Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Maria’




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Teen allegedly stabbed her baby, dumped it in a bag

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A 15-year-old Santa Maria girl cut her newborn infant multiple times with a knife and dumped it in a plastic bag in the bathroom of her home, according to court testimony. The teen is charged with murder with the use... (Continue reading)

SLO sheriff to expand gang task force

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors allocated more than $230,000 to add two deputies to the Sheriff’s Gang Task Force. Sheriff Ian Parkinson says gangs from Santa Maria, as well as Monterey and Kern counties, are moving into... (Continue reading)

Man stabbed in Santa Maria

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Police officers found a man with a stab wound to his torso in the middle of a Santa Maria street Saturday night. The man survived. [KSBY] Around 10 p.m., the Santa Maria Police Department received a report of suspicious activity... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly police arrest Santa Maria men, chase biker

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Cal Poly police made three arrests in a span of less than five hours Sunday night and early Monday morning. One of the arrests followed a police chase involving a motorcyclist on a stolen bike. [KSBY] At around 10 p.m.,... (Continue reading)

Married Santa Maria pastors step down after ‘revelations’

Pastors Rob and Cindy Litzinger

A pair of husband and wife pastors have stepped down indefinitely from their leadership positions at a Santa Maria church. The church has not explained their departures, but it released a statement saying some revelations have created a “storm.” [KCOY]... (Continue reading)

Murder suspect shoots himself in Santa Maria

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A homicide suspect from Oakland barricaded himself inside a white van at a Santa Maria truck stop on Friday morning before shooting himself during a standoff with law enforcement. Calstar personnel transported the injured suspect to a local hospital where... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria officers in standoff with Oakland homicide suspect

Santa Maria police

A homicide suspect from Oakland turned up in Santa Maria Friday morning and then barricaded himself in a vehicle. Police responded by closing roads and conducting evacuations. [KSBY] At 4:45 a.m., the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office received a call... (Continue reading)

Man shot and wounded in Santa Maria

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A man suffered a gunshot wound in Santa Maria late Wednesday night. He survived and is in stable condition in the hospital. [KSBY] The shooting occurred in the 200 block of N. Smith Street. Officers responded and found the victim... (Continue reading)

Rock Hall of Famer Jeff Beck to play Chumash Casino in August

Jeff Beck

By COLIN JONES The Chumash Casino Resort has several headliner heavyweights lined up this summer to wow audiences at its recently remodeled Samala Showroom, which is back to its 1,400 seat capacity. In addition to previously announced shows by Stevie... (Continue reading)

Man sentenced to 177 years for robbing and raping prostitutes

Gregory Arthur Erwin

A 52-year-old Santa Maria man was sentenced to more than 177 years in prison for raping and robbing women in San Luis Obispo County at gunpoint. His victims were prostitutes. [KSBY] On March 14, 2013, Gregory Arthur Erwin, a former... (Continue reading)



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