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Capitol Hill police officers and other officials lift a gyrocopter that landed on the US Capitol South Lawn, on to a trailer, April 15, 2015, in Washington, DC. A man identified as Doug Hughes, 61, flying a gyrocopter, illegally landed his aircraft on the west lawn of the US Capitol Wednesday, triggering street closures around the building and prompting a police investigation. Hughes is described as a mailman, and a logo appearing to be that of the US Postal Service was visible on the tail fin of the aircraft. (Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Northern California Native Piloted Gyrocopter That Landed On The U.S. Capitol Lawn

A Florida postal worker who piloted a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn to call attention to his belief that campaign finance laws are too weak is “a patriot” who first came up with the idea about a year ago, a friend said.

04/16/2015

File photo of Coast Dairies State Park (Credit: Wonderlane/Flickr)

Man Rescued After Falling Down 200-Foot Seaside Cliff North Of Santa Cruz

Authorities say they rescued a man who fell 200 feet down a seaside cliff in Central California, sustaining injuries.

03/28/2015

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Arrest Made In Road Rage Incident With School Bus

Enraged driver forced bus off a highway then backed into it while the bus was carrying a 3-year-old child.

06/26/2014

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Boogie Boarder Dies From Injuries Off Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz authorities say a boogie boarder has died after powerful waves sent him crashing into rocks.

01/26/2014

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Mystery Over Teddy Bear With Purple Heart At Memorial For Santa Cruz Officers Solved

The mystery over a Purple Heart medal found pinned to a teddy bear as an anonymous tribute to two Santa Cruz officers who were killed in the line of duty has been solved.

03/04/2013

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Santa Cruz Police Shooting Suspect Had On Body Armor

The suspect in the killing of two California police detectives was wearing body armor and had three guns when he died in a shootout with other officers, sheriff’s officials said Wednesday.

02/27/2013

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Santa Cruz Teen Arrested In Possession Of Women’s Underwear

A 16-year-old boy is under arrest on suspicion of burglary after police say they found him with underwear that belonged to at least two women.

01/02/2013

File photo of a Blue Whale swimming.  (credit: Ishara S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Blue Whales Spotted In Droves Near Santa Cruz, Monterey

Blue whales, the world’s largest animal, are being seen in droves off the Northern California coast.

07/05/2012

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Cuts To Tsunami Program Could Delay West Coast Wave Warnings

The White House is proposing $4.6 million in cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for tsunami programs, including a $1 million cut for the 39 high-tech buoys that transmit confirmation a tsunami is on the way.

03/05/2012

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Starving Calves Getting A Second Chance At Life

Small calves found starving and abused in Santa Cruz are now on the road to recovery.

CBS13/CW31 Television–07/12/2011

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Police Say Santa Cruz Man Lived With Dead Woman For A Week

A Santa Cruz County man was found living with the badly decomposed body of a woman after neighbors called to complain of an unusual smell coming from inside the man’s studio apartment, police said Wednesday.

04/28/2011

Max, a three-year-old domestic short hair is seen with an arrow through his ear on Sunday, April 10, 2011 in Santa Cruz. (Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital)

NorCal Cat Found With 12-Inch Arrow Through Head

A Santa Cruz cat found with an arrow sticking through one ear and into its head was recuperating Tuesday after surgery at a veterinary hospital.

04/13/2011

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