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Sheriff's Deputy Facing 14 Criminal Charges In Sexual Mis...

Sheriff's Deputy Facing 14 Criminal Charges In Sexual Misconduct Case; Bail Set At $100,000

Feb. 22
By City News Service, KPBS News

After a months-long sexual misconduct investigation, San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Fischer surrendered to authorities Thursday and is facing 14 criminal charges, eight of them felonies. Fischer pleaded not guilty. His bail was set at $100,000.

One Person Dead After Plane Crash In Kearny Mesa

One Person Dead After Plane Crash In Kearny Mesa

Feb. 21
By City News Service

The pilot and sole occupant of a small aircraft was killed this morning when the plane crashed in Kearny Mesa between Interstate 15 and Montgomery Field, authorities said.

Teen Gets 6 Months For Smuggling Bengal Tiger Cub Into US

Teen Gets 6 Months For Smuggling Bengal Tiger Cub Into US

Feb. 20
By Associated Press

A California teen has been sentenced to six months in prison for smuggling in a Bengal tiger cub from Mexico.

Police Say School Shooting Threat Made To San Marcos High...

Police Say School Shooting Threat Made To San Marcos High School Unfounded

Feb. 20
By City News Service

A social media post originally believed to have threatened a school shooting at San Marcos High School Tuesday sparked an investigation that found there was no specific threat made to the school, law enforcement and school district officials said Tuesday.

While Suicides Off Coronado Bridge Add Up, Lighting Proje...

While Suicides Off Coronado Bridge Add Up, Lighting Project Raises Concerns It Could Get Worse

Feb. 19
Randy Dotinga / Voice of San Diego

Prevention strategies remain elusive as lighting promises to boost bridge's profile. Last year, 18 people jumped to their deaths, the second-largest death toll ever.

High-Profile Gun Control Groups To Join Forces In San Diego

High-Profile Gun Control Groups To Join Forces In San Diego

Feb. 19
By Susan Murphy

In the wake of last week’s mass shooting in Florida, some high profile gun control advocacy groups in San Diego are joining forces to fight for tougher gun laws.

First Public Hearing For San Diego Police Chief Nominee F...

First Public Hearing For San Diego Police Chief Nominee Focuses On Diversity, Transparency

Feb. 13
By City News Service

Feedback on Mayor Kevin Faulconer's choice of veteran lawman David Nisleit as the next police chief was largely positive Monday at the first of two City Council confirmation hearings.

Lilac Fire Victims Eligible For Government Food Assistance

Lilac Fire Victims Eligible For Government Food Assistance

Feb. 12
By City News Service

People affected by the Lilac Fire may be eligible for government food assistance benefits, county officials announced Monday.

San Diego’s Vision Zero Program To Eliminate Traffic Deat...

San Diego’s Vision Zero Program To Eliminate Traffic Deaths Behind Schedule

Feb. 12
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Since January, there have been nine pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in the city of San Diego. That number puts the city on pace for what may be a record year for pedestrian traffic deaths.

San Diego Lawmakers Introduce Bill Aimed At Increasing Co...

San Diego Lawmakers Introduce Bill Aimed At Increasing Concealed-Carry Permit Requirements

Feb. 9
By City News Service

Two San Diego-area Democratic lawmakers Friday announced a bill to increase requirements for people seeking concealed-carry weapons permits in California.

Two Killed In Santee Plane Crash Identified As UC Irvine ...

Two Killed In Santee Plane Crash Identified As UC Irvine Professor, Wife

Feb. 8
By City News Service

A couple killed this week when the light plane they were in crashed in an industrial area in Santee were identified Wednesday as a UC Irvine medical school professor and his wife.

Rabobank To Pay $369 Million In Money-Laundering Case

Rabobank To Pay $369 Million In Money-Laundering Case

Feb. 7
By Associated Press

Dutch lender Rabobank's California subsidiary agreed Wednesday to forfeit $369 million after a long-running investigation concluded it was used to launder millions of dollars in Mexican drug money.

10-Year-Old Oceanside Artist Raises Thousands Of Dollars ...

10-Year-Old Oceanside Artist Raises Thousands Of Dollars For Lilac Fire Survivor

Feb. 7
By Ebone Monet

An Oceanside boy is raising money for a horse trainer injured in the Lilac Fire by selling prints of his painting.

Bust Highlights Backlog In California System To Seize Guns

Bust Highlights Backlog In California System To Seize Guns

Feb. 6
By Associated Press

Authorities seized more than two dozen guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition from a California man, nearly five months after a judge barred him from having firearms, highlighting a backlog in a state system meant to seize guns from those who aren't allowed to have them.

Report: Tijuana Homicides Reach Record High In 2017

Report: Tijuana Homicides Reach Record High In 2017

Feb. 6
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

A new report by the Justice in Mexico Project at the University of San Diego examines the resurgence of violent crime in Tijuana.

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