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Dentists offer candy buy-back programs

Local kids can get cash for their Halloween stash. A handful of dentists across the Central and South Coasts have been buying back candy from kids for a dollar a pound. The candy is then sent to troops serving overseas through Operation Gratitude. "You can eat a little bit of candy, of course brush and floss after you do,...

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24 minutes 41 seconds ago

Movember to raise men's health awareness

November 1 is the first day of what's become known as Movember. The month-long event raises awareness about prostate and testicular cancers. San Luis Obsipo men's lifestyle boutique, Jules D, is joining the movement. On Saturday, November 1, men can check in at the store with a clean face,... Read Story

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1 hour 22 minutes ago

Rain coming as night falls

The cold front has been marching our way all day, it is interesting to note the rain to the north of the Central Coast thus far is fairly light but I think that's because the cold front is a bit in front of the best dynamics of the low pressure... Read Story

3 hours 59 minutes ago

Grover Beach Halloween event cancelled

Rain expected to hit the Central Coast Friday has cancelled some Halloween activities. The City of Grover Beach says it has cancelled the Carved Pumpkin and Halloween Activities, which were scheduled to take place at Ramona Garden Park beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. For questions, contact the Grover... Read Story

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4 hours 5 minutes ago

Mailed ballots suggest low turnout in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A drop in the number of voters mailing their absentee ballots signals that California may be on track for another low-turnout election. Observers have expected depressed turnout with a governor's race devoid of drama and no U.S. Senate race or high-interest ballot initiatives on the ballot.... Read Story

5 hours 38 minutes ago

One fatality in Virgin Galactic rocket crash

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - A witness says Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo exploded during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert. Photographer Ken Brown says the space tourism craft was released from the plane that carries it to high altitude, ignited its rocket motor and then exploded. Brown says there is wreckage... Read Story

6 hours 16 minutes ago

Virgin Galactic says space tourism rocket lost

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - Virgin Galactic reported that its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket has been lost in Southern California and the status of the pilots is unclear. The company tweeted Friday: "During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of SpaceShipTwo." The company founded by... Read Story

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4 hours 52 minutes ago

Ebola: Victory For Hickox

(NBC News) A judge has ruled that nurse Kaci Hickox does not have to remain in her home for the remainder of her 21-day quarantine period. Hickox, who had defied a request by Maine health officials that she stay isolated, called the judge's ruling a "good compromise". "We... Read Story

5 hours 21 minutes ago

Pentagon gives defense civilians options on Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon says its civilian employees who return from Ebola response missions in West Africa will not be required to undergo the same 21-day quarantine-like monitoring that is required of most returning U.S. military members. The civilian employees may volunteer for the quarantine or they may choose... Read Story

9 hours 27 minutes ago

Trick-or-treating back on after manhunt ends

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) - Trick-or-treating is back on in a northeastern Pennsylvania town that spent the last seven weeks gripped by a massive manhunt for the suspect in the killing of state trooper. Not long after Eric Frein was arrested Thursday night, Barrett Township supervisors immediately started getting the word... Read Story

9 hours 28 minutes ago

Maine asks court to isolate quarantined nurse

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) - Maine health officials have asked a court to limit the movements of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients. Officials filed documents Thursday, following through with a threat to try to isolate her. A judge signed... Read Story

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