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Schedule of local events for National Night Out

More than 16,000 communities in the U.S., Canada and U.S. territories are expected to partake. The event is aimed at preventing crime and promoting community connections. Communities and law enforcement agencies will be hosting events throughout the Central Coast featuring kids' activities, music, food and more.


Woman wanted in fatal Salinas stabbing arrested by U.S. border patrol

Woman suspected of fatally stabbing a teenager in Salinas arrested at U.S.-Mexico border.

Dead anchovies at the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor

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Mass anchovy die off at Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor

The Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor is being overrun with dead anchovies.


58 percent of California in highest drought rank

Federal drought monitors say 58 percent of California now is locked in their highest category of drought.


Hospital attempts to break breastfeeding world record

Moms and their babies are invited to gather at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula Saturday for the "Big Latch On," a worldwide effort to set a new record for simultaneous breastfeeding.


Union: California prison staff told to fake checks

A union says California prison employees were pressured into falsifying suicide watch records at the state's Stockton medical facility, endangering inmates and violating court-mandated standards.


Pacific Grove Police: Woman forced by threat to drive to Salinas

Pacific Grove police are investigating a kidnapping incident that occurred Wednesday morning.

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Applications being accepted for UC Santa Cruz agricultural apprenticeship

Applications are currently open for the 2015 Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture at UC Santa Cruz.

Manhunt after SWAT situations in Aromas and Prunedale

Suspect not found after domestic violence incident incident in Prunedale

Monterey County Sheriff's deputies have reopened the area of a Corey Road home where they were searching for a suspect Wednesday morning.

Woman who had sex with teen to be evaluated

Salinas woman convicted of sex with teen to be evaluated by state prison system

A Salinas woman who had a sexual relationship with a teenage boy is being sent to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for evaluation.

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