January 11, 2013 8:31 PM
The shooting in Taft hit close to home for a Central Coast administrator.
Santa Maria Joint Union High School superintendent, Dr. Mark Richardson, was previously the superintendent at Taft Union High School District.
Dr. Richardson started at the Santa Maria district four months ago but he still has... more »
June 28, 2012 10:36 PM
UPDATE: We now know the identity of the man who was shot and killed in Santa Maria Thursday morning.
Police say he is 22 year old Jose Luis Ortega, from Santa Maria.
Ortega was killed after an officer-involved shooting this morning in Santa Maria.
Police said the... more »
May 23, 2012 9:59 PM
Four years after the crime, a jury has decided Lee Leeds was sane when he killed four people at Black Road Auto in Santa Maria back in 2008.
Leeds went on a shooting rampage at the Black Road Auto shop four years ago. He admitted he killed his father... more »
May 18, 2012 9:15 PM
A 21 year-old Santa Maria man is under arrest Friday, accused in a drive-by shooting that killed one teenager and injured another in Oceano.
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department arrested Armando Yepez after stopping him on Highway 101 in Nipomo.
17 year-old Gabriel Salgado was fatally... more »
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 »
November 21, 2011 10:10 PM
Police have released the name of the teenager killed in a shooting in Santa Maria over the weekend.
Santa Maria police say 15-year-old Juan Montar was a local gang member. He was sitting in a parked car with a 26 year old man in the 1000 block of West... more »
September 19, 2011 10:42 PM
Students and faculty returned to Vandenberg Middle School today without one of their beloved teachers, Karen Shumey. Her son allegedly shot and killed her over the weekend in San Luis Obispo.
Shumey taught 8th Grade history and was the department chair at the school, where she had been since... more »
February 11, 2011 1:24 PM
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) - A top U.S. diplomat in Pakistan is calling for the immediate release of an American held in the shooting deaths of two Pakistanis. Carmela Conroy, the U.S. consul general in the eastern city of Lahore, insisted in a public statement Friday night that the American has... more »
February 10, 2011 11:42 AM
The jury deciding the fate of a San Miguel man accused of shooting a pregnant woman enters its third full day of deliberations.
The case of Steven Smith went to the jury Monday afternoon.
Smith is charged with two counts of attempted murder for the 2009 shooting. Both... more »
January 18, 2011 9:54 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) Investigators say a Los Angeles police officer responding to a 911 robbery call has shot and killed an armed suspect after a brief foot chase in the San Fernando Valley. Officer Bruce Borihanh says officers on patrol in suburban Canoga Park responded to the 12:20 a.m. emergency... more »
January 16, 2011 5:22 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento County authorities have made a second arrest in connnection with a gang shooting last summer that killed a teenage girl and wounded a second girl. The Sacramento Bee reports that 18-year-old Nikko Jermaine Alexander was arrested Friday on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in... more »
August 7, 2010 12:35 AM
Police are still searching for a fifth suspect involved in Thursday night's armed standoff in Santa Maria.
Officers surrounded a house with guns drawn for nearly six hours. It happened on the 200 block of west harding after an officer heard a gunshot For safety reasons, the swat team... more »
May 15, 2010 2:11 AM
GIG HARBOR, Wash. (AP) - A Pierce County sheriff's spokesman says a sheriff's deputy has shot his in-laws and barricaded himself in a Gig Harbor home.
Spokesman Ed Troyer said Friday night the father-in-law is believed to be dead in the house. The mother-in-law was able to get out... more »
May 13, 2010 4:42 PM
Atascadero Police Officers say they have a person of interest in Thursday morning's case, in which gunshots were heard near the Santa Rosa Academic Academy. That report of gunshots prompted a lockdown of the school at about 8:00a.m. It was later determined by officers that the shots were most likely... more »
April 23, 2010 2:43 PM
Grover Gardens Mobile Home Park in Grover Beach remains blocked off after a 24-year-old armed robbery suspect was shot by police early Friday morning.
Police chased 24-year-old David Jordon Griffin into the mobile home park after they saw him run from the scene of an armed robbery at a... more »
April 15, 2010 7:39 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man in connection with last year's shooting at a North Hollywood synagogue.
The Los Angeles Police Department said 37-year-old Christopher Littlejohn was arrested Thursday in Beverly Hills on suspicion of assault stemming from an incident unrelated to the shooting.
Police spokesman... more »
April 7, 2010 8:12 AM
Santa Maria police arrest a man wanted in connection to a shooting almost six years ago.
Twenty-three-year-old Javier Trevino was arrested Tuesday. Back in 2004, officers say Trevino shot someone in the foot. They say they were waiting for Trevino to get out of prison for an unrelated matter.... more »
March 30, 2010 7:32 PM
Police in Paso Robles say they've figured out who is behind four drive-by shootings in the city.
Officers and sheriff's deputies arrested 20-year-old Paso Robles resident Jacob Shearer, pictured, last week.
They say he and 20-year-old Oscar Torres, not pictured, opened fire at four homes on March 3.... more »
March 16, 2010 2:56 AM
Santa Maria police officers are looking for a group of suspects after a shooting in the city. That shooting happened just before 8:20 p.m. Monday near the 7-11 on South Blosser.
Officers say an 18-year-old was standing in the alley when a blue car drove by. Four people were in... more »
March 15, 2010 8:39 PM
Santa Barbara police say two people have been arrested in Nevada, in connection with the shooting at a Santa Barbara home.
That shooting happened back on March 1 on the 1500 block of Gillespie Street. One man inside the home was shot in the head during the incident.
Today,... more »
March 8, 2010 12:51 PM
DALLAS (AP) - Witnesses and authorities say a shootout outside a Dallas bank has left at least two people wounded and customers and employees locked in the bank's vault.
The shooting happened just before 11 a.m. outside the United Texas Bank. The bank is located on the first floor... more »
March 2, 2010 8:11 PM
Santa Barbara police officers are revealing more information about the events that led up to a shooting yesterday.
It happened in the 1500 block of Gillespie Street. Officers say a white man in his 30's knocked on the door of a home, and when a woman answered, he punched... more »
March 1, 2010 11:58 AM
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A police officer who was critically wounded in a California shootout that left two others dead has been taken off life support.
Reedley police Officer Javier Bejar was wounded when he arrived to provide backup for Fresno County sheriff's deputies in Minkler.
The deputies were... more »
February 26, 2010 12:58 PM
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A man shot and killed a special education teacher as she walked into her Tacoma, Wash., school Friday, shortly before students began arriving for school.
The News Tribune and KOMO-TV report that the suspected shooter was killed by police shortly after in the Frederickson area.
... more »
February 23, 2010 11:34 AM
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say two men were shot by security officers after they drove a stolen car through a gate at an Air Force base outside Phoenix during a police chase.
Officials say one of the men died and the other was wounded.
The crash occurred at... more »
January 11, 2010 6:15 PM
Local Forest Service officials have announced that target shooting will be closed for the next 12 months on all national forest lands from Highway 41 to the Garcia wilderness within the Santa Lucia Ranger District on Los Padres National Forest.
Despite the prohibition, the area will still be open... more »
January 7, 2010 4:07 PM
A reward has been issued for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the shooting at Varian Arabians on December 30, 2009.
San Luis Obispo County Crime Stoppers and Varian Arabians are offering the $5,000 reward after two mares were shot on the rural... more »
January 1, 2010 9:13 PM
One person is in the hospital after being shot in the head, now officers are trying to figure out who pulled the trigger.
Santa Maria Police say the shooting happened on the 400 block of West Orchard early Friday morning. They think the attack was gang-related.
Police say... more »
January 1, 2010 1:39 AM
Police say a Lompoc man is taken into custody after they say he threatened his wife with a gun. It happened on the 1300 block of West Willow Avenue just after noon Thursday. Police say the suspect began firing at officers when they arrived on scene. The shots hit a... more »
December 18, 2009 6:04 PM
The case against 26-year-old Steven Smith is moving forward. A new court date has been set for Jan. 12, 2010. Last month, Smith pled not guilty to charges he shot a pregnant woman in her Paso Robles home.
Smith is charged with attempted murder, attempted premeditated murder of a... more »
November 30, 2009 7:19 AM
SEATTLE (AP) - Police say a suspect in the coffee-shop slayings of four officers is holed up at a Seattle house, wounded and possibly dead.
Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says negotiators are still trying to communicate with Maurice Clemmons.
Authorities have been seeking Clemmons in the... more »
November 25, 2009 4:33 PM
A San Mateo County jury has reached a verdict in the trial of a man accused of killing former Lompoc police officer, Richard May. The jury found Alberto Alvarez guilty of first degree murder with the special circumstance of killing a peace officer, meaning he will face the death penalty.
... more »
November 13, 2009 6:04 AM
The Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people at Ft. Hood last week, is officially charged with murder.
Investigators say more charges could be coming to Maj. Nidal Hasan. Ft. Hood officials are not saying what those other charges could be, but one possibility could be another murder charge.... more »
November 11, 2009 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - He could face the death penalty if convicted of last week's massacre at Fort Hood. But Maj. Nidal Hasan (nih-DAHL' hah-SAHN') may also benefit from a military justice system that offers defendants more protections than those offered in civilian federal courts. Though five men sit on the... more »
November 10, 2009 6:46 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to attend a memorial at Texas' Fort Hood today, where a gunman's rampage left 13 dead and 29 more wounded.
Obama will also meet with the families of those killed.
Kevin Sullivan, who served as President George W. Bush's communications director,... more »