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  • Man leads officers on wild chase after fatal hit and run

    March 18, 2011 9:14 PM

    A man led California Highway Patrol officers on a wild chase from Ventura through Santa Barbara County after they say he killed a motorcyclist in a hit and run. CHP officers and sheriff's deputies say the chase started in Ventura County just north of Del Norte on Highway 101... more »
  • Ventura County wildfire caused by mulch combustion

    March 29, 2010 1:28 PM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - Ventura County authorities have determined that a wildfire that burned across 17,500 acres last September was caused by spontaneous combustion in a mulch pile. The county Fire Department says in a statement Monday that the fire spread from the agricultural mulch pile to a hillside... more »
  • Long Beach man sends Sheriff's Deputies on chase south of Carpinteria

    March 25, 2010 2:37 AM

    A Long Beach man is in the hospital, after leading Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies on a high speed chase on Highway 101, South of Carpinteria. Just after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, deputies received a call that a man had stolen a car from his girlfriend in the 800 block... more »
  • Pickup driver killed in Ventura County train crash

    March 1, 2010 3:02 PM

    MOORPARK, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a pickup truck driver has died after colliding with an Amtrak train in rural Ventura County. Amtrak spokesman Vernae Graham says the northbound Pacific Surfliner collided with the truck at a private crossing in Moorpark shortly before 10:30 a.m. Monday. Nobody on the... more »
  • Escaped inmate reportedly found in Fresno

    December 4, 2009 6:51 AM

    A California Men's Colony inmate who escaped Monday night is now back in custody, that's according to the Ventura County Star. Special Agents reportedly tracked 34-year-old Bryan Sims to Fresno, where he was arrested. He will now be transferred to a higher-security prison and could face felony charges for... more »

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