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(UPDATE) July 29, 2015: Identity of Hollister Boy Killed in Crash Released

(Updated at 06:45) - The identity of the boy who was fatally injured in a crash in Hollister Monday afternoon has been released. The incident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Verdun Avenue. Officials say 11-year-old Joshua Rodriguez was struck by a bus while riding his bicycle. The victim was transported to Hazel Hawkins Hospital and was later pronounced dead. The incident is under investigation.

(Posted July 28 at 06:48) HOLLISTER - A juvenile was fatally injured in a crash in Hollister Monday. The incident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Verdun Avenue. Officials say the victim was struck by a bus while riding a bicycle. The juvenile was transported to Hazel Hawkins Hospital and was later pronounced dead. The incident is under investigation. (S.G.)

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July 28, 2015: 16:00 Update: Teenage Boy Could Be Tried as Adult in Death of 8 year-old Madyson (Maddy) Middleton

UPDATE: 16:00 – SANTA CRUZ - The 15 year-old bo,y who was arrested in connection with the murder of 8 year-old Maddy Middleton (who lived in the Tannery Arts Complex in Santa Cruz), could be tried as an adult. The teen reportedly lured the little girl into his apartment where he killed her. He then carried her body down to the recycle bin in the garage and concealed it there. The teen is being held in Santa Cruz County Juvenile Hall.

(Updated July 28 at 06:37) - SANTA CRUZ - A girl who went missing in Santa Cruz Sunday has been found dead. 8-year-old Madyson Middleton disappeared near the apartment complex at Tannery Arts Center on River Street shortly after 4 p.m. Her disappearance launched a collaborative response from multiple law enforcement agencies and the community assisted in search efforts county-wide. Shortly before 8 p.m. Monday night, officers found a body in a dumpster at the Tannery Arts Complex. Police believe the body is that of Madyson Middleton. A 15-year-old male suspect has been taken into custody. The investigation is ongoing.

(Posted July 27 at 06:35) SANTA CRUZ - Santa Cruz police are searching for a girl who went missing Sunday. 8-year-old Madyson Middleton was last seen near the apartment complex at Tannery Arts Center on River Street shortly after 4 p.m. She is about 4 feet tall, weighs 48 pounds, and has long brown hair and blue eyes. Madyson, who also goes by Maddy, was last seen wearing a purple dress and black leggings and riding her white Razor scooter. Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or contact Santa Cruz police. (S.G.)

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July 28, 2015: Greenfield Man Sentenced for Felony Sexual Assault on Child

(09:06) MONTEREY COUNTY - A Greenfield man has been sentenced for committing lewd acts and inflicting injury on a child. 49-year-old Manuel Lopez Hernandez pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a girl since she was 11 years old. Investigators were led to Hernandez after his victim sought treatment at a clinic in Greenfield. Hernandez has been sentenced to 31 years in prison. He will also be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. (S.G.)

 

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July 28, 2015: Seaside Man Arrested in Connection with Vehicle Fire

(08:50) SEASIDE - A Seaside man has been arrested on suspicion of arson and possession of stolen property. Earlier this month, police found a vehicle on fire on the 1400 block of Kenneth Street. During the investigation, officers were led to 50-year-old Anthony Wayne Collins. Collins was arrested and booked into Monterey County Jail. (S.G.)

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July 28, 2015: Assemblyman Mark Stone to Hold Info Session on End of Life Option Act

(08:18) SANTA CRUZ - A local politician will be holding an informational meeting in Santa Cruz to discuss the End of Life Option Act. SB 128 would enable physicians to offer terminally ill patients medical aid in dying. Co-author of the bill, Assemblyman Mark Stone, plans to address the legislation at the meeting on Thursday. The event will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Santa Cruz Police Department . (S.G.)

 

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