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Fatal Boating Accident In Morro Bay


Morro Bay Police say a man found floating in the water after the boat he was on overturned in Morro Bay Sunday morning has died. Officials say a boat holding two people capsized when it was hit by a wave. First responders performed CPR on the man and rushed him to a local hospital where police say he died. Another ...

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Reported Bear Sightings Near Fuller Road


Two citizens called the police department and reported seeing a bear near the intersection of Broad Street and Fuller Road.  The first call was received at 5 p.m. and the citizen stated a bear was in the field at that intersection. The bear was apparently walking toward Broad Street. Officers were not able to locate the bear. A second citizen ...

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Teen Hit and Killed By Freight Train In Goleta


The victim of a train accident that occurred at approximately 7:15 p.m. on June 21st, has been identified.  He is a 15-year-old from Goleta whose name is not being released because he is a juvenile and due to the ongoing investigation.  The teenager was hit by a freight train headed eastbound in the area of Highway 101 and Kellogg Avenue ...

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Power Returns After Blackout Across Central Coast


The lights are back on for most of the 145,000 homes and business that were plunged into the dark along California's Central Coast around 9:30 last night.  The widespread outage stretched from Solvang in Santa Barbara County to Cambria in San Luis Obispo County.  The blackout was sparked by the loss of two Pacific Gas & Electric Company transmission lines ...

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Drug Overdose Victim Identified


Police have identified the Grover Beach woman who died from an overdose of drugs early Wednesday morning.  She is Ashley Martel, granddaughter of former KSBY and KCOY newscaster Rick Martel. On Wednesday June 19 at about 4:17 a.m., officers of the Grover Beach Police Department were dispatched to the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital emergency room to meet with medical staff ...

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7-Eleven Robbery Suspects Arrested


Two men are in jail suspected of robbing an 7-Eleven in Atascadero Thursday.  Police say Timothy Crook and Jaleigh Patterson held a clerk at gunpoint and demanded cash. Both men are facing charges of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit a robbery. They were booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail. On Friday at approximately 2:56 a.m., officers from the ...

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Court Order To Decrease Prison Population Could Put Over 9,000 Inmates On The Streets


The California State Sheriffs’ Association unalterably disagrees with the Three-Judge Panel court order issued yesterday ordering the immediate release of prison inmates. “This order is unbelievably ill-advised and a tremendous threat to public safety,” said CSSA President, Sheriff Greg Ahern. “With the order to achieve 137.5% of design capacity in State’s prisons, this means releasing over 9,000 inmates to our ...

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23-Year-Old Grover Beach Woman Dies From Drug Overdose


On Wednesday June 19 at about 4:17 a.m., Officers of the Grover Beach Police Department were dispatched to the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital emergency room to meet with medical staff regarding a drug overdose victim.   It was reported to the officers that a 23-year-old female suffered a drug related overdose at a residence in the 1200 block of Longbranch ...

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Accused Embezzler Al Moriarty To Remain In Jail With Bail Set At $5 Million


Al Moriarty isn’t going anywhere any time soon.  The 80-year-old businessman accused of fraud and embezzlement will remain in SLO County Jail with bail set at $5-million.  He has pleaded not guilty to the charges. His name continues to adorn the scoreboard at Cal Poly’s Spanos Stadium.  Cal Poly officials aren’t commenting on whether or not his ad will remain. ...

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Spanish Springs Development Project Delayed


It’s going to be months before the controversial Spanish Springs project gets the go-ahead from the Pismo Beach City Council.   At a meeting Tuesday night, the council delayed the decision to move forward with the Price Canyon development, which includes hundreds of homes, hotel rooms and conference or event-type facilities in the canyon on 961 acres. A neighbor in ...

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