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Contract For San Diego Police Officers Goes Into Effect

July 1
By City News Service
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The deal, which includes 3.3 percent pay raises in each of the final two years, is designed to reduce the number of officers leaving for better compensation at other law enforcement agencies.

Authorities Say Fallbrook Murder Suspect Owed Victim Money

July 1
By Associated Press
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San Bernardino County Sheriff's investigators learned that victim Joseph McStay lent defendant Charles "Chase" Merritt money to cover a gambling debt before McStay and his family disappeared in February 2010.

Lakeside Mother Sentenced To 1 Year For Threatening School

June 30
By City News Service
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Sarah Joy Lomaintewa threatened to carry out a shooting at Lindo Park Elementary, officials said.

Fire Crews Put Out Blaze In Lakeside

June 30
By City News Service
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The brush fire started about 9 a.m. Tuesday off of state Route 67, near Slaughterhouse Canyon, in Lakeside, according to Cal Fire. Northbound lanes of Route 67 were closed at Vigilante Road.

Law Enforcement On Heightened Alert During Fourth Of July Weekend

June 29
By City News Service
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At the behest of federal authorities, law enforcement agencies in San Diego and across the nation have marching orders to be on heightened alert for potential terror threats over the Fourth of July weekend.

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System's Police Chief Dies

June 29
By City News Service
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Bill Burke, who was hired by the agency in 2001, died Monday of unknown causes at the age of 68.

Domestic Violence Victim's Family Funds Programs For San Diego County Kids

June 29
By Megan Burks
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Kathy Scharbarth was killed in 2011 by an ex-boyfriend. Now her family is reaching out to other victims of domestic violence.

Hearing Begins For North Park Assault Suspect

June 29
By City News Service
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A preliminary hearing got under way for 23-year-old David Angelo Drake II, who is accused of attacking seven women in similar fashion over a four-month period in the North Park area last year.

DA Wants Death Penalty In Slaying Of Fallbrook Family

June 29
By Associated Press
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Prosecutors say Charles Ray Merritt killed Joseph McStay, McStay's wife Summer and their children, 4-year-old Gianni and 3-year-old Joseph Jr.

Two Men Wounded In Possible Gang-Related Shooting In San Diego

June 29
By City News Service
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The shooting occurred about 11 p.m. Sunday in San Diego's Mount Hope neighborhood. The victims' injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Emergency Rule Eases Process To Cut Down Drought-Stricken Trees

June 29
By Susan Murphy
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With extreme drought and an infestation of bark beetles decimating California’s forests, the state Board of Forestry and Fire Protection has adopted an emergency regulation for removing dead trees.

Fire Crews Knock Down Brush Fire In Chula Vista

June 26
By KPBS News, City News Service
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The fire started about 4 p.m. off Otay Lakes Road, near Woods Drive, and burned 80 acres.

Southern California Fire Officials Boost Staff In Preparation Of Dry Weather

June 26
By City News Service
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With widespread dry lightning and strong winds forecast for the upcoming week, state firefighting officials have increased their readiness across Southern California.

San Diego Police Give Inside Look At Training To Deter Racial Profiling

June 26
By Megan Burks
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For the first time, the San Diego Police Department is showing the public how it trains against racial profiling. A resident from southeastern San Diego went through the training and shared the experience.

Air Tankers Briefly Grounded After Drone Spotted Over San Bernardino Fire

June 25
By Associated Press, David Wagner
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Officials say they temporarily grounded air tankers for safety reasons after a hobbyist's drone flew near a huge forest fire in the San Bernardino National Forest.

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