Antarctic Mystery Solved?

(Newswise)–Tiny ocean fossils distributed widely across rock surfaces in the Transantarctic Mountains point to the potential for a substantial rise in global sea levels under conditions of continued global warming, according to a new study. The study, led by Northern Illinois University geologist Reed Scherer, indicates the massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet (EAIS) has a […]

Violence Against Police Officers Can Trigger Increased Discrimination In Police Stops

(Newswise)–A new Yale study has found that incidents of extreme violence against police officers can lead to periods of substantially increased racial disparities in the use of force by police. The study, which used data from almost 4 million time- and geo-coded pedestrian stops in New York City, examined how violent acts against police officers […]

Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Train

DEL MAR–A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train struck and killed a pedestrian as he stood by the tracks on the bluffs in Del Mar. On Saturday, just after  9 p.m., Sheriff’s Transit Enforcement deputies responded to a collision that occurred on the tracks north of 13th Street. A northbound BNSF train was traveling at approximately 40 miles […]

Parolee Arrested For El Cajon Shooting Death

EL CAJON–A parolee wanted in connection with the shooting death of a man in unincorporated El Cajon was arrested by authorities. The San Diego County Fugitive Task Force located 23-year-old Richard “Ricky” James Gunner near Rio Seco Elementary School on Cuyamaca Street in Santee just before 10 p.m. Saturday. He was taken into custody without […]

County Lifts Imperial Beach, Silver Strand Shorelines Closure

SAN DIEGO–The Department of Environmental Health has lifted the water contact closure for the Imperial Beach and Silver Strand shorelines. This includes the beach-line from the south end of Seacoast Drive to Avenida Lunar in Coronado. Recent water quality testing conducted by agency confirms that water quality meets State health standards at these beaches. The […]

Sewage-Contaminated Runoff Closes Imperial Beach Shorelines

SAN DIEGO–The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health has expanded the existing water contact closure area at the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Imperial Beach shorelines north to include the Silver Strand shoreline up to Avenida Lunar. Sewage-contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River has been entering the Tijuana Estuary as a result […]

Jury Convicts El Paso Attorney In Connection With Multi-Million Dollar Fraud

El Paso, TX–A federal jury on Wednesday convicted an El Paso attorney in connection with a multi-million dollar wire fraud and money laundering scheme. Marco Antonio Delgado (aka Marco Delgado Licon), 50, was found guilty on three counts of wire fraud, seven counts of money laundering, and nine counts of engaging in monetary transactions of criminally […]

ISIL-Linked Kosovo Hacker Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

WASHINGTON–Ardit Ferizi, aka Th3Dir3ctorY, 20, a citizen of Kosovo, was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization, and accessing a protected computer without authorization and obtaining information in order to provide material support to ISIL. “This […]

Two Raccoons Rescued From Grantville Recycling Plant Dumpster

SAN DIEGO–A County animal control officer rescued two raccoons that were trapped in a Grantville recycling plant dumpster Wednesday afternoon. A person at the plant called County Animal Services after finding the raccoons stuck in the dumpster. The animals were unable to climb out. Animal Control Officer Angela Jones arrived at the plant, and used […]

Major Rail Service Interruption On Three Weekends In October

OCEANSIDE—Amtrak Pacific Surfliner, Coaster, Metrolink, and freight rail providers will experience major service interruptions during three weekends in October due to several coordinated major construction and maintenance projects. Track closures are scheduled for October 8-9, 15-16, and 22-23 to allow construction crews to perform work on multiple projects that will improve rail travel along the […]