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Flooding, Road Closures As Heavy Rains Fall On Saturated Ground

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(17:20) SCOTTS VALLEY- A Scotts Valley man has been arrested on felony D-U-I charges. The California Highway Patrol is reporting that 23 year old Alton Thomas was driving under the influence when he crossed into oncoming traffic causing a head on collision on Mount Hermon Road in Felton Wednesday night.

 

(16:43) BOULDER CREEK- A Boulder Creek man has been arrested in connection with a knife attack on a family member. At about 5:40 p.m. on Wednesday Sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported domestic disturbance on the 26 thousand block of Highway 9. Arriving officers found an adult male victim suffering multiple knife wounds. The assailant barricaded himself in a room while the victim was airlifted to a bay area trauma center in stable condition. After 20 hours of negotiations 73 year old Donald Horan surrendered to authorities and was taken into custody.

(16:27) MONTEREY-The Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD) will be recognizing Clean Air Leaders around the Central Coast.  An awards reception for leaders in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties will take place at 6:30 p.m.  on June 22, 2017 at the Monterey Tides, 2600 Sand Dunes Drive This is a free event. Food will be provided.  For more information about the Clean Air Leaders Awards visit clean air leaders.com

 

 

(12:00) Prunedale - Cal Fire reported that 1/2 acre fire is burning in Prunedale.   The fire is burning brush and Eucalyptus trees between Berta Canyon and Vierra Canyon.  The public will be updated as more information becomes available.   

(11:55) Santa Cruz - Nearly 900 dollars has been raised to help cover funeral expenses for a Phoenix, Arizona, woman who died a week after she was in two wrecks, on June 4, in Santa Cruz County.  26 year-old Hannah Milkowski hit the Windshield after, 38 year-old Kristofer Benson, crashed the vehicle into a power pole in Scotts Valley.   Benson crashed the vehicle for the second time when he exited at the Soquel Drive ramp, while driving Milkowski to the hospital.   An arrest warrant was issued for gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, but Benson remains at large.   An online donation page has been set up for Milkowski at www.youcaring.com.

 

(11:40) A National Labor Relations Board judge has ordered Goodwill Central Coast to reinstate — with back pay — two forklift operators from Watsonville who were fired after they claimed a manager harassed them and threatened to kill one of them.  On may 17th A Judge concluded that Goodwill Central Coast violated the National Labor Relations Act by firing Martin Barrera and Jesus Fernandez after they engaged in protected “concerted activity” by complaining to their manager.   The judge ordered Goodwill to cease and desist from interfering with workers exercising their rights.   Goodwill Central Coast is required to reinstate – with back pay – from the time Barrera and Fernandez were fired in October 2015.  Goodwill was also required to read and post notices in English and Spanish informing workers about their right to organize and to complain about their supervisors without the risk of retaliation.

(08:15) Monterey - Authorities reported that 2 drivers were arrested in Monterey after they crashed into each other on Tuesday.  The head-on traffic collision took place at 9:30 a.m. on the 100 block of Tide Street in Monterey.   One of the drivers, 20 year-old John Mendoza, of Marina, ran away from the scene.   Officers located Mendoza and charged him with felony driving under the influence of drugs, felony hit and run, and resisting arrest.  The other driver of the vehicle, 19 year-old Emilee Johnston, of Monterey, was arrested for felony DUI.

 

(07:30) Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (METRO) announced that it will join with other public transportation systems nationwide today to participate in the 12th Annual National Dump the Pump Day.  The slogan of this year’s National Dump the Pump Day is “Dump the Pump.  Ride Public Transit.”   The 2017 National Dump the Pump Day is a day to encourage people to ride public transportation to take them where they need to go, rather than driving a car.  This national day emphasizes the convenience of public transportation that also helps people save money.

 

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