Threatening video and posts prompt criminal probe at Santa Barbara school

A group of male Santa Barbara high school students have received disciplinary measures and are the subjects of an ongoing criminal probe after a threatening video and online posts about female students raised alarm on campus.

Following a minimum school day on Jan. 19., San Marcos High School staff received notification of threatening posts and a video discovered in a private Internet chatroom. Read More …

Santa Maria teen allegedly kidnaps girl, tries to rape her

An 18-year-old Santa Maria man is in jail after he allegedly assaulted, kidnapped and attempted to rape a 15-year-old acquaintance on Wednesday. B

Shortly after 2 p.m., Nicholas Padilla was driving in the 2600 block of W. Main Street in Santa Maria with the girl when he stopped his car and began striking the girl with his hands. Read More …