WEEK AWAY, ON MAY 19. IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED, BUT HAVE MOVED, CHANGED A MAILING ADDRESS, OR CHANGED YOUR LAST NAME, YOU MAY NEED TO REREGISTER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN THE UPCOMING PRIMARY.

UKIAH MAN STABBED, POLICE SEEK INFO ON SUSPECT (LAW) JH 05/08/14

A UKIAH MAN WAS AIRLIFTED TO SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AFTER BEING STABBED SEVERAL TIMES TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL REPORTS, THE UNIDENTIFIED 41-YEAR-OLD VICTIM WAS FOUND AFTER HIS OBSERVATORY NEIGHBORS HEARD HIM YELLING FOR HELP. THE VICTIM HAD MULTIPLE WOUNDS TO HIS CHEST, ARMS AND HANDS, BUT NONE WERE LIFE THREATENING. THE VICTIM WAS UNABLE TO PROVIDE AUTHORITIES WITH MUCH INFORMATION REGARDING WHO STABBED HIM AND WHY. UKIAH POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THE INCIDENT, AND ASK ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE SEEN THE STABBING OR KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT IT TO CALL THE UKIAH POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 463-6262.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HELPS VETS WITH GRANT FUNDS (PI)

JH 05/08/14

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY LAKE COUNTY IS USING GRANT FUNDS AND DONATIONS TO HELP LOCAL VETERANS IMPROVE THEIR HOMES.

LAKE COUNTY NEWS REPORTS, THANKS TO DONATIONS TO THE HABITAT WHEELCHAIR RAMPS AND LIFTS INITIATIVE, AS WELL AS FUNDS FROM THE HOME DEPOT FOUNDATIONS VETERAN REPAIR GRANT, THE ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN ABLE PROVIDE HOME REPAIRS AND ADD WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY FOR 10 LAKE COUNTY VETERANS, AND MORE ARE SCHEDULED IN THE COMING WEEKS. TO CONTRIBUTE, OR GET MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY LAKE COUNTY..

STATE WATER CONTROL BOARD TO REVOKE FORMER MASONITE WATER LICENSE (GOV/EVR) JH 05/08/14

THE MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS THIS WEEK DISCUSSED A DRAFT ORDER FROM THE STATE WATER RESOURCE CONTROL BOARD THAT REVOKES A LICENSE THAT ALLOWS THE DIVERSION OF WATER FROM THE RUSSIAN RIVER.

ACCORDING TO THE STATE, THE LICENSE. WHICH OFFICIALLY BELONGS TO MASONITE, HAS NOT BEEN PUT TO USE FOR MORE THAN FIVE YEARS, AND THEREFORE WILL BE REVOKED. AN OFFICIAL FROM THE MILLVIEW COUNTY WATER DISTRICT ASKED THE BOARD FOR SUPPORT IN TRYING TO KEEP THE LICENSE, WHICH COULD PROVIDE UP TO 200 GALLONS OF WATER A DAY FOR ABOUT 5,800 RESIDENTS. THE BOARD, IN A VOTE OF 3 TO 2, CHOSE NOT TO WRITE A LETTER SUPPORTING THE LOCAL WATER DISTRICT. THE STATE BOARD IS ACCEPTING PUBLIC COMMENT IN REGARD TO REVOKING THE LICENSE. SUBMIT COMMENTS VIA E-MAIL TO COMMENTLETTERS.

STATEWIDE SCIENCE PROJECT TODAY (PI) JH 05/08/14

THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IS ASKING THE PUBLIC TO JOIN ITS FACULTY, STUDENTS, 4-H VOLUNTEERS AND MASTER GARDENERS IN A VAST SCIENCE PROJECT IN RECOGNITION OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO TODAY, PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON SIGNED THE SMITH-LEVER ACT, WHICH CREATED COOPERATIVE EXTENSION TO SERVE AS A CONDUIT FOR SCIENTIFIC ADVANCES IN AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION AND NATURAL RESOURCES FROM THE NATIONS UNIVERSITIES TO ITS FARMERS, YOUTH AND COMMUNITIES. YOURE INVITED TO BE A SCIENTIST FOR THE DAY BY RECORDING YOUR OBSERVATIONS ON ANY OF THREE TOPICS, AND THEN SUBMIT YOU OBSERVATIONS ONLINE. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO PARTICIPATE, VISIT THEIR WEB SITE AT BEASCIENTIST.UCANR.EDU.

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