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Stories for August 24, 2013

Hazardous Weather Reported For Mountains, Deserts

Aug. 24
By Tarryn Mento
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The National Weather Service forecasts widely scattered thunderstorms, heavy rainfall and flash flooding for the mountains and desert areas of San Diego and Riverside Counties.

Sequester Is Costly In Public Defenders Offices

Aug. 24

These days, the Federal Public Defender's Office in Tucson, Ariz., has lots of space. Since the federal budget cuts known as sequestration began, the office has lost a quarter of its staff to layoffs or furloughs.

Service Set For Hannah Anderson's Mom, Brother

Aug. 24
Associated Press
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A memorial service for a mother and young son killed by a family friend who also abducted the woman's 16-year-old daughter will be held Saturday at a San Diego-area church.

Huge California Wildfire Reverberates In 2 States

Aug. 24
Associated Press
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After burning for nearly a week on the edges of California's Yosemite National Park, a massive wildfire of nearly 200 square miles has now crossed into it, and firefighters have barely begun to contain it.