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  • Mother arrested for child endangerment after death of toddler son

    ALPINE, Calif. – An East County woman whose toddler son died two weeks ago from injuries allegedly inflicted by her live-in boyfriend was jailed Tuesday on suspicion of child endangerment. Renee Fournier, 28, was booked into Las Colinas women’s jail in Santee in connection with the death of 19-month-old Lucas Orlando at their apartment on Arnold Way in Alpine, according to sheriff’s officials. She was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Thursday afternoon. About 1:45 p.m. on Jan. 11, deputies […]

  • Mail-in ballots circulate for contentious Measure A in Carlsbad

    CARLSBAD, Calif. – Mail-in ballots for next month’s special election over a proposed development in Carlsbad could begin appearing in voters’ mailboxes Tuesday, the San Diego County Registrar of Voters Office announced. The office mailed around 40,000 ballots for Measure A, regarding a plan to build a restaurant and retail complex on the shore of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon. The proposal was approved by the Carlsbad City Council, but opponents collected enough signatures to force a public vote on Feb. 23. Registered voters can request […]

  • Space heater likely started apartment fire in Hillcrest

    SAN DIEGO – A space heater likely sparked a non-injury fire Tuesday morning at an apartment building in Hillcrest, authorities said. The two-story, three-unit building caught fire shortly before 6 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Firefighters had the blaze knocked down in about 15 minutes, a dispatcher said.

  • Cellphone store robbery caught on video

    SAN DIEGO – An armed man took an unknown number of cellphones from a Verizon store in the Mira Mesa community of San Diego, a police officer said Sunday. The suspect walked up to the Verizon store, 8118 Mira Mesa Blvd., and knocked on the door at 7:52 p.m. Saturday, said Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department. The employee, who didn’t want to be identified, opened the door an says the suspect then pulled out a gun from his pocket and pointed it […]

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    Motorcyclist killed in SR-163 crash identified

    SAN DIEGO – The name of a motorcyclist killed in a two-vehicle crash on state Route 163 in San Diego was released Sunday. Joshua Leigh Haner, 38 of San Diego, was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday evening, according to the county Department of the Medical Examiner. The crash was reported at 9:22 p.m. on the southbound side of the 163 Freeway, approaching University Avenue, CHP Officer Mary Bailey said. Haner, who was wearing a helmet, lost control of his motorcycle and began sliding […]

  • Hillcrest convenience store robbed at gunpoint

    SAN DIEGO – Two men robbed a 7-Eleven store at gunpoint in the Hillcrest neighborhood and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money, according to police. The robbery at the 7-Eleven at 3792 4th Avenue took place about 3:35 a.m., San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said. The two Hispanic men in their 30s walked into the store, flashed a small, black gun and demanded money from the clerk, Heims said. The clerk handed over the money in the register and the men fled the […]

  • Woman stabs man several times during East Village brawl

    SAN DIEGO – A fight broke out in San Diego’s East Village Saturday night and involved about a dozen people, and in the middle of it a woman stabbed a man several times, police said Sunday. The man was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries following the melee, which was at 8:56 p.m. in the 400 block of 10th Avenue, San Diego police officer Robert Heims said. “There was a fight between 10 and 15 people in which the victim and suspect were both involved,” […]

  • 4 killed in crash after speeding driver runs red light

    SAN DIEGO – A motorist in a speeding Acura ran a red light Sunday and crashed into a van, killing four people inside his car, police said. The crash happened at Industrial Boulevard and Main Street, near Chula Vista, around 2 a.m. Sunday.  The Acura was speeding southbound on Industrial Boulevard when it ran a red light at Main Street and struck a westbound Honda Odyssey van occupied by five people, Battrick said. “I heard just a muffled bang, but I think I felt it more […]

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    Continued storm cleanup to keep Dehesa school closed Monday

    SAN DIEGO – The Dehesa School District will be closed Monday to allow more time to cleanup after last week’s storms, a spokesperson said. Dehesa School, a 200-student campus just east of El Cajon that serves children kindergarten through eighth grade, sustained major flood damage to its buildings and grounds. Dehesa plans to reopen the school as soon as possible, said Music Watson, of the San Diego County Office of Education. Watson added that the Dehesa district’s several charter schools were not affected by the main […]

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