Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Maria’




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Officials confirm first Zika virus case in Santa Barbara County

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Health officials have confirmed a Santa Barbara County resident tested positive for the Zika virus. The person who tested positive is a pregnant woman who contracted the virus during travel to Central America, according to the county public health department.... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria woman tested for Zika virus

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A Santa Maria woman honeymooned in Costa Rica this month and returned to the Central Coast with numerous mosquito bites and a suspected case of the Zika virus.  [KCOY] Lab results are not expected to be ready for three weeks,... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria insurance agent charged with fraud and theft

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A Santa Maria insurance agent charged with nine felony counts including embezzlement and grand theft is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday in the Santa Maria Division Courthouse Melissa Grimmesey, 42, a former licensed insurance agent employed as a customer service representative... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria boxer wins first round at Rio Olympics

Carlos Balderas

Carlos Balderas of Santa Maria is one step closer in his quest for the gold at the Rio Olympics. Balderas won his first boxing match of the Olympics Saturday morning against Kazakhstan’s Berik Abdrakhmanov. In the second round, Balderas, 20, started... (Continue reading)

Family of man killed by police files claim against Santa Maria

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Family members of a 31-year-old man who was shot and killed last month by Santa Maria police officers have filed a claim against the city. The family is seeking $3 million in damages and mandatory training for officers on handling... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria foster father sentenced to 125 years

Norbert Cruz

A 55-year-old Santa Maria man was sentenced to 125 years in prison on Wednesday for repeatedly raping a foster child in his care. The sexual assaults began when the child was 8 years old and continued for two years. Last... (Continue reading)

Controversial candidate enters Santa Maria mayor race

Will Smith

A former Santa Maria teacher and school board member, who came under fire in both roles, has entered the city’s mayoral race. Will Smith is currently the only challenger to incumbent Mayor Alice Patino. [KEYT] While working as a teacher,... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man arrested for attempted murder

Pedro Santiago

Santa Maria police arrested a 41-year-old Nipomo man for the attempted murder of a man at a Santa Maria gas station on Thursday. On Friday evening, officers pulled Pedro Santiago over on the 900 block of North Broadway in Santa... (Continue reading)

Man shot in Santa Maria, shooter on the loose

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A day after police shot a man in Santa Maria, a gunman shot and wounded a man at a gas station in the city. The two shootings are unrelated. Police are still searching for the gas station shooter. At 4:11... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police shoot and kill suicidal man, video

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UPDATE: The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department has identified the man killed by Santa Maria police as 31-year-old Javier Gaona. ORIGINAL: In an apparent suicide by cop, Santa Maria police officers shot and killed a man Wednesday who charged at them... (Continue reading)



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