‘Katie Holmes’ Appears At Sacramento Medical Center Groundbreaking

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Healthcare advocates and local leaders broke ground on a new health clinic in Sacramento on Tuesday, but one of the building’s renderings caught our eye. A banner at the construction site shows the future appearance of the center, complete with mom and daughter walking out. But it’s who the mom and daughter are that caught Good Day Sacramento reporter Kinsey Schofield’s eye.

The mom and daughter appear to be a cutout of Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri Cruise from June 2012. CBS13 reached out for comment on the choice of photos, but nobody was available to comment outside of business hours. The El Camino Medical Center will be the Health and Life Organization’s first clinic to be built from the ground up, providing a medically underserved community and alternative to expensive emergency room visits. “This is what’s important for here, access for health care so people don’t feel compelled to go to emergency care, because that’s the most expensive care you can get,” said Rep. Doris Matsui. When the clinic is finished, it will serve a population of more than 35,000 people. It will be located at 965 El Camino Ave. No word on whether Katie Holmes or her daughter plan to attend the grand opening in person.

Facebook post could be selling WIC baby food and formula

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A now deleted Facebook post was selling “$240 worth” of baby food and formula for “$90, or best offer,” which raised a lot of red flags. Hundreds of commenters accused the poster of selling WIC provided baby food and formula. WIC is a national program that serves women, infants and children. The program provides them with food and formula. In New Mexico, half of all infants get their food from WIC. The program has 47,000 families. “They cannot sell their benefits. Whether it’s formula, food or breast pumps for profit or for funds,” said Kerry Thomson, Deputy Director for WIC in New Mexico. Thomson says when people apply to be part of WIC they are told selling or trading their WIC provided food is illegal and that the punishment is suspension from the program. “Unfortunately, it does happen. We know it does. We do everything we can to manage it once it’s reported to us,” said Thomson. Thomson doesn’t know the exact number of reports, but says they’ve gone up especially on social media. Thomson says if a parent does not need their WIC provided food, or their child doesn’t like the food, to return it to WIC. “If for any reason they cannot use this food, this is food provided to them by the federal program, that food needs to be brought back. That gives us the opportunity to redesign their food package to better fit their needs,” said Thomson. If you see a possible WIC fraud, call 1-866-867-3124 or email DOH-NMWIC.Fraud@state.nm.us.
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New Mexico police rounding up 50 violent criminals

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – One by one, police went after 50 violent criminals who have been dodging them. Tuesday night, 25 of them are behind bars. State Police showed them being hauled off to jail. State Police worked with several other local and federal agencies to go after criminals with violent pasts, who had warrants out for their arrest violating probation or parole. They had originally committed everything from armed robbery to aggravated battery. “The people of New Mexico deserve to feel safe in their community and they’re not feeling that way,” Gov. Susana Martinez said Tuesday. Police are still looking for 25 others. They remind people if you’re helping to hide a criminal you will also face charges.  
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Corrales officials consider allowing medical marijuana farm

CORRALES, N.M. (KRQE) – Tuesday night, the Village of Corrales is deciding whether to allow construction on a medical marijuana farm. The Verdes Foundation wants to grow 100 medical marijuana plants on a piece of land in north Corrales. The foundation says it’s not a dispensary, so it won’t add traffic to the area and will hopefully blend in with the surrounding farms. Neighbors are concerned about the noise and the smell. “We are really interested in the farming nature of that residence. We want to keep agriculture and farming alive in Corrales and we felt like there was not a better space to do that,” said Shawna Brown with the Verdes Foundation. The farm hopes to operate by next year. Earlier Tuesday night, village officials voted against an ordinance that would have prohibited growing, processing, or selling cannabis or cannabis products.
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Levine: Top White Sox Prospects Gradually Making Way To Big Leagues

By Bruce Levine– CHICAGO (CBS) — Since the All-Star break, the White Sox have now promoted two high-profile prospects to the big leagues. Second baseman Yoan Moncada joined the club in the third week of July, while right-hander Reynaldo Lopez will make his debut for the White Sox on Friday. The movement of key White Sox prospects from one level to the next is happening slowly but surely and now includes the big league level. The development of said prospects is the most important task for the White Sox, who added 18 prospects in a series of trades dating back to early last December. The 22-year-old Moncada is showing signs of why he was the top-rated prospect in the game. He got off to a 4-of-40 start with the White Sox but had registered five hits in his past three games entering play Tuesday, when he recorded an RBI single in his first at-bat. Lopez, 23, had done solid work at Triple-A Charlotte, including winning the International League Pitcher of the Month award for July. He had a 3.79 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 131 strikeouts in 121 innings at Triple-A this season. Moncada and Lopez are the starting point in the wave of prospects who will be joining the White Sox in the coming seasons. Managment envisions 2019 as the earliest the team could start contending and perhaps more likely 2020. Right-hander Michael Kopech, 21, has arguably been the most impressive pitcher in a White Sox farm system full of promising arms. He has a 3.04 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP and 145 strikeouts in 112 1/3 innings at Double-A Birmingham this season. He boasts a fastball that hits 100 miles per hour and a knee-buckling slider that’s opened eyes around the Southern League. “Every player comes with his own individual player development plan,” general manager Rick Hahn said. “The two most important plans for Michael was the taking the ball every fifth day for the course of the entire season. That is something he had not done. The second part was being able to respond to the challenge of being a 20, 21-year- old and pitching in the Southern League. That is advanced placement. He has passed both of those challenges, knock on wood, with flying colors. “Even though he went to his high in innings pitched, he appears to be even pitching better in recent starts. He has had a greater command of the fastball, the slider has been a plus pitch and is trusting the changeup. He is checking off boxes that were really even lower as for expectations from him this season.” The likes of left-hander Carlos Rodon, right-hander Lucas Giolito (now at Triple-A), Lopez, Kopech and right-hander Dylan Cease (Class-A) project as future rotation hopefuls, with the bullpen as a fallback option too. They’ll all be closely monitored across various levels as this season finishes and spring training rolls around next February. The manner in which the White Sox has since added young position-player talent after its initial influx of high-potential pitchers gives some reason to believe contention could come early that expected when looking at the big picture. And as Hahn points out, the accumulation of so much young talent is the point, because he knows not every prospect will pan out. “It is not about holding your breath that it works out,” Hahn said. “This is about people understanding that how one individual player performs does not mandate how the entire process is going. “We really value Moncada. We think he will be a real impact player in the major leagues for a long time. How he does in his first 100 plate appearances doesn’t indicate what type of player he will be long term. It certainly doesn’t indicate how this rebuild is going. He is one piece of many we control in the organization. We will likely have to go outside of the organization to augment what group grows together, to be that type of impact players. Candidly, we will not know that for several years as this group comes together.” Bruce Levine covers the Cubs and White Sox for 670 The Score and CBSChicago.com. Follow him on Twitter @MLBBruceLevine.