Family IDs San Diego man as 2nd victim of Nevada plane crash
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A San Diego man has been identified as the second victim who died in the crash of a small private plane in Nevada.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the family of...
2 dead, 3 injured in small plane crash at Nevada airport
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Two people were killed and three others injured Saturday night in the crash of a small private plane near Henderson Executive Airport, authorities said.
The Latest: 2 dead, 3 injured in plane crash at airport
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a small airplane crash in Nevada (all times local):
Authorities say a small private plane that crashed near a Nevada airport, killing...
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A motorist was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence following a crash that injured a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Musgrove of the Pittsburgh Pirates is undefeated against his hometown San Diego Padres.
Musgrove pitched well enough to survive a rough seventh inning and Colin Moran...
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — San Diego County sheriff's detectives are looking for a motorist who pulled alongside another vehicle and opened fire with a shotgun, wounding a passenger.
Murder charges filed in deadly California border chase
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A pickup truck driver has been charged with murder for a crash during a Border Patrol chase in Southern California that killed three passengers and injured seven others.
Luis Virgen also was charged Tuesday with gross vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving for the crash last Thursday in the San Diego County town of Boulevard.
$5.2 million lottery winner admits to scamming people
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A California woman who won $5.2 million in a lottery has pleaded guilty in federal court in South Dakota to scamming six people in the wake of her win.
Mexican border-crosser finds drugs stuck to his truck
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Mexican man who crosses the border for work called authorities after finding drugs stuck underneath his pickup truck.
KGTV-TV says the Tijuana man called the San Diego County Sheriff's Department on Thursday after noticing a strange object in the fender of his pickup truck. Deputies found two packages containing about five pounds (2.26 kilograms) of narcotics.
Plane makes emergency landing on Southern California freeway
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A small plane with a student pilot on board made an emergency landing in the middle of traffic on a Southern California freeway.
The California Highway Patrol says the plane landed safely in the westbound lanes of Interstate 8 in El Cajon on Friday morning after reporting engine trouble.
Authorities say the single-engine Piper was carrying a 25-year-old pilot and a 36-year-old student.
The Latest: Chemical leak in El Cajon under control
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a chemical leak that prompted precautionary evacuations in the city of El Cajon, east of San Diego (all times local).
A Southern California fire official says evacuations in the city of El Cajon are being lifted after crews were able to close a valve on the tank of a hydrogen gas delivery truck.
Blast hits industrial site in San Diego County
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in San Diego County are dealing with an explosion in an industrial area of El Cajon that has led to precautionary evacuations.
Heartland Fire & Rescue tweets that the explosion Wednesday morning involved hydrogen, and the area should be avoided for four hours.
Wreckage of missing small plane found in Southern California
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The wreckage of a missing small plane has been found in rough terrain in eastern San Diego County.
Authorities say Thursday they've found the wreckage of a single-engine Champion CH7B, which was reported overdue at Gillespie Field Wednesday night with two people aboard.
The wreckage was found in rough terrain in Descanso, about 17 miles northeast of the airport.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Musgrove had quite the homecoming at Petco Park.
Pitching in front of at least 75 friends and family members, the right-hander tossed seven shutout innings against his hometown team and Jody Mercer homered to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-3 victory over the sloppy San Diego Padres on Friday night.
Santee brothers sentenced for beating death of homeless man
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Two Santee brothers have been sentenced for beating to death a homeless man in a San Diego County riverbed.
Twenty-two-year-old Austin Mostrong got 20 years to life on Friday for second-degree murder.
Twenty-one-year-old Preston Mostrong got 24 years for voluntary manslaughter and mayhem.
Pilot, 2 passengers injured in plane crash
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a pilot and two passengers were injured when a plane crashed into a parking lot near Gillespie Field airport in El Cajon.
2 arrested in killing of Chula Vista man found in oil drum
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Chula Vista police have arrested two people in connection with the death of a man who was found inside an oil drum in San Diego Bay.
Police announced the arrests Wednesday of 52-year-old Timothy Cook of Chula Vista and 38-year-old Derrick Spurgeon of El Cajon. They're being held on suspicion of murder in the death of Omar Medina.
Small plane crashes onto Southern California street
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Two people aboard a small plane escaped serious injury when it crashed onto a street in the Southern California city of El Cajon.
FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the single-engine Piper P28A lost power while in the air, about a mile away from Gillespie Field Airport in El Cajon Sunday afternoon.
Local fire authorities said two people in the plane suffered minor injuries in the crash and declined medical treatment.
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Step by halting step, former Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto made good on his vow to walk wife Shevon down the aisle after their wedding and out the door to a waiting limousine.
It was roughly 130 steps, with a stop halfway down the aisle of the small church to kiss his bride for a gaggle of photographers.
No cane, no walker. Just Nieto holding onto his wife's left hand for support.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A homeless man charged with beating an El Cajon police officer unconscious has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, robbery and drug charges.
Daniel Moses Cook entered pleas Thursday.
Police say Cook was high on methamphetamine when he allegedly robbed a Dollar Tree store on Monday and then stole soda at a KFC restaurant.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Three men have been arrested and charged in San Diego with posing as federal agents in a $6 million scheme to bilk people seeking U.S. immigration status.
The men, one from El Cajon, another from Bakersfield and the third from Tijuana, were arrested on Wednesday.
Authorities say two men posed as DHS agents and falsely promised they could provide lawful immigration documents and legal status for immigrants. They also claimed to be able to stop deportation proceedings.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Hooked on NASCAR as a kid, there was something about Cale Yarborough that made a fan out of Jimmie Johnson. Johnson was glued to the set as he sat on a dirty old couch at home in El Cajon, California. He loved Yarborough's fearlessness and the way the Hall of Fame driver kind of reminded Johnson of his grandfather.
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a construction worker digging a trench at a San Diego County auto dealership was crushed by a collapsing concrete wall and killed.
Heartland Fire & Rescue says in a statement that the 51-year-old man was digging a trench for a new wall in El Cajon Monday when an existing cinderblock wall fell on him.
UCLA’s TJ Leaf to leave after 1 season for NBA draft
LOS ANGELES (AP) — TJ Leaf is leaving UCLA for the NBA draft, joining fellow freshman Lonzo Ball in departing after one stellar season in Westwood.
Leaf plans to hire an agent. The 6-foot-10, 225-pound forward from El Cajon, California, is projected to be a lottery pick in the June 22 draft.
He averaged a team-leading 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds while shooting 62 percent from the field and 68 percent from the free-throw line.
Alfred Olango’s sister sues over El Cajon police shooting
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The sister of an unarmed man killed by police in a San Diego suburb has filed a lawsuit claiming she suffered "serious emotional distress" from witnessing the shooting.
The Union-Tribune newspaper reported Monday (http://bit.ly/2lGkiSt) that Lucy Olango's suit accuses the El Cajon Police Department and Officer Richard Gonsalves of negligence.
More details revealed in small plane crash near San Diego
RAMONA, Calif. (AP) — Two men who survived a small plane crash in Southern California had to hike out of the wreckage and climb to higher ground in order to call authorities.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2kCdOA5 ) that a 25-year-old man and 28-year-old man called 911 Sunday afternoon after the crash near Ramona. A 20-year-old woman died in the crash. The men were taken to a hospital with moderate injuries.
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Officer won’t be charged in killing of unstable black man
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A suburban San Diego police officer won't face criminal charges for fatally shooting a disturbed black man, a prosecutor announced Tuesday, saying the officer had reason to believe he was in danger when the man suddenly raised both hands and pointed what appeared to be a weapon but actually was an e-cigarette device.
The shooting of 38-year-old Alfred Olango last fall in El Cajon was a reasonable use of force, San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced.
2 children who died saving others among 21 Carnegie Heroes
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two children who died saving the lives of even younger children are among 21 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism.
The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, based in Pittsburgh, announced the winners Tuesday.
California couple guilty in phony energy drink scheme
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California couple has been convicted of plotting to sell millions of bottles of counterfeit 5-Hour Energy shots.
Joseph and Adriana Shayota of El Cajon were found guilty of conspiracy Monday by a San Jose jury. Each could face up to 15 years in federal prison.
Judge rules arrests of protesters in El Cajon can continue
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request by protesters and the NAACP to ban law enforcement from arresting people who continue to gather at the spot in a San Diego suburb where a man was fatally shot by police.
California family says claim filed to urge police reform
SAN DIEGO (AP) — An attorney for a widow who filed a claim Thursday against a San Diego suburb where her husband was killed by police says the family wants to send a message that police across the nation must do better when dealing with people in mental crisis.
The Latest: Family files claim after man killed by police
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the filing of a claim against the San Diego suburb of El Cajon by the widow of a man killed by police. (all times local):
An attorney for a widow who filed a claim against a San Diego suburb after her husband was killed by police says the family wants to send a message that police must do better when dealing with people in mental crisis.
Most Syrian refugees arriving in US are kids; schools adapt
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Seated at his desk at a suburban San Diego middle school, 12-year-old Abdulhamid Ashehneh tries not to let his mind wander to the painful memories of his life in civil war-torn Syria.
His father disappeared suddenly four years ago and, the family believes, was killed. Months later, Abdulhamid's mother boarded a bus with her six children, the youngest 2, and fled to Jordan, the sound of bombs ringing in the distance.