Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Maria’




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Homeless woman stabbed in Santa Maria

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A homeless was stabbed early Monday while she was camping in a trashcan enclosure behind two businesses in Santa Maria. Police said the woman suffered potentially life-threatening injuries, but she is reportedly recovering from surgery. [KSBY] Santa Maria police and... (Continue reading)

Man killed in fall from Santa Maria Mall parking garage

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A body was discovered Saturday afternoon on the road outside the Santa Maria Town Center parking garage. Police investigators have not yet said whether they suspect the cause of the fall to be accidental or criminal. At about 5:15 p.m.,... (Continue reading)

Man killed in Arroyo Grande hit and run

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A 68-year-old Santa Maria man was killed Thursday morning when a intoxicated driver crashed into his car which was parked on the shoulder of Highway 101, according to the CHP. The crash occurred near El Campo Road on the outskirts... (Continue reading)

Teen murdered in Santa Maria

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An 18-year-old male died Saturday from a fatal stabbing in Santa Maria, the city’s eighth murder in 2016, police said. Shortly before 5 p.m., police responded to the 900 block of West McElhaney Avenue and discovered Luis Alberto Castaneira suffering from... (Continue reading)

Central Coast cities rank among least safe in California

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Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach rank among the 30 least safe cities in California, according to a report released by a research and analysis website. The rankings are based on a variety of FBI crime metrics, and... (Continue reading)

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

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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)



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