For the second time this week, the city of Santa Maria has been hit with a lawsuit. This time by a former police officer, who said he was fired after, what he called, "a manufactured internal investigation" led by former chief Danny Macagni.
"This had nothing to do with... more »
A humvee used by the secret service to protect president Ronald Reagan during the 1980's when he visited his Santa Barbara County ranch has been restored by police volunteers from Santa Maria.
The vehicle was returned to the former "Western White House" ranch in a motorcade Friday morning from... more »
After a recent no-confidence vote by his officers, Santa Maria Police Chief Danny Macagni heard some voices of support at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
Officer Albert Covarrubias Junior was shot and killed more than a month ago when officers tried to arrest him for alleged sexual misconduct with... more »
Just three days after the majority of the Santa Maria police union members said they do not have confidence in Police Chief Danny Macagni, the chief gives his response.
On Friday, the voting results were released. 93 members of the Police Officers Association returned their ballots. Of those, 85... more »
A key vote tonight shows the majority of the Santa Maria Police Department is not happy with Chief Danny Macagni's leadership. The Police Officers Association counted the ballots and released the results shortly before 6:15 Friday night.
The vote comes after two officers were shot by friendly fire three... more »
Results of a "No Confidence Vote" against Santa Maria Police Chief Dan Macagni are expected tomorrow. The chief has faced some tough questions recently regarding his leadership.
Three months ago, two police officers were shot when they attempted to arrest a suspect who was eventually shot and killed. Just... more »
Santa Maria has the most hit and run crashes in state per capita. We've found out some startling numbers about the rate of hit and run crashes in Santa Maria. If you're involved in a crash in the city, there's a 50-50 chance that it'll be a hit and run.... more »