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Friday Night Blitz scores: Sept. 19, 2014

Friday Night Blitz is almost here! We'll bring you the highlights on our 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts each Friday. And don't forget to vote in our Spotlight Game of the Week contest. 

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Nearly 20K pounds of waste collected during coastal cleanup

More than 3,800 volunteers took part in the 30th annual Coastal Cleanup Day. The non-profit organization Save Our Shores focused on more than 80 sites, including Sand City Beach.

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Hidden cameras found inside church bathroom in Salinas

As afternoon Mass wrapped up at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salinas, parishioners in their Sunday best listened to the words of the priest. But this time it wasn't a sermon that was read, it was a letter announcing a church employee had been arrested for reportedly placing hidden cameras inside the women's bathroom.

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Local businesses welcome Monterey Jazz Festival

The 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival kicked off Friday at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. Over 35,000 jazz lovers are expected to attend this weekend, and that means big money for local businesses.

"This year has increased 10 percent more than last year," said Mihir Patel.

Patel works at a local inn right down the…

Castroville store owner robbed at gunpoint fights back

Castroville store owner takes gun from robber during scuffle

A small business owner in Castroville robbed at gunpoint puts his life in danger and fights back.

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Jurors find man guilty of murder in 2011 shooting death in Castroville

A Castroville man has been found guilty of first-degree murder for the shooting death of another man in May 2011.

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Salinas Valley State Prison corrections officers charged in fatal bar brawl

Two Salinas Valley State Prison corrections officers are charged with manslaughter in connection with a fatal bar brawl earlier this month.

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Greenfield police identify man fatally shot on Pepper Drive Thursday

Greenfield Police on Friday identify the victim of the previous day's fatal shooting as Julio Medina.

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California wildfire suspect Wayne Hunstman pleads not guilty to arson

The man suspected of deliberately starting a fire that is now threatening thousands of homes in Northern California has pleaded not guilty to an arson charge.

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Monterey County News

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Nearly 20K pounds of waste collected during coastal cleanup

More than 3,800 volunteers took part in the 30th annual Coastal Cleanup Day. The…

Castroville store owner robbed at gunpoint fights back

Castroville store owner takes gun from robber during scuffle

A small business owner in Castroville robbed at gunpoint puts his life in danger and…

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Jurors find man guilty of murder in 2011 shooting death in Castroville

A Castroville man has been found guilty of first-degree murder for the shooting…

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Salinas Valley State Prison corrections officers charged in fatal bar brawl

Two Salinas Valley State Prison corrections officers are charged with manslaughter…

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Santa Cruz County News

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Watsonville teacher to be honored by White House as "Champion of Change"

A long-time teacher at a Watsonville charter school is being honored at the White…

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Roadwork in Santa Cruz County planned for the week of Sept. 22

The Santa Cruz County Department of Public Works is continuing with a number of…

Sister of man arrested for starting King Fire speaks

Santa Cruz native charged with arson in connection with King wildfire

UPDATE:  On Thursday night, more than 73,000 acres continue to burn just east of…

Watsonville respond to video posted on Facebook

Watsonville police respond to Facebook video showing alleged officer brutality

The Watsonville Police Department has called for an independent investigation after…

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San Benito County News

New rules outlined to manage Measure J outcome

San Benito County pushes new rules ahead of Measure J ballot measure

Trying to protect taxpayers by preventing lawsuits.  It's the next step in the…

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DEAR JON: E-cigarettes still largely allowed

They’re fast becoming one of the biggest public health concerns,…

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Hollister resident named "Volunteer of the Year" for 12th Senate District

Ruth Erickson of Hollister has been selected as the Volunteer of the Year for the…

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San Benito Co. Sheriff's detective saves woman at Visalia hotel

A member of the San Benito County Sheriff's Office performed livesaving CPR on a…

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Santa Clara County News

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Tractor trailer overturns on Highway 101 on-ramp in Gilroy

A big rig carrying 40,000 pounds of large paper rolls overturned on the Highway 101…

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DEAR JON: E-cigarettes still largely allowed

They’re fast becoming one of the biggest public health concerns,…

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Federal appeals court won't reconsider ruling in Morgan Hill flag T-shirt case

A federal appeals court is refusing to reconsider a previous ruling that found a…

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San Jose Sharks' forward organizing fundraiser for Sierra LaMar search

Forward Logan Couture is hosting a fundraiser event at a Morgan Hill school…

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Hollister resident named "Volunteer of the Year" for 12th Senate District

Ruth Erickson of Hollister has been selected as the Volunteer of the Year for the…

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San Benito Co. Sheriff's detective saves woman at Visalia hotel

A member of the San Benito County Sheriff's Office performed livesaving CPR on a…

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New mural unveiled, scholarship announced at Sun Street Centers in Salinas

A new mural was unveiled Friday at Sun Street Centers in Salinas to honor long-time…

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On This Day

  • On this day: September 19

    George Washington's farewell address

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    George Washington says goodbye, America takes nuclear testing underground, Simon & Garfunkel reunite in Central Park, and emoticons are born, all on this day.

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