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Smart Trial Continues 08.16.2022

The Kristin Smart murder trial continues in Monterey county court. Yesterday, a cadaver dog handler testified. Adela Morris told the court that her dog, Cholla signaled at the door of Paul Flores in the Cal Poly dorm. That was during a search for human remains shortly after the disappearance of Kristin Smart. Morris said between…

Paso City Council Meeting 08.16.2022

Paso Robles city council meets tonight at the library conference room. Tonight, the mayor will issue retirement proclamations for Dave McCue and Julie Silva Dahlen. Ditas Esperanza will give a report on capital projects. Freida Berman will also talk about public works issues in the city of Paso Robles. The council will also discuss connecting…

PR City Council Race 08.16.2022

In the Paso Robles city council race, we have only one race with more than one candidate. Michael Rivera is challenging mayor Steve Martin. That’s a city at large election. City councilman John Hamon is running for re-election, and he’s unopposed in his district. In the second district, councilman Maria Elena Garcia resigned. School board…

In Sports 08.15.2022

High school football practice is now underway. Friday night, the Templeton Eagles held a scrimmage which attracted about 100 people to the football field to watch Don Crow’s Eagles. The Eagles will open at home against Coalinga, a team which beat them last season. And we’ll have that game for you live here on KPRL.…

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Jim Weimann Memorial 08.15.2022

We learn today of plans for a memorial service and celebration of life for KPRL’s Jimmy Weimann, who died recently. Weimann was the voce of the Bearcats over the past 20 years and more recently on an internet station. Services will be held Thursday morning at 10 at Creston Community Church, followed by the burial…

Chief Aggson Retires 08.15.2022

San Luis Obispo fire chief Keith Aggson is retiring. The chief served San Luis Obispo’s fire department for three years. He will retire in November. Previously Aggson served fire departments in Atascadero, Templeton and Paso Robles. He says fire service has changed over the past 30 years he’s served as a firefighter. He says technology…

Fires in Atascadero 08.15.2022

Two fires in Atascadero over the weekend. Saturday morning, three people suffered minor burns when their RV caught fire on San Fernando road. Around 11:30 Saturday morning, fire fighters responded to a call and discovered a fully-engulfed fire of a 30-foot RV trailer. The fire spread to vegetation and burned about an acre. Three people…

Diablo Canyon 08.15.2022

Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing the state of California loan PG and E $1.4 billion dollars to extend the life of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. The draft legislation may be attached to the state’s budget as a trailer bill. If passed it would help extend the power plants operation another 5-10 years behind…