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2006-02-01 19:34:53

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A woman with a history of mental illness shot and killed an ex-neighbor before going on a rampage at a California mail facility where she once worked, raising the death toll to eight, police said on Wednesday. Santa Barbara police said Jennifer Sanmarco, 44, traveled from her home in New Mexico to the Southern California town of Goleta on Monday and shot and killed a woman in an apartment complex they shared about two years ago. Armed with a 9 mm pistol, she...

2006-02-01 14:20:48

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A woman with a history of erratic behavior who shot and killed seven people including herself at a California mail facility may have started her rampage by killing an ex-neighbor, police said on Wednesday. Santa Barbara police said they had found the body of woman with a gunshot wound to the head in a complex where former postal employee Jennifer Sanmarco used to live. The woman appeared to have been killed on Monday evening -- just before Sanmarco, 44, gunned...

2006-01-31 15:07:07

By Jill Serjeant GOLETA, California (Reuters) - A former postal employee with a history of erratic behavior went on a shooting rampage at a mail sorting center where she once worked, killing five people before committing suicide, authorities said on Tuesday. At least one other person, a woman, was critically wounded in the shooting, which began shortly after 9 p.m. on Monday at the warehouse-sized facility in the coastal town of Goleta, about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles, law...

2005-11-28 10:37:57

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Greyhound bus carrying 44 passengers overturned on Sunday morning in southern California, killing two and seriously injuring a dozen others, authorities said. The accident occurred on the northbound lane of Highway 101 in Santa Maria, in Santa Barbara County, said Battalion Chief Eric Peterson of the county Fire Department. Emergency personnel arriving on the scene found the bus wedged between two eucalyptus trees about six feet (1.80 meters) down an...

2005-11-28 09:04:01

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Greyhound bus carrying 44 passengers overturned on Sunday morning in southern California, killing two and seriously injuring a dozen others, authorities said. The accident occurred on the northbound lane of Highway 101 in Santa Maria, in Santa Barbara County, said Battalion Chief Eric Peterson of the county Fire Department. Emergency personnel arriving on the scene found the bus wedged between two eucalyptus trees about six feet (1.80 meters) down an...

2005-11-27 14:50:24

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Greyhound bus carrying 44 passengers overturned on Sunday morning in southern California, killing two and seriously injuring a dozen others, authorities said. The accident occurred on the northbound lane of Highway 101 in Santa Maria, in Santa Barbara County, said Battalion Chief Eric Peterson of the county Fire Department. Emergency personnel arriving on the scene found the bus wedged between two eucalyptus trees about six feet (1.80 meters) down an...

2005-11-27 13:27:49

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Greyhound bus carrying 50 passengers overturned on Sunday morning in southern California, killing two and seriously injuring a dozen others, authorities said. The accident happened on the northbound lane of Highway 101 in Santa Maria, located in Santa Barbara County, said Battalion Chief Eric Peterson of the county Fire Department. Peterson said that two passengers were killed, and seven were in critical condition. Another four were moderately injured. The...


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