(15:39) SANTA CRUZ- A Santa Cruz man wanted for murder has been arrested. Shortly after midnight early Friday morning 43 year old Kasey Gaskell was taken into custody at a homeless shelter in Kansas City , Missouri. Gaskell will be extradited to Santa Cruz to faces murder charges in connection with the stabbing death of his mother 66 year old Shannon Magner of Aptos on September 21st .
(15:36) SANTA CRUZ- The Grey Bears organization is holding a do-it yourself workshop tomorrow (Saturday). The organization is urging members of the community to bring non-working appliances, lamps, small furniture items, clothing, bikes or toys to Grey Bears to receive guidance from fix-it coaches. Who will show participants how to disassembly, , troubleshoot and hopefully fix the items. The event is tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grey Bears, 2710 Chanticleer Avenue, Santa Cruz, for more information call: 831-479-1055..
(12:20) Monterey County - A man is facing 6 felony charges after he attacked a police officer on October 11th. 37 year-old Walter Ancheta fled by foot after he was pulled over by a police officer. A short time later Ancheta returned to his vehicle and attacked the officer. During the altercation Ancheta was shot in the cheek with the bullet ending up in his shoulder. The felony counts include: Resisting a peace officer causing serious injury to the officer, battery with injury on a peace officer, assault with a deadly weapon (a car) on a peace officer, child endangerment, transportation of methamphetamine, and possession of methamphetamine for sale. He will be arraigned today (Friday) at 1:30 in Monterey County Superior Court.
(10:45) Santa Cruz County - CalFresh recipients receive an increase in their purchasing power for three Farmers Markets in Santa Cruz County. The new $10 budget, for people who are members of CalFresh, was made possible by the Market Match Program. The Market Match program is a USDA grant that matches CalFresh purchases. The three locations CalFresh members can use the funds are Felton, Live Oak, and the Watsonville Certified Farmers Market.
(10:00) Salinas - The Salinas City Council voted in favor for two projects that will help make the roads safer. Salinas Public Works will be adding speed cushions and new road markings in an effort to get drivers to slow down. Public Works received $90,000 from the Measure G budget to complete the project. The rubberized speed cushions will be put in on Little River Drive in the Creekbridge neighborhood, and Rosita Drive. The project is expected to be done by Thanksgiving
(08:00) Santa Cruz County - A Homeless program has successfully housed its 500th client. The Santa Cruz County program was created in 2012 to help find housing for the homeless and to offer support services. The organization is in the process of opening up a county winter shelter for those who are still unable to find affordable housing
(07:20) Gonzales - A man from Santa Cruz is wanted for the murder of his mother. Kasey Gaskell is still being sought by police and the FBI for the September 21st homicide of 66 year-old Shannon Magner. Magner was found in her sons apartment stabbed in the back of the neck. Gaskell was last seen in Kansas City, Kansas on September 23rd. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to call the police.
(07:15) Santa Cruz - A man from Santa Cruz is wanted for the murder of his mother. Kasey Gaskell is still being sought by police and the FBI for the September 21st homicide of 66 year-old Shannon Magner. Magner was found in her sons apartment stabbed in the back of the neck. Gaskell was last seen in Kansas City, Kansas on September 23rd. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to call the police.