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Monterey County

Smoke is visible from a wildfire in the Los Padres National Forest near Big Sur, December 16, 2013. (CBS)

Big Sur Wildfire Destroys 15 Homes, Nearly 100 Evacuated

A wildfire burning Monday in the Big Sur area of California destroyed at least 15 homes and forced about 100 people to evacuate as it chewed through dry vegetation on its way toward the ocean.

12/16/2013

Fatal Shooting

Man Fatally Shot Outside Home Near Salinas

Monterey County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting Saturday afternoon near Salinas that left a man dead.

11/03/2013

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3.2 Magnitude Quake Shakes Monterey County

A 3.3-magnitude earthquake struck an area near Soledad in Monterey County Friday night.

10/19/2013

Pebble Beach Golf Course overlooking Monterey Bay. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Volunteers Clean Up Tons Of Debris Along NorCal Coast

More than 3,000 volunteers in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties collected a total of 17,147 pounds of debris from the Monterey Bay shoreline Saturday during the 29th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day.

09/21/2013

Police handcuffs, generic crime

Monterey County Woman Accused Of Abusing Dogs On Video

A woman suspected of assaulting her three pit bulls in a case that was captured on video by a witness was arrested Tuesday by San Jose police on an outstanding warrant out of Monterey County, a police spokesman said.

09/11/2013

Drowning

Swimmers Pull Unidentified Man From River In Monterey County

The body of an unidentified male was pulled from the Arroyo Seco River in Monterey County on Thursday

07/06/2013

7 Arrested In Monterey County Child Porn Sweep

A group of law enforcement officials conducted a sweep of suspected child pornography users in Monterey County on Wednesday that resulted in seven arrests.

05/31/2013

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Suspect In San Ardo Home Invasion Behind Bars

A man was arrested in the Monterey County community of San Ardo after allegedly breaking into an elderly man’s home and threatening to kill him.

04/20/2013

San Ardo oil fields in Monterey County. (CBS)

Environmental Groups Sue Feds Over Central California Fracking

Two environmental groups filed a new lawsuit against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in federal court in San Jose Thursday, accusing it of failing to study the risks of fracking on 17,833 acres of public land in Monterey County and the Central Valley that it leased to 15 oil development companies.

04/18/2013

California Highway Patrol officer, CHP

Man Tries To Escape Speeding Ticket By Jumping Into Ocean In Monterey County

A man police say was speeding is in deeper trouble after they say he led California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase in Monterey County where he ended up at a beach, ran across sand dunes and tried to escape by swimming away in the ocean.

04/10/2013

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