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SLO Traffic Stop Ended with Heroin Bust

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A San Luis Obispo traffic stop Wednesday ended in the arrest of two men and the seizure of about $5,000 worth of heroin. At about 11 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy was driving on Madonna Road when he pulled over a Dodge Dakota pickup truck with Jason Michael Gauthier, 32, of San Luis Obispo and Jacob Charles Michael Collins, 29, of ... Read More »

Body Found in Tidal Pool

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The Santa Barbara County Coroner’s Office has identified the body of a man who was found in a tidal pool near Guadalupe Dunes Park at 7:45 Friday morning.  The victim is 46-year-old Benito Flores of Santa Maria, who had been missing since March 30th.  Flores, along with two other people, was swept into the ocean during strong riptide conditions at ... Read More »

Tour Bus Crash Kills 10

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Ten people, including two drivers, were killed and 35 others were hospitalized after a tour bus owned by a San Luis Obispo-based company crashed on Interstate 5 in Orland just after 5:40 on Thursday evening. Investigators say a FedEx truck driver might have been trying to avoid a passenger car that was also involved in the crash. The tour bus ... Read More »

New Found Glory Guitarist Accused of Sexual Misconduct

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Attorneys sparred in a pretrial hearing in San Luis Obispo Superior Court on Thursday over a former pop-punk band guitarist accused of sexual misconduct with underage girls. Atascadero resident Steve Lee Klein, 34, formerly of the band New Found Glory, is charged with five counts of lewd acts on a child, as well as one count of contact with intent ... Read More »

Road Work on Highway 101

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A project to perform maintenance on a retaining wall on U.S. Highway 101 from south of the Nojoqui Summit to north of the Gaviota Tunnel will begin on Monday, April 14. The No. 3 lane of northbound U.S. Highway 101 will be closed for one-half mile, about one mile north of the Junction with Hwy. 1. This highway improvement project is ... Read More »

Paso Robles Man in Jail After Narcotics Investigation

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A Paso Robles man is in jail after a narcotics investigation. The Paso Robles Special Enforcement Team served a narcotics-related search warrant at a home in the Oak Street in Paso Robles on Wednesday. Officers say they found 8.2 grams of methamphetamine, 235 grams of marijuana, scales, packaging for narcotics, two rifles, and $1,700. Jose Luis Echevarria, 36, was arrested ... Read More »

Student Arrested for Threats on Twitter

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Threats over social media prompted a lockdown at Pioneer Valley High School at 11:30 yesterday morning, according to the Santa Maria Police Department. The student — a 17-year-old whose name was not released — was arrested. Pioneer Valley students defended of the student suspected of making the threat. By noon, a hashtag calling for the release of the student was trending on Twitter. Read More »

Cal Poly’s Open House Begins Tonight

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Cal Poly's Annual Open House begins Thursday night. Thursday is Club Preview Night at Farmers' Market in San Luis Obispo. Friday is the Admitted Students' Preview Day. Cal Poly officials are expecting over 7,000 guests for the Preview Day. They're asking that people help reduce traffic by avoiding driving on campus and in nearby areas as much as possible. Saturday ... Read More »

Police Search for Bank Robbery Suspect

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Arroyo Grande police and the FBI have released additional photos of the suspect in Thursday's robbery of the Bank Of America on West Branch Street. One picture shows a close-up of the suspect's face. Two surveillance photos show the suspect leaving in a car that was described by a witness as a dark green sedan, and from the photos the ... Read More »

State Assembly to Discuss Offshore Fracking

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A state Assembly panel will be conducting an informal hearing concerning offshore oil and gas fracking along the California coast.  The hearing will take place tomorrow in Santa Barbara involving the Assembly Select Committee on Coastal Protection.  Assemblyman Das Williams says offshore oil fracking has been taking place without the public knowing about it. Fracking is formally known as hydraulic ... Read More »

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