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Burglary proves to be hazardous job in DN lately

For second time in 2 weeks, homeowner goes after suspect

A suspected burglar suffered a stab wound scuffling with a Crescent City homeowner Monday afternoon, authorities said.

The homeowner, Calvin Huff, arrived to his property on the 900 block of Childs Avenue to discover a man rooting around inside a wooden storage container next to the house, said sheriff’s Commander Tim Athey.

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State of Jefferson? Advisory vote set

Del Norte County supervisors decide to put the new-state question to voters on June 3 ballot 

Del Norte County supervisors decided Tuesday to allow voters to weigh in on the potential creation of a new state.

But instead of leaving the new state’s name ambiguous — as Tehama County supervisors did earlier this month — Del Norte supervisors voted 3-2 in favor of a measure that explicitly named the new state “Jefferson.” Supervisors David Finigan and Martha McClure dissented. 

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Inmate found dead in cell

The death of a Pelican Bay State Prison inmate on Monday is being investigated as a suicide, according to prison officials. 

Anthony Johnson, 30, was found unresponsive in his cell in the prison’s Administrative Segregation Unit around 12:25 p.m. and pronounced dead shortly thereafter. 

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News of Record Feb. 14-20, 2014

Del Norte County Superior Court felony and misdemeanor sentencings for the week of Feb. 14-20 include:

Matilde Rea Montanez, 35, Crescent City, was sentenced to two years in County Jail, two years post release community supervision and fined $1,436 for transportation/selling a controlled substance

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No missing plane, Coast Guard concludes

Two U.S. Coast Guard helicopters and a 47-foot motor lifeboat spent several hours searching for a downed plane off the northern coast of Del Norte County on Monday night before determining that it was a false distress report.

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Sea lions swarm the parking lot

Giant creatures are putting on a show, but you don’t want a seat in the front row

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Visitors to Crescent City Harbor photograph some of the sea lions that have taken up residence on the sidewalk and parking lot. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
They took over the pleasure boat docks and picnic tables at the south end of the harbor, forcing workers to remove them. They rose from sea level to street level, encroaching on the sidewalk and parking lot.

If only they weren’t so cute.

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Angler dies on Chetco

6 others encounter trouble at a tricky spot on the river

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Lawrence Paul Graham’s boat was trapped at a tree-choked spot on the Chetco River, below, leading to his drowning. Photos courtesy of Curry County Sheriff’s Office
A treacherous spot along the Chetco River near Loeb State Park claimed the life of a Brookings’ fisherman Saturday and nearly the lives of six other fishermen in three separate boating accidents.

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Supes to again address new-state idea

They may vote today on putting issue on the ballot

Del Norte County supervisors will revisit the Jefferson state debate for the fourth straight meeting today as they discuss wether to place an advisory measure on the June 3 ballot.

The Board may take action prior to a special workshop Thursday that will explore how Del Norte County’s current level of services would be impacted if the effort to create a new state is successful.

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‘Miracle boat’ presentation on Wednesday

Out of all the mysterious items that the Pacific Ocean sets on Del Norte County’s sandy shores there have been few that tell a more compelling tale than the  “Miracle Boat” and its 5,000-mile journey from Japan.

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Burglary suspect holes up in home with children

A burglary suspect was caught mid-heist before leading law enforcement on a chase through an apartment with three small children inside Friday night, authorities said.

Steven Baliad, 25, of Crescent City, was arrested on suspicion of three felonies, including burglary and cruelty to a child. 

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