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Five Hurt In Crash On PCH In Ventura County; Highway Closed For Five Hours

Five people were hurt in a head-on collision on the Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County which sent one of the vehicles careening into the ocean. It happened just after 5:30 Thursday night, south of Mugu Rock. CHP officers say the two people in the car which went off the highway into the ocean were thrown from the vehicle. They swam to shore.

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An environmental group is suing an oil company in Santa Barbara County, claiming that polluted storm water runoff from its facilities in the Orcutt area is contaminating creeks, and the ocean.

The Environmental Defense Center claims that the pollution is coming from the Pacific Coast Energy Company’s 5400 acre North County facility. The suit says the company is violating the Clean Water Act.

(Photo courtesy Ventura County Air Unit)

Five people were hurt in a head-on collision on the Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County which sent one of the vehicles careening into the ocean.

It happened just after 5:30 Thursday night, south of Mugu Rock. CHP officers say the two people in the car which went off the highway into the ocean were thrown from the vehicle. They swam to shore. 

He’s accused of attacking a woman, but between witness and police, he wasn’t able to escape, even when he jumped off of Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara while trying to make a getaway.

The bizarre incident started at around 3:30 Wednesday morning near Santa Barbara’s Amtrak Station. Witnesses say Casey Michael Lewis kicked a woman on the ground so badly she lost consciousness.

Authorities are trying to figure out what led to a shooting on the South Coast which left a man seriously injured, and caused minor injuries to a seven year old girl.

The attacked happened at about 11:30 Wednesday night on Edgewood Way in Oxnard. Officers arriving on the scene found a man who appeared to have fallen, and struck his head. The 56 year old man was conscious, but didn’t know what had happened. When he was taken to a hospital, it was discovered he had been shot in the head by a bullet.

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Two people have been arrested after Ventura County Sheriff's deputies say the the duo was trying to smuggle drugs into a county jail facility.

Roger Valenzuela is being held at the County's Todd Road Jail on commercial burglary charges.  Deputies say they learned he was working with Wendy Rugelio to smuggle drugs into the jail.

They got a search warrant for the Los Angeles woman's home, and say they seized drugs and drug paraphernalia.  

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You’ve heard the expression “Love Conquers All.” There's a story from Santa Barbara County's destructive Holiday brush fire which puts that saying to the test, a story focused on a photograph which is getting worldwide attention.

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In a White House statement, Obama says he and the first lady have known Hayden since she was at the Chicago Public Library, where she was deputy commissioner and chief librarian from 1991-1993.

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The ruling is a win for the city's Board of Health, which unanimously passed a rule last September that requires chains with 15 or more locations nationwide to print a salt-shaker warning icon next to menu items containing 2,300 or more milligrams of sodium.

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People seeking treatment often have to wait weeks or months for help. The delays can jeopardize the chances they'll be able to recover from their addiction.

When you edit a blog called "Goats and Soda," and you read a story about a goat locked in a car in the parking lot of a Home Depot in Oxford, Mass., and you learn that the goat turned on the hazard lights and wipers, pooped on the driver's seat and ... drank an old cup of soda, you have no choice.

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One of the most puzzling astronomical discoveries of the past decade has just gotten a little bit clearer. Astronomers still don't know what's producing the brief, powerful bursts of radio waves they've been detecting, but for the first time, they've been able to see where one of them is coming from.

Astronomers first detected these so-called fast radio bursts in 2007. Until now, all 16 FRBs that have been reported have been found by combing through archival data.

On the eve of South Korean President Park Geun-hye's third anniversary in office, protesters gathered in Seoul on Wednesday to condemn the administration's increasing crackdown on free speech. These protesters were unlike any others Seoul has seen. They were holograms.

The life-size hologram "ghosts" marched across a transparent screen facing an old palace gate at Gwanghwamun Square, a historic center in Seoul.

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