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August 19, 2016: Pregnant Woman Dies/Baby Survives

(11:00) San Jose - A pregnant women died Wednesday from injuries she sustained in a car crash, but her baby survived.  18- year-old Dulce Araceli Capetillo Hernandez (of San Jose) was the passenger in a vehicle that swerved off the road of Highway 101 and crashed into a parked car near Tully Road.  Hernandez reported of only having leg pain at the scene.  After she was transported to the hospital, further injuries were found and Hernandez was pronounced dead soon after.  Her baby was born and is currently in critical condition.  The driver of the vehicle, A 20-year-old man, was reported to have minor injuries and that he was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  Police are continuing to investigate why he swerved off the road.  The driver of the parked vehicle, 22-year-old Hung Ton Duy Tran, was intoxicated and arrested. 

August 18, 2016: Gang Member Sentenced

(19:04) MONTEREY- A Salinas gang member has been sentenced for a 2015 Monterey homicide. Yesterday (Thurs),  24 year old Victor Ramos received 32 year and 8 months prison term for fatally shooting 39 year old Abraham Lizama of Soledad on Del Monte Beach. Two other people are being charged as accomplices to the crime.



August 18, 2016: Illegal Pot Grows

(18:45) BIG SUR- Monterey County Sheriff’s deputies raided several illegal pot growing operations in Los Padres National Forest. The raids were performed partially as a safety precaution for firefighters battling the Soberanes Fire. Firefighting efforts had been previously been hampered by armed men protecting marijuana fields. Law enforcement removed 17,300 plants, 1,125 pounds of processed cannabis, 1,400 pounds of debris.



August 18, 2016: Freedom Boulevard Roadwork

Santa Cruz County work crews will be starting a road stripe painting project on Freedom Boulevard. The work will begin between Highway 1 and Hames Road,  at 8:30 a.m. on Monday and will continue daily until 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Motorists are advised to avoid the area or be prepared for delays of up to 15 minutes.



August 18, 2016: Salinas to Outsource Parking Enforcement

(18:04) SALINAS- The City of Salinas will be outsourcing parking enforcement. On Tuesday, council members voted in favor of a two year contract with a Virginia based company that handles parking enforcement in several other California cities. Current community service officers in charge of parking will now assist police in traffic control and other non emergency situations.