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Homicide in double shooting and 3 robberies stretches to Castroville

Homicide in double shooting and 3 robberies stretches to Castroville

 NORTH MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. – A crime spree that began around 7 a.m. this morning across Monterey County has left one man dead and another person injured. Sheriff's deputies say three separate robberies occurred in the space of 1 to 2 hours and could all be linked to the same suspect!

The homicide victim was a business owner and was found shot inside of his car at Creekside Terrace and Reservation Road in south Salinas, just off Highway 68. Within an hour after that a man was robbed and shot in Castroville while walking to work on Del Monte Avenue. Then a North Monterey County High School student was robbed at a bus stop.

Deputies say the same black Honda was spotted at all three scenes. And now a 19 year old suspect is behind bars.

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Dear Jon: The prospect of widening Highway 1

Dear Jon: The prospect of widening Highway 1

Tourists, residents and gridlock on our highways, especially on Highway 1 proves a headache for drivers on the Central Coast. If you drive through Moss Landing daily you know what gridlock can be during the rush hour. Kelly wrote to me and asks, “Dear Jon, we live in the richest state in the U.S. and Highway 1 is still just two lanes from Monterey to Santa Cruz. Are there plans to make it four lanes, as it should be?

State unveils a new web fishing guide

State unveils a new web fishing guide

SACRAMENTO, Calif. If you’re looking to hook a fish or two or more, you’ll want to access the new California Department of Fish and Wildlife online Fishing Guide. This new and improved service will help novice and experienced anglers plan successful fishing trips.

The new web fishing guide is faster and provides detailed information about fish plants and fishing locations. Perfect to land your catch of the day.

The new version of the guide is found on the CDFW website.

Castroville man sentenced to 50 years for Cisneros murder

Castroville man sentenced to 50 years for Cisneros murder

SALINAS, Calif. A Castroville man has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for the brutal killing Jose Cisneros in May of 20011. Alberto Cortez, 22, of Castroville, was convicted of one count of first degree murder and one count of street terrorism; as well as firearm and gang enhancements and will now spend decades behind bars.

 

On May 7, 2011, Jose Cisneros was shot and killed on Haight Street in Castroville. He was shot multiple times, including several shots to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

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Second fire near North Monterey County High contained

Second fire near North Monterey County High contained

   CASTROVILLE, Calif. North Monterey County firefighters on Monday afternoon responded to a  quarter-acre fire that ignited in a brushy area at the Monte del Lago mobile home park.

Multi-acre blaze sparks near high school

Multi-acre blaze sparks near high school

CASTROVILLE, Calif. A grass fire sparked just before noon on Thursday near North Monterey High School.

According to North Monterey County Fire Chief Chris Orman, the fire broke out along Castroville Boulevard in a field near the high school.

Major accident on Highway 183 injures 6

Major accident on Highway 183 injures 6
 CASTROVILLE, Calif. Six people were injured in a major accident on Highway 183 on Sunday rear Espinoza Road. New information from the California Highway Patrol suspects the the cause of the accident is due to alcohol. Reportedly two vehicles crashed head-on along Highway 183 around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. One driverm, Pedro Rodriguez, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. He sustained moderate injures, while his two passengers received major injuries. The other driver, a woman had two children in her vehicle and sustained moderate injuries. The children were rushed to Bay Area hospitals.