Dave Minsky

Public Safety Reporter

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A Santa Maria Superior Court judge continued the arraignment for murder suspect Jorge Tovar Fernandez, whose attorney asked for additional time to have her client dressed out to honor a media request to photograph in the courtroom. 

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Jim Kunkle’s military service during World War II turned him into a celebrity. Kunkle was a P-38 fighter pilot who fought German Luftwaffe over Nazi-occupied Europe and was shot down during a dogfight. But not before downing some enemy aircraft in the process, which later earned him a Distinguished Service Cross (that’s one step below the Medal of Honor).

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