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Man Pleads Guilty to Three Felonies

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Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that on February 23, 2015, David William Tallman pled guilty, as charged, to three felony counts:  arson of an inhabited structure; criminal threats and resisting a peace officer; and one misdemeanor count of violating a court order.  The District Attorney did not offer any plea bargains in this case. In ...

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Missing Grover Beach Woman Found Safe

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A Grover Beach woman who went missing Tuesday has been found. Nora Lee Kiker, 64, was found safe in San Luis Obispo. The family has been notified.

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Air Quality Warning in Oceano Dunes Area

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The San Luis Obispo (SLO) County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and County Public Health Department are advising the public of deteriorating air quality in the Oceano Dunes/Nipomo Mesa area due to blowing dust and sand from Wednesday, February 25 through Saturday, February 28.  Blowing sand and dust is forecasted to occur from 11 am to 7 pm, with the ...

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Police Ask for Help Identifying Fraud Suspects

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The San Luis Obispo Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects who have been using fraudulent credit cards and identification to rent items in San Luis Obispo and not return them. They stole from at least four businesses on January 27th and the crimes are summarized below: On January 27th a suspect, who identified himself ...

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Santa Ynez Man Involved in Crash Dies From Injuries

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A Santa Ynez man who was involved in a crash on Hiway 154 and Roblar Avenue over the weekend has died from his injuries. Austin Troy Bartoo turned into the path of a van. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was driving drunk. And the CHP has identified the woman killed in a suspected DUI crash over the weekend ...

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Candlelight Vigil to be Held Saturday for Those Lost to Violence Against Religious Minorities

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A candlelight vigil will be held on Saturday, March 7 at Cal Poly University Union Plaza at 6:30 PM to honor those who have lost their lives to violence against religious minorities. Recent murders of American Muslims in North Carolina, Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya and a Danish Jew in Copenhagen, as well as hundreds of similar hate crimes being ...

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Paso Robles Police Searching for Armed Robbery Suspect

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Paso police are looking for an armed robbery suspect. On Sunday, February 22, 2015 at approximately 12:54 AM, the Paso Robles Police Department received a report of an attempted armed robbery which had just occurred at the Domino’s Pizza restaurant in the 2100 block of Spring Street. Officers arrived and determined a lone male suspect had entered the business armed ...

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Accused Killer Being Charged Again With Murder

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James Lypps, the Nipomo man accused of killing his wife back in 2009, has been charged again with one count of murder. He was set free last week, but was arrested again Saturday night. The District Attorney’s Office signed the complaint Monday and filed it Tuesday with the clerk’s office. The prosecution is able to make this second arrest due ...

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Morro Bay Power Plant Not Being Sold

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The Morro Bay power plant is not being sold. This according to Dynegy, owners of the plant. The company says upgrades are too expensive which is why Dynegy shut down the plant. Whoever is the highest bidder is going to cost them for the desired changes. The Morro Bay City Council is expected to discuss the potential impacts of the city’s ...

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Federal Firefighters Fairness Act

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Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) and Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan (PA-7), have reintroduced the Federal Firefighters Fairness Act, legislation that would help ensure federal firefighters could obtain the disability benefits they deserve if they were harmed through the hazards of their service. This will bring parity to federal and non-federal firefighters who serve our communities. Numerous studies have found heart disease, ...

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