Sewage Flows From Tijuana River Closes Imperial Beach Shoreline

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 shoreline north to include all of Imperial Beach. Sewage-contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River has been entering the Tijuana Estuary as a result of recent rainfall. Observations and sample results […]

Philadelphia District Attorney Indicted For Bribery, Extortion

PHILADELPHIA–A federal grand jury Tuesday returned a 23-count indictment charging current Philadelphia district attorney (DA) with bribery, extortion, and honest services wire fraud in connection with tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of concealed bribes that he received from two business owners in exchange for his agreement to perform official acts. The indictment also charges […]

Dept. Of Labor To Provide Grant To Help Recovery, Clean-Up After Storms

WASHINGTON–Northern California paid a hefty toll for storms that brought heavy rain and snow in January 2017. The overabundance of moisture led to flooding and mudslides, the downing of large numbers of trees and power lines, and mass evacuations. The harsh weather also caused the region’s Lake Oroville to rise above flood levels, damaging the […]

Ambert Alert: Children Found Safe In Desert Hot Springs

CATHEDRAL CITY–Two small children Thursday evening who were abducted in a stolen vehicle in Cathedral City were found safe early Friday morning in Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City Police Department said today. Riverside County Sheriff’s Department says the two brothers, Carlos Cortez, 2, and Jayden Cortez, 1, were found unharmed inside the backseat of the vehicle. The suspect who stole […]

Dept. Of Defense Identifies Air Force Casualty

WASHINGTON–The Department of Defense announced Wednesday the death of an Airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Staff Sgt. Alexandria Mae Morrow, 25, of Dansville, NY, died March 22, in Southwest Asia, while performing maintenance duties in support of combat operations. She was assigned to the 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, […]

ZTE Corp. Pleads Guilty For Violating U.S. Sanctions By Sending U.S.-Origin Items To Iran

WASHINGTON–ZTE Corporation pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) by illegally shipping U.S.-origin items to Iran, obstructing justice and making a material false statement, the U.S. Department of Justice reports. Specifically, ZTE pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to unlawfully export in violation of the IEEPA, one count of […]

Amber Alert: Children Abducted From Stolen Vehicle

CATHEDRAL CITY–California Highway Patrol Thursday evening issued an amber alert after two children were abducted in a stolen vehicle in Cathedral City. Authorities say the unknown suspect was last seen driving a 2016 White Honda Accord with California license plate number 7TJR654. The vehicle’s windows are tinted. The first victim, Jayden Cortez is a 1-year-old Hispanic male, 1 foot, 5 inches […]

Juvenile Dies From From Flu

SAN DIEGO–County Health and Human Services Agency reported its first pediatric flu death this season. A 17-year-old girl died Feb. 25 from influenza A/H3 and had an underlying medical condition. A total to 72 people died from the flu, compared to 68 last year, including a 9-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl. “Influenza deaths are […]

FACE Foundation Kicks Off Bags And Baubles Fundraiser To Help Pets In Need

SAN DIEGO–Pet lovers and trendsetters alike will come together April 30 for the most fashionable fundraising event of the season – Bags and Baubles. The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) will host its 7th annual silent auction to raise funds for pets in need of life-saving veterinary care. Held at a Rancho Santa […]

Arrest Made In Attempt Kidnapping in Escondido

ESCONDIDO–Investigators arrested a San Marcos man accused of attempted kidnapping of several juveniles and one adult female in Escondido. Escondido police identified the driver of the vehicle as 46-year-old Spicer Conant. He was charged with attempted kidnapping and felony possession of an illegal assault rifle. Other charges may be pending. On May 9, 2016, at about 1 p.m., a 15-year old female was […]