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San Marcos Man Accused of Bank Robberies in Newport Beach, Oceanside, Escondido

Investigators arrested a San Marcos man Thursday in connection with a series of three bank robberies and attempted bank robberies in Orange and San Diego counties earlier this month, authorities said.


California sheriff releases graphic video of deadly police shooting

A man pulled over for a traffic stop, rolled his window down, drew a handgun and opened fire on cops before being fatally shot by a deputy, graphic video released Wednesday by a sheriff's department in Northern California shows.


LEGO Movie 2 Experience debuts this weekend in Carlsbad

SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - LEGOLAND California Resort invites families to go from theater to theme park as it debuts The LEGO Movie 2 Experience at the family theme park in Carlsbad!


Carlsbad Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

CARLSBAD, CA — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Partly cloudy in the morning. Partly cloudy in the morning.


Freezing temperatures expected overnight across inland San Diego County

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for San Diego County’s inland valleys and foothills. The warning will be in effect from 10 p.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. on Friday.


Homeowner Left to Clean Up Mess After Tree Lands on Car in Carlsbad

A tree about as tall as a house came crashing down in Carlsbad overnight, partially landing a car parked in a driveway and the homeowner is left to clean up the mess Wednesday.


Massive tree comes down in Carlsbad, narrowly missing home

CARLSBAD (NEWS 8) - A massive tree fell just inches from a house in Carlsbad. It happened around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The tree came crashing down on a driveway in the 3600 block of Pontiac Drive, according to authorities.


California lawmakers propose soda tax, banning cola at checkout areas

Lawmakers in California are aiming to curb the state’s consumption of sodas and other sugary beverages with a variety of proposed legislation announced on Wednesday. The bills, spearheaded by five state lawmakers, include measures that would require health warnings on sugary soft drinks, and proposa


Carlsbad dog lovers still pushing for off-leash trails

Like a dog with a juicy bone, residents continue to push for Carlsbad to allow off-leash animals on its newly acquired Village H property. People have let their canines run free there for 20 years or longer. But some dog-lovers now worry that after the city takes control of the site it will enforce


MAGA-hat wearing teen claims California high school wouldn't permit her to wear hat

A high school student who reportedly wanted to sport her “Make America Great Again” hat at her California school this week wasn’t able to because of the dress code. Clovis North High School senior Maddie Mueller sought to wear the hat bearing President Trump’s campaign slogan on Wednesday upon the r


It’s almost time for California’s super bloom!

That sound you hear from Southern California in the coming days and weeks could be the deserts exploding in Technicolor. Desert-watchers say the Golden State is likely in for another ”super bloom” of wildflowers like the one we experienced in 2017. All the ingredients for the colorful cocktail are i


Family displaced after massive fire destroys Vista home

VISTA (CNS) - A family of four and their two dogs were displaced Thursday morning after a blaze caused an estimated $500,000 of damage to their Vista home, authorities said. The non-injury blaze broke out around 11:40 p.m. Wednesday at a residence in the 1900 block of Buena Creek Road, Vista Deputy


Candle sparks house fire in Vista

VISTA, Calif. – A candle was blamed for causing a fire that destroyed a home in Vista, the homeowner said Thursday morning. The fire destroyed a house on the 1900 block of Buena Creek Road in Vista. It started around 11:40 p.m. Wednesday.


Beloved Oceanside teacher, Mr. Chewi, battling brain cancer

VISTA (NEWS 8) – Matt Chewiwie teaches stage tech at Mission Vista High School in Oceanside. His students affectionately call him Mr. Chewi. On his seven-month wedding anniversary, Matt was in the middle of class when he had a seizure and collapsed. His students had to jump into action to help him.


Jim Laslavic calling it a career as one of San Diego's most popular sportscasters

It wasn’t God speaking to Jim Laslavic on that Sunday morning in 1983, but the man offering the sage advice had always run a pretty close second in the football player’s life.


Southern California doctors arrested in opioid prescription crackdown

A yearlong investigation by federal drug agents has resulted in criminal charges against several physicians and other healthcare providers accused of writing bogus prescriptions or selling painkillers and other drugs on the black market.


Trump administration ends talks with California on emissions, climate change

The Trump administration Thursday broke off negotiations with California over limits on greenhouse gas emissions from cars, blaming state officials for failing to offer “a productive alternative” to the White House’s plans.


Recent rains promise a 'super bloom' at Carlsbad's Flower Fields

The Anza-Borrego Desert isn’t the only local flower-growing area expecting a super bloom this spring. The longtime manager of the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch said the gentle and steady rains, mixed with intermittent periods of sunshine, over the past five months have produced a nearly perfect ge


North County School News, Feb. 21

The Carlsbad Unified School District and the city of Carlsbad Recreation Department will host the annual “Mini March Madness” Basketball Tournament starting at 2 p.m. March 7 at Poinsettia School, 2445 Mica Road. The community is invited to support students and cheer for the players. The teams are m


California prosecutors will hit legal roadblock in seeking death penalty against suspect in 1973 murder

California prosecutors have said they're weighing capital punishment for the man accused of strangling an 11-year-old girl in 1973 — but legal experts insisted Thursday that's not possible.