A Santa Maria man is behind bars after stabbing his wife multiple times late Tuesday night. According to Santa Maria police, officers were called to Marian Medical Center just after 11 p.m. on Valentine's Day after a woman was brought in with stab wounds. KSBY says the victim was treated for cuts and stab wounds to her head, face and neck. The woman told police the suspect, her husband, drove her to the hospital after the attack and said he may still be in the hospital parking lot. Officers say they found the suspect, Mariano Elias Cordonas, hiding in his car. Cordonas was taken into custody for attempted murder. Police say he was under the influence of a controlled substance. The woman was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released from the hospital. Cordonas is in Santa Barbara County Jail.
One person is dead, and another is injured in a Tuesday night crash in Santa Paula. The CHP website says the single vehicle accident happened around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday. Channel 3 says the car reportedly went off the road and rolled over at Foothill Road and Aliso Canyon Road. Two people were inside. The Ventura County Fire Department says one person died at the scene the other had to be cut from the vehicle. That person was taken to the hospital. Their injuries are unknown at this time.
Los Angeles authorities say a man has been fatally struck by an Amtrak train in North Hollywood. Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott says the victim was hit shortly before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday near Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Sherman Way. Nobody on the train was hurt. Tracks between the Burbank-Bob Hope Airport Station and the Van Nuys Station are closed as officials investigate. Metrolink, which shares the tracks, says riders should expect delays.
The Oroville Reservoir is continuing to drain as state water officials scrambled to reduce the lake's level ahead of impending storms. State Department of Water Resources spokesman Chris Orrock says that the reservoir was down 20 feet since it reached capacity on Sunday when it overflowed and sparked an evacuation order for nearly 200,000 people south of the dam.
A California college student who secretly videotaped his instructor making anti-Trump statements was suspended and told to write a letter of apology and an essay about the incident. Orange Coast College suspended Caleb O'Neil for the current semester and the summer term, saying he violated policy prohibiting recording someone on district property without that person's consent.
A new report says thousands of bridges across the country are considered structurally deficient. Although the numbers of deficient bridges have declined in recent years, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association's analysis of transportation department data shows more than 55,000 bridges in the U.S. have been deemed deficient. The top 14 most-traveled deficient bridges are located here in California. Bridges labeled structurally deficient aren't necessarily in immediate danger of collapse. The term is applied when spans need rehabilitation or replacement because at least one major component has advanced deterioration or other problems.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Sheriff’s Department arrested a man who they described as “armed and dangerous” during the overnight hours this morning. Carlos Davis, 32, was arrested overnight after being sought by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department. KEYT says Davis was sought after deputies surrounded the home where he rented a room in Vandenberg Village yesterday morning. After several hours, deputies realized he wasn't there, and discovered several weapons inside the room. Details on the arrest are expected soon.
Emergency and utility crews are on scene in San Luis Obispo today working to repair gas and water line breaks. KSBY says the incidents were reported around 7:15 a.m. along the 200 block of Bridge Street. Police say when they arrived, water could be seen coming out both sides of the street and gas was also bubbling up. A strong smell of gas has been noticeable at times in the area as well. Evacuations have been ordered for a two-block radius and nearby streets are expected to be closed throughout the day. The gas was turned off and crews have been working to repair the water line. It’s not immediately known how much water had been lost. People are being asked to avoid the area.
Well apparently today is National Umbrella Day; which is very appropriate. National Umbrella Day is celebrated across the nation each year on February 10th. On this day, we honor one of the world's most useful inventions, the umbrella! And speaking of umbrellas, you may need yours on and off throughout the day today. National Weather Service is calling for rain for most of the day today. Highs near 61 in some areas. A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Saturday, Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.
Recently, 28 students from La Colina Jr. High’s show choir, Outburst, traveled to Anaheim and Fullerton for the Musical Theater Competition of America, where schools from all over the nation go to share their performances and compete. This is La Colina's seventh year at the competition and they won first place in both the advanced ensemble and musical review categories. In addition, many solo students were awarded trophies and various honors throughout the competition. The group also won the overall Sweepstakes Award for junior high schools at the competition. It is the fifth time they have won that award. In May, the group will travel to San Francisco for the Forum Music Festival with two other show choirs from La Colina.
This weekend, the Friendship Center of Santa Barbara will hold their 18th annual Festival of Hearts luncheon. The luncheon will take place tomorrow, Saturday from 11:30AM to 2:30pm at Fess Parker’s Reagan Room. The Valentine luncheon will feature beautiful and unique Heart-Art by local artists and celebrities including 2017 SBIFF honoree Jeff Bridges. You can enjoy a delicious lunch with local wines amid the elegance of the Fess Parker Resort. The theme this year is California Dreamin, so be sure to wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt! All proceeds from the event support Friendship Center’s HEART Program which subsidizes the cost of adult day services for low-income aging and dependent adults and their families.