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Customers cry swindle

GILROY—A Gilroy woman has been accused of pocketing money from customers who trusted her to wire it to family in Mexico—and police say she has admitted using the money to run her flower shop. 

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Gilroy man killed in Easter Sunday hit and run
Posted: April 06, 2015

MORGAN HILL—A pedestrian struck and killed on Easter Sunday by an impaired motorist who fled the scene of the accident in south Morgan Hill has been identified as 37-year-old Alberto Sanchez, of Gilroy, according to the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office.

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Police investigate fatal wreck near Outlets
Posted: April 06, 2015

GILROY—Police are investigating a collision near the Outlets that claimed the life of a 19-year-old Gilroy man last week.

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Audrie Pott wrongful death lawsuit settled
Updated: April 03, 2015 - 4:15 pm

GILROY—The parents of Audrie Pott, a 15-year-old Saratoga girl who took her own life in 2012 after three teen boys sexually assaulted and humiliated her reached a settlement Friday in a wrongful death suit against the defendants’ families.

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Christopher High's sports complex vandalized
Updated: April 03, 2015 - 1:28 pm

GILROY—Christopher High’s new and stunning Don Christopher Sports Complex was marred sometime over the weekend after vandals ripped up part of the field.

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Hollister man killed in Sunday wreck on Highway 101
Updated: April 02, 2015 - 4:30 pm

A Hollister man died late Sunday morning in an accident on Highway 101, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Two Hollister men stabbed in Gilroy
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 10:40 am

GILROY—Two Hollister men stabbed by a pair of assailants Monday are recovering from their wounds, Gilroy police said.

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Hollister fugitive captured
Updated: March 26, 2015 - 10:48 am

HOLLISTER—Police on Saturday arrested a Hollister fugitive who was the subject of a three-hour manhunt in Gilroy two weeks ago.

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Gilroy man pleads guilty in teen sex crime case
Posted: March 12, 2015

GILROY—More than a year after he was accused of luring a 13-year-old girl into prostitution, a Gilroy man has pleaded guilty to three felony sex crimes as part of a deal with prosecutors that will put him behind bars for 11 years.

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manhunt
Updated: March 26, 2015 - 10:27 am

Armed with a high-powered rifle, a Santa Clara County Sheriff's deputy keeps a watch out with a Morgan Hill police officer for an attempted murder suspect during a five-agency manhunt March 10, 2015. They are in a farm field off Farman Lane, near the entrance to Gavilan Community College in Gilroy.

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manhunt
Updated: March 26, 2015 - 10:27 am

A Gilroy police officer assists in search for attempted murder suspect along Uvas-Carnadero Creek, off Farman Lane near Gavilan College, on March 10, 2015.

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manhunt
Updated: March 26, 2015 - 10:27 am

Hollister Police Department Detective Staci Esqueda, second from left, coordinates manhunt in Gilroy March 10, 2015 for man wanted in connection with Easter 2014 shooting and attempted murder in Hollister.

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Authorities end hunt for attempted murder suspect near Gilroy Sports Park
Updated: March 10, 2015 - 8:31 pm

GILROY—After more than three hours, authorities gave up an intense hunt Tuesday evening near the Gilroy Sports Park for an “armed and dangerous” man wanted in connection with an attempted murder in Hollister on Easter Sunday last year.

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Second suspect arrested in Gilroy killing
Updated: March 05, 2015 - 11:01 am

GILROY—A San Jose man is behind bars and charged with the killing of Robert Heiser while police continue the hunt for a third suspect in what investigators now say was murder and robbery by a “criminal street gang.”

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$25,000 reward offered in puppy’s death
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 8:46 am

A Gilroy woman’s big donation has raised to $25,000 the reward offered to catch the person who threw a puppy and its nursing mother trapped in sandbags from a moving car, killing the pup.

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