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Missle Launced From Vandeberg Air Force Base

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A Minuteman Three Missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base around 3:30 this morning.  The unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile is the second test launch in a week. A Minuteman Three was successfully tested on September 22nd.   The Air Force says it is checking the readiness, effectiveness, and accuracy of the weapon system.   Read More »

Man Pleads No Contest To DUI Hit And Run Charges

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Vincente Montes pleaded no contest yesterday in court to charges of hitting and killing two people while driving intoxicated on Highway 46. The August 17 accident claimed the lives of a couple from Bakersfield.   Montes faced two counts of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and one count of hit and run causing death.   The CHP says Montes and a ... Read More »

Savor Run Street Closures

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The SAVOR Run announces road closures for the race on Sunday, September 29, 2013. Select streets in the downtown San Luis Obispo area will be closed starting at 4 a.m. and will re-open by 11 a.m.   SAVOR Run Road Closures/Restrictions (Times shown are the maximum durations/streets will open after last runner passes through) Downtown Streets – Monterey, Higuera and ... Read More »

Body Found Near Southern SLO County

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The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is still attempting to identify a body found on 9-17-13 in the Division Street/Bonita School Road area in southern San Luis Obispo County. The subject is described as an Hispanic male, in his mid 20's to mid 30's, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall, 165 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. If ... Read More »

Man Swallows Ring

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On September 22 at approximately 1245 p.m. officers responded to 2180 Johnson to the report of a disturbance at San Luis Obispo County Mental Health. When officers arrived it was discovered that 32-year-old Sean Alexander was involved in an altercation with staff members at the facility. During the altercation Alexander had removed a ring from the finger of one of ... Read More »

Man Guilty Of Murdering His Half Brother

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Brandon Henslee has been found guilty of first-degree murder for the death of his half-brother Tyler Hanks in August of 2012. Hanks' body was found in an open field in Cambria. The 23-year-old Henslee was accused of killing Hanks in their home on the 400 block on Leighton Street and then dumping his body in the field about a mile ... Read More »

High Speed Chase In Santa Barbara

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At around 6:45 a.m. yesterday morning, Sheriff’s Deputies at the main station parking lot on Calle Real in Santa Barbara received a LoJack activation alert which notified them that a stolen car was in the area.  The vehicle was confirmed to be a black ,Lincoln Navigator that had been reported stolen out of Cardiff in San Diego County.  Sheriff’s Deputies ... Read More »

Fire Sparked By Tractor

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The Santa Barbara County Fire Department investigators have determined that the cause of the vegetation fire that occurred at 2400 block of Tepusquet Canyon Road on September 19, 2013, was attributed to a tractor working in the area. With the assistance of Cal Fire, SBCFD investigators took possession of the tractor in question. The tractor was taken and stored at ... Read More »

Bed Bugs Invade Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter

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Bed bugs have once again moved into the Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter in San Luis Obispo has been invaded by bed bugs again. The shelter was previously tented and given a chemical treatment. Now a pest control company is using heat to get rid of the pests. Thousands of dollars have already been spent to get rid of them.   ... Read More »

Cal Poly Ranked One Of The Best Colleges

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U.S. News and World Report has rated Cal Poly as the best public master's university in the West in its 2014 America's Best Colleges guidebook.   Cal Poly ranked ninth in the magazine's overall list of the West's best universities, including both public and private institutions.   UC Santa Barbara ranked #41 in national universities. Read More »

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