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Farr wants to restrict marijuana raids 05/07/12 9:15p.m. TDH

Representative sam farr is joining other lawmakers in an effort to curtail the federal crackdown on medical marijuana.  Congressional Representatives from new york and California are introducing legislation, that would restrict the use of department of justice funds used to target states that have approved medical marijuana.  About 2-hundred medical marijuana dispensaries around California have closed since the obama administration reversed its stance on the issue several months ago.  the funding bill for the department of justice is being debated this week.



Tractor accident kills man 05/07/12 9:15p.m. TDH

A man died when his tractor rolled over him in the soquel hills Monday evening.  The man was working on a farm on the 2-hundred block of little creek road.   The man was working on a steep, dirt hillside when the tractor rolled, and pinned him underneath.  The victim was declared dead at the scene of the 6 p.m. accident.



Drug, stolen property arrests 05/07/12 9:15p.m. TDH

2-men were arrested in aptos on Sunday, after stolen property and drugs were allegedly found in their possession.  38-year-old Jeffery arnott was taken into custody after santa cruz county sheriff’s deputies searched him at a carwash on bay avenue.  deputies had recognized arnott as a suspect in a recent bicycle theft case.  He was allegedly found to have a stolen wallet, which contained a stolen license and credit card.  41-year-old meryl Lloyd craig was also arrested, for possession of methamphetamine intended for sale.



Marijuana theft 05/07/12 9:15p.m. TDH

A 23-year-old Mendocino man was arrested in santa cruz county on Sunday, after trying to steal a large amount of marijuana from his former neighbor.  John emory haley was taken into custody near the panther ridge home at  2 a.m.  the resident reported being robbed of between 20 and 40 pounds of marijuana, and also reported that he was assaulted when the suspect saw him return home.  Haley was booked into santa cruz county jail for suspicion of robbery, burglary, and battery.



s.c. homicide 05/07/12 4p.m. TDH

A 39-year-old woman was stabbed to death in santa cruz this morning.   just before noon, santa cruz police officers responded to the 3-hundred block of broadway avenue, where they found the woman with multiple stab wounds.  Medical personnel attempted to provide assistance, however the live oak resident was declared dead at the scene.  A 44-year-old san Francisco man was arrested nearby.  He was reportedly identified by witnesses as the person who chased down and assaulted the woman.  The suspect’s name has not yet been released.


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