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Pilot Dies After Crashing Airplane Into SLO Building On Granada Drive

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Officials are trying to determine what caused a twin-engine two-seater Cessna passenger plane to crash in San Luis Obispo yesterday afternoon about 12:26.  San Luis Obispo City Fire Department and Cal Fire personnel responded to a reported fire involving a small plane which had crashed into a building near the end of Granada Drive.    The first arriving fire department ... Read More »

PG&E Officials Investigate Sunday’s Power Outage On The Central Coast

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A massive power outage left much of the Central Coast in the dark Sunday night. PG&E officials are still trying to determine what caused it.  The outage Sunday night left about 145,000 customers from Cambria to Los Olivas in the dark from 9:30 to about 1:45 a.m.   Apparently there was an equipment failure at the Morro Bay switch yard, ... Read More »

Suspect In Oceano Murder Arrested After Police Chase Through Santa Maria

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On Sunday, investigators with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office apprehended Joseph Munoz, who was identified as a person of interest in a Saturday night homicide at the 1300 block of 19 Street in Oceano. At approximately 9:30 AM, detectives located Munoz in Santa Maria. Munoz, who was wanted for a violation of his parole, was travelling in a ... Read More »

Fatal Boating Accident In Morro Bay

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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 ... Read More »

Reported Bear Sightings Near Fuller Road

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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 ... Read More »

Teen Hit and Killed By Freight Train In Goleta

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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 ... Read More »

Power Returns After Blackout Across Central Coast

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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 ... Read More »

Drug Overdose Victim Identified

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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 ... Read More »

7-Eleven Robbery Suspects Arrested

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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 ... Read More »

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