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Murder Suspect On The Run Turns Himself In

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Templeton, CA — On Wednesday, attempted murder suspect Billy Benjamin Hernandez turned himself in at the Sheriff's North Patrol Station in Templeton.   The 40-year-old Hernandez had been on the run since Nov 1st after witnesses say he attacked a man at a home in the 3200 block of Eagle Point Lane in Heritage Ranch. Witnesses say Hernandez stabbed the ... Read More »

Election Ballots Still Being Counted

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An updated report of ballots in SLO County remaining to be counted has been posted to www.slovote.com to include vote by mail ballots that were inadvertently omitted from the count released on 11/7. The elections staff is in the process of checking signatures and preparing the over 20,000 vote by mail ballots to be counted.  In addition, the staff is ... Read More »

Ballots Still Remain To Be Counted

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According to the SLO County Clerk-recorder’s office, nearly 30,000 ballots still need to be counted.  The results could affect the race for a city council seat in Paso Robles and a school board seat as well.  The outstanding ballots include mail-in ballots as well as provisional ballots and those that are damaged.  Read More »

Prescribed Burn In Atascadero Today

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The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) in cooperation with local landowners and San Luis Obispo County APCD will be conducting a 25-acre prescribed burn today.  This burn is located at the eastern end of Santa Clara Road in southeast Atascadero.  Three fire engines and one fire crew will be involved in the burn. This burn is being ... Read More »

Special Enforcement Team Successfully Ends Four-Hour Standoff

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Montecito, CA – An Oxnard man holding two knifes to his throat for hours was taken into custody by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team ( S.E.T.).  The incident lasted nearly four hours as deputies negotiated with the subject in attempts to have him put down the knives.  Shortly after 9:00am on Wednesday, November 07, deputies responded to South ... Read More »

The Election Results Are In

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San Luis Obispo, CA — Mayorial winners: Jan Marx of SLO, Tom O’Malley Atascadero, Debbie Peterson Grover Beach, Duane Picanco, and Pismo Beach Shelly Higginbotham. City Council Winners: Dan Carpenter and John Ashbaugh SLO, Roberta Fonzi and Bob Kelley Atascadero, Karen Bright and Jeff Lee Grover Beach, Steven Martin and Fred Strong Paso Robles, Ed Waage and Erik Howell Pismo ... Read More »

Police Search For Suspect In Morro Bay Robberies

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Morro Bay, CA — On October 23, at about 5:32 p.m., Morro Bay Police Officers responded to Morro Bay Cigarettes, at 640 Quintana Rd., regarding a reported robbery.  The clerk of the business called 911 and reported a male entered the store and demanded money while showing what appeared to be a handgun tucked into his waistline. The clerk described ... Read More »

Election Day Tips

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Leave t-shirts, buttons and hats at home: Electioneering, including wearing anything with a campaign slogan on it, is prohibited within 100 feet of the polling place while the polls are open on Election Day.  Anyone wearing such campaign slogans will be asked to remove or cover them while they are in the polling place.  Please help our poll workers by ... Read More »

Grover Beach Stores Pass Tobacco Compliance Check

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Grover Beach, CA — On October 25, 2012, the Grover Beach Police Department enlisted the help of a local teen who attempted to purchase tobacco at 16 locations.  None of the 16 stores sold tobacco to the teen.  This is the second time this year that Grover Beach has received a 0% sales rate on a compliance check. Read More »

Suspect In CHP Shooting Arraigned On Attempted Murder Charges

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San Luis Obispo, CA — On Friday, 22-year-old Clifford Albert Scott, Jr. was formally arraigned in a San Luis Obispo County Courtroom on attempted murder charges stemming from an officer involved shooting incident in Paso Robles.    The Sheriff's Office began its investigation on Oct 27, when Scott led the CHP on a car chase before crashing in downtown Paso ... Read More »

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