Thursday, July 24, 2014



Authorities: Escondido police officer killed by husband
A Murrieta man is suspected of killing his wife, an Escondido police officer, and attempting to burn down their house to cover up the crime, authorities reported Thursday.

Man welding in garage starts Skyline-area fire
A man welding in the garage of a Skyline-area home Thursday accidentally set a fire that caused an estimated $255,000 worth of damage and left three people in need of interim lodging.

Repeat DUI driver gets 19 years for fatal North County crash
A repeat drunken driver who fled a California Highway Patrol officer after being spotted racing another driver on state Route 78, eventually crashing and killing his brother-in-law, was sentenced Thursday to 19 years in prison.

National City man pleads guilty to molesting girlfriend's 3 daughters
A National City man pleaded guilty Thursday to molesting his girlfriend's three daughters and will be sentenced to eight years in state prison next month.

Suspect arrested in San Marcos apartment complex shooting
A parolee suspected of shooting another man Thursday at an apartment complex near Palomar College was arrested hours later across the county.

Comic-Con opens in downtown San Diego
The 45th annual Comic-Con International celebration of the popular arts opened in downtown San Diego Thursday under the Batman banner.

Lakeside pursuit ends in CHP crash
A pursuit of a suspected intoxicated driver on eastbound Interstate 8 near Lakeside ended as a California Highway Patrol officer intentionally crashed into her truck and took her into custody, authorities said Thursday.

Santee teenager struck by vehicle at crosswalk
A 15-year-old boy was struck and severely injured by a SUV as he stepped off a curb at an intersection near Santee just before the crosswalk signal indicated it was safe to walk, a California Highway Patrol officer said Thursday.

City crews working to restore water service to North Park residents
The cast iron pipe in the 4400 block of Oregon Street near Meade Avenue broke ruptured around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Chargers have first training camp practice
The San Diego Chargers conducted their first training camp practice for the 2014 season Thursday at Chargers Park, with nearly 90 players participating in a workout that was open to the general public.