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Local News

Names of two men shot, killed at Casa Grande released, 5th body found

Mike Hodgson mhodgson@leecentralcoastnews.com ​ | ​ Updated ​ | ​ 0 Comments

The names of two men who were shot and killed Friday at Casa Grande Mobile Estates were released Saturday, and a fifth body was found in th… Read more

Local News

Four dead in shooting, fire at mobile home park in northwest Santa Maria

Mike Hodgson mhodgson@leecentralcoastnews.com ​ | ​ Updated ​ | ​ 0 Comments

Two people were found dead Friday morning when personnel from the Santa Maria Police and Fire departments were dispatched to reports of a structure fire in the 500 block of West Taylor street. Read more

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21-year-old who died in rollover crash on Figueroa Mountain Road identified

Santa Maria Times Staff Report ​ | ​ Updated ​ | ​ 0 Comments

A 21-year-old woman from Los Olivos died after the car she was driving overturned down an embankment off Figueroa Mountain Road at the Chamberlin Ranch just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The California Highway Patrol has not identified the driver, although her passenger, 22-year-old Chelsee Fuerch from Santa Maria, has been named. Fuerch sustained major injuries and had to be removed from the front seat, where she was trapped, by fire officials. Read more

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Missing Orcutt teen Peter Dwyer believed to be safe, Sheriff's Office says

Santa Maria Times Staff Report ​ | ​ Updated ​ | ​ 0 Comments

An Orcutt teen who went missing on June 13 is believed to be safe, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.   Read more

Softball

Stevie Wisz's third open-heart surgery a success

Joe Bailey jbailey@leecentralcoastnews.com ​ | ​ Updated ​ | ​ 0 Comments

Stevie Wisz's third open-heart surgery, performed Friday in Los Angeles, was a complete success, her mother Melissa said. Read more

Crime and Courts

Dispute, eviction likely led to deadly shooting, fire at Casa Grande Mobile Estates

Mathew Burciaga mburciaga@leecentralcoastnews.com ​ | ​ Updated ​ | ​ 0 Comments

Santa Maria Police have identified the suspect and other decedents in Friday's shooting and house fire that left five people dead at a mobile home park in the northwest part of the city. Detectives believe Claude Adams, 64, of Santa Maria, shot and killed Kurt Bracke and Richard Hanen in the clubhouse area of the Casa Grande Mobile Estates, according to a department spokesman. Read more

Local News

Third body found in rubble of burned Santa Maria mobile home

Santa Maria Times Staff Report ​ | ​ Updated ​ | ​ 0 Comments

A third body was discovered Saturday in the rubble of a mobile home that burned Friday morning at the Casa Grande Mobile Home Estates in Sa… Read more

State-and-regional

ICE expected to launch immigration raids this weekend

Michael Gartland New York Daily News (TNS) ​ | ​ Updated ​ | ​ 0 Comments

Federal agents are expected to launch widespread raids on the homes of immigrant families and unaccompanied minors this weekend. Read more

Local News

Have you seen him? Sheriff's officials searching for missing Orcutt teen

Santa Maria Times Staff Report ​ | ​ Updated ​ | ​ 0 Comments

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has launched an investigation into the disappearance of an Orcutt teen and is seeking information… Read more

Crime and Courts

Santa Maria man charged with murder in double-fatal DUI crash

Mathew Burciaga mburciaga@leecentralcoastnews.com ​ | ​ Updated ​ | ​ 0 Comments

Murder charges were filed Wednesday against the Santa Maria man who killed two women during what prosecutors claim was a fatal DUI crash Ma… Read more

Recent editors' picks

City planners approve 58-home subdivision in southeast Santa Maria, address traffic concerns

A proposed 58-home subdivision in southeast Santa Maria got approval from city planners Wednesday after the developer made modifications to ease the concerns of nearby residents. The project calls for 58 single-family homes and a basin and open space area to be built on a 13.2-acre lot off of Santa Maria Way, wedged in between Valley Christian Academy and an existing subdivision. Read more

First steel column erected at planned elementary school in Enos Ranch

The first steel column of what soon will become Santa Maria's newest public elementary school was erected Monday, nearly four months after … Read more

Dispute, eviction likely led to deadly shooting, fire at Casa Grande Mobile Estates

Santa Maria Police have identified the suspect and other decedents in Friday's shooting and house fire that left five people dead at a mobile home park in the northwest part of the city. Detectives believe Claude Adams, 64, of Santa Maria, shot and killed Kurt Bracke and Richard Hanen in the clubhouse area of the Casa Grande Mobile Estates, according to a department spokesman. Read more

Cancer survivors honored with lightsaber salute at Santa Maria Relay for Life

People who battled cancer and won received an impromptu “Star Wars” salute Saturday at the Santa Maria Fairpark, as the 24-hour Relay for L… Read more

Names of two men shot, killed at Casa Grande released, 5th body found

The names of two men who were shot and killed Friday at Casa Grande Mobile Estates were released Saturday, and a fifth body was found in th… Read more

Little League: Santa Maria Northside wins District 65 11U title with win over Westside

Kyle Milner hit a grand slam and Santa Maria Northside completed its run through the losers' bracket by beating Santa Maria Westside 11-2 o… Read more

Only online: Photo galleries

Photos: Orcutt American defeats Southside

Photos: Lompoc vs. Santa Maria at District 6 13s Tournament

Today’s top pics: Italy picked to host 2026 Winter Games and more

Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press. Read more

Celebrity Birthdays for June 25

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Ricky Gervais, June Lockhart, Carly Simon and Busy Philipps. Read more

Moments from history: June 25

Highlights from major events that happened around the world on this day in history. Read more

Stars we've lost so far in 2019

It's only about halfway through the year, but the world has already said goodbye to some well known actors, athletes, musicians, and more. … Read more

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Video: Solvang CityTV Live Stream of June 24, 2019 Council Meeting

Video: Santa Maria Police Chief Phil Hansen press conference on June 21 shooting and structure fire

Santa Maria Police Chief Phil Hansen addressed the media at a press conference concerning the June 21 shooting and structure fire at the Ca… Read more

Video: House fire in mobile home park in Northwest Santa Maria

This is video of a house fire Santa Maria Fire crews are dealing with in Northwest Santa Maria in the 500 Block of West Taylor Read more

Massive Philadelphia refinery fire contained

There are no reports of injuries or evacuations after an early morning fire broke out at a 150-year-old refinery complex in Philadelphia. (… Read more

Prosecutors: Woman killed for fake $9 million internet offer

Authorities say Alaska teens hoping to cash in on a $9 million online offer brutally killed a woman on a popular trail outside Anchorage, s… Read more

Migrant children held at border describe neglect

Lawyers who interviewed migrant children at a US Customs and Border Protection facility near El Paso, Texas say the children are dirty, don… Read more

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