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Victims Identified in Fatal Car Crash

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Authorities have identified a brother and sister who were killed in a car crash Tuesday on Highway 46 West. They are William and Patience Robbins of Cambria the oldest and youngest in a family of five.   The driver of the truck that rolled down a steep embankment was injured. He is Ismael Ochoa, boyfriend of Patience. The two siblings were ...

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CHP Recommending Truck Driver Be Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter

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After a seven month investigation, the CHP has recommended that the District Attorney’s Office press gross vehicular manslaughter charges against truck driver Phillip Trujillo for a crash that killed four people on Highway 101 and Wellsona Road just north of Paso Robles last December.   The CHP says the 56 year old Trujillo made an unsafe turn across the freeway. The ...

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Additional Charges Filed Against Cuesta College Employee

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New and additional charges have been filed against a former Cuesta College human resources analyst accused of stealing computer data. Lacey Fowler, who is 29, has also been charged with hitting a police officer and possession of meth. Here’s how the bust went down: On Monday, the Paso Robles Police Department responded to the 100 block of Capital Hill, Paso ...

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Arroyo Grande House Fire Ruled Accidental

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Firefighters know the cause of a fire that damaged a house on Farroll Road in Arroyo Grande July 10. Investigation into the incident indicates that the fire appeared to have started in a shed in the backyard of the property. Cause of the fire is unknown and is being ruled as “accidental” in nature.  The fire spreads to another residence. ...

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Fatal Car Accident on Highway 46

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A fatal crash on Highway 46 west yesterday afternoon.  According to the CHP a pickup truck driven by a 22 year old man from Cambria went 300 feet off the side of the road down a hillside 8 miles east of Highway 1. The truck which had lost control landed in a steep ravine. The driver was injured and taken ...

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Cuesta College Employee Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Personal Information

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On Monday, July 13, at approximately 1:00 p.m., former Cuesta College Human Resources Analyst Lacey Fowler was arrested by Paso Robles police officers on the 100 block of Capital Hill Road in Paso Robles. She was then transported to the Paso Robles Police Department where she was taken to the San Luis Obispo County Jail by Cuesta College police officers. ...

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Thousands Stolen From Local Fundraiser

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Thousands of dollars have been stolen from a community fundraiser in Santa Maria. The Santa Maria Valley Pioneer Association hosts an annual picnic.  The event is a fundraiser for students who want to go to college. But, this year $4,000 in cash and checks were stolen from the cash box at the event. The money was collected, counted, and put ...

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Teacher Sentenced to Prison For Having Sex With Students

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An ex-Paso Robles teacher Jeremy Monn who pleaded guilty to having sex with two students was sentenced yesterday to six years and four months in state prison. After he serves his time and is paroled, Monn will have to register as a sex offender.

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Cyclists Find Human Remains in Santa Maria

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During the early morning hours of Sunday, some bicyclists riding along a remote stretch of Tepusquet Canyon Road in the unincorporated area of Santa Maria, happened upon what appeared to be human remains, approximately half-way up Tepusquet Canyon Road, between Foxen Canyon Road and Highway 166. One of the bicyclists went to a nearby ranch and called 911, summoning law ...

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Man Convicted of Felony Spousal Batter

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John Soto was convicted of Felony Spousal Battery by a San Luis Obispo Jury on July 9th  following a trial that began on June 29th.The battery occurred in San Luis Obispo on July 19th, 2014. Following the jury trial, Judge Rita Federman found allegations that Soto had sustained three prior “strike” convictions for Lewd Conduct with a Child, and a ...

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