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  • Santa Barbara County District Attorney finds Covarrubias Jr. shooting as lawfully justified

    June 19, 2012 4:47 PM

    The Santa Barbara County District Attorney has found the shooting death of Santa Maria Officer Albert Covarrubias Jr. as lawfully justified. District Attorney Joyce Dudley made the announcement Tuesday afternoon. Covarrubias Jr. was shot by another city officer when two supervisors tried to arrest him while on duty... more »
  • Officer memorial grows while investigation continues

    January 31, 2012 1:53 AM

    The officer-involved shooting in Santa Maria has gained national attention. The police chief there says Albert Covarrubias Jr. was shot and killed when two supervisors tried to arrest him. He was under investigation for sexual misconduct with a 17-year-old girl. A lot of people are curious to see how the... more »
  • Solvang woman accused of trying to buy a car with food stamps

    November 10, 2011 10:04 PM

    It's an unusual case for prosecutors. The Solvang woman accused of trying to buy a car using food stamps appeared in a Santa Maria courtroom Thursday. 22-year-old Krystal wood is being charged with felony welfare fraud. Her arraignment today was pushed back until November 15th, so she can get... more »
  • DA urges lawmakers to close rape law loophole

    August 4, 2011 9:49 PM

    The Santa Barbara County District Attorney is fighting to close a loophole in state law that allows some rapists to get away. The legislation would make it rape for a man to have sex with a woman by impersonating her boyfriend. The current law only makes it a crime... more »
  • Cabrillo HS teachers return; District waiting on DA's Office

    September 3, 2010 8:49 PM

    It's a new day for Cabrillo High School. Teachers were back at work today after half of them skipped school. District officials say 29 teachers were no-shows yesterday in response to last week's fight between a student and the school's Head Basketball Coach Gary West. The Lompoc student involved... more »
  • Dudley sworn in as district attorney

    June 23, 2010 12:19 AM

    Santa Barbara County's new district attorney was sworn in this morning. The same judge who swore in Joyce Dudley as an attorney 20 years ago gave her the oath of office before a packed crowd inside the county building. After a bitter campaign, dudley says she is ready to... more »
  • Dudley denies calling for Lynn's termination

    June 17, 2010 1:50 AM

    It's been a rough week for the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office and today DA Elect Joyce Dudley spoke out for the first time, about the firing of Joshua Lynn. On Friday, Former Chief Trial Deputy Josh Lynn was told by acting D.A. Ann Bramsen that he was... more »
  • Acting DA responds to Lynn leave

    June 14, 2010 6:46 PM

    Acting Santa Barbara County District Attorney Ann Bramsen issued the following statement regarding former district attorney candidate Josh Lynn being placed on administrative leave: "I have received a number of emails and phone calls regarding a statement Josh Lynn made to the press over the weekend. On Friday, I... more »
  • Dudley and Lynn race to become district attorney

    June 8, 2010 8:27 PM

    Santa Barbara County voters will choose who should become the county's next top legal prosecutor. The race for district attorney has been a bitter in-house battle between Senior Deputy DA Joyce Dudley and Chief Trial Deputy Joshua Lynn. Ann Bramsen has been the acting DA since the late Christie Stanley... more »
  • Joyce Dudley vs. Josh Lynn for District Attorney

    May 24, 2010 9:25 PM

    If you've driven through Santa Barbara County, you may have noticed the district attorney campaign signs on many hillsides. The race is on for the county's top legal prosecutor. On June 8, voters will decide whether they want Joyce Dudley or Josh Lynn to become the next district attorney.... more »
  • Local district attorney's race heats up

    May 24, 2010 1:25 PM

    Their signs have been dotting the hills of Santa Barbara County for months. Josh Lynn and Joyce Dudley are racing to be the county's next district attorney. One of them will replace Ann Bramsen. She's been the acting DA since the late Christie Stanley stepped down for health reasons in... more »
  • Hundreds pay respects to former Santa Barbara County DA

    April 30, 2010 10:19 PM

    Friends and Family gathered this morning at the Pacific Christian Center in Santa Maria to remember former Santa Barbara County District Attorney Christie Stanley. Stanley died Sunday after a long battle with lung cancer. The disease forced her to step down in January. As district attorney, she oversaw several... more »
  • Santa Barbara County District Attorney candidates cancel future debates

    April 28, 2010 10:31 PM

    The two candidates looking to be the next Santa Barbara County District Attorney say they will not have any more debates. Joyce Dudley and Josh Lynn have agreed to cancel all future debates out of respect to the family of former District Attorney Christie Stanley. Stanley died on Sunday after... more »
  • Family releases obituary for Christie Stanley

    April 27, 2010 8:00 PM

    The family of Christie Stanley and Acting District Attorney Ann Bramsen have released the following obituary for the former Santa Barbara County District Attorney. Stanley died on Sunday after a long battle with lung cancer. Her funeral is planned for 10 a.m. Friday at the Pacific Christian Center in Santa... more »
  • Interim District Attorney appointed in Santa Barbara County

    February 3, 2010 12:24 PM

    Santa Barbara County has a new interim District Attorney. At Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting, county leaders appointed Ann Bramson as interim District Attorney. She was formerly the Acting Chief Assistant District Attorney for the North County. She replaces Christie Stanley, who had announced her retirement a few weeks... more »
  • SB County DA's office charges two people with misdemeanors for Jesusita Fire

    December 10, 2009 11:46 AM

    The Santa Barbara County District Attorney's office says it has charged two people in connection with the Jesusita Fire that sparked back in May. During an investigation, the District Attorney's office said evidence showed that 50-year-old Craig William Ilenstine and 45-year-old Dana Neil Larsen were using gas powered weed... more »

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