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Fire Crews Battle Wildfire In Santa Barbara County


The Santa Barbara County Fire Department says the White Fire burning in Southern Santa Barbara County is 10 percent contained. Officials say the United States Forest Service is ordering more crews to help fight the wild fire, which has burned one-thousand acres, so far.  It broke out Monday afternoon near Highway 154 and Paradise Road. Officials say the west end ...

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Residential Fire Under Investigation in Paso Robles


Officials are investigating the cause of a residential fire, which broke out in Paso Robles this weekend.  It happened on Olive Street on Saturday at 12:13 a.m. Officials say the fire was quickly spreading from a home under construction to neighboring homes when firefighters arrived at the scene. The fire was contained at 1:16 a.m. and under control at 2:00 ...

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Atascadero Homicide Suspect Arrested


Officials say they’ve arrested a suspect who they think killed an Atascadero woman last week.   They say 49-year-old Mark Alan Andrews is in San Luis Obispo County Jail and has been charged with homicide. Officials say he lives in the same neighborhood as the victim, Colleen Maria Barga-Milbury. A search warrant was served at Andrew’s home. According to reports, ...

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Wild Fire Burns One Acre In San Luis Obispo


A wild land fire in San Luis Obispo caused more than $1,000 worth of damage this weekend. It happened on Spanish Oaks Drive Friday afternoon and burned one-acre.  Residents near the fire attempted to put it out with hoses. Officials say the fire was accidentally started by a 12-year-old boy playing with a barbeque lighter in dry vegetation.

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Sting Operation Catches SLO Businesses Selling Alcohol To A Minor


Nine businesses in San Luis Obispo are in trouble for selling alcohol to minors. Officials from the San Luis Obispo Department and the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control or ABC ran a sting operation. A minor with decoy identification worked under the supervision of the officials. Nine of the 45 business did not check the minor’s identification.  Those who ...

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Woman Struck And Killed By Train In Pismo Beach


A train struck and killed a woman in Pismo Beach just after 9 p.m. on Wednesday.  It happened in the area of Frady Ln and the 101 overpass. Officials say the woman was attempting to cross the train tracks when she was hit by the train. She died at the scene as a result of her injuries from the incident. ...

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Police Identify Victim In Atascadero Homicide


Atascadero Police have identified the mother shot and killed in her home as 52-year-old Colleen Maria Barga-Millbury. She was found at her home in Atascadero on Wednesday afternoon.  Officials say this case is a homicide. The gun has not been found. The Atascadero Police Department is continuing to work with the San Luis Obispo District Attorney’s Office and the San ...

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North County Rescue Team Simulates Trench Rescue


On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, members of the North County Technical Rescue Team (TRT) which is comprised of firefighters from both Atascadero and Paso Robles, trained together in a simulated trench rescue. The training was held at the City of Atascadero’s Waste Water Facility as part of the fire department’s quarterly training requirements.  Every quarter, the team trains for the ...

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Atascadero Suspicious Death Ruled A Homicide


The Atascadero Police Department is confirming that this case is a homicide.  The victim is being identified as Colleen Maria Barga-Milbury (52 years of age) of Atascadero.  The victim was killed at her residence.  The weapon used in this case was a firearm.  The Atascadero Police Department is continuing to work with the San Luis Obispo District Attorney’s Office and ...

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Project Surf Camp Trailer Broken Into


The Morro Bay Police Department is investigating a possible break into a city owned storage unit.  It happened last Thursday, just after 9:30 a.m. Officers also found a broken pad lock and damage to an entry door to the utility trailer owned by Project Surf Camp, which is next to the storage unit. It’s unknown whether Surf Camp’s property was ...

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