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murder charge in car accident 09/22/11 5:30p.m. TDH

A Monterey woman is now facing murder charges, as a result of a fatal accident this past January.  24-year-old calista Garcia is accused of being under the influence of drugs when the January 19th wreck occurred.   Garcia drove the wrong way on highway-1, (near point lobos), and collided head-on with another vehicle.  The other driver, 49-year-old sacramento resident james steinmetz was pronounced dead at the scene.   Garcia sustained minor injuries.   She had already been convicted of a collision-dui.  That further influenced authorities to bring the murder charge.

 

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Stow recovery 09/22/11 5p.m. TDH

The family of bryan stow, has reported that bryan is speaking again, and asked to see his children yesterday.  Stow reportedly made the request after seeing a picture of his daughter and son.  Stow has been recovering since march 31st, when he was severely beaten outside of dodger stadium.   His progress, which comes after additional procedures to relieve excess fluid in his brain, is a significant turnaround from just a month ago, when a couple of infections threatened to derail his recovery. Stow was also able to correctly tell doctors at san Francisco general hospital his birthday, when asked.

 

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Fair attendance record 09/22/11 4p.m. TDH

Officials with the santa cruz county fairgrounds have announced that this year’s county fair drew a record number of visitors.   There were about 2-percent more attendees this year, compared to last year, (which was already a high mark).   The crowds were 15-percent larger than 2009, which was an average attendance year.  Revenues from the fair are still being tallied, although officials report that they are also higher than average.

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FATHER ARRESTED - COACH BEATEN - 09/22/11 15:14 S.S.

The  FATHER  OF  A  MONTEREY  HIGH  SCHOOL STUDENT  WAS  ARRESTED  AFTER  HE  HIT  HIS  CHILD’S  FOOTBALL   COACH  WITH  AN  AXE  HANDLE.     THE  COACH  DID  NOT  NEED  ANY  MEDICAL  TREATMENT.     40  YEAR-OLD  RAYNALD  ADAMS WAS  ARRESTED AFTER  HE  WENT  TO  THE  FOOTBALL  FIELD  AND  MADE  THREATENING  STATEMENTS,   AND  THEN  WHACKED  THE  COACH  SEVERAL  TIMES  WITH  THE  AXE  HANDLE.

ADAMS  FACES  POSSIBLE  CHARGES  OF  ASSAULT  WITH  A  DEADLY  WEAPON,    BATTERY  ON  A  SCHOOL  OFFICIAL,    AND  BEING  IN  POSSESSION  OF  A  DANGEROUS  WEAPON  ON  SCHOOL  PROPERTY.

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EQUINE HERPES - MORE CASES IN CA - 09/22/11 10:45 S.S.

SEVERAL  MORE  HORSES  HAVE  CONTRACTED  A  POTENTIALLY  FATAL  VIRUS  OVER  THE  PAST  COUPLE  WEEKS.     EQUINE  HERPES FIRST  SHOWED  UP  IN  CALIFORNIA  THIS  PAST  SPRING,  AND  THERE  ARE  NOW   22  CONFIRMED  CASES  IN  12  DIFFERENT  COUNTIES  AROUND  THE  STATE.      2  OF  THE  HORSES  ARE  DEAD,  AND  THE  OTHERS  ARE  ALL  QUARANTINED.    THIS  OUTBREAK  WAS  TRACED  TO  A  HORSE SHOW  IN  UTAH.

ALTHOUGH  THE  VIRUS  CANNOT  BE  TRANSMITTED  TO  HUMANS,  IT  IS  EASILY  TRANSMITTED  BETWEEN  HORSES,  VIA  SHARING  FEED, TACK  AND  JUST  THE  AIR  BETWEEN THE  ANIMALS.       THERE  IS  NO  VACCINE,  AND  THE  EQUINE  HERPES  CAN  LEAD  TO  NEUROLOGICAL  ISSUESPARALYSISRESPIRATORY  ILLNESS,  AND  MISCARRIAGES.

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