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Cleanup aims to make Friendly City shine

By Mary Bullwinkel |

Fortuna Chamber volunteer of the year is Kevin Johnson

Fortuna Beverage Plus Foods business owner Kevin Johnson has been named the 2015 Volunteer of the Year by the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce. Johnson has his hands in a number of Eel River Valley community events and serves on a number of Boards of...

By Mary Bullwinkel |


  • News

    Manhunt underway in Kansas after officer shot in head

    LIBERTY, Kan. (AP) Two people are in custody and a manhunt is underway in southeastern Kansas for a third suspect after an Oklahoma police officer was shot in the head during a traffic pursuit, police said.South Coffeyville Police Chief Wade...


  • Entertainment

    Who? Townshend, Springteen, Daltrey jam at NYC event

    NEW YORK (AP) Bruce Springsteen called Pete Townshend "the greatest rhythm guitarist of all-time," told a story about attending his first Who concert as a pimply-faced teenager, and joined Townshend and surprise guest Roger Daltrey onstage for...

    By Mesfin Fekadu, AP Music Writer|

  • News

    Latest on flooding: Body pulled from Houston Ship Channel

    10:45 p.m. (CDT)The U.S. Coast Guard says a body has been recovered from the Houston Ship Channel.Officials say the body was spotted in the water Thursday night. The body has not been identified, but officials believe it may be that of an...

    By The Associated Press|

  • News

    At least 20 years in prison awaits Silk Road founder

    NEW YORK (AP) Prosecutors say a San Francisco man who created the online drug-peddling site Silk Road should spend decades in prison, but the defendant is asking to be freed soon enough to show he's a changed man.Ross William Ulbricht is set to...

    By Larry Neumeister, Associated Press|

  • News

    A look at the voting blocs in the FIFA president balloting

    FIFA's 209 members are expected to elect President Sepp Blatter to a fifth term Friday, based on statements in recent months issued by continental confederations, despite a string of scandals including the indictment of nine soccer officials this...

    By Ronald Blum, AP Sports Writer|

  • Environment

    USS Arizona Memorial dock repairs expected to take a week

    HONOLULU (AP) The National Park Service and the Navy aim to resume taking visitors to the USS Arizona Memorial in a week, after a dock damaged by a wayward vessel is repaired.An attachment point between the floating dock and its anchors came...

    By Audrey Mcavoy, Associated Press|

  • News

    Timeline of the career of ex-US House Speaker Dennis Hastert

    CHICAGO (AP) A federal grand jury has accused former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican. Before the...


  • News

    1st tropical storm of Pacific season strengthens off Mexico

    MIAMI (AP) The first named tropical storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season is strengthening rapidly and expected to soon become a hurricane.Tropical Storm Andres formed Thursday far off the coast of Mexico, and strengthened through the...


  • News

    National Spelling Bee ends in tie for 2nd year in a row

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.So they shared the title on...

    By Ben Nuckols, Associated Press|

  • Business

    2 to plead guilty in Los Angeles fashion district raids

    LOS ANGELES (AP) A father and son have agreed to plead guilty to crimes stemming from an investigation into suspected money laundering for Mexican drug cartels in the Los Angeles fashion district.Xilin Chen and his son, Tom Chen, signed plea...

    By Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press|

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