Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle in Vista

A woman was fatally injured when she was struck by a vehicle as she crossed a street in Vista Saturday night, sheriff’s officials said. The 32-year-old woman, whose name has not yet been released, was walking north across West Vista Way toward St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church about 9:22 p.m…. from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune via IFTTT

YMCA to pay restitution, fines after 2015 chemical spill sickens children at Santee school

Two years ago, a cloud of chemical fumes formed over a pool at a Santee YMCA and wafted toward a nearby school, where it sickened at least 77 children and some of the staff. The toxic gas plume was the result of an attempt by workers at the Cameron Family YMCA to clean up a chlorine spill in the… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune via IFTTT

Las Vegas shooting victim who lost eye has awakened from coma, taken first steps

A San Diego resident who lost an eye when she was injured during the mass shooting in Las Vegas two weeks ago was able to take a few steps with assistance last week, according to friends and family. Frost, 27, remains hospitalized in Las Vegas, where she had been in a coma and on a ventilator following… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune via IFTTT

Fatal hash oil lab explosions: A tragic accident or murder?

A classic example of the felony-murder rule is something like the following: Two guys go into a liquor store to commit a robbery. One has a gun and shoots the clerk, who dies as a result. Because the killing occurred during the commission of a felony, both men can be charged with murder even though… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune via IFTTT

Fishing vessel catches fire near Seaport Village

Firefighters responded to a blaze on a fishing boat Friday morning just north of Seaport Village, authorities said. The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department was notified of the incident in the water off Harbor Drive about 9:30 a.m. When they arrived, they saw smoke billowing from a 120-foot fishing… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune via IFTTT

South County meeting to focus on proposed homeless facility

The San Diego city attorney is hosting a public meeting Wednesday night to discuss a proposal to transform a motel in Nestor into housing for former low-level lawbreakers with a history of drug abuse and homelessness. The proposal is part of a program called San Diego Misdemeanant At-Risk Track,… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune via IFTTT

Burglar who killed 92-year-old National City woman during home break-in sentenced to prison

A man who broke into a National City apartment last year and killed a 92-year-old woman who lived there was sentenced Monday to 31 years to life in prison. Peter Thao, 27, pleaded guilty in June to first-degree murder and residential burglary in the death of Maria Consuelo Rivera, who was well… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune via IFTTT

Two ATF agents among local honorees at North County ‘Heroes’ awards luncheon

Investigators know a gun can tell a story. That’s a fact that would likely ring true to law enforcement officers of all stripes, it would seem to resonate especially loudly with members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a federal agency whose mandate includes cracking… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune via IFTTT

Previously deported DUI suspect to be tried again in San Ysidro hit-and-run case

An unauthorized immigrant accused of drunken driving and causing a crash in San Ysidro that seriously injured a 6-year-old boy will be tried a second time on felony charges including hit and run, a prosecutor said Monday. Constantino “Manuel” Banda Acosta, 39, went to trial last month in Chula… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune via IFTTT

San Diego sheriff’s deputy faces felony charges in insurance fraud case

A local sheriff’s deputy, who claimed he had suffered a back injury but may have been seen working out with heavy weights at a gym, has been charged with committing workers compensation insurance fraud resulting in $57,000 in losses, prosecutors announced Monday. Matthew Tobolsky, 40, faces 14… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune via IFTTT