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Police Identified Bus Driver Who Suffered Heart Attack Driving


Police have identified the bus driver who suffered a heart attack driving an Amtrak bus last Friday while crossing the Santa Maria Bridge about 7:10. He is 42-year-old Grodon Chadwick from Los Osos. Two women on the bus moved Chadwick from his seat and stopped the bus from grazing the center concrete divider and the rail guard. Chadwick was pronounced …

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Boat Believed to Have Smuggled Marijuana Crashes


Authorities say a boat believed to have been used to smuggle thousands of pounds of marijuana crashed at Garrapata State Beach in Big Sur.  The 36-foot panga boat was found on the beach Saturday morning, and a 35-pound bale of marijuana was found hidden in some bushes nearby.  Customs officials estimated several hundred bales of pot had been off-loaded from …

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Stabbing in Paso Robles


On Thursday, February 13, at approximately 10:00 p.m., the Paso Robles Police Department received a call from Twin Cities Community Hospital regarding a 29 year old male patient that had arrived with a stab wound to his torso. The wound required emergency surgery and the victim is currently listed in stable condition. Through investigation, Officers determined that the incident occurred …

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Kidnapping Report Was Unfounded


On Friday, February 14, at approximately 10:23 a.m., the Paso Robles Police Department received a call from staff at Daniel Lewis Middle School, 900 Creston Road, reporting a kidnapping which had just occurred. The reporting party was a juvenile witness who told school staff that she believed her juvenile friend had been kidnapped from in front of the school. This …

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Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team Helped Find 6 Hikers


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team helped locate six hikers yesterday, February 15, near Mission Canyon in Santa Barbara.  The six Chinese students, who currently live in Santa Barbara and attend Santa Barbara City College and the University of California, Santa Barbara went for a hike near the popular "Seven Pools" area above the city of Santa …

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Two Fatal Accidents This Past Friday


Two fatal accidents this past Friday. One involved a Paso Robles man who crashed his car near Highway 101 and Higuera. He was identified as 19-year-old Kyle Sheffield. The CHP says Sheffield was driving southbound on Higuera Street and was slowing for the curve near the northbound on-ramp for Highway 101. He then accelerated and hit a tree and fence …

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Man Arrested For Assaulting Girlfriend


On February 13, at approximately 8:18 PM, SLOPD Officers responded to the report of an assault of a female at Mill and Chorro. Officers arrived to find a female with head injuries who had been assaulted with an unknown weapon by her boyfriend, 21-year-old Tyler Kuppenbender. He fled the scene on foot. The victim was transported to the hospital and …

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Vandal Arrested After Smashing Windows and Burning a House


On 2-12-14, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Deputies were called to assist CAL FIRE with a house fire at 1325 La Quinta Drive in Nipomo. At approximately the same time, the Sheriff's Office began receiving reports of vandalism in the area possibly related to a suspect traveling on a bicycle and threatening residents in the neighborhood. The vandalism consists mainly …

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Winners of State of the Bay Haiku Contest Announced


Morro Bay National Estuary Program is excited to announce the winners for the State of the Bay Haiku Contest: Lee Darling from San Luis Obispo won the Adult Category, and Rebecca Schwind from Arroyo Grande won the Student Category. Runners up include Kathryn Hansen from Santa Margarita for the Adult Category, and Andrew Paiz from Cambria from the Student Category. …

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Madonna Inn Cake Thief Caught Through Facebook


On February 8, at 11:47 PM a subject entered the Madonna Inn Coffee Shop and stole a chocolate cake from the display case. Security cameras captured the burglary and the owner of Madonna Inn, Connie Madonna-Pearce posted the security video on Facebook. She asked that anyone who recognizes the suspect to please call the Madonna Inn.  A Facebook user did …

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