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Family sues ASH after patient strangled to death

The mother and sister of a deceased Atascadero State Hospital patient who was allegedly strangled to death by his roommate have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against ASH. [Tribune] Kevin Turner, 53, died on May 28, 2014. An ASH psychiatrist... (Continue reading)

Dog killed in Atascadero fire

A dog died Friday after the motor home it was left in caught fire in Atascadero. [KSBY] Shortly after 10 a.m., firefighters arrived to a parking area next to La Rosa Automotive on El Camino Real, where the vehicle was... (Continue reading)

Wrongful death suit alleges drug dealing at Atascadero nursing home

An Atascadero nursing home failed to take measures to stop an employee from distributing expired narcotics, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. [Tribune] Michelle Hughes, 48, died of a drug overdose in April... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles murder suspect pleads not guilty

A Paso Robles man said he acted in self-defense when he shot and killed an “intruder” Saturday morning. Thomas Yanaga, 52, plead not guilty to murder and an enhancement for causing great bodily injury with a firearm on Wednesday. His... (Continue reading)

Atascadero mayoral runner-up arrested

Atascadero police arrested a recent mayoral candidate late Tuesday night on DUI and hit-and-run charges. [Tribune] Charles John Scovell II, 36, garnered 40 percent of the vote in last year’s Atascadero mayoral election. On Tuesday night, Scovell allegedly crashed his... (Continue reading)

Former SLO County cop evades jail in grand theft case

A former officer with the Grover Beach and Atascadero police departments admitted that he used his security position to steal from residents of a Thousand Oaks retirement community, but the former policeman will not do any jail time as punishment... (Continue reading)

Two arrested for armed crime spree

Three people are suspected of committing multiple armed robberies early Saturday in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties early Saturday. Police have arrested two suspects. At 12:22 a.m., the crime spree began in Santa Maria on the 300 block... (Continue reading)

Wal-Mart to build a store in Atascadero

Wal-Mart announced Thursday that it will move forward with plans to build an 118,000 square-foot shopping center in northern Atascadero. After seven years of contentious debate, the project was approved by the Atascadero City Council in 2012. However, a group... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man ruled sane at time of murder

The insanity defense did not succeed in the murder trial of an Atascadero man who shot and killed his neighbor. On Tuesday afternoon, a San Luis Obispo jury ruled that Mark Andrews, 51, was sane when he killed Colleen Barga-Millbury,... (Continue reading)

Second Atascadero man arrested for molly overdoses

A second Wesleyan University in Connecticut student from Atascadero was arrested for his role in the molly overdoses which led to 11 students being hospitalized last month. [Gothamist] Abhimanyu Janamanchi, 21, turned himself in on Friday in connection to the... (Continue reading)



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