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Fatal accident north of Cuesta Grade summit

A street sweeper crashed on northbound 101 just south of the Highway 58 off-ramp. The California Highway Patrol says the crash happened at about 5:50 p.m., blocking all lanes of traffic. The CHP says the truck hydroplaned and rolled over. The driver was killed in the accident. The California Highway Patrol does not have any more...

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1 hour 49 minutes ago

Preparing your car for rain

The rain always seems to bring out a different side in California drivers. Mix in Halloween, and you have the potential for some major problems. For drivers, your wheels mean everything, and at America's Tire, air checks are a top priority Friday night. "The tires have very little... Read Story

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2 hours 26 minutes ago

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... Read Story

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2 hours 34 minutes 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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6 hours 14 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

7 hours 47 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

8 hours 25 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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7 hours 1 minute 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

7 hours 29 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

11 hours 36 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

11 hours 37 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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