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May 28, 2024

Former sheriff’s deputy convicted of faking drive-by shooting in Morgan Hill

A former Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputy was convicted this week of fabricating a “mysterious” drive-by shooting in which he claimed he was the victim near Morgan Hill nearly four years ago, authorities said.  Sukhdeep Gill, now 30, has pleaded guilty to a reduced misdemeanor...

2024 law makes opiate antagonists more widely available, liability free

As California tackles its fentanyl crisis, two new laws will be taking effect in January that will make drugs that reverse the effects of opioid overdoses easier to access in certain places and update the so-called good Samaritan law to include those who administer...

City accepting bids for Morgan Hill police station expansion

The City of Morgan Hill is getting ready to expand its police department headquarters on Vineyard Boulevard to allow more space for detectives, traffic officers and training.  The city began soliciting contractor bids for the $200,000 project in late 2023, with a deadline of Jan....

2024 brings tougher penalties for child trafficking in CA

A law that classifies human trafficking of a minor for the purposes of a commercial sex act as a “serious felony” took effect Jan. 1, less than six months after debate around the bill roiled the Capitol.  Under current law, human trafficking of a minor...

State stiffens penalties for fentanyl trafficking

People convicted of distributing fentanyl will face stiffer criminal penalties in the coming year under a new law shaped by rising overdose deaths. The law increases the penalty for selling or distributing more than one kilogram of fentanyl by an automatic addition of three years...

CDFW names 2023 Wildlife Officer of the Year

Santa Clara County Wildlife Officer Laura Decker was named 2023 Wildlife Officer of the Year, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced this week. Decker, who is currently based in the CDFW Gilroy office, began her career with CDFW in 2018. In her short...

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