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Driver Of ATV Dies In Rollover Crash


Monday afternoon, emergency crews were called out to the Lake Nacimiento area of rural Paso Robles in response to an off-road vehicle rollover caused by the driver failing to negotiating a turn in a dirt road. Medical aid efforts failed and the victim, Joshua Anthony Buttitta, age 30, of San Diego was declared dead at the scene. The passenger  was …

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3-Car Collision Near Goleta Closes Highway 154


Eight people were injured following a three-car collision in the Goleta area Sunday morning.  Highway 154 was closed in both directions at Windy Gap near Goleta after three cars collided sending one vehicle careening 30 feet down an embankment off the side of the road.  Fire crews had to extricate the driver and 2 passengers from that vehicle.  Of the …

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Search For Pinson On Hold


On Saturday, investigators suspended their search for Pearl Pinson, the 15 year old woman from Vallejo who was kidnapped last week.  The Solano County Sheriff’s Department said law enforcement have exhausted their search of the small coastal town of Jenner, a place tipsters say Pinson may be located in.  After an extensive search involving close to 70 people, officials says …

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Men’s Colony Still In Lockdown


The California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo is still on lockdown following an anonymous report that illicit contraband had been smuggled inside the prison.  Investigators are still searching the facility – however officials have not specified what they’re looking for.  The Men’s Colony has been on lockdown since Wednesday afternoon, May 25th.

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CA Teen Still Missing, Kidnapper Dies In Shootout With Police


An alleged kidnapper is dead and his victim is still missing following a high speed pursuit through the Central Coast Thursday.  Authorities issued an AMBER Alert for 15-year-old Pearl Pinson on Wednesday morning in the San Francisco Bay Area after she was seen bleeding and crying for help while being dragged by a man identified as 19-year-old Fernando Castro. Castro …

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Drunk Driver Charged Five Months After Crash


Five months after the crash, A suspected drunk driver, accused of killing a Paso Robles woman, has been charged.  Lauren Alderete of Paso Robles, is accused of driving the wrong way into opposing traffic on Highway 101 and hitting a car driven by Lindsay Matzie of Los Osos back on December 16, 2015.  Matzie was killed in the crash. Her …

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Record Number Of Registered Voters In SLO County


SLO County is definitely “Rockin’ the Vote” this year.  County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong announced that SLO County hit a new record number of registered voters for a Presidential Primary election. The previous record was for over 147-thousand registered voters in 2012. This year, that record was broken with nearly 156-thousand registered voters. The deadline for voters to request a vote-by-mail …

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Increase In Travelers This Memorial Day Weekend


As Memorial Day Weekend approaches, The California Highway Patrol reminds the public to be safe out there on the highways.  The CHP will be in maximum enforcement looking out for any motorists who are driving impaired.  AAA projects more than 38 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend. That is the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume on record and …

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SLO PD Finds Man Deceased In Parked Car


A man was found dead yesterday morning in a vehicle on Broad Street in San Luis Obispo.  At around 10:45am, SLO PD received a report of an unresponsive man in a vehicle parked in the 3300 block of Broad Street.  Officers and SLO Fire responders arrived to find a deceased man slumped over in the vehicle.  Officials so far say …

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Parolee At Large Apprehended


Sheriff’s Deputies received a call that a suspect who was a parolee at large was sleeping in a car in Nipomo yesterday.  The suspect was identified as 38-year-old Angel Luis Padilla of Arroyo Grande. When Deputies made contact with Padilla, he ran off.  Officers set up a perimeter in the area. Deputies, with the help an Arroyo Grande Police K9 …

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