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Explosions, fire in East Village prompt evacuations

Two explosions and fire downed a utility line and prompted police to evacuate some East Village apartment tenants Friday morning. No injuries were immediately reported at what police described was a transient camp at 28th Street between Island Avenue and Market Street.


Freezing temps across San Diego County prompts school closures

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A cold air mass lingering over San Diego County Friday morning prompted the National Weather Service to issue a freeze warning for inland valley areas, as five rural school districts remain closed because of icy road conditions.


Man who shot at California cop previously deported, arrested but cops wouldn't honor ICE detainer, feds say

The illegal immigrant killed Sunday in a shootout with a California cop had been deported three times and arrested and released over ICE's objection on several occasions -- including cases involving the very department whose officer took him down in a dramatic exchange caught on her body cam.


Silver Alert: Chula Vista Police searching for elderly missing person at risk

CHULA VISTA (NEWS 8) - Chula Vista Police responded to a report of a missing person around 7:40am on Friday. The missing person's name is David Ennis and is described as a 90-year-old white male, 6-feet tall, clean shaven with balding gray hair.


Padres introduce Manny Machado, their brightest star

The Padres on Friday introduced their latest and what they hope will be their greatest star. Sitting on a dais next to General Manager A.J. Preller, in a news conference broadcast live on MLB Network and Fox Sports San Diego, third baseman Manny Machado made his first appearance as the face of his n


Woman killed when hit by car in Chula Vista has been identified

Officials have identified a 39-year-old woman who was hit by a car and killed while crossing a street in Chula Vista last Friday as Copitsy Torres, a San Diego resident. The county Medical Examiner's Office said Torres was walking on Main Street near Hilltop Drive around 6:25 p.m. when she was struc


Governor Orders More DNA Testing in 1983 California Killings

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered DNA testing on evidence that a death-row inmate says would prove his innocence in a 35-year-old murder case that has drawn national attention.


Lego movie 2 experience opens

SAN DIEGO - A new indoor experience takes you behind the scenes of the Lego Movie 2. Master model builders spent more than 900 hours recreating the sets from the new movie. Heather Lake gives us a sneak peak of the new attraction.


Chula Vista's pension problems explained

Chula Vista has a pension problem. Rising pension costs for public employees are creating a structural deficit in the city’s budget — meaning Chula Vista spends more money than it receives. If left unchecked, that growing deficit could impact the city’s ability to provide basic services in the futur


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.


Lockdown Lifted at Mission Bay High School

Mission Bay High School was placed on a nearly 1-hour lockdown Friday while school police investigated reports of a weapon on campus. San Diego Unified School District spokesperson Marisa Berumen confirmed the lockdown began around 9:45 a.m. At approximately 10:40 a.m., the lockdown had been lifted.


San Diego, Marines Corps forge new pact on advanced technologies

San Diego and the Marine Corps signed a formal agreement Thursday to cooperate on advanced technologies including drones, smart streetlights and renewable energy. The agreement, called a memorandum of understanding, requires the city and the Marines to exchange technical ideas, review the status of


Winter Storm Leaves Lots of Snow in San Diego County Mountains

The latest winter storm in San Diego County left more than a foot of snow in many areas of the local mountains. The National Weather Service says the official recorded snowfall amounts ranged from about one foot in Mt. Laguna, Palomar Mountain and other nearby areas, including Lake Cuyamaca. At leas


Thief Fires 1 Shot into Computer Screen While Robbing Midway Sex Shop

Police Friday were searching for a gunman suspected of firing one shot into a computer screen while robbing a sex shop in the Midway District. It happened around 7:40 p.m. Thursday at the Adult Depot near Pacific Highway and Bandini Street, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.


San Diego police arrest suspect in January armed robbery spree

Robbery detectives on Thursday arrested a man suspected of holding up four San Diego businesses at gunpoint in a 10-day span last month, police said. The 27-year-old man is suspected of robbing employees at two Metro PCS stores on Jan. 22 and Jan. 23, and at a Shell gas station and Jack in the Box a


Toppled trees close parks in the South Bay

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Two South Bay parks were forced to close Thursday amid rain and wind that knocked over trees. Hilltop Park and Eucalyptus Park in Chula Vista will remain closed until crews can remove the toppled trees, the city tweeted. Officials explained that grass was too rain-soaked for th


Judge may expand family separation lawsuit to thousands more

A San Diego federal judge overseeing the landmark family separation litigation appears poised to open up the class-action lawsuit to potentially thousands more migrants who were previously separated from their children — a ruling that the government said would represent a seismic shift in the case.


California judge rules twin son of gay couple is American citizen

LOS ANGELES – A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother.


Remembering Amber Dubois and Chelsea King a decade later

SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — Amber Dubois and Chelsea King went missing from North County San Diego neighborhoods 10 and 9 years ago respectively this month. Their disappearances resulted in massive search efforts and an outpouring of community support.


Killer Of Dad & Son At Bus Stop Convicted

SAN DIEGO, CA – A man who gunned down a father and son at a Golden Hill bus stop more than eight years ago was convicted of two counts of second- degree murder Thursday. Marlon Johnson, 41, is slated to be sentenced next month for the Jan. 9, 2011 slayings of 49-year-old Darryl Hunter and Hunter's s