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UPDATE: Body found near Guadalupe identified

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office says a body found near Guadalupe Beach on Tuesday is that of Javier Alcantar Limon, 37, of Santa Maria. The Sheriff's Office says a farmworker found Limon's body just before 7:00 a.m., face down in the dirt on the side of the road. The discovery was made in the 6900 block of Main...

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10 hours 14 minutes ago

Committee approves higher pension calculations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A state pension fund committee has approved retirement calculations for new hires despite concerns about pension spiking raised by Gov. Jerry Brown and local governments. The committee of the California Public Employees' Retirement System board voted 6-2 Tuesday for nearly 100 types of pay that can... Read Story

11 hours 4 minutes ago

Southern California wildfire burns out of control

KERNVILLE, Calif. (AP) - An out-of-control wildfire in Southern California's Kern County has scorched about 5 square miles of dry brush and prompted evacuations in several neighborhoods. U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Cindy Thill said early Tuesday that the blaze burning near Lake Isabella northeast of Bakersfield expanded in several directions.... Read Story

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6 hours 30 minutes ago

Ferguson: Bracing For Nightfall

(NBC News) After ten straight nights of violent unrest in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri the community and police are bracing for nightfall. It is a situation that continues to spiral out of control. On Monday night two civilians were shot, none by police, and more than 70 people... Read Story

7 hours 39 minutes ago

US stocks move higher; Home Depot rises

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing higher after investors got some encouraging news about home building and corporate earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 80 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 16,919 Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose nine points, or 0.5 percent, to... Read Story

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