Daily Briefs

SLO police identify teen suspected of fatal hit-and-run

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo police identified the teen driver who allegedly struck and killed a bicyclist Saturday night and then fled the scene as 19-year-old Jorge Eduardo Torres, according to police. After Torres fled, a second car also... (Continue reading)

Hit-and-run driver kills bicyclist in SLO

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo police officers arrested a driver who allegedly struck and killed a bicyclist Saturday night and fled. Officers discovered a crumpled bicycle and a body lying on Higuera Street south of Prado Road. The... (Continue reading)

Man charged with two Central Coast cold-case murders

By KAREN VELIE A man is in jail after DNA linked him to the 1981 murders of two Central Coast women, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. On Jan. 18, 1981, patrol deputies responded to the 700 block of... (Continue reading)

Shooting, stabbing during violent Friday night in Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE A stabbing and a shooting in less than two hours kept Paso Robles police officers busy on Friday night. One person was stabbed near the Walmart on Niblick Road, with a suspect on the run. Across town... (Continue reading)

Three people injured in felony DUI crash in rural Santa Margarita

By KAREN VELIE Three people were injured in a felony DUI crash on Highway 58 in rural Santa Margarita on Friday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. Shortly before 8 a.m., 19-year-old Luis Montesinos of Santa Maria was headed... (Continue reading)

SLO County Sheriff conducts aerial search for Kyle Doan

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an aerial search Friday in attempt to locate 5-year-old Kyle Doan, who has now been missing for more than a month after being swept away in storm waters.... (Continue reading)

Paul Flores seeking new trial, judge to rule at sentencing hearing

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paul Flores’s attorney will likely file a motion for a new trial in the Kristin Smart murder case prior to a hearing next month in which a judge could sentence Flores to life in prison. [Tribune] During... (Continue reading)

SLO developer sentenced to four years in prison

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County judge on Feb. 7 sentenced Jeremy  Pemberton to four years in state prison for multiple financial crimes. In December, a jury found the 38-year-old developer guilty of two counts of securities fraud,... (Continue reading)

Newsom gets in Twitter tussle with Arkansas governor, lawmaker

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California Gov. Gavin Newsom engaged in a Twitter spat this week with Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and a Democratic lawmaker came to the recently elected Republican governor’s defense.  Sanders, who served as press secretary for former... (Continue reading)

Thieves steal Social Security card, license plate in SLO

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police officers arrested a man and woman from Santa Maria Tuesday morning who allegedly stole a Social Security card, license plate and catalytic converter from a single neighborhood in San Luis Obispo. Shortly before 5 a.m., a... (Continue reading)