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Public Safety

Wildfire Warning Continues In San Diego County Wednesday

Nov. 26
By City News Service

A red flag warning is in effect for inland valley and mountain areas until 6 p.m. Wednesday because of strong winds coupled with single-digit humidity levels.

Beware Of Exploding Turkeys

Nov. 25
By Erik Anderson
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Deep-frying is a popular, but dangerous way to fix a Thanksgiving Day turkey. Firefighting trainees at Chula Vista’s Southwestern College share tips to avoid disaster.

SDSU Greeks Suspend Social Events Following Sexual Assault Concerns

Nov. 25
By David Wagner
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Fraternities at San Diego State University are suspending social activities and requiring all members to undergo sexual violence training, following a weekend that highlighted concerns about the Greek system's role in sexual assault on campus.

4.5-Acre Brush Fire In Julian Contained

Nov. 25
By City News Service
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The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning is in effect for inland valley and mountain areas, including Julian, until 6 p.m. Wednesday, saying current dry, windy conditions could contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Activists Tell SDSU To Suspend Fraternities Over Sexual Assault Concerns

Nov. 24
By David Wagner
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San Diego State University students marching to raise awareness about campus sexual assault say they were taunted by men at two fraternities.

As Winds Flare Up Across San Diego County, Fire Officials Heed Lessons From Bernardo Fire

Nov. 24
By Matthew Bowler, City News Service
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The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning and a high wind warning for the San Diego region Monday. Fire officials also got a warning - in the form of a report with 90 recommendations based on their performance during May's Bernardo fire.

Man Admits To Killing Estranged Wife At San Diego City College

Nov. 24
By City News Service
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Armando Gabriel Perez, 41, who was acting as his own attorney, faces life in prison in the Oct. 12, 2010, slaying of Diana Gonzalez. Opening statements in his trial were scheduled for Monday morning.

Man Whose Murder Conviction Was Overturned Is Free

Nov. 24
Midday Edition
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California's longest-serving wrongfully incarcerated prison inmate is free. Michael Hanline's name was cleared after the California Innocence Project at California Western School of Law in San Diego took up his case.

SDSU Police Investigate A Kidnapping Attempt, A Sexual Assault

Nov. 23
By City News Service
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A kidnapping attempt and a sexual assault case were investigated by campus police at San Diego State University Sunday, but police made no link between the two incidents.

North County Cops Target Drunken Driving On State Route 78

Nov. 22
By Alison St John
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Eight North County law enforcement agencies have formed a partnership to cut down on drunken driving on state Route 78.

Documentary Raises Questions About Mexican Cartel Leader's Arrest

Nov. 21
Evening Edition
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A new documentary — "¿Es El Chapo?" — opened Friday in Chula Vista and raises questions about Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's capture.

Arrest Made In Torrey Pines High School Threat

Nov. 21
By KPBS , City News Service

A 17-year-old was arrested in connection with threats that led to the lockdown of Torrey Pines High School. Police are still exploring if there is a connection between the Torrey Pines threat and the threat made later Thursday at Canyon Crest Academy.

Online Shooting Threats Prompt Lockdowns At 2 Carmel Valley Schools

Nov. 20
By City News Service
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The first threat occurred Thursday morning at Torrey Pines High School, and the second happened in the afternoon at Canyon Crest Academy.

Ventura Man To Go Free After Judge Overturns 1978 Murder Conviction

Nov. 20
By Amita Sharma
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California Western School of Law's Innocence Project says discovery of DNA evidence, fabricated testimony and sealed police reports helped reverse conviction.

Women Speak Out Against Honor Violence

Nov. 19
Midday Edition
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International women rights activists are in San Diego for the 2014 Women Peacemakers Conference underway at the University of San Diego. We hear from two experts on "honor violence" being committed against women and girls worldwide and find out how the rise in extremism is linked to violence against women.

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