Saturday, November 28th, 2015


News Anchor Arrested for Driving Under the Influence


KCOY news anchor Paula Lopez was arrested Sunday for driving under the influence. On September 6,  at approximately 8 pm, the Santa Barbara CHP received a call of a wrong way driver on US-101 in Santa Barbara County.  A silver Toyota Prius was reported traveling southbound in the northbound traffic lanes of US-101, in the area of El Capitan Road. …

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Man Suffers Medical Condition While Driving and Passes Away


At approximately 3:10 PM, over the weekend, 44-year-old Ismael Gil of Goleta was driving his Volkswagen Bug southbound US-101, south of Los Carneros Road, Gil  suffered a medical condition while driving.  He veered to the right colliding into another vehicle entering the freeway from the southbound Los Carneros Road on ramp.  After the initial collision the Volkswagen Bug drove towards …

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Assault and Suicide Incident Being Investigated


Sheriff’s investigators are releasing additional information regarding an assault with a deadly weapon-suicide incident in Los Osos on 9-4-15. Detectives are releasing the name of the suspect involved in that incident as 25-year-old Kelly Neal Turpin of Los Osos. Turpin was a roommate of the 58-year-old victim. The victim had recently asked Turpin to move out of the residence they …

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SLOPD DUI Checkpoint Results in Arrests


The San Luis Obispo Police Department conducted a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Thursday, September 3, 2015 as part of the San Luis Obispo Police Departments commitment to public safety. The location of Thursdays checkpoint was on the 500 Block of Higuera Street, in the City of San Luis Obispo, CA. The goal of the DUI Checkpoint was removing impaired drivers …

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Man Flees After Allegedly Almost Hitting CHP Officer


On Wednesday, September 03, 2015, at approximately 1:44 p.m., a California Highway Patrol (CHP) motorcycle officer was on a traffic enforcement stop along the shoulder of US-101 northbound Fairview Avenue off-ramp.  After the stop was completed, a Ford truck swerved onto the right shoulder and almost collided with the officer and violator.  The CHP officer attempted to stop the Ford, …

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Judge Expected to Make Decision in Shooting Death of Woman


A judge is expected to make a decision today as to whether the illegal immigrant charged in the shooting death of a woman on San Francisco’s waterfront earlier this summer should stand trial.  During yesterday’s session in the preliminary hearing for Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the judge watched a video taken by a tourist moments after Kate Steinle was shot.  Lopez-Sanchez …

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Another Shark Spotted in Morro Bay


Another shark is spotted in Morro Bay. It is the second time in less than a week that two sharks have been seen in the waters off our coastline. Last Saturday a great white took a chomp out of a woman surf board. Experts think there may be at least two great whites off of Morro Bay and that they …

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Small Brush Fire in Atascadero


There was a vegetation fire near Atascadero last night. The fire was off of Curbaril Avenue, on the east side of Atascadero Pine Mountain Cemetery near the Salinas River. Attacks from the air began after 7. The fire burned a 20 by 50 foot area. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Woman Arrested for Allegedly Abducting Three-Year-Old


Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley says that Faith Merritt, of Carpinteria, was arrested and taken into custody today in Siskiyou County by the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office.  Merritt was being sought due to her alleged abduction of three-year old Maxwell DiNardo, a resident of Santa Barbara County.  It is further alleged that  Merritt shared joint custody of …

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Charles Paddock Zoo Celebrates 60th Birthday


Come out to The Charles Paddock Zoo this Labor Day weekend and help them celebrate our 60th Birthday! The weekend celebration kicks off on Saturday, September 5th from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with Mayor O’Malley, Council Members and our District Supervisor Debbie Arnold with complimentary birthday cake, ice cream and  face painting! Festivities also include a big birthday card …

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