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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


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)

Santa Maria police kill murder suspect

Santa Maria police shot and killed a man Friday night they believe murdered a woman. Shortly after 9:30 p.m., officers responded to reports of a possible stabbing at an apartment in the northern part of the city. The suspect, who... (Continue reading)

Phillips 66 pipe bursts, spills oil near Santa Maria


Two weeks following the oil spill near Refugio State Beach, a second Santa Barbara County crude pipe burst, this time causing a small spill near Santa Maria. [KEYT] Around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, a passerby reported seeing oil on a sidewalk... (Continue reading)

Teen shot in Santa Maria

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A 17-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to the chest in Santa Maria Sunday night, but the teen is expected to survive. [KSBY] The shooting occurred just after 9:30 p.m. in the area of Pershing Street and Russell Avenue. Police... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police take aim at drag racers

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Santa Maria police conducted a sting on street racers Friday night, shortly after officers obtained video of a daytime drag race on a city street. [KEYT] Police received dash cam footage of two cars drag racing on Tama Lane earlier... (Continue reading)

Multiple hit-and-run accidents in Santa Maria

Santa Maria police arrested two people involved in a series of hit-and-run accidents that left multiple people injured on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. On Saturday, Santa Maria police arrested a 21-year-old woman after she was allegedly involved in two... (Continue reading)

3 juveniles arrested for armed robbery spree

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Santa Maria police arrested three juveniles for committing a string of armed robberies in San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande and Santa Maria on Thursday. [KSBY] Early Thursday morning, police said victims of multiple armed robberies provided similar descriptions of the... (Continue reading)

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