Woman Arrested For Killing Infant Son

SAN DIEGO–Investigators arrested a 32 year-old woman in connection with the death of her infant son, San Diego police said on Thursday. On September 5, 2013, officers and investigators responded to Rady Children’s Hospital regarding a 9-month-old male who had sustained blunt force trauma to his head. The infant was identified as Kevin Machado who […]

Mira Mesa Boulevard/Sorrento Valley Road At Interstate 805 Closed For Three Nights

SAN DIEGO–All lanes on Mira Mesa Boulevard/Sorrento Valley Road at Interstate 805 (I-805) will be closed Tuesday through Thursday nights from 9 until 5 the following morning. According to Caltrans, crews will remove the temporary bridge support system used during bridge widening. Motorists traveling westbound on Mira Mesa Boulevard will be detoured onto Scranton Road, […]

Squirrels Test Positive For Plague

SAN DIEGO–County officials are reminding people to protect themselves when they hike and camp after two squirrels trapped in routine monitoring in the Palomar Mountain area tested positive for plague. County officials said the two squirrels were trapped last week in the Doane Valley Campground area and that people can protect themselves and pets by […]

County Adds Additional Firefighting Helicopter

County adds third helicopter prior to peak fire season.

SAN DIEGO–A third firefighting helicopter, pre-positioned ground fire crews during red flag conditions, and contracting for night-flying operations throughout the County were among key upgrades approved by the County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. The steps are aimed at boosting the region’s wildfire resources going into what is expected to be a highly dangerous peak wildfire season. […]

Deputy Secretary Mayorkas’ Concludes Visit To CA

SAN DIEGO–Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas concluded a three-day trip to California where he conducted operational site visits at U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities, received briefings and met with DHS personnel. Deputy Secretary Mayorkas received a briefing on ongoing CBP and U.S. Coast Guard operations at the […]

Manhattan Beach Executive Charged With Raiding Company Coffers

SAN DIEGO–A Manhattan Beach attorney and corporate executive, appeared in magistrate court in Los Angeles County yesterday to face allegations that he embezzled over a quarter-million dollars from his former employer, MWRC Internet Sales LLC (“MWRC”). As alleged in a five-count indictment, James (“Jim”) Miller—an attorney who worked for Body Glove, International and served as the […]

Ringleader Sentenced In Million-Dollar Bank Fraud Conducted in California and Nevada Casinos

SAN DIEGO–The ringleader of a million-dollar bank fraud scheme was sentenced last Friday to 57 months’ imprisonment for leading and organizing a 14-defendant conspiracy to steal more than $1,000,000 from Citibank using cash advance kiosks in a dozen casinos from Southern California to Las Vegas. A judge presiding over the case also ordered that 32 year-old […]

First Local Enterovirus D68 Cases Reported In San Diego County

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SAN DIEGO–Three San Diego County children were among the first four cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) respiratory infection confirmed in California this year, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. The three local children, along with a child visiting San Diego County, were hospitalized earlier this month for respiratory illness at Rady […]

Fugitive Arrested After Escape From San Diego Jail

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SAN DIEGO—A male fugitive who escaped from the San Diego Central jail yesterday was arrested by police today. Don Andrea Torrillo escaped from the jail yesterday about 6 p.m.. On Wednesday, about 7:30 p.m., the San Diego Fugitive Task Force comprised of Sheriff’s Detectives and US Marshal’s successfully located and took Torrillo into custody. Torrillo […]

Survivor Of Suicide Loss Talks About Depression

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SAN DIEGO–Diana Waugh is a survivor of suicide loss – not once, but twice. Today, Waugh, 71, spoke at a news conference to release the San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council Report to the Community. The North Park resident decided to share her story to raise awareness about depression and suicide. She recounts her struggles here in her […]