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Police investigate possible Cal Poly shooter threat

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Police at Cal Poly are investigating a social media post that references the possibility of a shooter on campus Wednesday.

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Proposed law aims to end backlog of untested rape kits

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California lawmakers say too many rape kits are being placed into storage without being tested by forensics. Senate Bill 1449 aims to change that.

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UPDATE: Man killed by Chumash Casino security guard identified

Media isn't being allowed on property while the investigation is ongoing. (Credit: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office) Media isn't being allowed on property while the investigation is ongoing. (Credit: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office)
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A man was killed in a shooting with casino security guards Tuesday morning, according to the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office.  

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Man charged with killing brother to be released to attend his funeral

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A Santa Maria man charged in the shooting death of his little brother is being temporarily released so he can attend the boy's funeral services.

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Local district attorney warns of scam letter, phone calls

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Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley is warning people of an elaborate scam involving her name.

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Freeze warning in place for Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties Wednesday morning

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A trough of low pressure over California is keeping temperatures seasonal and in the low 50s to low 60s. Wednesday is another morning of below freezing temperatures.

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Boys Basketball: CIF Quarterfinals

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Scores from CIF Southern Section boys basketball quarterfinals from Tuesday, February 20th.

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Fire closes AJ Spurs in Buellton

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A fire broke out Tuesday afternoon inside the AJ Spurs restaurant in Buellton.

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Car crash causes power outage in Buellton, Solvang

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A car crashed into a power pole late Tuesday afternoon, knocking out power to parts of Buellton and Solvang. 

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Goggia wins downhill gold; Vonn gets bronze

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Sofia Goggia of Italy has won the women's Olympic downhill, with good friend Lindsey Vonn taking the bronze.

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Another night of freezing lows with some rain opportunities down the road

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Clear skies and dry air set the stage for another very cold night and morning for all of the area. Northern SLO county will again see low to mid-20s, coastal valleys and the Southcoast will see low to mid-30s. Most coastal areas and the Cuyama valley have advisories for the cold overnight as it can damage sensitive plants.  People in the interior where the air will actually be the coldest do not have an advisory, however, should take precautions for pets, pipes, and plants ...

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CHP: Airman hit, killed by bus was in roadway before crash

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California Highway Patrol said Tuesday the airman who died in a crash near Vandenberg Air Force Base was reportedly lying in the road before he was struck.

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Do's and don'ts: Removing ice from your windshield

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Many people woke up to find ice on their windshields Tuesday morning.

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Cunningham pursues bill to secure money for communities hit by Diablo Canyon closure

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A state lawmaker is working on a bill to secure money to communities that will be affected by the closure of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.  

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'Not Again': Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense gains new chapter in SLO

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The biggest grassroots organization of mothers working together to reduce gun violence now has a chapter in SLO County.    

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Home decor store 'Kirkland's' comes to Santa Maria

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Kirkland's, the popular home decor store, opened its doors for the first time Tuesday in Santa Maria. 

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SLO joins national student protests on gun control

Students lie outside the White House in honor of the Florida victims. (NBC News) Students lie outside the White House in honor of the Florida victims. (NBC News)
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Local residents plan to join the national protests on gun control in the "March For Our Lives San Luis Obispo" event this Saturday.  

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Free seminar on pot in the workplace hosted by Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce, Pan America

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The impending pot era pushed officials in the state to address potential problems and create policy procedures since the drug is legal in California.  On that note, the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Pan America will host a free seminar discussing marijuana in the workplace. Organizers call it "Clearing the Air."  

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'Fake news' forum to be held at Allan Hancock College

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A "Fake News" forum will be hosted at Allan Hancock College Tuesday afternoon. 

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California weighs permanent restrictions for water wasters

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State officials are considering whether to adopt a range of permanent restrictions against wasting water as signs point again to fears that California may be creeping into drought.  

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San Luis Obispo boys basketball to play in CIF quarterfinals for the first time in nine years

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San Luis Obispo High School boys basketball is preparing for its first CIF quarterfinals appearance in nine years. 

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Warming centers open amid frigid overnight temperatures

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Several warming centers are open throughout San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, to give people warm shelter amid cold and freezing temperatures.

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Crops in the cold: If there's damage, prices could go up

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About a month ago, local farmers were dealing with warm temperatures and dry conditions. Monday night, they were looking at very cold temperatures, so farmers are preparing their crops.

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Deputies in Isla Vista arrest suspected burglar

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Deputies on Saturday say they caught a would-be burglar in the act in Isla Vista.

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Shibutani siblings win ice dancing bronze for Team USA

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American siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani lit up the ice on the final night of Olympic ice dancing in PyeongChang, South Korea - and won't go home emptyhanded.

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Monterey County skier wins Olympic bronze

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A skier who was born and raised in Monterey County is bringing home the bronze.

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Crews airlift injured hiker near Big Sur

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Rescuers were working to help a hiker injured Monday afternoon along Salmon Creek Trail in the Big Sur area. 

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Protect your pipes from the hard freeze

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You may be keeping the inside of your house warm, but there's another part of your home that also needs to be insulated from freezing temperatures. 

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Report: California pot growers struggling to obtain licenses

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Nearly two months after marijuana became legal in California only about 1 percent of the state's known growers have been licensed, according to a report from a cannabis-business group.

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Santa Maria police arrest 3 in prostitution, trafficking of juvenile victim

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Santa Maria police arrested three men on Monday as part of a prostitution investigation. 

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Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain

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LONDON (AP) — Fast-food chain KFC has been forced to close most of its 900 outlets in Britain and Ireland because of a shortage of chicken.  

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Watch: Real snowflakes falling on the Central Coast

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The Central Coast is known for perfect weather but surprise! Snowflakes fell in certain places Monday morning.

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Bring on the goodies: It's Restaurant Week in Lompoc

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Customers are given options of enjoying a prix-fixe (fixed price) meal for one, two-for-one prices, or a special event dinner for $20.18 (plus tax and tip).  

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Wall That Heals to visit San Luis Obispo this spring

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The Wall That Heals, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will visit San Luis Obispo this spring. 

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Two bears burned in Thomas Fire finally return home after fish skin treatment

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Two bears who were burned in the Thomas Fire were released into the wild last week.  The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says the two bears and a mountain lion had burned paws when they arrived at the Wildlife Investigations Lap in Rancho Cordova.  The three were in their care since December; the first bear arrived Dec. 9 while the last animal was picked up on Dec. 23.  Dr. Deana Clifford , along with some trained professionals and veterinarians, created a...

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Buffalo gores camper on Catalina Island

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Authorities say a buffalo has gored a man camping on Southern California's Catalina Island.  

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Rain gauges installed in southern Santa Barbara County to help better predict storms

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In the aftermath of the Montecito mudslides, the Santa Barbara Flood Control District has installed six high-tech rain gauges to better predict future storms. 

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UPDATE: Airman killed in hit-and-run near Vandenberg AFB

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A pedestrian was killed in an early-morning hit-and-run crash on Highway 1 near Vandenberg Air Force Monday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. 

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Students step up against gun control by planning nationwide protests

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Students around the nation have plans of either walking out of school or marching to the Capitol in response to the deadly shooting in Parkland, Fla., last week.  

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Bad news, wildflower watchers: No 'super bloom' expected at Carrizo Plain this year

2017 Super Bloom at Carrizo Plain. (Credit: Bob Wick, BLM) 2017 Super Bloom at Carrizo Plain. (Credit: Bob Wick, BLM)
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Wildflower followers should expect a little disappointment this spring, according to the Bureau of Land Management, because another "super bloom" isn't anticipated this year.  Last year, an unusually wet winter and spring caused a super bloom of insanely colorful wildflowers at the Carrizo Plain National Monument, which attracted dozens of visitors from all around the world.  BLM reports seeing around one inch of rain between the months of October and mid-Februar...

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Falcon 9 launch from Vandenberg AFB now scheduled for Wednesday

A previous SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch that happened in October 2017. (KSBY File Photo) A previous SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch that happened in October 2017. (KSBY File Photo)
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A Falcon 9 rocket original scheduled to launch this weekend from Vandenberg Air Force Base has been delayed once again. 

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  • Florida shooting survivors in capital, demand action on guns

    Florida shooting survivors in capital, demand action on guns

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:43 AM EST2018-02-21 06:43:17 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:34 AM EST2018-02-21 12:34:38 GMT
    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't...
    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change law now.
  • Rhode Island marks 15 years since 100 killed in club fire

    Rhode Island marks 15 years since 100 killed in club fire

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 9:52 AM EST2018-02-20 14:52:13 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:14 AM EST2018-02-21 12:14:08 GMT
    Rhode Island is marking the 15th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others.
    Rhode Island is marking the 15th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others.
  • The Latest: Shooting suspect knew guns 'inside and out'

    The Latest: Shooting suspect knew guns 'inside and out'

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:03 AM EST2018-02-21 12:03:34 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:10 AM EST2018-02-21 12:10:13 GMT
    The day before 17 people were gunned down inside a Florida school, a co-worker says the suspect made plans to go with him to a shooting range.
    The day before 17 people were gunned down inside a Florida school, a co-worker says the suspect made plans to go with him to a shooting range.
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  • Vo's Little Pros: Kid Sports Reporter

    Vo's Little Pros: Kid Sports Reporter

    Monday, February 5 2018 2:52 AM EST2018-02-05 07:52:44 GMT

    13-year-old Weston Hooten learns how to stay connected with sports after going through two ACL tears that ended his chances playing football.

    13-year-old Weston Hooten learns how to stay connected with sports after going through two ACL tears that ended his chances playing football.

  • Vo's Little Pros: MVP Quarterback

    Vo's Little Pros: MVP Quarterback

    Tuesday, December 26 2017 10:29 PM EST2017-12-27 03:29:48 GMT

    Northern League MVP Blake Truhitte led the Santa Maria High School football program to new heights despite being a smaller athlete.

    Northern League MVP Blake Truhitte led the Santa Maria High School football program to new heights despite being a smaller athlete.

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