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Two Hurt In Helicopter Crash On South Coast

Two people escaped with minor injuries when a helicopter crashed at a South Coast airport. It happened at around 9:30 Sunday morning at Santa Barbara Airport. The small helicopter went down in a field next to one of the airport’s runways. The helicopter didn’t catch on fire when it crash, but it was heavily damaged, ending up on its side. Federal investigators are trying to determine what led to the accident.

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Authorities are trying to figure out what led to a riot at a Central Coast prison which left one inmate dead, and a second seriously injured.

A disturbance broke out at around 11 a.m. Sunday at the California Men’s Colony East Facility. More than 150 inmates were involved in the fight at the medium security state prison near San Luis Obispo.

(Santa Barbara Fire Department photo)

Two people escaped with minor injuries when a helicopter crashed at a South Coast airport.

It happened at around 9:30 Sunday morning at Santa Barbara Airport. The small helicopter went down in a field next to one of the airport’s runways. The helicopter didn’t catch on fire when it crash, but it was heavily damaged, ending up on its side.

Federal investigators are trying to determine what led to the accident.

Photo by U.S. Air Force

A military satellite has been successfully launched from the Central Coast last night after being scrubbed last week due to a problem with the rocket booster.

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifted off at 10:49 pm Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base. It was visible for much of the South and Central Coast.

Another mosquito on the South Coast has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The Ventura County Environmental Health Division says it received confirmation from the California Department of Public Health that a mosquito sample collected the third week of September from the city of Simi Valley Wood Ranch Marsh tested positive for the virus. This is the second mosquito sample collected this year from Ventura County to test positive for West Nile. One bird also tested positive for the virus in the Simi Valley area this year. More positive test results are expected.

A former Santa Barbara County winemaker has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to embezzlement, and tax fraud.

Santa Barbara County prosecutors say Christian Garvin stole money from his employer, Oreana Winery, over a seven year period. They say Garvin, who was also the winery’s manager, set up a separate account with a name similar to Oreana, and diverted some checks to it.

In addition to the prison sentence, Garvin was ordered to pay a million dollars in restitution and $1.7 million dollars in fines.

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Two people escaped with minor injuries when a helicopter crashed at a South Coast airport.

It happened at around 9:30 Sunday morning at Santa Barbara Airport. The small helicopter went down in a field next to one of the airport’s runways. The helicopter didn’t catch on fire when it crash, but it was heavily damaged, ending up on its side.

Federal investigators are trying to determine what led to the accident.

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