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Adrian Jerry Gonzalez in court on July 30, 2015. (CBS)

Santa Cruz Teen Murder Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

A 15-year-old boy accused of raping and murdering an 8-year-old girl in Santa Cruz on Sunday made his first court appearance Thursday morning.

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Photo of Adrian Gonzales from his Instagram account.

Santa Cruz Prosecutors Charge Teen As Adult In Death Of Maddy Middleton

A 15-year-old boy has been charged as an adult in the death of 8-year-old Madyson “Maddy” Middleton in Santa Cruz earlier this week.

07/29/2015

Drakes Bay, Point Reyes National Seashore (National Park Service)

Rip Currents Caused By Swell Prompts Warning For Beachgoers

The National Weather Service is warning beachgoers of hazardous conditions such as rip currents along south facing beaches in Marin and Santa Cruz counties.

07/29/2015

Madyson Middleton (CBS SF)

Santa Cruz PD: Suspect Lured 8-Year-Old To His Apartment, Killed Her, Dumped Body In Recycle Bin

Police shared details leading up to the death of 8-year-old Madyson ‘Maddy’ Middleton, and the subsequent arrest of a 15-year-old neighbor charged with her murder, at a press conference Tuesday morning.

07/28/2015

Detectives and neighbors at apartment complex where body was found. (CBS)

Neighbors Stunned, Makeshift Memorials At Complex Where Santa Cruz Girl’s Body Found In Dumpster

A small memorial has already gone up outside the apartment complex where 8-year-old Madyson Middleton body is believed to have been found.

07/28/2015

Madyson Middleton (CBS SF)

Police Say Girl’s Body Found In Santa Cruz Dumpster Is Likely Missing 8-Year-Old; Teen Neighbor Arrested

A teenage suspect has been taken into custody after the body of a young female was found in a dumpster following a night of searching for an 8-year-old girl who went missing Sunday evening.

07/27/2015

Madyson Middleton

8-Year-Old Santa Cruz Girl Goes Missing

Police are asking for help locating a missing 9-year-old girl from Santa Cruz Sunday night, police said.

07/26/2015

Santa Cruz Cowell Beach Most Polluted

Unsafe Levels Of E.Coli At Cowell Beach In Santa Cruz

County health officials are warning people not to go in the water at Cowell Beach due to unsafe levels of E. coli bacteria.

07/25/2015

William Yvon. (Source: Bay City News)

Search On After Inmate Walks Away From Work Crew In Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an inmate who walked away from a work crew in Santa Cruz Thursday morning, a spokesman said.

07/16/2015

Medical marijuana and pill bottle (Getty Images)

Aptos Bar Owner Arrested For Allegedly Running Back Room Marijuana Dispensary

A bar owner was arrested last week for allegedly running a marijuana dispensary at his Aptos business, a Santa Cruz County sheriff’s spokesman said.

07/14/2015

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