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Alix Tichelman, wearing a prison jumpsuit and handcuffs, appears in a Santa Cruz court, July 9, 2014. (CBS)

Police Say Prostitute Searched For Legal Defense Online After Google Exec’s Heroin Death

A high-priced prostitute charged in the overdose death of a Google executive aboard a yacht in California had searched online for how to legally defend herself after giving a lethal dose of heroin, police in California said Thursday, as authorities in Georgia reopened another overdose case.

07/10/2014

Alix Tichelman appears in a Santa Cruz court, July 9, 2014. (CBS)

Prostitute Accused In Google Executive Heroin Death Linked To 2nd Death In Georgia

Police in an Atlanta suburb are reopening the investigation into the September drug-related death of a man who once dated an alleged prostitute now facing charges in the heroin overdose death of a Google executive.

07/10/2014

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Deadly Big Rig Accident Shuts Down North Highway 17 In Santa Cruz Mountains

A fatal accident involving ten cars and a big rig shut down all lanes of North Highway 17 between Summit and Bear Creek roads and one southbound lane Thursday morning.

07/10/2014

Alix Tichelman, wearing a prison jumpsuit and handcuffs, appears in a Santa Cruz court, July 9, 2014. (CBS)

Prostitute Charged With Manslaughter In Heroin Death Of Google Executive

A woman who has admitted to being a prostitute accused of injecting heroin into a Google executive on his yacht in Santa Cruz and leaving him to die when he overdosed on a yacht in the Santa Cruz harbor made her first appearance in court on Wednesday on manslaughter and heroin charges.

07/09/2014

Alix Catherine Tichleman was arrested in the heroin overdose death of a man in the Santa Cruz boat harbor. (Santa Cruz Police)

Admitted Prostitute Arrested In Heroin Overdose Death Of Google Executive On Santa Cruz Yacht

A woman who has admitted to being a prostitute was arrested Friday in the November heroin overdose death of a Google executive on a docked yacht.

07/08/2014

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Teen Risks Losing Hand From Fireworks Accident In Santa Cruz

A teen boy faces the loss of his hand after he found a round mortar shell used in fireworks displays on a beach and lit it in a backyard Saturday, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.

07/08/2014

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Civil Grand Jury Urges Santa Cruz County Desalination Plant, Warns Of Environmental Disaster From Drought

A desalination plant for Santa Cruz County has been talked about and studied for years, and now, a civil grand jury said it is the only solution to averting an environmental disaster.

06/18/2014

Brush Fire Burns In Santa Cruz County State Park

Cal Fire crews were battling a brush fire that started this morning in Big Basin Redwoods State Park in Santa Cruz County.

06/18/2014

(CBS)

15-Year-Old Visiting Santa Cruz Shot Dead Inside Apartment

Police are investigating a shooting that killed a 15-year-old boy visiting an apartment in Santa Cruz on Monday evening.

06/17/2014

James Sharp. (Santa Cruz Police Department)

Santa Cruz Man Arrested For Sexual Assaults On Drunken Women

Santa Cruz police said James Sharp would meet women in local bars and take advantage of those who were blacked out or too drunk to give consent, according to Deputy Chief Steve Clark.

05/29/2014

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