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WVILLE COUPLE STILL IN CRITICAL CONDITION 02-15-11 19:50 a.v.

A Watsonville couple remains in critical condition after suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning over the weekend. Fire crews responded to a Marchant Street apartment complex just before midnight Sunday night about a potential gas leak, and found the couple unconscious in their apartment. 16 other residents of the complex were evacuated after a faulty wall heater in the couple’s apartment led to incomplete burning of natural gas and the emission of  carbon monoxide.

 

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WVILLE MAN ARREST/APTOS HIGH LOCK DOWN - UPDATED 02-15-11 19:30 a.v.

A Watsonville man was arrested in Santa Cruz County today after leading CHP officers on a high speed pursuit on Highway-1. 36-year old Hippolito Arenas was stopped on Freedom Boulevard and Highway-1 around 2:30 p.m. when Arenas fled from officers causing a high speed pursuit and search through Aptos High School, where he attempted to evade authorities. The school was placed on lockdown for 30 minutes after Arenas left his vehicle near the school, then ran from officers before he was taken into custody for resisting arrest, 2 counts of vandalism and driving on a suspended license.

 

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P.V. CONSIDERS ADULT ED. CUTS 02-15-11 19:00 a.v.

Pajaro Valley school leaders are expected to consider cutting 1-million dollars from adult education tonight. The proposal is part of a 2.5-million dollar package of potential cuts under consideration to meet a March 15th deadline for notifying teachers of possible layoffs. Also proposed are adding more students to kindergarten through 3rd grade classrooms and reducing nurses and staff in transportation, technology, human resources and finance departments. Separate cuts are also expected to be considered for migrant education, special education and child development.

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MONTEREY POT CLINIC RETURNS TO COURT 02-15-11 18:00 a.v.

The operators of a Monterey medical marijuana dispensary are back in court this week after a raid on the clinic was conducted last week. Today’s court appearance follows a search warrant that was served Friday to My Caregiver Cooperative Incorporated when officers found cash and containers and bags of marijuana. Friday’s civil inspection warrant followed a court ordered permanent injunction issued in October prohibiting the cooperative from dispensing marijuana to it’s members.

 

 

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SALINAS UNVEILS NEW COMMAND VEHICLE 02-15-11 17:30 a.v.

A new command/communications vehicle, that’s expected to assist emergency responders to major disasters, was unveiled today by the Salinas Fire Department and the Monterey County Operational Division. The 42-foot vehicle is equipped with advanced radio communications equipment, high definition video, infrared cameras, satellite broadband, video conferencing and high speed computer network access. The funding for the project was provided by the State Homeland Security Program, who awarded the project to the Salinas Fire Department in 2007.

 

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