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Judge Clears Way For Trial Of Border Agents Over Taser Death

Oct. 7
By Jill Replogle
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A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that border agents who beat and shot a man with a Taser won't get summary judgment and can go to trial.

Search Resumes For Woman Missing From Julian

Oct. 7
By City News Service
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Sally Eastabrook, 75, suffers from Alzheimer's disease. She has been missing since Saturday afternoon.

$1M Grant Awarded To Decrease Meth Getting Into U.S.

Oct. 6
Associated Press
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An estimated 70 percent of smuggled methamphetamine enters the country through the San Diego Port of Entry.

Hot Air Balloon Lands In Ocean Off Cardiff Following Proposal

Oct. 6
By City News Service
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Eric Barretto was proposing to his girlfriend around sunset Sunday when the hot air balloon they were riding in suddenly drifted off course and landed in the ocean.

Ex-SDPD Officer Who Groped, Illegally Detained Women Begins Serving Jail Time

Oct. 3
By City News Service
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Christopher Hays, 30, pleaded guilty Aug. 22 to false imprisonment and misdemeanor counts of assault and battery under the color of authority by a peace officer. He surrendered at the downtown courthouse Friday to begin serving his time behind bars.

Domestic Violence Behind 20% of San Diego County Homicides in 2013

Oct. 2
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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One in five homicides in San Diego County in 2013 were the result of domestic violence. KPBS Midday Edition takes a look at the study and what resources are available for victims in San Diego County.

Sexual Assault Reports Increase At UCSD, USD

Oct. 2
By Angela Carone
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The numbers were released under the Clery Act, which requires federally funded colleges and universities to publish statistics on campus safety.

Fire Officials Prepare For Mild Santa Ana Winds, Heat Wave

Oct. 2
By Susan Murphy
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Fire officials are warning of an elevated fire risk in San Diego County starting Thursday and continuing through Sunday. Residents are urged to be extra cautious.

'Computer Cop' Software Provided By San Diego County DA Has Security Flaws

Oct. 1
By City News Service and KPBS
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Internet-monitoring software designed to help parents protect their children online has privacy issues that can be misused in the wrong hands, according to the District Attorney's Office.

Carlsbad Woman Who Shot Husband Acquitted Of First-Degree Murder

Oct. 1
By City News Service
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Julie Elizabeth Harper could have faced 50 years to life in prison if convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband.

San Diego Behind On Maintenance, New Construction Of Fire Stations

Oct. 1
By City News Service
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A report on fire station maintenance and new construction needs will be delivered Wednesday to the City Council's Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee.

Council Supports Initiative To Fight San Diego Gangs But Requests Details

Sept. 29
Midday Edition
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To address gang activity, the city’s Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention proposed a new initiative that begins as early as preschool.

California Burns Through Firefighting Budget

Sept. 30
Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio
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California is tapping into reserves to pay for the cost of fighting wildfires.

Santa Ana Winds, Triple-Digit Heat To Increase Fire Risk In San Diego

Sept. 29
By Susan Murphy
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Fire danger is expected to increase starting Thursday and continuing through Sunday as hot temperatures and weak to moderate Santa Ana winds arrive to San Diego County, according to the National Weather Service in San Diego.

Gov. Brown Signs 'Yes Means Yes' Sex-Assault Bill

Sept. 29
Midday Edition
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Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when "yes means yes" and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.