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Extra Pay For SDPD Cops May Not Be Enough To Retain Them

April 19
By Claire Trageser
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The head of the San Diego police union said officers are happy Mayor Kevin Faulconer included an extra $3.2 million in his proposed budget for police pay, but it may not be enough to keep them from retiring or leaving the department.

Governor Pardons Five San Diego Convictions On Good Friday

April 18
By City News Service
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According to the governor's office, pardons are granted to people who have demonstrated exemplary behavior and have lived productive and law-abiding lives following their conviction.

Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexican Capital, Acapulco

April 18
Associated Press
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No injuries have been reported from the quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey initially calculated at a 7.5 magnitude. The quake was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many are vacationing for the Easter holiday.

Legislation Would Protect Communities From Oil Train Accidents

April 18
Amy Quinton, Capital Public Radio
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Last year’s crude oil train explosion in Quebec that killed 47 people has raised awareness of the dangers of train accidents involving crude oil.

Number Of Car Thefts In San Diego County Hits 30-Year Low

April 17
By City News Service
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In 2013, 11,288 vehicle thefts were recorded in San Diego County. The worst year for auto theft was 1989, when nearly 41,000 cars were taken.

El Cajon Jury Finds Iraqi Immigrant Guilty Of Wife's Death

April 17
Associated Press
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A jury has convicted an Iraqi immigrant of bludgeoning his wife to death in their suburban San Diego home, a case that was initially considered a hate crime.

Fire In Serra Mesa-Area Canyon Mopped Up In 30 Minutes

April 15
10News.com
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Ground crews and a water-dropping helicopter helped douse the flames of a Serra Mesa-area canyon in nearly 30 minutes. It was the second canyon fire in as many days.

What Do You Think About San Diego's Future?

April 15
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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KPBS joins up with national documentary producers for a special film project that aims to show both the promise and the problems facing our city.

Drivers In California Crash Had Clean Records

April 15
Associated Press
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According to The Sacramento Bee, California's Department of Motor Vehicles says neither driver had a moving violation, though the bus driver's license was briefly suspended a decade ago.

Reward Fundraiser Sunday In Triple-Murder Case

April 13
By City News Service
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The fundraiser at a Lakeside Tavern will help build the reward fund for information leading to the identification and capture of whoever killed the two brothers and the fiancee of one of the young men.

Feds Eye Possible Issues After Deadly California Bus Crash

April 12
Associated Press
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National Transportation Safety Board said Friday it will determine if a fire suppression system recommended but not mandated for buses would have made a difference in the crash that left 10 people dead.

Marine Guard Shoots Fellow Marine To Death At Camp Lejeune (Video)

April 9
By Beth Ford Roth
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In the second fatal shooting at a military base in less than a week, a Camp Lejeune Marine guard killed a fellow Marine with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Camp Lejeune officials are calling the killing an "isolated incident."

No Plans To Charge San Diego Family For Sea Rescue Of Baby

April 8
Associated Press
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Helping at sea is a time-honored tradition and a requirement of international maritime convention, said the U.S. Coast Guard. The cost of the total operation is not known yet.

San Diego County Responds To Growing Link Between Childhood Trauma And Health

April 8
By Megan Burks
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As statewide conversations on childhood trauma grow, San Diego health, welfare and education leaders push service providers to get "trauma-informed."

San Diego County Sheriff's Department Targets Distracted Drivers

April 7
Evening Edition
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To mark National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, sheriff's deputies will have a zero-tolerance policy for drivers using their cellphones.

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