Vandenberg Tests ICBM “Kill Vehicle”

  A missile launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base yesterday afternoon successfully intercepts an intercontinental ballistic missile launched from the South Pacific. A “kill vehicle” on the top of the missile steered toward the missile and slammed into it high over the Pacific Ocean. The defense system demonstrates the US ability to intercept and destroy…

Templeton 5 Defendant Loses Plea Deal

One of the Templeton 5 defendants loses his plea deal. 18-year-old Albert Heinicke Jr losing his plea deal after a judge discovers he lied in his testimony against his former friends. If convicted of lying under oath, he could face decades in prison instead of fewer than 10 years. Heineken was offered a deal in…

Local Sports Update, TUE 5/30/17

The Paso Robles Bearcat baseball team plays Walnut today in the CIF Playoff semifinals.  The game to be played at 3:15 this afternoon in Walnut, which is in southern California.  Coach Derek Stroud says Nolan Binkele will likely be the starting pitcher for the Bearcats.  In the other semifinal game, Righetti plays Paraclete.  The winners…

Car Crash On HWY 1 Near Harmony

Four people sustained minor injures in a three-car crash on Highway 1 near Harmony yesterday morning.  The collision occurred just before noon on southbound Highway 1, just north of Villa Creek Road.  All lanes of Highway One were blocked for a few hours.  All four people were taken to local hospitals.

Thousands of North County Residents Attend Memorial Day Services

Thousands of North County residents attended Memorial Day services in Paso Robles, Templeton, Atascadero, Shandon and Cambria yesterday.  About 500 people attended the event at the Faces of Freedom in Atascadero.  AHS Graduate Mark Bailey talked about his experiences in Viet Nam, and issues facing today’s veterans.  Bailey enlisted in the Army after graduating from…

Edie Knight To Appear In Court Today

  Today is a day in court for Edie Knight. The 86-year-old Atascadero widow will be in court this afternoon, charged by State Attorney General Xavier Becerra for breaking election laws. The widow is accused of calling potential voters from near a polling place and reminding them to vote. This morning, attorney Ilan Funke-Bilu will…

Backyard Burning Suspended

Backyard burning suspended by Cal Fire. Open burn season ended May first and will be suspended until the end of fire season. Residents are required to maintain 100 feet of defensible space around all homes on their property. They’re also encouraged to avoid activities that could spark unwanted fires such as mowing dry vegetation during…