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Paso Robles Laundromat Murderer Receives Sentence


Paso Robles, CA — John Woody Jr. was sentenced to 56 years to life in prison yesterday for the stabbing death of Martin McWilliams of Paso Robles in 2011.   What would have been 25 years was turned into 56 because Woody committed the crime with a knife and had a prior felony conviction.  Read More »

Three People Arrested After Santa Barbara Drug Bust


Santa Barbara, CA — A multi-week narcotics investigation has resulted in the arrest of three people and the seizure of methamphetamine, cocaine, and currency. On Tuesday, December 18th, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives, with the assistance of the Santa Barbara Police Department, served several search and arrest warrants in the city of Goleta and Santa Barbara. During the search warrants ... Read More »

Sonic Boom From F-22 Was Allegedly The Source Of This Morning’s Loud Boom


The mystery of this morning’s booming and shaking may have been solved. John Haire, Chief of Media Relations for Edwards Air Force Base said, “We can confirm it was an F-22 flying in the Western Pacific Test Range on an authorized test flight 50 miles west of the Vandenberg coastline. Edwards conducts these types of operation year-around, but today’s atmospheric ... Read More »

Possible Earthquake Felt On The Central Coast


A lot of calls came into the KVEC Newsroom a little after 9:30 this morning with reports of either experiencing a sonic boom or an earthquake about 9:34.   An earthquake did happen at that time, a 2.6 magnitude quake near Riverside, California. We are trying to confirm if this small shaker is responsible for two jolts felt along the ... Read More »

Elderly Man Pleads Guilty To Assisting Wife’s Suicide


The man who is charged with the assisted suicide of his wife was in court yesterday and pled guilty.  86-year-old George Taylor was originally charged with the murder of his 81-year-old wife, Gewynn Marian Taylor.  But the District Attorney's Office changed the charge to assisted suicide on Dec. 13. Taylor apparently tried to kill himself but failed.  Judge Ginger Garrett ... Read More »

Service In Remembrance Of Newton, CT Victims To Be Held In SLO


One week after the tragic killings in Newtown, there will be an opportunity for residents of San Luis Obispo County to come together to remember those who have died.   An interfaith, non-denominational service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, on Friday December 21 at 12 noon.  Everyone is welcome.  This memorial is sponsored ... Read More »

Reward Offered As Sheriff Searches For Wanted Fugitive


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Marc Steele.  He is currently wanted for felony and misdemeanor warrants stemming from possession of firearms and resisting arrest.   Additionally, Sheriff’s Deputies and members of the Sheriff’s Narcotic Unit attempted to contact and arrest Steele on December 14, in the 9900 block of West Front in Atascadero, but ... Read More »

Local Schools Locked Down During CHP Pursuit


Authorities have two people in custody following a pursuit through northern San Luis Obispo County. We don’t know their names yet. The California Highway Patrol says the chase started in Cayucos after a reported robbery around 7:10 yesterday morning. The driver led police on a chase on Highway 46. The CHP says the driver in a black pickup truck collided ... Read More »

Body Of Missing Man Found On Santa Cruz Island


A man has been found dead on Santa Cruz Island. 23-year-old Christopher Anthony Mondiek, from Ohio, was found deceased on the beach of Santa Cruz Island yesterday morning by rescue personnel.  Members of the National Park Service along with Santa Barbara and Ventura County Search and Rescue teams made the discovery shortly after 8:00 am.  Investigators believe his death was ... Read More »

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