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4/24/2015
Police Seek Help in Wednesday Night Chase and Shooting
The Santa Rosa Police Department is continuing their investigation of the Wednesday night car chase and shooting. Investigators say 46-year old Karen Janks led sheriff's deputies on a high speed chase down Highway 101 before heading out Todd Road and onto Gravenstein Highway, sometimes over 100 miles per hour. Officers ask that anyone who witnessed the pursuit contact the police department.
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4/24/2015
San Jose Woman Arrested After Hit and Run
A San Jose woman is facing felony charges for a hit and run on April 12th, where she left a bicyclist seriously injured. Police say that after Marlene Melchor Cortes struck Robert Herrera, she drove through a fence, collided with several parked cars, and crashed into the Golfland mini golf course center. Cortes was identified and arrested this morning.
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4/23/2015
Suspect Shot After Ramming Deputies With Car
A dramatic pursuit of a suspect ends with Sonoma County Sheriff's deputies being hit and the suspect shot. Late Wednesday night the Sheriff's Department got a call about a car driving backwards on Highway 101 in the northbound lanes near Windsor. The vehicle flipped a u-turn and exited in Windsor. As deputies tried to intercept the driver, the vehicle sped away southbound on Highway 101, eventually exiting onto Todd Road. Officers were able to stop the vehicle in a parking lot on Old Gravenstein Highway, and when they approached the car, the driver accelerated in reverse, hitting three deputies. Officers responded by firing multiple shots at the vehicle and driver. The driver, identified as a 46 year old female transient named Karen Janks, was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The three deputies suffered minor injuries. The Santa Rosa Police Department will investigate the incident, as is protocol for officer involved shootings.
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4/22/2015
State Senate Panel Approves Mandatory Vaccine Bill
The Senate Education Committee voted 7-2 in favor of a Senate Bill that would eliminate all exemptions for vaccinating school children, including personal belief and religious exemptions. The bill would also require schools to notify parents of immunization rates at their children's school. Senate Bill 277 will now go before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing next week. Opponents of the bill have vowed to continue their efforts in showing California why this bill is bad.
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4/21/2015
Two Teens Arrested for Robbing Napa Jewelry Store
Two juvenile suspects have been arrested by Napa Police on suspicion of robbing the Napa Valley Jeweler’s store and attacking one of its employees Monday evening. One of the suspects attacked employee Robert Porter with Pliers and continued to assault him when he fell to the ground. Porter was in cardiac arrest when police found him and remains in critical condition. The two 17 year olds were arrested on suspicion of robbery, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy, elder abuse and violation of probation.
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4/21/2015
Report: Bay Area Overdue for 'Mega Storm'
A report from the Bay Area Council says that the San Francisco Bay Area is overdue for a super storm that comes every 150 years. The Council’s reports estimates that the Bay Area would suffer an estimated $10 Billion worth of damage with San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Marin Counties listed as the most vulnerable. The report suggests the Bay Area improve the levees and sea walls and build out the wetlands.
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4/21/2015
Ukiah Safeway Employee Dumps Cooking Oil Into Storm Drain
A Safeway employee in Ukiah prompted an emergency clean up effort, when she dumped a 55 gallon drum of cooking oil into a storm drain that leads to the Russian River. Ukiah Valley firefighters were first on the scene, using absorbent pads to catch as much of the spill as possible. Further response came from the Redwood Empire Hazardous Incident Team. Safeway will likely be cited for the incident, as well as be asked to cover the costs of the clean up. Officials estimate they were able to clean up 99% of the oil, but clean up efforts continue today. It is not clear why the employee dumped the oil into the drain, or whether it was accidental.
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4/21/2015
Golden Gate Park Left a Mess
Over 10,00 partiers who were celebrating the 420 festivities left Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park a wreck yesterday. A section of the park became a disposal site, filled with piles of paraphernalia and food wrappers. While the cost of this year's clean-up efforts has not been determined yet, the celebration cost the city a $100,000 bill last year.
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2/17/2015
Does the State Have Your Unclaimed Property?
(SEARCH LINK INCLUDED)
You might have cash or other property just sitting around waiting for you to claim it. The state Controller’s Office is overflowing with everything from cash to gold bars and jewelery that is unclaimed by its lawful owners. You can check to see if any of it is yours by going to the "unclaimed property search" page on the State Controller's website. LINK:  UNCLAIMED PROPERTY SEARCH   https://ucpi.sco.ca.gov/UCP/   The Press Democrat reports that the state has over 7-billion dollars in cash, securities and other valuables.
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