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Flooding, Road Closures As Heavy Rains Fall On Saturated Ground

After years of praying for rain, Santa Cruz County has had more than its fill. Looking for something to bet on now that the Super Bowl is in the past? Try betting on whether 17 will stay open!

Take A Look At Some Local Flooding

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(06:55) Salinas - The Salinas Police Department needs help identifying 3 suspects, who were in possession and tried using a stolen credit card.  On March 17th the 3 suspects, attempted to use the credit card at Walmart and Jack in the Box on the 1800 block of North Main Street.  The suspects were observed driving a white two-door pickup truck as well as a silver 4-door SUV.   Pictures of the 3 suspects are available on the Salinas Police Department’s Facebook page. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 831-758-7090.

 

(06:15) Capitola - Capitola Police are investigating a murder/suicide that took place at the Capitola Mall yesterday.  Police received a call around 3:15 from a woman stating that her husband was possibly attempting suicide, in the parking lot of the mall, and that he had their 8 year-old daughter with him.  Responding officers were directed to the family’s vehicle that was located on the Westside of the mall, near Macy’s.  Inside the vehicle, officers found two subjects suffering from gunshot wounds, an 8 year-old girl and a 36 year-old man.  Both were pronounced dead at the scene.   The investigation is being handled as a murder/suicide with the adult male as the murder suspect.  Anyone with information is encouraged contact the Capitola Police Department at 831-471-1141.

(19:02) CAPITOLA- Police activity at the Capitola Mall yesterday(Sunday) was apparently prompted by a possible murder suicide. Several law enforcement agencies performed traffic control near Macys on the northern side of the mall. On scene officers reported two unconfirmed victims. Posts on the Mall’s social media page claim the activity was due to a murder-suicide involving a father and 7 year old girl. At this time this unconfirmed. KSCO will update this article as information becomes available.

(15:11) AEOMAS- Cal Trans is announcing a tree removal project on Highway 101. The project will begin on Tuesday at Dunbarton Road near Aromas. Work crews will be on scene from 9a.m until 2 p.m. daily through Thursday. Southbound motorists should be prepared for delays.

 

 

(14:54)SALINAS-The Monterey County Board of Supervisors voted support a lawsuit filed by San Francisco in defense of sanctuary cities. On Friday the board voted 4-1 to show that it is supporting legislation seeking to overturn President Donald Trump's executive order threatening federal sanctions against sanctuary cities. Salinas alone stands to lose about 10 million dollars in federal monies.

(14:39) SEASIDE- Seaside residents attended an event about the role of ICE in the community. The event was organized by The League of United Latin American Citizens, and featured police and other city officials. During the meeting a police spokesperson assured attendees that the department maintained no ties to the immigration enforcement agency.

(14:26) SANTA CRUZ- Researchers are seeking volunteers to help with a sea lion study. The study is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s examination of the decline of the Steller sea lion in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. Anyone with a computer can become a citizen scientist by searching through images looking for marked sea lions. For more information visit:  zooniverse.org

(14:11) PLEASURE POINT- Firefighters performed a rescue of a man trapped in the rocks on a Pleasure Point area beach on Friday. Fire crews responded to the 8 a.m. call reporting a man stuck in a coastal rock barrier pile on a beach 30 yards north of Moran Lake Beach. Rescue personnel using a jack hammer took about five hours to free the man. It is unclear how long the victim had been trapped.

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