SAN DIEGO – A Hemet man was sentenced today in federal court in San Diego to 40 years in prison for forcing a 16-year-old girl into prostitution and keeping the money she made for himself. A jury found Luther Gene Ray, 33, guilty in December 2015 of sex trafficking of a minor by force, fraud or […]
ESCONDIDO – An Escondido motorcycle dealership was destroyed by fire Saturday night, according to fire officials. The building was fully engulfed in flames as firefighters were called at about 10:30 p.m. to the Moto Forza dealership in the 500 block of North Tulip Street, a dispatcher said. A second alarm was called, which brought in additional firefighters in from neighboring […]
RAMONA – Efforts to recover the body of a 20-year-old woman killed when a small plane crashed in a remote mountainside area north of Ramona are expected to resume today. Two men, 25 and 28, sustained only minor injuries when the aircraft crashed for unknown reasons near Pamo Valley in the Cleveland National Forest around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. […]
MURRIETA – An ex-convict who took a Menifee woman from her home at gunpoint to collect on a debt was sentenced today to two years in state prison. Jesse Martin Aaron, 32, pleaded guilty in October to assault with a firearm in connection with the Aug. 9 abduction. In exchange for his admission, kidnapping to […]
SAN JACINTO – The daughter of a Hemet woman who went missing a week ago and whose traveling companion was found dead on the Soboba Indian Reservation said today she fears her mother was a witness to murder and suffered dire consequences. Kathleen Ann Haney, 56, was last seen on the night of Jan. 22, when she […]
SAN JACINTO – A man whose remains were found on the Soboba Indian Reservation near San Jacinto was the victim of a homicide, and concerns were mounting today (Jan. 27) about the welfare of a woman with whom he was traveling, sheriff’s officials said. The body of Kyle Nathan Cagey, 27, of Pala was discovered Wednesday afternoon, Jan. […]
CAMP PENDLETON – Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton released non-essential personnel at 12 p.m. today, Jan. 20, and will open three hours late Monday, Jan. 23 with non-essential personnel asked to not arrive before 10 a.m. Civilian personnel have the option for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework. All personnel should plan to arrive for work no more than three hours later than […]
SAN DIEGO – The latest in a spate of strong winter storms that have drenched the San Diego area since the start of the new year brought more pounding showers and a dusting of mountain snow to the region today. The unsettled atmospheric system out of the eastern Pacific – the second of three due to bear down […]
Six new influenza-related deaths in the San Diego region, including that of a previously healthy 45-year-old woman, were reported Thursday, Jan. 19 by county health officials.
Rain, wind, snow and a slight chance of thunderstorms are expected in San Diego County today as the first in a series of Pacific storms with the potential to deliver the heaviest precipitation since 2010 moves through the region.