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Father shoots son, police arrest son

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A man shot his son during an argument at a Santa Maria home Monday night, but when police responded, they arrested the son. [KCOY] Around 11:10 p.m., Santa Maria police responded to a reported shooting in the 3400 block of... (Continue reading)

Storage yard fire destroys RVs in Santa Maria

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A mysterious storage yard fire burned at least 20 RVs in Santa Maria Tuesday evening. [KSBY] At 7:43 p.m., Santa Maria firefighters responded to reports of a fire at American Self Storage on Skyway Drive near the city’s airport. The... (Continue reading)

U.S. senator probing Santa Maria murder case

Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez

The chairman of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee is investigating the background of an illegal immigrant, whom he says was allowed to murder a Santa Maria woman because of a dysfunctional immigration system. Last month, Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez,... (Continue reading)

Illegal immigrants accused of violent Central Coast attacks

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN Two men accused of committing recent assaults that left Central Coast residents with serious injuries have been identified by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as illegal immigrants, and one of the suspects is now out of jail.... (Continue reading)

Tow truck driver crushed in Santa Maria

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A tow truck driver died last week following a freak accident at his towing company’s Santa Maria facility. [KCOY] On Friday, driver Sergio Orozco reportedly was crushed between a winch cable and the side of his tow truck. Fire crews... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria woman, 64, dies after sexual assault

Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez

A 64-year-old Santa Maria woman was sexually assaulted last month by a 29-year-old man. Eight days later, she died in the hospital. [KEYT] On July 24, Victor Aureliano Martinez broke into the home of Marilyn Pharis, who was sleeping at... (Continue reading)

Bicyclists find decomposing body near Santa Maria

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A group of bicyclists riding in Tepusquet Canyon east of Santa Maria on Sunday called law enforcement after discovering human remains in the canyon. [Noozhawk] Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies arrived to find a body that has been decomposing “for... (Continue reading)

Attempted kidnapping suspect spotted masturbating in Avila Beach

Jose Alfredo Martinez

San Luis Obispo County Sherif’s deputies have arrested the man who allegedly tried to kidnap a woman on an Avila Beach hiking trail earlier this week. The man was also reportedly seen masturbating in a nearby parking lot. Jose Alfredo... (Continue reading)

Spanish TV station vandalized in Santa Maria

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An attack on Spanish-language television station KPMR has left the Santa Maria Univision affiliate with broken windows and damaged vehicles and satellite dishes. [KEYT] The vandalism occurred overnight, and KPMR employees discovered it Monday morning. The vandal or vandals attempted... (Continue reading)

SWAT searches for Santa Maria stabbing suspect in Nipomo

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A Santa Maria stabbing suspect managed to evade capture Thursday, prompting local law enforcement to launch a manhunt in Nipomo. [KSBY] Shortly before noon, a stabbing occurred at a home near 1500 N. Elizabeth Street, according to Santa Maria police.... (Continue reading)



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